FRESNO, Calif. – With U.S. headquarters in Fresno, Calif., Netafim has received the international 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award, which recognized the company’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, Nestl_ 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.

Netafim operates 16 manufacturing plants in North and South America, Israel, Europe and Asia, and serves an ever-increasing number of agriculturists in more than 100 countries.    

Photo: The 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award is presented to Netafim President Igal Aisenberg, left, by Peter Forssman, chairman, Stockholm International Water Institute Board.