The award was presented to the IWT team on Thursday, May 4, at the Governors House in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
IWT is a leader in wastewater treatment solutions.
The award was made for the work carried out by IWT with the Canadian Military to design and develop a world-first, solar powered, mobile wastewater treatment system. This solution is designed to be suitable for disaster relief applications and remote military bases.
The REGEN wastewater solution is unique in that it has the ability for self-powered operation, has the lowest energetic footprint, uses no chemicals, is easily deployable, and has the ability for remote control and automation.
According to IWT, modular, solar powered wastewater treatment can be an enabling technology that allows for cost effective on-site processing of wastewater for remote, rural and rapidly developing urban communities.
The PEI Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Achievement recognizes an outstanding engineering project involving Engineers PEI members. The award is presented annually, during National Engineering Month, to an individual, team, company, government department or consortium of Professional Engineers, who, through original achievement in the application of engineering principles, creative accomplishment in the application of engineering principles, and excellence in engineering design, demonstrates a high quality of Professional Engineering standards.
Dr. Patrick Kiely, CEO of Island Water Technologies told us that “This award is a great honour for IWT. It recognizes our technological abilities and supports the application of our product in several different remote applications.”
Major Luc Doré (Directorate of Land Requirements 7-4, Canadian Army), said that he feels “privileged to support Canadian businesses through the Build in Canada Innovation Program [which] offers us the opportunity to test cutting-edge innovations that could potentially be beneficial to our future operations.”
According to Doré, technologies such as the REGEN system offer the military the opportunity to bring economical and tactical benefits by reducing energy consumption, waste, and the environmental footprint of military compounds in operations.
One of the main advantages, Doré told us, “is the potential to reduce the number of soldiers in harms way who would have been otherwise required to provide logistical support“.
About Island Water Technologies: Island Water Technologies (“IWT”) is a wastewater technology company that has developed, and is now commercializing wastewater treatment solutions – focused on low-energy, “IOT / smart” wastewater treatment. For information on Island Water Technologies complete range of waste water solutions visit: www.islandwatertech.com.