July 6, 2018
Leading Australian water industry companies have been recognised for excellence in technology and expertise at the Water Industry Alliance’s 2018 Smart Water Awards. In its 15th year, the Awards recognise and celebrate Alliance members for their leading-edge expertise and innovation.
The South Australian based water treatment company Hydro-dis was awarded the Alliancing Award at the Ceremony on Friday 6 July for its India Demonstration Unit.
“The Award was quite surprising to be honest, we were up against a really good-quality field and we’re pleased to have won it,” Hydro-dis Managing Director Mark Carey said. “I think it’s recognition that what we’re doing is ground-breaking in terms of taking new technologies from South Australia to India, especially in the very sensitive areas of water disinfection and water treatment.
“We would not have been able to do it without the support of all the other partners in the process.”
The judges commented that the collaborative approach taken by all parties involved in the project demonstrates the benefits and importance of the private and public sector partnership working together.
The Indian market is an extremely difficult market for companies to enter and a concerted effort by many partners has contributed to their success.
The success of Hydro-dis lays the groundwork for other companies and organisations to work in India and will benefit the whole water industry.
Hydro-dis wanted to acknowledge the other partners and important local players that have played such a vital role in the success of introducing their technology to the Indian market, including:
• The South Australian government
• Honourable Karlene Maywald, former Minister and advisor to the SA Government,
• The International Centre for Excellence in Water and Resource Management (ICE WaRM)
• Dematec Automation
• The Water Industry Alliance
• Austrade, and