GCWDA membership consists of public, industrial, governmental and non-governmental actors that share a common vision of environmentally friendly water desalination with low or no CO2 emissions and are ready to commit, contribute to or participate publicly in the GCWDA activities.


As of June 2018, the GCWDA had 163 members. Membership in the GCWDA is formalised through an expression of interest and validation by the board and is free of cost.


The GCWDA is an Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) registered in the State of Geneva in Switzerland and the GCWDA Secretariat is currently hosted by Masdar in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Members and partners of the GCWDA participate in the work of the Alliance through various actions, such as:

  • Investment in additional research, development and demonstration (RD&D).

  • In-kind and direct contributions to support the regional and national activities of the GCWDA.

  • Technical advisory services in policy and investment.

  • Education, training and communication.


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