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About Us

Over two billion people live in countries where water supply is inadequate, and four billion people experience severe water scarcity for at least one month every year. By 2025, McKinsey projects that 1 in 2 of us will live in a water stressed area.


Today’s water systems struggle to meet increased demand, and depend on reverse osmosis membranes that break down when chlorine is used to clean them. This increases cost, complexity and our impact on climate change.


In 2018, NALA Membranes founders Judy Riffle and Sue Mecham created a new generation of drop-in membranes that are durable, immune to chlorine cleaners, and use less energy to operate. Our breakthrough platform technology is based on unique proprietary materials and allow water systems to produce and reuse more water more efficiently while promoting climate resiliency.


Headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, NALA Membranes also has a subsidiary in Singapore where we are part of the global hydrohub of top water innovators developing new solutions to meet the world’s demand for abundant, clean and accessible water.


CEO Sue Mecham and CTO Judy Riffle 

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