Water is the source of life. With severe drought plaguing many parts of the world and basic access to clean drinking water a challenge in other parts of the world, innovation is needed to ensure an adequate supply for current and future generations.

The International Water Summit (IWS) and Isle, a global technology and innovation consultancy will launch Innovate@IWS at IWS, hosted by Masdar and taking place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January 2015.

Are you in the water industry?  Do you have an innovative idea that would be beneficial to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region?  Now is your time to submit ideas and potentially have the opportunity to demonstrate the potential impact to global experts, end users, technologists, and investors.  All you need to do is submit your entry to the selection committee via the IWS website by November 25, 2014.

The competition categories include ‘Municipal Water’, ‘Industrial Water’, and ‘Water for Real Estate’. Submissions must demonstrate excellence in terms of their impact, innovation, leadership and long-term vision. Shortlisted submissions will be invited to present to a leading panel of experts, capital investors and potential end users from across the MENA region, live at IWS.

IWS offers a unique window to a rapidly growing clean technology market in the GCC, whose governments plan to allocate US$300 billion to water and desalination projects by 2022.  “The region has demonstrated its commitment to seeking, investing and deploying technology to address its water challenges, and Innovate@IWS platform extends that commitment. said Naji El Haddad, Show Director of the International Water Summit.

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