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. Global Water Intelligence (GWI) announced the winners of the 2018 Global Water Awards, which were presented on April 16 in Paris, France, as part of the Global Water Summit 2018. The 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.”
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 six 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 CH2M, the network’s Foundation Partner.
The Global Water Awards are voted for by subscribers to GWI magazine and Water Desalination Report. In addition, delegates who registered for the early bird discount were also eligible to vote. Click here for a complete list of winners. More information on the Global Water Awards can be found at the website.