NICE, France – Three awards have recognised individuals, utilities and industrial technology efforts in the area of water reuse and recycling.
The International Desalination Association (IDA) Water Reuse and Conservation Awards were present at the organisation’s conference on Water Reuse and Recycling entitled “Turning Vision into Reality”, which took place in Nice, France.
IDA Directors Leon Awerbuch and Nikolay Voutchkov co-chaired the Award Selection Committee, a panel of experts from all facets of the water reuse industry.
The award recipients will be part of the committee for the 2018 IDA Water Reuse and Conservation Awards, which will be conferred at IDA’s next international conference on water reuse and recycling.
Awards were presented in three categories:
- Outstanding Professional in Water Reuse and Conservation, in recognition of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the development and implementation of landmark water reuse projects, and advancement of technology and applied science in the field of water reuse and conservation.
Winner: Dr. Masaru Kurihara, Toray Industries, Inc.
Distinction Award (tie): Professor Neal Chung, National University of Singapore
Distinction Award (tie): Dr. Roberto Mazzini, Veolia Water Technologies Italia
- Exceptional Utility Leader in Water Reuse and Conservation, to recognize the outstanding performance of public or private utilities that have implemented successful leading-edge water reuse and conservation programs and projects.
Winner: Orange County Water District, USA
Distinction Award: Suez, France
Merit Award: Water Corporation, Australia
- Industry Technology and Innovation Leader in Water Reuse and Conservation, to recognize the outstanding performance of private consulting firms and technology and equipment providers that have achieved disruptive advances in water reuse and conservation technology or solutions that have enabled significant reduction in energy use, carbon footprint and costs of alternative water supplies.
Winner: Veolia Water Technologies, France
Distinction Award: Desalitech, USA
Merit Award: Dow Water & Process Solutions, USA