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IDA SWRF is established under US law as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization


The United States Internal Revenue Service has granted the IDA Sustainable Water Resources Foundation federal income tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c) (3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to IDA SWRF under IRC Section 170. IDA SWRF is also authorized to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers and gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522.

Organizations exempt under the IRS Section 501 (c) (3) are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. 

The IRS determined that IDA SWRF is a public charity under IRS Section 509 (a) (2).

 

Mission

 IDA Sustainable Water Resources Foundation, Inc. (“SWRF”) is organized and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SWRF shall specifically educate the general public regarding and strive to improve the public interest through the advancement of global non-conventional water supply technologies and clean energy solutions to water needs. SWRF considers “non-conventional water” to be water that becomes usable for agriculture, industrial, and/or human use through desalination or the advanced treatment of wastewater. SWRF considers “clean energy” to be sources of energy that do not contribute to the pollution of the Earth’s atmosphere, land, and oceans.

 

SWRF will advocate for and educate the general public regarding the use of non-conventional water by providing information and content to professional and social media outlets; national, regional, and local governments concerned with the water and food needs of their constituents and minimizing environmental impact; and international and non-governmental organizations; and also by participating in, presenting at, and sponsoring conferences, including but not limited to conferences organized, presented, and/or sponsored by the International Desalination Association, Inc. (“IDA”), and other forums concerning the nexus of water, energy, food, and the environment. SWRF will promote professional education and development in the fields of non-conventional water and clean energy by awarding scholarships and/or grants for professional training and study in such fields at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate level, and by arranging and providing for fellowships and internships in such fields. In doing so, SWRF may act jointly with other corporations which operate for educational, scientific, or charitable purposes, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, government agencies, and/or for-profit organizations. 

SWRF will sponsor research and development activities and projects relating to the production and use of non-conventional water. In doing so, SWRF may act jointly with other corporations which operate for educational, scientific, or charitable purposes, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. SWRF may sponsor technical assistance and training programs related to non-conventional water and clean energy for developing nations. SWRF’s activities shall include any services that are incidental or ancillary to the purposes and activities described above.

In fulfilling its mission and achieving its purposes, SWRF shall possess all powers and privileges granted and may perform all actions permitted by Chapter 180 of the Massachusetts General Laws to the extent that such powers, privileges, and actions permitted do not frustrate, negate, or violate SWRF’s educational and charitable purposes, as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

March 2018

The Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization of China Co-Sponsors 2018-2019 Scholarship Award Through a Donation to the IDA Sustainable Water Resources Foundation (SWRF)


BOSTON, October 1, 2018

The IDA SWRF announces that ISDMU, the Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization, SOA (Tianjin, China), is co-sponsoring the scholarship for FY 2018-19 via a matching contribution to the IDA Sustainable Water Resources Foundation (SWRF), which will issue a $5,000 matching grant. This makes the total IDA scholarship value $10,000 USD. 

 

The objective of IDA’s scholarship program and the IDA SWRF capacity-building program is to encourage engineers and scientists to further their post-graduate education in subjects related to desalination, membranes and water reuse. Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university and must be from the top 10% of their class in science or engineering. The applicant must prove admission to a graduate program of doctoral studies in desalination or water reuse and must exhibit leadership and achievement potential. All applicants must be members of IDA. 

 

The applications will be considered on the basis of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, references from university staff and one or more IDA members, along with the individual’s motivation statement for a planned career in desalination or water reuse technologies. 

 

“IDA SWRF is committed to advancing knowledge in desalination and advanced water treatment and encouraging education in the industry that we serve. We thank ISDMU China for their generous support to the IDA SWRF to provide a matching contribution to support this year’s IDA scholarship program and hope that other businesses and organizations will follow their lead. With the support of the academic, public sector and corporate communities, IDA and the IDA SWRF can expand the number of scholarships available to assist more students and help assure our industry will have the talent it needs for the future,” said Shannon McCarthy, President, IDA SWRF.

 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. The Scholarship Award will be announced within 60 days of the application deadline. 

 

For more information or to download an application, please visit www.idadesal.org  

 

About IDA 

The International Desalination Association (www.idadesal.org) is a non-profit association that serves more than 2,600 core members in 60 countries and reaches an additional 4,000 affiliate members. Its membership comprises scientists, end-users, engineers, consultants and researchers from governments, corporations and academia. IDA is associated with the United Nations as part of a growing international network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 

 

About the IDA SWRF 

The IDA Sustainable Water Resources Foundation (SWRF) advocates and educates the general public regarding the use advanced water treatment technology solutions. It also promotes professional education and development in the fields of non-conventional water and clean energy solutions to water needs by awarding scholarships and/or grants for professional training and related study at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate level, and by arranging and providing for fellowships and internships pertaining to these fields. The IDA SWRF’s activities may also include sponsoring research and development activities and projects relating to the production and use of non-conventional water as well as sponsoring technical assistance and training programs related to non-conventional water and clean energy for developing nations. The IDA SWRF is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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