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Global Water Intelligence (GWI) today announced the winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards, which were presented on Tuesday 9 April at the Natural History Museum, London as part of the Global Water Summit 2019. The coveted awards ceremony recognises 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, recognising 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
SUEZ and
Jacobs Engineering
Desalination Company of the Year
Acciona Agua
IDE Technologies
Digital Water Company of the Year (Sponsored by ABB)
Evoqua Water Technologies
Veolia Water Technologies
Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year
Microvi Biotechnologies
Typhon Treatment
Public Water Agency of the Year
Saudi Water Partnership Company
National Mission for Clean Ganga, India
Desalination Plant of the Year
Tuas Desalination Plant, Singapore
Barka 4 IWP, Oman
Water Project of the Year
Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant, USA
Al Wajid Water Project, Saudi Arabia
Wastewater Project of the Year
Utrecht WWTP, Netherlands
Madinat Salman Plant, Bahrain
Industrial Project of the Year
Tata Steel Bara Tertiary Treatment Plant, India
Pengerang Integrated Complex Temporary Mobile Water System, Malaysia
Smart Water Project of the Year
Sydney Water Customer Hub, Australia
Cape Town Day Zero Demand Management, South Africa
Water Leaders Award
Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration (ISKI), Turkey
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
DESALCOTT (Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago)
Water Technology Idol 2019
University of Connecticut
Aqua Membranes
People’s Choice

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 on 9th 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, 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.

New Leading Utilities of the World members
Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Germany
Aguas de Portugal, Portugal
SIAAP, France
Yarra Valley, Australia

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.

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