DesalTech 2015 is the direct result of the vision and effort of the Conference Organizers, making overarching decisions about conference management. The organizers include:
The Organizing Committee for DesalTech 2015 includes:
- Gary Amy, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
- Gary Amy has been conducting research related to advanced water treatment technologies for more than 35 years. His research focus includes membrane technology, innovative adsorbents, ozone/advanced oxidation, riverbank filtration, and soil aquifer treatment. Amy has held appointments at an array of academic institutions, including: Clemson University; National University of Singapore; UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands; University of Colorado, Boulder; Technical University of Berlin; Kyoto University; and University of Arizona. In addition, he recently served as Director of the Water Desalination and Reuse Center at KAUST in Saudi Arabia. Amy has authored more than 400 refereed publications in national and international journals and has supervised more than 50 Ph.D. students. His education includes a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.
- David Furukawa, National Centre for Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA)
- David Furukawa has more than 50 years of experience with desalination technology. He is a recognized expert in membrane technology and provides technical, managerial, and strategic assistance to a variety of clients in the public and private sectors through his consulting practice. Furukawa is currently an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch University and recently retired from his position as Chief Scientific Officer of the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination, administered by Murdoch University. His leadership roles in the desalination industry include past President and Director of the International Desalination Association; past President of the American Desalting Association; chair of the Research Advisory Board for the National Water Research Institute (NWRI); and vice-moderator of the Research Advisory Council for the Middle East Desalination Research Center. Furukawa is also President of Separation Consultants, a company that focuses on desalination technology issues.
- Jeff Mosher, National Water Research Institute (NWRI)
- Jeff Mosher is Executive Director of NWRI, a non-profit organization that works with government and private agencies to create new sources of water. Mosher manages the NWRI research program, which addresses scientific and policy issues associated with water recycling, desalination, advanced water treatment technologies, groundwater recharge projects, state and federal regulations, public health, and water quality issues. His professional experience has focused on the implementation of recycled water projects, including nonpotable reuse and both indirect and direct potable reuse. Mosher has worked with cities, districts, and state agencies throughout California, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, and has managed more than 30 independent advisory panels that provide expert review of water resources projects. His education includes a B.S. in Chemistry from The College of William and Mary and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from The George Washington University.