Each year, the coveted Global Water Awards are presented at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the water industry worldwide. The Awards acknowledge the most important achievements in the international water industry within several categories.
The 2017 Global Water Awards will be held at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain on the evening of 24 April 2017.
2016 saw the Global Water Awards Gala Dinner take place in the opulent Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Tuesday 19 April 2016 as part of the Global Water Summit. The event was presented by Felipe Calderón, former President of Mexico (2006 – 2012) and Chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
Established in 2006 by Global Water Intelligence, the Global Water Awards recognise and reward those initiatives in the water, wastewater and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward through improved operating performance, innovative technology adoption and sustainable financial models.
Nominations are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts and the winners are voted for by Global Water Intelligence and Water Desalination Report subscribers, reflecting the views of the international water community.
Water Company of the Year
Desalination Company of the Year
Water Technology Company of the Year
Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year
Water Project of the Year
Wastewater Project of the Year
Desalination Plant of the Year
Smart Water Initiative of the Year
Industrial Water Project of the Year
Water Deal of the Year
Water Leaders Award
Water Technology Idol
7 November 2016 – Nominations open
31 January 2017 – Nominations close
16 February 2017 – The voting shortlist is released online and in GWI Magazine
6 March 2017 – Voting will open
7 April 2017 – Voting will close
24 April 2017 – Winners announced