To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

— Albert Einstein

We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Integral Scientific Institute is a think tank launched to explore and effect the technological, social, and economic transition to a more sustainable and healthy way of living on Earth. Our scientific, technological, and management backgrounds allow us to apply an integrated approach that is rooted in systems thinking. Through our thought leadership and bold innovations, we are committed to providing practical solutions to environmental and health challenges.


  • Alzheimer’s disease prevention
  • Understanding chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Using systems thinking for effective intervention strategies


  • Adaptation to water scarcity in the Western U.S.
  • Clean energy for desalination and reducing water loss from evaporation
  • Transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy
  • Mobilizing for action on climate change
  • Stopping unstoppable sea level rise


  • Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Richland College
  • Sierra Club
  • Great Basin Water Network
  • Coastkeepers
  • Poseidon


  • Energy Island — Power plant of the future.
  • Leaky Barge — Seawater intake for desalination without causing harm to marine life.
  • Forward Flow Filter Cleaning — Process for easy, cost-effective way to filter floating or suspended solids from any fluid.

Happening Now

Using Systems Thinking for Effective Intervention Strategies

Using Systems Thinking for Effective Intervention Strategies

Authors: Saïd Majdi, Thomas ManaughSystems thinking is an analytical approach that views complex problems holistically, recognizing that various components within a system are interconnected and interdependent. This perspective contrasts with traditional linear...

Stopping Unstoppable Sea Level Rise

Authors: Thomas Manaugh, Saïd MajdiPitch Abundant resources are available to stop disastrous sea level rise resulting from melting glaciers. Description Summary   We are optimistic humans will eventually gain control over climate change; but before that happens,...