Organica Water, Inc
Organica Water is a global provider of innovative solutions for the treatment and recycling of wastewater. Over the past two decades Organica has developed a truly unique approach, enabling customers all over the world to address urban water challenges in a cost and resource efficient manner. Organica’s solutions are all founded on the fundamental belief that nature provides the most efficient means to treat wastewater, offering significant cost savings compared to other solutions, and harmonious integration into modern urban lifestyles.
Established in 1998, Organica began as a traditional wastewater design-build company focused exclusively on the Hungarian market. During the first nine years of its life the company built over 75 municipal, commercial, and industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), using a variety of different technologies, for clients ranging from large municipalities to multinational companies such as GM, Audi, Alcoa, Shell, Suzuki and GE. At the same time, Organica invested significantly into R&D with a goal of developing its own IFAS-type (Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge) solution for biological wastewater treatment. In 2007 Organica sold its design-build business to focus exclusively on the commercialization of its own biological wastewater treatment solution on a global basis.
Today, Organica is an international company operating on three different continents, and the world leader in Fixed-Bed Biofilm Activated Sludge (FBAS) technology, with dozens of operating references in France, Hungary, and China. Organica’s dedicated team focuses on providing customers with sales support, WWTP design, and technology specific products, all of which enable them to build Organica-powered WWTPs for a variety of applications. Organica’s staff integrates a wide range of expertise and disciplines, with microbiologists, engineers, architects, economists, and sales professionals, all working towards the common goal of treating wastewater in less physical space and using less energy, resulting in significantly lower capital and operating costs compared to traditional approaches.
Since its international rollout, Organica has seen a continuously growing interest in this type of wastewater solution all over the world. From countries looking to meet their growing urbanization challenges, to fully developed markets with infrastructure upgrading needs, the advantages of small, efficient, and attractive wastewater treatment plants are a serious demand driver for a huge range of applications.
To provide products and services which enable customers all over the world to build and operate space and energy efficient biological wastewater treatment plants that blend harmoniously into urban and residential population centers, ultimately lowering infrastructure costs and facilitating reuse and recycling of treated wastewater.
The word “Organican” is a way to describe the unique types of people that work at Organica’s offices around the globe. Below you will find the SIX core values that define what it means to be an Organican.
How We Communicate. We believe in radical transparency. Being truly open is empowering. When every Organican has all the information, it limits politics, facilitates collaborative solutions, and creates a true meritocracy. Most of all we believe that being transparent with everyone – from employees, to customers, to partners – gives us the best chance to create value and ultimately to win.
Who We Are. More than any other value, this defines us. We believe diversity results in better outcomes and a more complete understanding of the world. We show a mutual respect for other cultures, and innate curiosity to understand those that are not the same.
Taking Responsibility. Einstein said “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” Learning is top priority at Organica, so making mistakes is part of our process. However when they do happen, the key is that Organicans find solutions and implement them. We take responsibility. No apologies. No excuses. We take ownership and find the way forward with new ideas and approaches.
Using Scale to Drive Change. Everyone sees the challenges (water scarcity, poverty, climate change) facing the world today, but Organicans are ready to do something about it. However we don’t believe this can be done one WWTP at a time. Our mission is to have the largest and broadest IMPACT on this planet in the short time we have on it. Everything we do as a company, and as individuals, is driven by this goal. For an Organican it is not about winning one project… it is about finding ways to scale so we can change the way people think about wastewater forever.
Together We Stand. Organica is a workplace built on collaboration and teamwork, with a foundation of mutual respect for each individual personality/culture. We stand together as one team, united in our objectives to maximize our impact on this planet. As passionate individuals we may be successful, but ONLY if we stand together as one team, will we truly reach our common goals.
Achieving Greatness. At Organica, what we are trying to do is not easy. We are working to transform an industry that hasn’t changed in over 100 years. It takes a special kind of faith and focus to achieve this greatness. It’s that special “something” we look for in every Organican… the dedication to push the industry limits and excel to extraordinary levels. It’s only with this approach that Organica can achieve its mission of changing the way the world views wastewater treatment.