Annual competition honors top 50 companies with promising sustainable water management
Artemis Project officials have announced the 2011 Artemis Project Top 50 award honorees. The awards identify the most promising companies that are applying innovation in the market to address today's dire water challenges. Project officials revealed the honorees at the Ontario H20 Global Water Leadership Summit in Toronto.
Since 2009, the awards competition has served as a primary resource on the most promising emerging water technology solutions for investors, water equipment and chemical companies, and prospective customers. Eligible companies must have completed product development and have annual revenues of less than $25 million.
This year’s competition brought together leading experts in the water industry to evaluate the nominated solution, its value in application and the companies' core team. The judges included: Bill Wescott, Veolia Water; Steven Kloos, GE Water and Process Technologies; Peter Williams, IBM Green Innovations; Chris Morrison, Nalco; Peleg Chevion, Syngenta; Paul Gagliardo, American Water; Andrew Salveson, Carollo Engineers; Jean Debroux, Kennedy Jenks; Paul O'Callaghan, O2 Environmental; John Simpson, GSA; and Rengarajan Ramesh, Wasserstein and Co.
Project officials solicited input from the Environmental Protection Agency in developing environmental, sustainability, quality assurance and quality control application questions for this year's contest, although this does not imply an endorsement of any technology.
Below is the full list of The Artemis Project Top 50: