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2019 Global Water Awards Winners Announced
April 17, 2019

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) has announced the winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards, which were presented at the Natural History Museum, London as part of the Global Water Summit 2019. The coveted awards ceremony recognizes the industry’s greatest achievements 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.

Christopher Gasson, Publisher, Global Water Intelligence commented, “The Global Water Awards 2019 celebrated the stories of positive disruption in the water sector in 2018, recognizing the pioneers and innovators who pushed the industry to greater heights in the last year. This year’s shortlist represented truly outstanding quality, and to be nominated is an exceptional achievement. We’d like to congratulate this year’s Global Water Awards winners, who exemplify the kinds of positive change and disruption that will continue to drive the international water sector to greater heights in the coming years.”

Global Water Intelligence is proud to announce that the winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards are:

Water Company of the Year
Winner: SUEZ and Water.org
Distinction: Jacobs Engineering

Desalination Company of the Year
Winner: Acciona Agua
Distinction: IDE Technologies

Digital Water Company of the Year (Sponsored by ABB)
Winner: Evoqua Water Technologies
Distinction: Veolia Water Technologies

Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Microvi Biotechnologies
Distinction: Typhon Treatment

Public Water Agency of the Year
Winner: Saudi Water Partnership Company
Distinction: National Mission for Clean Ganga, India

Desalination Plant of the Year
Winner: Tuas Desalination Plant, Singapore
Distinction: Barka 4 IWP, Oman

Water Project of the Year
Winner: Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant, USA
Distinction: Al Wajid Water Project, Saudi Arabia

Wastewater Project of the Year
Winner: Utrecht WWTP, Netherlands
Distinction: Madinat Salman Plant, Bahrain

Industrial Project of the Year
Winner: Tata Steel Bara Tertiary Treatment Plant, India
Distinction: Pengerang Integrated Complex Temporary Mobile Water System, Malaysia

Smart Water Project of the Year
Winner: Sydney Water Customer Hub, Australia
Distinction: Cape Town Day Zero Demand Management, South Africa

Water Leaders Award
Winner: Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI), Turkey
Distinction: National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda

Global Water Intelligence was also thrilled to announce the winners of two in-session awards within the Desalination strand, sponsored by Magna Imperio Systems. During the Water Technology Idol session, the audience voted for the People’s Choice winner, which was also awarded alongside the winner as chosen by the judging panel.

Desalination Operations Olympics
Winner: DESALCOTT (Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago)

Water Technology Idol 2019
Winner: University of Connecticut

People’s Choice: Aqua Membranes

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 five new members were accepted into the network in a meeting held at The Global Water Summit 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, the network’s Foundation Partner. With the inauguration of these five new members, the Leading Utilities of the World Network now comprises 41 gold standard utilities from around the world.

The Global Water Awards are voted for by subscribers to GWI Magazine and Water Desalination Report. In addition, Global Water Summit 2019 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, and ABB for sponsoring the Digital Water Company of the Year award. The table sponsors include: Acciona Agua, ABB, Almar, Amane Advisors, Aqualia, Atkins Global, Glan Agua, Jacobs, LG Chem, Royal HaskoningDHV, Stantec, SUEZ, Veolia.

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


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