The Fish-friendly pump of Pentair Nijhuis is the overall winner of the Aquatech Innovation Award 2011. The Award is granted to the most innovative product, service or solution in the water industry, and the winner was announced during the opening ceremony of the International Water Week in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Research and development in the area of water is vital for the future of many businesses, but also for a sustainable future of our world. This award encourages many organizations to innovate and to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Pentair is very pleased with its award. “We are happy and proud to have won; the technology is proven and is really working,” says Juergen von Hollen, a vice president with Pentair. He adds: “The product has been in development for two years, and we have been able to test it fully the last year. A lot of time and energy has been invested in it by the Pentair Nijhuis team.”