Global Water Intelligence (GWI) announced the winners of the 2017 Global Water Awards, which were presented April 24 at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain. The winners were announced in a ceremony presented by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Taleb also was joined by Ron Keating, CEO of Evoqua.
Awards were presented to The Leading Utilities of the World, the latest initiative of the Global Water Leaders Group and the Gold Standard for utility performance. The Inaugural Meeting was sponsored by CH2M. Six utilities presented their achievements and were accepted into the network by an advisory board, all of whom represent utilities that have an unimpeachable record of innovation and performance. Trophies were awarded to Howard Neukrug, advisory board chair of The Global Water Leaders Group advisory board, and the new members accepted into The Leading Utilities of the World Network this afternoon.
The winners of the 2017 Global Water Awards are:
Water Company of the Year
Winner: Acciona Agua
Distinction: Kurita Water Industries
Desalination Company of the Year
Winner: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction
Smart Water Company of the Year
Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year
Winner: Water Planet
Water/Wastewater Project of the Year
Winner: Perth Groundwater Replenishment Scheme, Australia
Distinction: Antarctic Reuse Project
Industrial Water Project of the Year
Winner: Co-op Refinery Complex, Canada
Distinction: ETHYDCO ZLD Plant, Egypt
Municipal Desalination Plant of the Year
Winner: Yanbu 3, Saudi Arabia
Distinction: Az-Zour North 1, Kuwait
Industrial Desalination Plant of the Year
Winner: Escondida SWRO, Chile
Distinction: Sadara SWRO, Saudi Arabia
Water Deal of the Year
Winner: Vista Ridge Pipeline Financing, U.S.
Distinction: Barka 4 IWP Financing, Oman
Water Leaders Award
Winner: Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
Distinction: Water Authority of Fiji
Water Technology Idol
The Global Water Awards are voted by subscribers of GWI magazine, Water Desalination Report and individual members of the International Desalination Assn. (IDA). In addition, delegates who registered for the Early Bird Discount were eligible to vote.
Global Water Awards sponsors include Doosan, Suez, CH2M, Veolia, Aqualia, Acciona, Cadagua, Almar Water Solutions, GE Water, Amane Advisors. The event sponsor was Evoqua.
Source: Global Water Intelligence