TOPSFIELD, Mass. — The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced that the deadline for 2014-2015 Fellowship Program applications has been extended to Jan. 31, 2015, according to a press release.

The 2014-2015 IDA Fellowship Program offers a $10,000 award and a six-week attachment with the fellowship’s host agency, the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) located in Ruwi, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, stated the release.

The release reported that 2014-2015 IDA Fellowship applicants must be IDA members and have at least eight years of experience in the field of potable water utilities management, such as water networks (supply/distribution) and/or seawater desalination including design of seawater desalination or water networks (supply/distribution), maintenance and operation, commissioning and construction.

The PAEW attachment will cover the water cycle from desalination to distribution and will begin with an overview of PAEW’s operations, including, but not limited to, the exploration of Build-Own-Operate (BOO) plants in comparison to other procurement methods, design and standards of evaporation ponds, visits to plants and an environmental impact assessment study on construction of seawater intakes, continued the release.

You can learn more about the IDA Fellowship Award program here.

Read the entire release here.