Sustainability and Innovation
Our world is in the midst of a paradigm shift brought on by our needs, and by advancements in technology and innovation. We are shifting from a model of infinite consumption toward one of sustainability.
In the water industry, we are on the verge of disruptive innovation and marked advancement in membrane filtration design and nanotechnology. Increased membrane durability and operational efficiency has the potential to slash energy consumption and operating costs, producing far more with far less.
Other areas of innovation in water include increased rates of water recovery and zero desalination discharge; bio-filtration and electrocoagulation in reuse; automation, smart systems in operations, transmission and supply-chain; materials design in parts and manufacturing.
Recognizing that large-scale desalination relies on a hybrid of processes, innovation in thermal desalination is reducing energy consumption and mazimizing effeciencies, giving a new life to a tried and true technology.
Big steps are being taken to embrace renewable energy. AWT leads the way, building the world's first large-scale desalination plant powered by solar, part of the King Abdullah Initiative for Renewables.
Sustainability in water is seen as being an econcomic gain, driving down costs, as well as an environmental gain that elminates carbon emissions. What is evident is that the adoption of sustainable practices appears the only way of heading-off an impending global water shortage and ensuring water as an abundant sustainable resource.
Context of Opportunity
AWT exists in the context of opportunity, brought on by the shift toward sustainability. The company is positioned to capitalize on this opportunity to the benefit of its stakeholders and to those it serves.
Understanding the opportunities and knowing how to reach them is but one of AWT's strengths. AWT's value extends beyond a clear vision, centering on core capabilities in design and engineering and its ability to execute on project.