Global Water Awards 2017

The Global Water Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Global Water Awards are now OPEN. They will close on 31 January 2017 and the 2017 Awards Shortlist will be announced

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.

Visit the Global Water Awards website to submit 2017 awards nominations and take a look at previous winners

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.

Go to the Global Water Awards Website View 2016 Winners

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



The Global Water Awards 2017 is proudly sponsored by:

Evoqua Water Technologies


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