The wastewater expert Hans G. Huber receives the highest endowed European environmental award for outstanding achievements in global environmental protection for his great commitment to developing and successfully promoting high-quality, reliable technologies for fresh water and wastewater treatment, especially also in emerging and developing countries.
The Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), one of Europe's largest foundations that promotes innovative and exemplary environmental projects, has awarded this highest endowed European environmental award to Hans G. Huber, member of the board of directors of the Hans Huber AG, for his innovative decentralised wastewater treatment technology.
“As a visionary businessman Hans Huber is searching for technical solutions to our global water problems. He sees wastewater as a resource and has committed himself to the reuse of this valuable product.” – With these words Dr. Fritz Brickwedde, secretary general of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), honoured today the sixty-four-years-old Bavarian businessman. He said Hans G. Huber had developed reliable, high-quality technologies for fresh water and wastewater treatment that are applicable also in emerging and developing countries. In this way he contributes to achieving a millennium goal of the United Nations. His successful marketing shows that ecology and economy can be combined. A commitment that pays off: Hans G. Huber receives DBU’s German Environmental Award 2006.
The award will be handed over by the German Federal President, Horst Köhler, in Dresden on 29 October 2006.