18 Winners at the 12th IWA Project Innovation Awards
Tokyo, Japan, 17 September 2018. At the 2018 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, the water sector celebrated innovation and vision in the industry with a gala ceremony for the 18 winners of the six categories of the IWA Project Innovation Awards
Awarded biennially at the IWA World Water Congress, the Project Innovation Awards recognise and promote excellence and innovation in water management, research and technology. This 12th edition of the Project Innovation Awards (PIA) programme features six categories with three finalists each. Each category recognizes a distinct aspect of water innovation, from breakthroughs in research to innovations in governance.
Project Innovation Awards
The Awards celebrate the invaluable contribution to key innovations in water science and management, which IWA members and network participants bring to the water sector and the world. With this celebration and official distinction, the Association encourage their role of innovation in contributing to the sustainable management of water.
Water underpins every aspect of human and environmental existence. The severe water challenges facing the world today require an unprecedented global response. Innovation plays a central role in achieving IWA’s vision of a world in which water is managed wisely to satisfy the needs of human activities and ecosystems in an equitable and sustainable way.
The IWA Project Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate the broad range of excellence, leadership and innovation, the invaluable contribution to key innovations in water science and management, which IWA members and network participants bring to both our Association, and the industry at large. With this celebration and official distinction, the Association encourage their role of innovation in contributing to the sustainable management of water.
Patel Grand Innovation Award
The award categories include the Kiran and Pallavi Patel Grand Innovation Award 2018 presented to an outstanding example of innovation in the water sector. This year, the Cranfield University has won the Grand Innovation Award for its remarkable work on the Nano Membrane Toilet.
2018 IWA Project Innovation Award Winners:
Category: Market-changing Water Technology and Infrastructure
GOLD: Aqua-Q AB – AQUATRACK
SILVER: Carollo Engineers and City of Altamonte Springs – pureALTA
BRONZE: Suez, Hengli Petro and LPEC – Inbedded Wastewater Treatment Plant
Category: Performance Improvement and Operational Solutions
GOLD: Anglian Water – Shop Window
SILVER: VCS Denmark – Beyond Energy Neutrality: Setting a Vision and Empowering Your Staff
BRONZE: Waternet – TU Delft – Sanquin – Thermal Energy Recovery from Drinking Water: Exploitation of a Renewable Energy Source
Category: Breakthroughs in Research and Development
GOLD: Cranfield University – Nano Membrane Toilet
SILVER: Prof RD Tyagi and Research Group, INRS-ETE, Université du Québec – Bioconversion of Wastes (Wastewater sludge and Glycerol) to Biodiesel
BRONZE: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKSAR Government Drainage Services Department, University of Cape Town and Delft University of Technology – Large-scale Study on Realization and Application of SANI Process in Sewage Treatment in Hong Kong
Category: Exceptional Project Execution and Delivery
GOLD: Beijing Drainage Group – Beijing’s Sustainable Solution for Ecological Water Reuse – Huaifang Underground Water Reclamation Plant (HWRP)
SILVER: AECOM – Building Resilience in the Philippines with Systems, Technologies and Partnerships: The USAID Be Secure Project
BONZE: GHD – Birmingham Resilience Project
Category: Governance, Institutions and Social Enterprise
GOLD: AMCOW – Web-based Monitoring and Reporting System for the Water Sector in Africa
SILVER: Water Corporation – Water Recycling: Creating Benefits for Indigenous Australia
BRONZE: Waterwise – Water Efficiency Strategy for the UK
Category: Smart Systems and the Digital Water Economy
GOLD: Severn Trent Water – Smart Abstraction Management
SILVER: Anglian Water – Integrated Leakage and Pressure Management System
BRONZE: SA Water – Smart Water Network