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IDA recognizes pioneering excellence at the 2023 Seville Summit on Water and Climate Change

  • IDA recognizes pioneering excellence at the 2023 Seville Summit on Water and Climate Change
    IDA WCC 2023 Awards. Saudi Water Partnership Company.

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International Desalination Association (IDA)
The International Desalination Association (IDA) is the world’s leading resource for information and professional development for the global desalination industry – and the only global association focused exclusively on desalination and water reuse.

The International Desalination Association (IDA) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Seville Summit Awards, honoring visionary companies that have shown exceptional commitment and leadership in addressing the critical issues of water and climate change. These awards celebrate innovation, sustainability, and resilience in pursuing a regenerative water economy and a greener, climate-resilient future.

Best Company Complying with ESG Standards Award – Championing Sustainability

  • Recipient: Acciona
  • Achievement: Acciona, a forward-thinking company, has exemplified sustainability by pioneering innovation in providing clean and fresh water. Operating with a decarbonization plan, they are setting a new standard for environmentally responsible practices in the industry. Their dedication to ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standards reflects their commitment to creating a sustainable, equitable, and environmentally friendly water supply for their consumers.

Best Water Positive+ Company Award – Building Urban Water Resiliency

  • Recipient: Coxabengoa
  • Achievement: Coxabengoa, a true trailblazer in urban water resiliency by introducing cutting-edge technology and sustainable infrastructure. Their commitment to best practices empowers communities to adapt to climate change, ensuring a regenerative water economy that aligns seamlessly with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6). Their work is a testament to the transformative power of corporate social responsibility.

Most Innovative Utility Award – Pioneering Clean Water Solutions

  • Recipient: Saudi Water Partnership Company
  • Achievement: Saudi Water Partnership Company, a dynamic utility, has embraced innovation to secure clean and fresh water for its consumers. Their groundbreaking decarbonization plan is a testament to their dedication to sustainable practices. By pushing the boundaries of technology and eco-friendly solutions, they have set a remarkable standard for the utility sector.

Shannon McCarthy, Executive Director at the International Desalination Association, commented, “Those nominated and these award recipients are leading the way in transforming the water and climate change landscape. Their exceptional achievements are an inspiration to us all, proving that responsible, sustainable, and innovative practices can make a positive impact on our world. We celebrate their success and contribution to a greener, more resilient future.”

The IDA 2023 Seville Summit on Water and Climate Change was a platform for thought leaders, policymakers, and experts to collaborate and share knowledge on addressing pressing challenges in water management and climate change adaptation. This year’s award winners showcased the potential for positive change in these critical areas. To learn more about the IDA, please visit

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