MWH Global has been nominated in two categories for the Global Water Awards 2016. The Global Water Awards are presented each year at the Global Water Summit, the major business conference for the global water industry. The Awards acknowledge the most important achievements in the international water industry within multiple categories.
MWH has partnered with our clients on some outstanding work recently, including two projects nominated for Global Water Awards:
Wastewater Project of the Year
The Eastern Selwyn Sewerage Scheme near Christchurch, New Zealand, has been named a finalist for Wastewater Project of the Year in recognition of the project team’s technical innovation as well as its ability to remain flexible and deliver on schedule, even as the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes prompted a dramatic redraft of schematics and caused a scarcity of structural engineering resources. This project introduced the country’s first municipal solar air drying hall, reducing sludge removal costs by more than NZ $250,000 per year.
Water Reuse Project of the Year
2015 marked completion of a state-of-the-art demonstration plant that represents a vital step on the path toward helping the City of San Diego, California reduce its reliance on imported water. Led by the City of San Diego, MWH and its project partners serve as program managers for the US $2.9 billion San Diego Pure Water program, which is expected to implement 83 million gallons/day of advanced water purification capacity, ultimately meeting one-third of the city’s needs.
These nominations follow MWH success at the 2015 Global Water Awards, where MWH and SA Water (Adelaide, Australia) claimed the top prize in Water Performance Initiative of the Year for our work together on the Adelaide Metropolitan Water Distribution Network. We’re proud to once again be named a finalist and would be elated to follow up with back-to-back wins when Global Water Intelligence announces the 2016 recipients on April 19 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Voting is open to Global Water Intelligence and Water Desalination Report subscribers, as well as individual members of the International Desalination Association. Voting closes April 6.
You can learn more about the voting process on the Global Water Awards website.