Anglian, Severn Trent and Waterwise among innovation prizewinners

Anglian Water, Severn Trent Water, Waterwise and Cranfield University were among the UK winners of the IWA Project Innovation Awards 2018, presented last week in Tokyo. The awards comprise six categories, each recognising global excellence in a distinct aspect of water innovation – from breakthroughs in research to innovations in governance.

The 2018 winners were:

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

BRONZE: 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

Additionally, Cranfield University won the Patel Grand Innovation Award, for an outstanding example of innovation.