International Forward Osmosis Association (IFOA)

International Forward Osmosis Association (IFOA) is an international non-profit industry association with a singular focus on commercializing Forward Osmosis technology. It is composed of members from private companies, industry professionals, and research or academic organizations.

Company details

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater - Water Treatment
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)



  • 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