Water tech companies to be honored

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar. 3, 2011 -- Winners of the 2011 Artemis Project Top 50 will be honored at the H2Ontario Global Water Leadership Summit on May 17th and 18th in Toronto, Canada...

Mar 3rd, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Mar. 3, 2011 -- The Artemis Project, a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity, announces today that winners of the 2011 Artemis Project Top 50 will be honored at the H2Ontario Global Water Leadership Summit on May 17th and 18th in Toronto, Canada.

The Global Water Leadership Summit (http://www.ontario.ca/watersummit) will convene an invitation-only audience with the world's leading water innovators, funders, entrepreneurs and researchers to participate in an interactive dialogue on the future of innovation in the water sector.

One of the goals of the Summit is to address the promise of water tech as a new engine for economic growth.

"We are excited to partner on this landmark summit that will bring forth important economic development opportunities as the need for water tech grows," states The Artemis Project Founder and Principal, Laura Shenkar.

"The purpose of the Artemis Top 50 Awards ceremony is to support the most promising water tech companies as they go to market with their solutions," continues Laura Shenkar. "H2Ontario will provide a unique opportunity for each of the Top 50 to introduce themselves to the partners, customers and investors."

The Artemis Water Tech Top 50 will highlight the most promising water technologies of 2011 and bring those companies' CEOs from all over the world to Toronto, Canada.

"Having the Artemis 50 companies participate in the Summit is extremely important as they represent the next generation of water innovators," states David Henderson, honorary chair and managing director of XPV Capital Corporation.

Since 2009, The Artemis Project Top 50 has served as a primary resource for investors, water equipment and chemical companies and prospective customers for the most promising emerging water technology solutions. Eligible companies must have completed product development and have annual revenues of less than $25 million.

Laura Shenkar notes: "Over the past two years, we have developed a review process that gets to the essence of a company's value and their potential going forward. With our analysis we are able to predict what water technologies will matter most in the next few years."

The competition brings together leading experts in the water industry to evaluate the water technology solutions, its value in application, and the companies' core team. The judges for 2011 include: Paul Gagliardo, American Water; Rengarajan Ramesh, Angstroms; Andrew Salveson, Carollo Engineers; Steven Kloos, GE Water & Process Technologies; John Simpson, General Services Administration; Peter Williams, IBM Green Innovations; Jean Debroux, Kennedy Jenks; Chris Thompson, Nalco; Paul O'Callaghan, O2 Environmental; Peleg Chevion, Syngenta; Finn Nielsen and Bill Wescott, Veolia. U.S. EPA scientists and engineers will participate in judging companies.*

About The Artemis Project
The Artemis Project™ is a boutique consulting practice dedicated to helping companies thrive in a world of increasing water scarcity. We operate at the intersection of corporate strategy, advanced technology, investment and policy. We work with global corporations to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through operational excellence in water management and assist advanced water technology companies in maximizing the value they bring to their customers. For more information visit: http://www.theartemisproject.com.

About H2Ontario Global Water Leadership Summit
The Summit is an exclusive event for world-leading water innovators, funders, thinkers, catalysts, entrepreneurs and researchers focused on generating an interactive dialogue on the future of innovation in the water sector. The Summit is being hosted by the Ontario Government in partnership with XPV Capital Corporation, Cleantech Group, Ontario Centre of Excellence and The Artemis Project. You can find more information at http://www.ontario.ca/watersummit.

*The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not endorse THE ARTEMIS PROJECT NOR ANY OF THE APPLICANTS OR CONTEST WINNERS. EPA DOES NOT ENDORSE the purchase OR USE of technology or other commercial products from contest winners.

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