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Winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards announced

Winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) has announced the winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards – presented at the Natural History Museum, London as part of the Global Water Summit 2019. The coveted awards recognise the industry’s greatest achievements over the previous year, rewarding 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 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,” said Christopher Gasson, Publisher at Global Water Intelligence. “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.” 


The winners of the 2019 Global Water Awards are listed below: 


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 


Desalination Operations Olympics 

Winner: DESALCOTT (Desalination Company of Trinidad & Tobago) 


Water Technology Idol 2019 

Winner: University of Connecticut 

People’s Choice: Aqua Membranes 


New Leading Utilities of the World members


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 new Leading Utilities of the World members are:  Berliner Wasserbetriebe (Germany); Aguas de Portugal (Portugal); SIAAP (France); Yarra Valley (Australia); DEWA (UAE). 


For more insight on the Awards, visit: www.globalwaterawards.com 


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