The Israeli “smart water” network and software management firm Whitewater was
named a 2013 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer at a ceremony in New York earlier this
Whitewater received the award at the sixth annual Bloomberg New
Energy Finance Summit, along with what Bloomberg describes as nine other
“game-changing companies in the field of clean energy technology and
“It is truly an honor to have been selected by such an
esteemed panel of experts.,” said Issey Ende, CEO of Whitewater Technologies.
“Our mission has been and continues to be, to enable operational efficiency
gains in the water sector by improving decision-making through analytics and
optimization, system integration, and workflow management.”
Whitewater’s technologies is the BlueBox system, which helps utilities to
understand how operational changes, consumption patterns and aging
infrastructure affect their ability to provide clean and reliable drinking water
to their customers, according to the company.
The tool is able to
optimize water disinfection programs and improve filter and energy efficiency by
providing decision support, the firm explained.
A second key Whitewater
technology is the WaterWall solution, a smart water network management system
that serves as a “middleware platform” for utilities – performing data
integration, data entry capture, real-time correlation, automation and
geographic information system awareness and reporting, the company
This is the fourth year of the New Energy Pioneer awards, and the
winners were selected from more than 200 candidates from around the globe,
according to their innovativeness, momentum and potential global
“Tough times make for good entrepreneurs, and this is
definitely what we are seeing in this year’s New Energy Pioneers,” said Michael
Liebreich, CEO of Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
In addition to
Whitewater, the other nine winners are Florida-based Advantix Systems,
California-based BuildingIQ, California-based D.light Design, Vermont-based
Draker Energy, Belgium-based EcoNation, Florida-based Ecosphere Technologies,
Massachusetts- based Harvest Power, Massachusetts-based Joule Unlimited and