This key, prestigious award recognises outstanding usage, manufacture or production of innovative products, materials or technologies which are providing substantial benefits to the world’s water needs. Submissions must show significant achievement in design, operation, maintenance or process change resulting in demonstrated long-term water quality improvement.
Any new technology used within the water industry may be submitted. Examples include but are not restricted to: instrumentation, process equipment, collection systems, solids handling, non-revenue water (NRW), storm water treatment, water purification, software, on-site systems, and machinery. The products or services must demonstrate an innovative aspect utilizing new ideas, methods, alterations and/or unique changes from existing systems. Entries could, for example, demonstrate solutions that deliver outstanding reduction in water consumption or solutions to efficiency challenges and life-cycle costs.