Limerick-based company wins European Water Innovation Award

  • Central Solutions - European Water Innovation Award

Central Solutions, a mission-led SME headquartered in Limerick, is delighted to announce that it has won the Water Governance Award at this year’s Water Europe Innovation Awards. The prestigious Water Innovation Europe Awards honour some of Europe’s most innovative and ground-breaking water solutions.

The company was presented with its award at the Water Innovation Europe 2021 Conference, organised by Water Europe as part of its Water Innovation Europe virtual conference happening from the 14th to the 18th of June.

The Water Governance Award recognises the Central Solutions’ contributions and development of turn-key corporate water stewardship innovations and programmes that have established Ireland as a recognised leader in the adoption of water stewardship best practice.

On receiving the award, Colm Gaskin, Programme Manager Central Solutions said: “We at Central Solutions are very proud of our work on the Certified Water Stewardship Programme and the wider Water Stewardship Industry Engagement programme in Ireland in recent years… We are also actively seeking partnership across Europe to roll out the programme further as it has been built for scale and Europe wide impact from the get-go.”

Working in collaboration with a range of key partners such as Irish Water, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Enterprise Ireland, SEAI, Bord Bia etc., Central Solutions has delivered significant and tangible impacts on industry, broader society and the environment. To-date with over 350 water stewards fully trained, a new national annual certification system in place, over one thousand individual water improvement projects underway and an average of up to 20% reduction in the water footprint of participating sites, the programme goes from strength to strength.

Ken Stockil, Central Solution’s CEO said: “We are delighted to receive further international recognition for our innovative programme approach and are thrilled to be part of this year’s conference. Through our collaboration with key partners, we have established Water Stewardship in Ireland as a real success story both nationally and internationally."

The company has been recognised at a number of prestigious Sustainability and Water Awards including the Green Awards and the UK’s Water Industry Awards 2021.

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