Oriol Gutiérrez PIA Award 2014

The project "Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research SCORe: Putting Science Into Sewers", led among others by ICRA’s Oriol Gutierrez, receives the 2014 IWA global winner award for best project innovation in applied research.

The SCORe, Sewer Corrosion and Odour Research, Program: Putting science in sewers, which had ICRA’s Oriol Gutierrez as one key member, has been awarded the global winner of the 2014 International Water Association Project Innovation Award (PIA) for Applied Research.

SCORe was likely the largest ever research project worldwide focusing on sewer corrosion and odour. The project was completed in 2013 and had a budget of 21 million Euros. The project, led by University of Queensland, was highly collaboratively and successfully delivered by its five research and eleven industry partners. The key outcomes included an enormous amount of new knowledge (documented in over 130 publications including >60 journal papers, and numerous industry reports), highly innovative new technologies and new powerful modelling tool. Within the lifetime of this project, clients and partners of the project have already saved several hundred million dollars. The project is fundamentally changing sewer corrosion and odour management worldwide and it will have an enduring impact on the global water industry.

The IWA Project Innovation Awards is a prestigious global competition which recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in water engineering projects around the world in six different project categories – applied research, planning, design, operations/management, small projects and marketing and communications. The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world. IWA 2014 Global Project Innovation Awards were awarded on September 24th in Lisbon, in conjunction with an IWA global congress and exhibition

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