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Forward Water Technologies Corp. is an independent Canadian company that is dedicated to the commercialization of its proprietary forward osmosis technology. Forward Water was founded by GreenCentre Canada and is rooted on a platform technology discovered at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 

The global pressure to maintain and enhance supplies of fresh water is increasing. Forward Water’s technology can simultaneously reduce the volumes of challenging waste steams having extraordinarily high levels of dissolved salts while at the same time return fresh water for re-use or surface release. Not only this, but the entire process can be driven using relatively low energy inputs.

Currently, Forward Water utilizes a fully automated and scalable engineering skid, capable of treating cubic meters of feed sources from client-based streams. These high-confidence trials enable an array of process optimization conditions to be tested for client feedback. These results can be readily translated into robust equipment designs, leading to the deployment of larger-scale commercial pilot units. Forward Water has successfully used the same methodology to scale and construct its first field unit for early commercial scale trials.

Forward Water is focused on the large-scale implementation of its technology in industrial wastewater, oil and gas, mining, agriculture and ultimately municipal water supply and re-use market sectors.

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