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The technological platform for sustainable management of the water cycle, developed by the Group in collaboration with NTT DATA Italia, wins Service Design award

Waidy® Management System (WMS) wins the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023, one of the most prestigious design awards worldwide. WMS, the technological platform developed by Acea in collaboration with NTT DATA Italia to facilitate the management of water resources throughout their lifecycle, has been awarded in the Service Design category. The WMS design was handled by Tangity, NTT DATA’s design studio and part of the NTT DATA Design Network. Every year, the oldest design independent body for design in Hanover - iF International Forum Design GmbH, holds the iF DESIGN AWARD. This year’s edition saw a total of almost 11,000 nominations submitted from 56 countries.

The intuitive, innovative Waidy® Management System is aimed to offer an advanced tool to support the management of the integrated water service as well as to protect water resources. Waidy® Management System was named winner by a 133-member panel, including world-renowned independent experts. The key to success was the ability to respond to the increasingly widespread need to optimize in a sustainable way the consumption of one of the most valuable resources of the planet, water. The implementation of Waidy® Management System in the water infrastructures supervised by the Group’s companies contributed to a reduction in networks leaks up to 35% and a fault rate decrease by up to 25%.

For further information about the platform, see the “ALL Winners” section at https://ifdesign.com/en/winner-ranking/project/acea-waidy-management-system/581707.

About the iF DESIGN AWARD
Operating since 1954, the iF DESIGN AWARD is regarded as the undisputed judge of design excellence. The iF Design brand stands for worldwide excellence in design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one the most prestigious award in the industry. Winning nominations are selected among the following categories: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Design, Professional Concept, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI). To see all rewarded nominations, go to www.ifdesign.com.

About ACEA
Acea is an Italian leading company. Listed on the stock exchange in 1999, it operates in the management and development of networks and services in the water, energy and environment industry. Its activities include integrated water service, electricity distribution, public and artistic lighting, electricity and gas sales, energy production mainly from renewable sources, waste recycling and treatment. Acea is the leading national operator in the water sector with around 9 million inhabitants served across Lazio, Tuscany, Umbria, Molise and Campania. Acea is among the main Italian players in energy supply, with about 9 TWh of electricity distributed in Rome and 8 TWh of electricity sold. Moreover, it is a major operator in the environment industry with about 1.7 million t/yr of managed waste.

About NTT DATA Italia
NTT DATA Italia is part of the Japanese multinational NTT DATA, a world-leading player in Consultancy and IT services. Consultancy, Cyber Security and System Integration are just some of our core business lines. Our mission is to create value for our customers through innovation. NTT DATA relies on a global presence in over 50 countries, with 139,000 professionals and an international network of R&D centres in Tokyo, Palo Alto and Cosenza. NTT DATA is present in Italy with more than 5,000 employees in Milan, Rome, Turin, Genoa, Treviso, Pisa, Naples, Cosenza, Bari, Salerno and Bologna.

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