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GWI Announces 2018 Global Water Awards Winners
April 19, 2018

Global Water Intelligence (GWI), which researches and publishes business data and information about the water markets worldwide, has announced the winners of the 2018 Global Water Awards. The coveted awards ceremony recognizes 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
Winner: Suez
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
Distinction: 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
Winner: 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 Pressurized Sewer Project

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

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

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