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GWI Announces Winners of the 2018 Global Water Awards

Parul Dubey on April 17, 2018 - in Water

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today announced the winners of the 2018 Global Water Awards, which were presented on Monday 16 April at the Pavillon d’Armenonville in Paris, France, as part of the Global Water Summit 2018. The coveted awards ceremony recognises the industry’s greatest feats over the previous year, rewarding the initiatives and companies in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.

The master of ceremony, Claire McCollum, reflected on the development of the water sector in 2017 during her opening address: “It is an exciting time for the international water industry, with some of the most significant opportunities the water sector has seen in a decade presented on the agenda for this year’s conference. It heralds a new paradigm for the water industry as the arrival of new technologies, businesses and sources of finance are empowering the water industry to rethink the way it does business.” The Global Water Summit 2018 opened with the theme of Transcending Boundaries and this theme was ever-present during the awards ceremony, celebrating the pioneers who have been pushing the industry to greater heights over the last year.

The winners of the 2018 Global Water Awards are:

Water Company of the Year
Winner: Evoqua Water Technologies
Distinction: Aqualia

Desalination Company of the Year
Distinction: Metito

Smart Water Company of the Year
Winner: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Distinction: Schneider Electric

Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Voltea
Distinction: Moleaer

Water/Wastewater Project of the Year
Winner: Ulu Pandan wastewater treatment pilot
 El Paso zero discharge plant

Industrial Water Project of the Year
Winner: Arla Foods Milky Water Reuse

Distinction: ABF Ovaltine Effluent Treatment Plant

Municipal Desalination Plant of the Year
Winner: Mirfa IWPP

Distinction: Umm Al Houl IWPP

Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year
Winner: Jazan IGCC desalination plant

Distinction: Sarlux desalination plant

Water Deal of the Year
 Kigali Bulk Water Supply project financing
Distinction: Hamilton biosolids financing

Water Leaders Award
Winner: Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board

Distinction: Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos SA

Smart Water Project of the Year
Winner: Mecca Smart Operations Project
Distinction: Christchurch Pressurised Sewer Project

Water Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Xylem
LG Water Solutions

Water Technology Idol
Distinction: Via Separations
People’s Choice: Via Separations

Trophies were also presented to new members of the Leading Utilities of the World network. Membership in this network is a recognition that a utility is among the best in the world, based on relative improvement as much as absolute achievement. The six new members were accepted into the network in a meeting held at The Global Water Summit on 16th April where each presented their achievements to the network’s advisory board – all of whom also represent utilities that have an unimpeachable record of innovation and performance. The Leading Utilities of the World Network is supported by Jacobs CH2M, the network’s Foundation Partner.

New Leading Utilities of the World members:
Jean Spencer, Executive Director, Anglian Water
Joke Cuperus, Managing Director, PWN, The Netherlands
Adel H. Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, LA Sanitation, USA
Stefano Venier, CEO, Hera Group, Italy
David L. Johnson, Deputy General Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority / Las Vegas ValleyWater District, USA
Mohammad Juma Rashid Bin Jarsh Al Falasi, Undersecretary, Department of Energy, Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE

The Global Water Awards are voted for by subscribers to GWI magazine and Water Desalination Report. In addition, delegates who registered for the Early Bird Discount were also eligible to vote.

Global Water Intelligence also extended its thanks to Evoqua Water Technologies for their continued support of the ceremony as The Official Global Water Awards Sponsor. The table sponsors include: Acciona, Almar Water Solutions, Jacobs Ch2m, Amane Advisors, Stantec, Gradiant, Aqualia, Suez, Veolia, Endress+Hauser, Orascom, Royal Haskoning, Besix.

More information on the Global Water Awards can be found at: www.globalwaterawards.com

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