Metito: Most Impactful Water Company Global 2022


Metito, a pioneer in the water industry, boasts 65 years of history and 4,500 employees at 20 international offices. The company has experience in 50 countries and a portfolio of over 3,000 projects. Founded in 1958 in Lebanon, Metito has played an innovative role in the water and wastewater industry. It was the first company to introduce the reverse osmosis technology for desalination outside the US and has brought water and wastewater solutions to countries across the MENA region through public-private partnerships (PPP). Metito has developed its four business lines — design and build, utilities, operation and maintenance, chemical solutions — with a focus on impact and sustainability. It aims to kick-start the circular economy by partnering with governments, industries and communities to implement intelligent management solutions across the entire water treatment value chain. It relies on high-value engineering capabilities to hasten the smart water ecosystem of the future. It integrates cutting-edge technologies to reduce freshwater and energy use as well as recover nutrients and materials in a carbon-free, sustainable hydrological cycle. Metito has been placed in the awards programme numerous times, and over the past year, has achieved more milestones to warrant the attention of the judging panel. It built the world’s first and largest floating desalination barge for Saudi Arabia and has also secured new PPP contracts for projects in Qatar, the UAE, Serbia and Uzbekistan. The judging panel crowns Metito with the 2022 global award for Most Impactful Water Company.