With US headquarters in Fresno, CA, Netafim, the world's largest irrigation company, recently received the international 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The award recognized Netafim's efforts to mitigate world hunger through the efficient use of dripline irrigation in agricultural production.
Netafim receives Stockholm Industry Water Award
With U.S. headquarters in Fresno, CA, Netafim, the world’s largest irrigation company, recently received the international 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award. The award recognized Netafim’s efforts to mitigate world hunger through the efficient use of dripline irrigation in agricultural production.
The commendation was presented to Netafim President and CEO Igal Aisenberg at a World Water Week ceremony in the Swedish capital. Peter Forssman, chairman, Stockholm International Water Institute Board, presented the commendation.
Netafim is the first irrigation manufacturer to receive the prestigious honor. Previous recipients have included PepsiCo, Nestlé and Procter & Gamble.
The 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award honored Netafim’s innovative approaches to sustainable water management and the development of new products and technologies in agricultural irrigation that improve crop yields. Nearly 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of farmland worldwide are irrigated with Netafim dripline irrigationThe laureate was granted by the Stockholm International Water Institute in collaboration with the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
“We are truly honored to receive the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award,” said Netafim’s Aisenberg,
“As the global pioneer and worldwide leader in drip irrigation, we have always focused on saving water. With water and land scarcity topping the list of today’s major global challenges, we’re leveraging our expertise and experience in drip technology to achieve water sustainability and help combat food price inflation and ensure food security.
“This award is testimony to our efforts and inspires us to continue to help reduce water usage and to make the world a better, more sustainable place,” he said.
Netafim is an active participant in the global effort to promote sustainable water management, and the company’s worldwide presence enables it to make a significant impact on water usage.