TREVOSE, Pa. — Recognized for its outstanding commitment and contributions to the water industry, GE was named Water Company of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards, according to a press release.

The award recognizes the water company that made the most significant contribution to the development of the international water sector in 2013, noted the release.

GE representatives accepted the award at a dinner earlier this month in Paris, France, during Global Water Intelligence’s Global Water Summit 2014, the release reported.

According to the awards program, continued the release, “GE Water has transformed itself … into the most formidable industrial water company in the world, positioned at the center of the water-energy nexus. … GE Water has consistently placed itself at the cutting edge of innovation right across its portfolio. No one else proved so adept at turning challenges of the water-energy nexus into opportunities for corporate water users, utilities and the environment.”

According to the release, throughout 2013, GE introduced several innovative products and provided advanced water treatment solutions for numerous projects across the globe.