Global Water Awards Shortlist Announced

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Global Water Intelligence (GWI) has announced the list of companies and projects which have been shortlisted for the 2016 Global Water Awards and voting will open March 2nd to GWI subscribers, Water Desalination Report (WDR) subscribers, International Desalination Association (IDA) members and delegates who registered for the Global Water Summit at the Early Bird rate.

Global Water Awards

Each year, the Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major water conference for the water industry worldwide. Known as the most coveted in the industry, the awards recognize the achievements of people and projects in the international water industry within several categories.

Shortlisted entries are as follows:

  •     Water Company of the Year

Beijing Origin Water Technology; Biwater; VA Tech Wabag; Veolia;

  •     Desalination Company of the year

Acciona Agua; Aquatech; Black and Veatch; IDE Technologies

  •     Water Technology Company of the Year

Danaher; GE Water & Process Technologies; H2O Innovation; Suez

  •     Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year

Desalitech; Nanostone Water; Orège; Scinor Water

  •     Water Project of the Year

Ceyranbatan Surface Water Plant, Azerbaijan; Croton Water Filtration Plant, USA; Mujib Dam Water Supply Project, Jordan; Tshikapa Drinking Water Plant, DRC

  •     Wastewater Project of the Year

Atotonilco WWTP, Mexico; East Selwyn Sewerage Scheme, New Zealand; Hong Kong Integrated Wastewater and Sludge Management; Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme, Abu Dhabi

  •     Desalination Plant of the Year

Barka 1 IWPP expansion, (Phase 2), Oman; The Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, USA; Fujairah F1 SWRO expansion, UAE; Ghalilah SWRO, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

  •     Water Reuse Project of the Year

AS SAMRA WWTP Expansion, Jordan; Emaar RO Polishing Plant, Dubai; Orange County GWRS Expansion, USA; San Diego Pure Water, USA

  •     Industrial Water Project of the Year

Changxing Power Plant ZLD facility, China; Dahej Effluent Treatment Plant, India; Northern WTP, Australia; Samsung Integrated Water Recycling System, China

  •     Water Deal of the Year

Agadir SWRO Financing, Morocco; Al Hamra SWRO Financing, UAE; Changi NEWater II; KKIA Potable Water Financing, Saudi Arabia

  •     Water Leaders Award

National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), Grenada; PDAM Kota Malang, Indonesia; Rand Water, South Africa; Water and Sanitation Corporation, Rwanda

Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico (2006 - 2012) and Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, will be the keynote speaker of the Global Water Awards on the evening of 19th April at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Voting will open on the 2nd March and close on the 6th April. No votes will be valid outside these dates. For each vote cast, the Global Water Summit donates $1 to create a cash prize for the Water Leaders Awards. Winners will be selected from four utilities from developing countries that are able to demonstrate an outstanding step-change in performance improvement in 2015.

Full details of the shortlisted entries are available in the February issue of GWI Magazine and at If you would like to vote, please get in contact with Giorgio Cadiz on to find out more about subscribing to GWI’s publications.

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