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Aquatic Informatics Wins 2013 EBJ Business Achievement Award

The Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) selected Aquatic Informatics as the winner of the 2013 Business Achievement Award for International Expansion

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis, today announced that it has been chosen as the winner of one of EBJ's 2013 Business Achievement Awards. The International Expansion award recognizes Aquatic Informatics for its growth and outstanding success in the global marketplace.

Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry(i), has honored 41 companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions, and industry leadership in 2013.

Aquatic Informatics was recognized for significantly increasing its international business, which now account for 50% of total revenues in 2013 (up from 24% in 2012). One of the fastest growing environmental software companies, Aquatic Informatics provides leading water data management solutions. A major national contract with the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced in 2012 has fueled the company's international expansion. In 2013, Aquatic Informatics won a large number of new accounts globally who follow USGS best practices.

"Being recognized by the Environmental Business Journal as a winner of one of their prestigious Business Achievement Awards is a great honour," shared Ed Quilty, President and CEO of Aquatic Informatics. "Our team has certainly been focused on serving global markets in 2013. We opened a new subsidiary in Australia and welcomed two of the brightest minds in the industry, Chris Misson and Roberto Francesconi, who bring 35 years of experience in designing widely adopted water management software. New lighthouse international accounts include the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA, New Zealand), Bay of Plenty Regional Council (BOPRC, New Zealand), the Brisbane City Council (BCC, Australia), Goulburn-Murray Water (Australia), Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW, Afghanistan), Dam Safety and Water Planning Project (DSWRP, Sri Lanka), National Water Resources Institute (INDRHI, Dominican Republic), Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN, El Salvador), Water Resource Authority (WRA, Jamaica) and University of Freiburg, Germany."

Aquatic Informatics now serves thousands of users from over 400 national, state, regional, and local government agencies, hydropower operators, mining companies, consulting engineering firms, and academic institutions around the world. The world's most advanced agencies, including the USGS and Water Survey Canada (WSC), trust AQUARIUS to produce real-time, accurate water data.

(i) Environmental Business Journal provides strategic information and market forecasts for executives involved in 14 business segments, including environmental remediation, water & wastewater, air pollution control, environmental consulting & engineering, hazardous waste, instrumentation, pollution control equipment, waste management, resource recovery, and solid waste management.

About Aquatic Informatics Inc.

Aquatic Informatics™ provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is the trusted provider of hydrologic management solutions to hundreds of federal, state/provincial and local government departments, hydropower operators, mining companies, academic groups, and consulting organizations around the world, who collect, manage, and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data. For more information about Aquatic Informatics, go to www.aquaticinformatics.com

About the EBJ Business Achievement Awards

In October-December 2013, Climate Change Business Journal solicited nominations for the EBJ Business Achievement Awards. Nominations were accepted in 200-word essays in either specific or unspecified categories. Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and EBJ editorial advisory board members. (Disclaimer: company audits were not conducted to verify information or claims submitted with nominations.)

About EBI

Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers. EBI publishes Environmental Business Journal®, the leading provider of strategic information for the environmental industry, and Climate Change Business Journal®, which covers nine segments of the Climate Change Industry. EBI also performs contract research for the government and private sector and founded the Environmental Industry Summit, an annual three-day event for executives in the environmental industry.

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