The US Water Alliance announced that three organizations have been named as winners of the 2016 US Water Prize: DC Water, for its Walter F. Bailey Bioenergy Facility; Dow, for its Minimal Liquid Discharge technology and Emory University, for its WaterHub campus-scale water reclamation project.
Radhika Fox, CEO of the US Water Alliance, said: “While the challenges facing the water sector are great, our capacity of innovation and positive solutions is greater. That’s why the US Water Alliance created the US Water Prize–the first-of-its-kind recognition program that celebrates outstanding achievement in driving towards a sustainable water future. We congratulate our 2016 US Water Prize Winners–DC Water, Dow and Emory University. They are true visionaries in the one water movement.”
Snehal Desai, Global Business Director of Dow Water & Process Solutions, said, “Winning the US Water Prize is a true honor. Dow has a company-wide commitment to the circular economy model–one that emphasizes the need to reduce, reuse and reclaim our limited water resources. Dow, together with our partners and collaborators, are proud to be recognized by the US Water Alliance for bringing our collaborative spirit, innovation, and practical technologies to help address the global water challenge.”
Jim Clark, Senior VP at Black & Veatch and chair of the US Water Alliance’s
recognition committee that selects the US Water Prize winners said, “Congratulations to all of our winners–this is a truly remarkable group of one water leaders. DC Water is utilizing novel technologies to change biosolids into energy. Dow is creating breakthrough technology to reuse water. And Emory is showing us what is possible when major anchor institutions, like universities, invest in water reuse. Our three 2016 winners are nothing short of incredible.”
The US Water Alliance wishes to thank its esteemed Independent Review Panel for their time, expertise and guidance through the process: Paul Bowen, Director of Sustainable Operations, The Coca-Cola Company; Robert Glennon, Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, University of Arizona; Bill Reilly, Senior Advisor to TPG Capital and former US EPA Administrator, and Dave White, President of Ecosystem Services Exchange and former Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service at USDA-NRCS.
The 2016 US Water Prize will be awarded to the winning organizations at the One Water Summit in Atlanta, GA, during an awards ceremony that will take place June 8.