Cuba: Design and operation of seawater reverse osmosis plants

Because of its geographical location, topography and insular character, Cuba is particularly vulnerable to climate change effects, where water scarcity is one of the consequences of major concern. The objective of the project “Mas Agua para todos” is to contribute to alleviate water scarcity issues in Cuba through two applied research activities and one capacity building component which involve the introduction of innovative practices on urban water management.

In the framework of the capacity development component, 20 water professionals of Cuba were trained on seawater desalination. The intensive course covered theory of desalination with reverse osmosis membranes, design of desalination systems, pretreatment alternatives, monitoring of water quality, fouling (particulate, organic, biofouling), and scaling control.

Sponsor: EuropeAid project “Mas Agua para todos“.
Location: Varadero, Cuba.
Duration: June 19-24, 2017
IHE Staff: Dr. Sergio Salinas