Six Israeli water companies made it into The Artemis Project's first Top 50 Water Companies Competition announced last week. The boutique consultancy firm, which focuses on water technologies, evaluated companies worldwide. The six companies were: Emefcy at number four, AquaPure at number seven, CheckLight at number 21, ProWell Technologies Ltd at number 36, Lesico CleanTech at number 48 and BioPetroClean, Inc. at number 49. IDE Technologies, Ltd. was given an honorable mention for its efforts as well. Aside from US companies which made up the bulk of the list, no other country plays host to as many winners as Israel. The award "distinguishes advanced water and water-related technology companies as leaders in their trade for helping to build water into one of the great high-growth industries of the 21st Century. The companies were selected by a panel of experts based on an integrated matrix of four criteria: technology, intellectual property and know-how, team and market potential," according to promotional materials.