Stephen T. Watt Joins Board of Irrigation Water Technologies America Inc.

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Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc., (IWTA) a leading supplier of state-of-the-art, sustainable and water efficient sub-surface irrigation solutions, appointed Stephen T. Watt to its Board of Directors.

As a successful entrepreneur himself, he is well-versed in the challenges and opportunities of emerging companies and joins the Board of Directors at a time when he can help position the company for the growth we see ahead.

Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc., (IWTA) a leading supplier of state-of-the-art, sustainable and water efficient sub-surface irrigation solutions, appointed Stephen T. Watt to its Board of Directors.

As CEO of Irrigation & Water Technologies (IWT) in Australia, Watt is passionate about the benefits that KISSS technology can deliver to the irrigation industry. His expertise with KISSS along with broad experience and insight in all stages of a company’s growth, including international expansion, will further strengthen the IWTA Board.

“Steve brings a creative, yet pragmatic balance to every project he works on and we are pleased that he will be working with us at the policy level of IWTA,” Dave Hunter, President and CEO of IWTA, said. “As a successful entrepreneur himself, he is well-versed in the challenges and opportunities of emerging companies and joins the Board of Directors at a time when he can help position the company for the growth we see ahead.”

Watt is also Chairman of Belengo, developer of flexible transport solutions, and has been the CEO of a number of emerging technology companies including Invisic Software, Mobilarm, Raywood Communications, and SaySo Labs. He has a computer science degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and an MBA from Boston University. Watt is an avid surfer and resides with his wife and children in Mossman, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

For more information on IWTA and KISSS, visit online http://www.kisssusa.com.

Irrigation Water Technologies America, Inc. recently introduced a revolutionary, patented irrigation technology to the United States, Canada and Mexico. The KISSS system utilizes capillary action to deliver water directly to the root zone in turf, gardens, and trees. As a result, the system uses significantly less water than sprinklers, and less water than conventional drip irrigation, and wets more soil volume. In addition to using less water, the system makes it possible to add chemicals to the root zone only, eliminating run off and pollution from fertilizer. The KISSS system was used in the creation of state-of-the-art living roofs at the Target Center in Minneapolis and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Clinton facility is the first presidential library to earn an award from the U.S. Green Committee for environmental design.

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