i2O Water, a UK-based water technology business, recently was honored at the WaterInno Awards 2011, which recognized the achievements of researchers and innovators working in the water industry. This year’s winners were announced at the Water Malaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, hosted by the Malaysian Water Association in Kuala Lumpur from April 5-7.

i2O Water won a silver medal in the Technology Solutions in Water Management Innovation category and a bronze medal in the Water Management & Control System Innovation category.

Adam Kingdon, CEO of i2O Water, received the awards on the company’s behalf at a dinner attended by more than 500 senior representatives from across the Malaysian water sector. “i2O Water is delighted to have won these two innovation awards,” he said. “We are very proud to have designed an innovative advanced pressure management system, which is helping to cut leakage on water distribution networks around the world.”

i2O Water’s technology for monitoring and controlling water networks to reduce leakage and bursts already is saving impressive amounts of water in Malaysia. Earlier this year, the company signed a partnership agreement with Jalur Cahaya Sdn Bhd, the Malaysian non-revenue water (NRW) specialist company. A total of 100 i2O systems so far have been installed in Malaysia, and these are expected to save 17.5 million liters – the equivalent of more than 4.5 million gallons – of water per day.

i2O Water is based at the University of Southampton Science Park in Southampton, and employs 40 people. i2O Water’s technology has been installed across the United Kingdom, and in Malaysia, Spain, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and the Philippines.