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The 2002 U.S. drought resulted in $10.0 billion in damages . . . . . . Drought can last for several years, and devastate agriculture . . . . . . The 1998 U.S. drought resulted in over $40 billion in damages, more than Hurricane Andrew or the San Francisco earthquake . . . . . . The 1984-1985 drought in the Horn of Africa caused a famine which killed 750,000 people . . . . . . The last time the U.S. went without a drought was 1979 . . . . . . Without action, by the year 2050, about half of the world's population will face severe water shortages . . . . . . Over 1 billion people live without clean drinking water . . . . . . The world's population tripled in the 20th century, and is expected to increase by another 40-50 percent in the next 50 years . . . . . . The need for renewable water sources has grown six-fold . . . . . . There is the same amount of freshwater in the world today as there was 1 million years ago . . . . . . Experts predict groundwater supplies in some areas of India will be gone in 5 to 10 years . . . . . . Scarcity of water supplies will likely trigger global conflict . . . . . . "We're going to see a move to surround and commodify the world's fresh water ... there's going to be a grab." -- Maude Barlow . . . . . . "If people remain thirsty for water, then we shall doubtless face war." -- Meir Ben Meir . . . . . . "It's not a question of 'if' there's a shortage anymore, it's 'when.' " -- Sid Wilson . . . . . . Less than 2 percent of Earth's water is potable . . . . . . To grow a bag of potatoes requires 100 liters of water ... to grow 1 kg of beef requires 13,000 liters of water . . . . . . Global water consumption doubles every 20 years, twice the rate of the growth of Earth’s population . . . . . . If current rate of water usage continues, over 90 percent of all available freshwater will be in use by 2030 . . . . . . “One of the biggest likely areas of future conflict is going to be over water.” -- Retired U.S. General Charles F. Wald . . . . . .

Team

Mike Wofsey, Ph.D., principal manager

Mike invented the solar evaporation array as part of his Ph.D.work at the University of Alabama. His research is in molecular physics of desalination. He has held senior positions with McGraw Hill and Unidigital. Mike founded Scientific Illustration Services, which manufactures and markets high precision measuring and color calibration tools. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in physics from City University of New York.
email: mike.wofsey(at)seapanel.com

Dave DiMuro, production manager

Dave has been part of SEA Desalination Corp since 2008. He handles product manufaturing, workflow and graciously handles art-directing and graphic design. He is currently a Senior at The University of Alabama.
email: dave.dimuro(at)seapanel.com

Board of Directors

Theodore M. Prociv, Ph.D.

Dr. Prociv is President and CEO of Versar, Inc., a provider of professional services including infrastructure, facilities management, construction, environmental quality, defense and homelend security.

Dr. Prociv is a nationally recognized authority in the area of Chemical and Biological Defense, destruction of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Emergency Disaster Planning and Defense Systems Acquisition.

Dr. Prociv was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Army (Chemical Demilitarization), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development and Acquisition). He was responsible for oversight of the entire U.S. chemical weapons destruction program, a $14.9 Billion life cycle program. Dr. Prociv also served as Deputy to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense of Chemical and Biological matters, where he was responsible for oversight of all chemical and biological defense programs within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. His duties included formulation of policy and strategy for the implementation of the chemical demilitarization and the chemical and biological defense programs in support of national needs.

Dr. Prociv received a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Chemistry from Widener University, a Masters of Arts Degree in Organic Chemistry from Hunter College, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the City University of New York. He has published over twenty technical articles pertaining to various aspects of chemical agent technology.

Landon Miller

Mr. Miller is Chief Engineer and delivery executive with IBM. Mr. Miller has successfully built small companies, and helped hundreds of large to global enterprise companies improve and grow. Prior to IBM, Mr. Miller was typically Lead Partner/Senior Consulting Leader or Process Re-engineering/IT Architect, and Delivery / Implementation Executive. In his thirty-year business career Mr. Landon's work includes partner and management positions with KPMG Peat Marwick, and Deloitte & Touche.

Mr. Miller is a Registered Patent Attorney (RPA), an Active Member of the Washington State Bar, and a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law. He holds an MSA in Systems Management from George Washington University and a BA in Zoology/Chemistry from the University of Washington.

Richard Stover, Ph.D.

Dr. Stover is Senior Vice President of Sales and Chief Technology Officer of Energy Recovery Incorporated, a desalination services company. He has 20 years of research, development and engineering experience with 3M, IBM and ERI. Dr. Stover joined ERI in 2002 to develop and launch the PX-220, which has since become the leading energy recovery device in seawater desalination. Dr. Stover's numerous publications and achievements have earned him international recognition as an expert in energy recovery and process optimization in reverse osmosis systems. He holds responsibility for technical product-support services, strategic positioning of PX® technology, and managing and expanding ERI's intellectual property holdings. In addition, in his current role as Vice President of Sales, he is responsible for strategic growth and risk management. Dr. Stover was a co-recipient of the European Desalination Society's 2006 Sidney Loeb award for outstanding innovation. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley.

Shama Hyder

Ms. Hyder is an expert marketing consultant to independent professionals and service firms around the world. As the founder of After The Launch, Shama teaches service professionals how to leverage the internet to establish themselves as industry experts, acquire more clients, create valuable services, and ultimately increase profit through her one- on- one consulting work, and through her company's several online marketing services.

She has successfully launched 3 businesses in the last 5 years. She holds a Masters degree in organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, and prides herself in being a constant learner. Her website, AfterTheLaunch.com, has turned into a high-traffic destination for people looking for advice on how to market their businesses successfully. Her clients have garnered national media attention, and companies often look to Shama to guide them when it comes to the vast world of social media marketing.

 

Launchpad Team
SEA Desalination was fortunate to receive patient work from our startup team in 2009

Randall Dixon

email: randall.dixon(at)seapanel.com

Warren Oliver

email: warren.oliver(at)seapanel.com

Charlotte Reburn

email: c.reburn(at)seapanel.com