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, 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.

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

Water Europe Innovation Awards
Since their launch in 2015, the Water Europe Innovation Awards have been raising the visibility of new innovative water-related approaches, solutions, and technologies with high market or high-value application potential with the aim to pave the way towards the implementation of the Water Europe Vision 2030 “The value of water: Towards a future-proof model for a European water-smart society”. https://watereurope.eu/

Central Solutions
Central Solutions specialise in developing and implementing integrated water stewardship response programmes for water companies, agencies and corporates across Europe. The company operations a number of National Support Programmes including the Large Water Users Community of Practice (CoP) in Ireland. Learn more at www.central-solutions.com.

Large Water Users CoP
Established in 2013 with support from the EPA’s Green Enterprise Call, the Large Water Users CoP currently has a membership of >250 of the largest production and service facilities across Ireland including global leaders, key national stakeholders and development agencies. The network provides a platform for organisations to exchange new ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. Learn more at www.smartwater.ie.