The Company

WABAG is one of the world's leading companies in water treatment space

Sustainable Water Solutions

WABAG’s water saga spans over ninety years, making it an industry leader today in the field of total water management. With presence in four continents, WABAG is a pure-play water technology multinational offering a wide range of solutions focused on conservation, optimisation, recycling and reuse of resources, directed at addressing water challenges across the world.

With strong Research & Development and a passion for innovation, WABAG has honed its skills in handling EPC projects of any scale across any sector or region. WABAG has three dedicated R&D centers in Switzerland, Austria, and India, and holds over one hundred patents.

The company’s key competences, developed over 98 years of plant-building experience, lie in the turnkey execution and operation of water and wastewater treatment plants for both the municipal and industrial sectors. WABAG has a successful track record of executing over 6000 municipal and industrial projects globally with quality and commitment to timely delivery.

  • 3 Dedicated
    R&D Centers

  • 125+
    IP Rights

  • 6000+ Municipal
    & Industrial

Our Philosophy

Our objective is to provide a growing number of people with access to clean drinking water, as well as to secure environmentally-compatible disposal of municipal and industrial wastewater. We are committed to contributing in a sustainable manner to environmental protection and an enhanced quality of life. This task drives us in the development of new technologies and the ongoing optimisation of existing processes with a focus on emerging markets.

The success of our efforts helps secure one of Earth’s greatest treasures, the very basis of life — Water.

Our Vision

Providing sustainable solutions for a better life

WABAG shall be a professionally-managed Indian multinational having market leadership in emerging markets and significant position in the global market, both in the EPC and service sector of the water business.

WABAG shall encourage and practise a culture of caring, trust and continuous learning while meeting expectations of employees, stakeholders and society.

WABAGites shall be an innovative entrepreneurial and empowered team committed to total customer satisfaction and value creation.

Global Presence

The WABAG Group with its international presence in India, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and Latin America has a workforce of over 2,000 water professionals and is represented via companies and offices in 25+ countries.

Our global clientele comprises an ideal mix of municipal as well as industrial clients who have reposed their faith in our competency, both technical as well as commercial.
With a history dating back more than ninety years, the WABAG Group represents a globally present, locally driven business organisation in the field of water technology.

  • 2000 workforce
    in Vienna
    & Chennai

  • Companies &
    Offices in 25

  • WABAG history
    dating back more
    than 98 years

Awards & Accolades

CII – EHS Excellence Awards 2022

Received 2 prestigious laurels for our 140 MLD Dinapur STP, Varanasi and One City One Operator initiative at Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Water Digest Water Awards 2022-23 – Best Water Treatment Solution Provider

Conferred with the “Best Water Treatment Solution Provider” for ensuring Water Security and Environment Sustainability for millions of people across the globe

Construction Times Awards 2023 – Desalination Project of the Year

Won “Desalination Project of the Year” award at Construction Times Awards 2023 for 30 MLD SWRO plant built for MRPL at Mangalore, Karnataka

Energy Globe Award – National Winner

Conferred with the prestigious Energy Globe Award 2022 for its sustainable wastewater treatment and water recycling plant at Madinaty, Cairo, Egypt

WABAG is now world’s 3rd largest private water operator

WABAG ranked 3rd Globally by GWI (UK), under “The world’s top 50 private water operators”

Recognized amongst the global top 10 desalination players

WABAG ranked 6th amongst the world’s top desalination plant suppliers and retained its position in global top 10 in the annual survey of GWI for the year 2021-2022

Mr. Rajiv Mittal is now part of the IWA Fellows Community

Mr. Rajiv Mittal (CMD & Group CEO) has been conferred with IWA Fellow by the International Water Association or his outstanding contributions to the water sector

The Economic Times Infra Focus Awards

WABAG honoured with “Emerging Infrastructure Company in the Water Infrastructure Sector” for its significant contribution to the water sector at the The Economic Times Infra Focus Awards 2022

Mr. Rajiv Mittal has been recognized as “Global Asian of the Year”

Mr Rajiv Mittal (CMD & Group CEO) has been recognized as “Global Asian of the Year 2021-22” by AsiaOne Magazine for his 3 decades dedication to water industry

Water Digest Water Awards – Desalination Project of the Year

Conferred with “Desalination Project of the Year” for our 30 MLD SWRO plant for Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited at Mangalore, Karnataka

Water Digest Water Awards – Best Water Management – Private Sector

Received “Best Water Management – Private Sector” for our One City One Operator Initiative at Agra and Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

CII – EHS Excellence Awards

Bagged 4 prestigious awards at the CII - EHS Excellence Award 2021-22, driven by our commitment towards Health, Safety and Environment

World Top 20 Most Transformative Water Leaders

Mr. Rajiv Mittal, MD & Group CEO, VA Tech WABAG Limited has been recognised amongst the World Top 20 Most Transformative Leaders in Water Sector by the Global Water Intelligence

Ranked 4th globally by Global Water Intelligence

WABAG ranked 4th globally by GWI for ensuring safe & clean drinking water and sanitation for over 71 million people across the globe.

Environment Health Safety (EHS) Excellence Awards

Received 4 Prestigious Recognitions at the Environment Health Safety (EHS) Excellence Awards organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) South Zone.

Corona Yodha Samman

Our One City One Operator Team – Agra has been honoured with “Corona Yodha Samman” by the Dainik Jagran Group for braving the Global Pandemic and going the extra miles to serve the people

Global Water Awards 2020 – Wastewater Project of the Year

Honoured with the Distinction Award under "Wastewater Project of the Year" from the Global Water Intelligence for our Koyambedu TTRO Plant, ‘India’s new paradigm for water recycling’

Global Water Awards 2020 – Industrial Project of the Year

Honoured with the Highly Commended Award under "Industrial Project of the Year" for our Petronas IETP, Malaysia, ‘A new model for refinery effluent’ from the Global Water Intelligence.

National Water Awards 2019 by Ministry of Jal Shakti

Honoured with the National Water Award 2019 for Best Research / Innovation / Adaptation of New Technology for Water Conservation from the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Govt. of India

Water Digest Water Awards 2019-20


Most Innovative Company of the Year 2019

WABAG received the “Most Innovative Company” award at the International Desalination Association (IDA) World Congress 2019, in Dubai, for developing sustainable water infrastructure globally powered by innovation over 9 decades.

Ranked 6th Globally by Global Water Intelligence

WABAG ranked 6th globally among the “World’s top 50 private water operators” by Global Water Intelligence, for ensuring safe drinking water and clean environment to over 48 million people.

CSR Journal Excellence Awards

WABAG received the CSR Journal Excellence Awards for its Health and Hygiene project at Viralipatti village (Tamilnadu) on 22nd July 2019 at New Delhi. WABAG was the Second Runner Up under the “Health and Hygiene” category.

Dun & Bradstreet Infra Award 2019

WABAG is honoured with the Dun & Bradstreet Infra Award 2019 for the 140 MLD Dinapur Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP), Varanasi, which was inaugurated by the Hon’ble PM of India during November 2018. This is the first and largest WWTP executed under the Namami Gange Programme.

Global Water Awards 2019

WABAG received two prestigious global laurels at the Global Water Summit 2019 held at London. Our Madinat Salman WWTP received the Distinction Award under “Wastewater Project of the Year” while our IOCL Paradip ETP received the Highly Commended Award under "Industrial Water Project of the Year".

Water Digest Water Awards 2019

In recognition of our sustainability initiatives, Water Digest presented WABAG with two prestigious awards at the Water Digest Water Awards 2018-19 held on 28th February 2019 at New Delhi, India.


41st EEPC India Southern Regional Awards

EEPC India presented the Star Performer Award to WABAG under Project Exports category for the year 2016 - 17 at the 41st EEPC India Southern Regional Awards held on 28th Dec 2018. The award was presented to Team WABAG by His Excellency Mr Banwarilal Purohit, Hon`ble Governor of Tamil Nadu.

ASSOCHAM – Water Management Excellence Awards 2018

ASSOCHAM presented WABAG, the Water Management Excellence Award for “Outstanding Contribution in Water Efficiency & Conservation”, for its comprehensive water management system for IOCL - Paradip, Odisha.

HR Distinction Award 2018

WABAG has received 3 prestigious awards from HR Association of India at the HR Distinction Award 2018, New Delhi.

  • - Best Rewards & Recognition Program
  • - Most Effective CSR Strategy
  • - Most innovative L&D Program

Water Digest Water Awards 2018

WABAG has always lived up to the promise of sustainability within fence and beyond fence. In recognition of its performance “Water Digest” honoured WABAG with two prestigious awards:


Chemtech Leadership & Excellence Award 2017

CHEMTECH Foundation Award for Business Leader of the Year for Water Management (Corporate)

Water Digest Award 2017

Received on World Water Day for Best Water Technology of the Year

Water Digest Award 2017

Received on World Water Day for Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility.

ASEAN Award 2017

Received the Inaugural ASEAN - India Achievement & Excellence Award for significant contribution to building sustainable water infrastructure and supporting economic development in the region

GWI – Top 10 Global Water Companies

Ranked among the Top 10 Global Water Companies by GWI for serving over 20 million people globally

Dun & Bradstreet Infra Award 2017

Presented to VA Tech WABAG by Shri Nitin Gadkari for Karnataka's first Wastewater Treatment Plant to produce power from biogas in K&C Valley, Bengaluru

BT – CSR Excellence Award 2016

Presented by Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, at New Delhi

Global Water Awards 2016 – Water Company of the Year

Honoured with the Highly Commended Award under "Water Company of the Year" for ‘The emerging markets engineering par excellence’ from the Global Water Intelligence.

Global Water Awards 2016 – Industrial Project of the Year

Honoured with the Highly Commended Award under "Industrial project of the Year" for our Dahej Effluent Treatment Plant, India, ‘Unique Technology mix scotches effluent cocktail’ from the Global Water Intelligence.


Award under the Swachh Bharat (Corporate Category) from TIE Chennai

Dun & Bradstreet Infra Award 2016

Best Infra Project Award for 100 MLD Nemmeli SWRO Desalination Plant

IEI Industry Excellence Award

At 31st Indian Engineering Congress at Kolkata for Engineering Services & Consultancy from Institution of Engineers (India)

Global Water Award 2015

Industrial Water Project of the Year – Ujams Industrial Water Reclamation Plant

Environmental Risk Management Company Award 2013

Received from ICICI Lombard for Kodungaiyur STP Project at Mumbai

Global Water Award 2014

Distinction Award for Water Company of the Year to Mr Rajiv Mittal at the Global Water Summit by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Nobel Laureate

Export Excellence Award

For 2012 – 2013 from EEPC India

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award

Rajiv Mittal was felicitated and honored by Salman Khurshid, Hon'ble Minister for Water Resources at Delhi

National Award for Excellence

In Water Management 2011 from CII, presented by Minister for Agriculture & WR, Govt. of Rajasthan

Global Water Award 2011

From GWI 2011 - Presented at Berlin by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations

AVCJ Award

Best Exit Company of the Year from AVCJ, Hong Kong

Water Digest Award

Distinguished Water Company for the year 2009-2010 — presented at New Delhi

Frost & Sullivan Award

Best Company of the Year 2010 under Water and Waste Water Segment — presented at Mumbai

Frost & Sullivan Award

Environment Excellence Award for Market Strategy Leadership presented at Mumbai

Sustainable solutions. For a better life.

The WABAG Group head quartered in Chennai with its global presence in 4 Continents and more than 20 countries has a work-force of more than 2,000. With a history dating back more than ninety years, the group has emerged as a leading pure play water technology player across the globe with focus on emerging markets.

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