membrane fouling. Dr. Elimelech is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and was awarded the 2005 Clark Prize for outstanding achievement in water science and technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.


David H. Furukawa is the president of Separation Consultants, Inc., a desalination consulting company. He has provided technical, management, and strategic assistance to institutions, communities, municipalities, nations, and private companies on desalination projects. Previously, he headed the saline water and demineralization section of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the 1960s. He worked in various positions for UOP Fluid Systems, Boyle Engineering Corporation, Resources Conservation Corporation/Ionics, Inc., and FilmTech/Dow Chemical Company before heading Separation Consultants. Mr. Furukawa has served as president and director of the International Desalination Association and president of the American Desalting Association. Currently, he is chair of the Research Advisory Board for the National Water Research Institute and vice-moderator of the Research Advisory Council for the Middle East Desalination Research Center. He has authored more than 60 publications and is patented in the field. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Colorado.


Peter Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California, a nonpartisan policy research group addressing global environmental and development issues, especially in the area of freshwater resources. Dr. Gleick’s research and writing address the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, desalination, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. He is an internationally recognized water expert, and in 2003 he was named a MacArthur Fellow. He is a former member of the Water Science and Technology Board and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. He received his B.S. in engineering and applied science from Yale University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in energy and natural resources from the University of California, Berkeley.


Kenneth R. Herd is water supply program director of the resources projects department of the Southwest Florida Water Management



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