Aqwise and Dutch Water Technologies launch a joint company – AQANA – at the Watec 2011 Exhibition and Trade Fair in Tel Aviv

WATEC 2011 Exhibition and Trade Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel – November 15th-17th, 2011

Aqwise – Hall 1, Stand 46


Aqwise, provider of advanced water and wastewater treatment solutions, and Dutch Water Technologies, developer of succesful and innovative water technologies – further extend their cooperation and establish a new joint venture – Aqana.

Aqana was established following a successful joint development plan in the framework of the Eureka R&D funding and support program, teaming two leading technology groups with years of experience in anaerobic, aerobic and biofilm processes for wastewater treatment.

Aqana will globally commercialize the DANA (Dynamic Anaerobic Aerobic) Solution – an innovative and integrated process for complete wastewater treatment and efficient energy recovery, targeting high organic load industrial applications.

The DANA solution combines anaerobic and aerobic biological processes into one in-line process. The system produces a high quality effluent at comparatively low operational costs, while avoiding the need for two parallel biological systems that would otherwise necessitate a significantly larger footprint installation and operational complexity.


Wednesday, 16.11.11, at 16:30


The Tel Aviv Fairgrounds – Hall 1, Stand 46

Who will attend:

Expected to attend the Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor, Mr. Shalom Simhon, Israeli Chief Scientist, Mr. Avi Hasson, the Ambassador of the Netherlands in Israel, Mr. Caspar Veldkamp and leading foreign and Israeli officials in government and the water industry.


For more details or to set a meeting, please contact

Ms. Noa Gershon at or +972-52-6970214

About Aqwise

Aqwise is a leading provider of biofilm-based biological processes designed to increase the capacity and efficiency of BOD and nutrient removal in water and wastewater treatment plants. Aqwise’s innovative AGAR® technology is used worldwide for rapid, scalable and economical upgrade of existing plants as well as for new plants which require a limited footprint and process stability.

Aqwise’s diverse portfolio of integrated solutions features a complementing set of technologies for effective, robust, cost efficient and small footprint end-to-end solutions. These range from solids separation and sludge dewatering systems to fully comprehensive water and wastewater treatment units and package plants.

With dozens of municipal and industrial plants successfully implemented worldwide, Aqwise project deployment methodology and wide range of services are designed to meet global clients’ priorities and operational needs.

The company is headquartered in Israel and has regional offices in Latin America, as well as commercial representation in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Aqwise’s shareholders are AHMSA Steel Israel Ltd. (, Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. (TASE: ELRN) ( and Israel Cleantech Ventures (

Further information about Aqwise is available at:

About DWT

Dutch Water Technologies BV (DWT) is the mother company of a cluster of highly innovative companies that all are built up around a highly innovative water technology. All companies hold in common that they have developed breakthrough water technology producs that adress major is challenges in watertreatment and watersafety. DWT specialises in rapid market introduction in the field of water technology with worldwide coverage and focus realization of strong Product Market Combinations already at early stage.

Next to Aqana, Dutch Water Technologies is constantly developing new succesful water technology companies such as Biotrack ( that has developed products to rapidly analyze bacteria in liquidstreams. These autonomous and in-line products are used  for water safety at drinking water facilities  but also cooling towers and food processing industry.

Another  DWT venue is a breakthrough technology in the field of brine treatment: Salttech ( this technology referred to as DVR (dynamic Vapour Recompression) combines Zero Liquid Discharge characteristics with  excellent operational features such as no scaling, no use of chemicals and simple operation.

DWT is a 100% privately owned company and located at the Water Campus in Leeuwarden.