Environmental industry awards given to American Water for sustainability innovations

Sponsored by


VOORHEES, NJ, March 14, 2014 -- American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly-traded water and wastewater utility company, received two Business Achievement Awards from the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) and the Climate Change Business Journal® (CCBJ) for its sustainability innovations. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the Environmental Industry Summit 2014 this week in San Diego, Calif.

EMJ recognized American Water in its Industry Leadership category for the company's Innovation Development Process (IDP). The program tests new ideas, both from within the company and from business partners, to create greater efficiencies in strategic areas such as water reuse, desalination, wastewater operations, and bio-energy. Through the IDP, American Water is bringing new solutions and technologies to the marketplace. Since the program's inception in 2009, approximately 400 ideas were reviewed, and several have proceeded to pilot testing and the preparation of a business case.

Additionally, the CCBJ recognized American Water in the Technology Merit: Smart Grid & Energy Management category for expanding its relationship with ENBALA Power Networks to harness the flexibility of the company's demand-side assets and deliver grid balance to the electric power system. ENBALA's innovative technology manages the way treatment plants and pumps use power without impacting the efficiency of the plants' processes or operational costs. American Water's pilot study exhibited that the SCADA system could respond within seconds and the entire demand-response process was seamless to the water plant operator.

This is the fifth year American Water has received a Business Achievement Award. These awards annually recognize companies and executives for environmental achievements seen as outperforming the market.

See also:

"American Water, partners to launch project on innovation in desalination technology"

"American Water awarded 2014 U.S. Water Prize"

About American Water

Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs approximately 6,600 dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in more than 40 states and parts of Canada. For more information, visit www.amwater.com.

###

Sponsored by

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Water Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox or Mailbox

Subscribe to one of our magazines or email newsletters today at no cost and receive the latest information.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Permeable pavement gaining popularity as smart stormwater management approach

According to new reports, low-impact development is gaining popularity as a smarter approach to stormwater management using small-scale practices to mimic a site's natural hydrology.

Researchers utilize wastewater treatment process to capture CO2, produce energy

Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process for the municipal and industrial sectors that not only mitigates carbon dioxide emissions, but actively captures greenhouse gases as well. 

Water For People appoints new chief executive officer of organization

Water For People announced that it has appointed Eleanor Allen as its new chief executive officer of the organization. 

Grand Canyon WWTP to improve sludge handling with new chopper pumps

The South Rim Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at the Grand Canyon in the state of Arizona, will soon receive six highly durable non-clog chopper pumps from Landia in an effort to improve operations.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  

 


© 2015. PennWell Corporation. All Rights Reserved. PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS