+ Advocating for the global adoption, understanding and benefits of forward osmosis.
+ Establishing and promoting forward osmosis industry standards, specifications, procedures and terminology.
+ Providing a professional network for information exchange all topics related to forward osmosis.
+ Providing a single industry voice between its membership and the general public.
+ Encouraging cooperation between industry and government institutions for acceptance, regulation and performance standards for forward osmosis.
The IFOA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of professionals from companies focused in forward osmosis commercialization. The Board of directors: + Provide organizational strategy and leadership + Help structure and supervise IFOA committees + Recruit new board members + Foster a collaborative spirit to promote the emerging technology
There are several committees that collaborate on an ongoing basis. The committees are composed of volunteers from the IFOA membership base, and include:
Technical Standards Committee
Public Relations and Advocacy Committee