CalDesal October Newsflash
ATTENTION RO users, operators, influencers, design & engineering firms:
Noria Water Technologies, a CalDesal Associate, a is a sensor/instrumentation and software company doing pioneering work in Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane monitoring. The technology has its roots at UCLA, which introduced RO to the world. Traditionally, RO systems (industrial or municipal) rely on indirect means to assess RO membrane fouling. These are either measuring flow changes, conductivity, or pressure changes. Noria has developed a sensor utilizing machine vision and is using cloud-based analytics to measure and predict RO membrane fouling.

Noria Water is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and are reaching out to industry experts to better understand the opportunity for improving RO membrane or plant performance.

If you would you be willing to participate in a 15-20 minutes interview to share your thoughts on the RO industry, challenges, operational issues and current solutions please contact: Aseem Sharma or Greg Pawin They can both be reached at (424) 372-3000.
CalDesal’s Famous Mixer is Back!
It has been two long years since we mingled in person! Please drop by to say hello to folks from the water tribe if you are attending the ACWA Fall Conference being held in the Pasadena Convention Center’s lobby located at 300 East Green Street, a location with visibility to ACWA Conference attendees.  

CalDesal will be providing hosted appetizers, beer, and wine from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1. We are able to host this due to the generosity of our sponsors! Please consider sponsoring our mixer: Sponsor Flyer. Thank you! Hope to see you all there!
Welcome Oneka Technologies New Associate Member!
Oneka Technologies headquartered in Canada has developed a technology that produces freshwater from the sea using desalination buoys powered exclusively by wave energy, which allows a sustainable no-emission and affordable water supply requiring no land. Their all-in-one system is ideal for municipalities, coastal industries, islands, resorts and can also be used in emergency situations. Oneka currently has an operational demonstrator in Florida and is now starting to commission its first commercial projects. Please contact communications and marketing manager Camille St-Pierre at or visit their website for more information
CalDesal Hiring New Executive Director
Wendy Ridderbusch is departing CalDesal in December to care full-time for her family member with Alzheimers’ disease and will miss working with the CalDesal family! Our search is underway for a new Executive Director. For more information on the position, the deadline, and to pass this on to interested and qualified colleagues: View the RFP. You may also contact Wendy Ridderbusch directly for additional information regarding the contract position at