Netafim has been named the 2013 Stockholm Industry Water Award laureate. The commendation will be presented at a World Water Week ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sept. 3.

The prestigious award recognizes Netafim’s innovative approaches to sustainable water management and the development of new products and technologies in agricultural irrigation that help mitigate world hunger.

The laureate is 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.

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

Netafim actively participates in international organizations dedicated to implementing recommended water usage practices. In this capacity Netafim partners with leading food and beverage corporations to ensure the deployment of efficient water usage methods throughout the value chain. Netafim is also a member of the UN CEO Water Mandate and works with international organizations, governments and academic institutions. The company participates in global forums aimed at improving water usage in agriculture worldwide.