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Environmentally conscious, easy to operate, Water + Weight + Data Management all in one device. Introducing; the new intelligent water quantity Pre-Select System specially designed for Boeing 737NG – 600 through – 900ER family aircraft.

Sustainable and digital onboard solutions will be the approach for the aerospace industry in the foreseeable future. Helping the industry to return to where they were before pandemic times while facing the reality of Climate Change is a must.

IWG’s Pre-Select system will move the needle towards a more eco-friendly way of flying while reducing fuel burn and carbon footprint substantially and contributing to significant savings.

A sustainable approach that will drive revenues and reduce costs by delivering greater efficiencies

IWG defining the future of Business and VIP jets aviation!

In the wake of the pandemic practicing social distancing and avoiding the risk of touching anything around us is the most secure way to protect ourselves and others.

IWG Touch-less and Gesture Recognition technology along IWG disinfection components, not only will allow for passengers to be safe but also to provide a reliable and protected travel time.
IWG-Lilou Carbon Fibre faucet collection: It is light, elegant, and secure.

Exceptional Water en Route!

Thirsty for more?

IWG is seeking to expand its capabilities and place a glass of cold, clear, and most importantly, clean water in the hands of airline passengers.

Using its ultraviolet light unit that is catching the attention of airlines and cleaning companies in a post-COVID-19 future, the company’s UVL1, teamed with its Passenger Water Dispenser (PWD), International Water-Guard can produce pure clean water, without the use of chemicals, to every passenger. 

Read more here

Stronger Together

We are Engaged  |  We are Leaders

International Water-Guard strongly believes that people are the driving force behind its success. IWG-members and its basic principles (values) are a constant companion and help us to be stronger especially in the current times.

Today we are:

Engaged: We are driven to do our best and Continually improved.

Leaders:  We all lead by example; responsibly and with a genuine passion for what we do.

On May 12, 2020, our Director of Quality and Technical Projects Manager, Kris Ramachandran, with IWG’s full support, made an important donation to two major hospitals within our amazing community of Surrey. 

1. Peace Arch hospital: We donated 21 boxes of Cliff Energy Bars which were received by Jennifer. Kindly thanking us for the contribution.

2. Surrey Hospital:  We were received by Jane Adams (President and CEO of Surrey Hospital Foundation) and the Director of Charitable and Legacy gifts. – to whom we delivered the vast majority of our 56 boxes of Cliff bars to help support their Night Shift nurses who no longer have a cafeteria to eat at and so they provide food baskets to their 24 staff rooms every night. The good news is that they showed Kris their boardroom filled with mostly pop and water. There were not any real solids that they had donations for and so our energy bars would indeed go a long way and they were delighted.

Pictures were taken and they were kind enough to give us a nice letter and a memento. Jane and Yolanda were very interested in our company and surprised and happy to know that we did UV related water disinfection treatment units. Time will tell when a nice opportunity for us could be to invite them over to our facility.

Last but not the least, although it was not planned, our donation was great timing as it was International Nurses Day.

Big thank you to IWG for its constant support and to all IWG-members who kindly help in the preparation of these boxes proven once more that we are stronger together.

UVL1 a real game-changer for the aerospace industry.

Showing what is next! IWG revolutionizing water consumption

Today’s reality demands a new set of parameters and guidelines.

For the aerospace industry, global hygiene standards will be the new starting point and the right way to keep moving forward.

With 30 years of experience and a wide selection of effective and reliable products IWG is leading the industry and facing new realities with absolute confidence.

What is next for passengers? simple, effective, and reliable technology. Featuring our powerful IWG-UVL1. A powerful unit that emits ultraviolet energy within the UV-C spectrum using LED lights.

The unit disinfects 99.99% of the water from viruses and bacteria without the use of chemicals protecting passengers/crew and the aircraft. All pathogens that may be in the water supply will absorb the UV light, making them unable to reproduce scrambling of the genetic code in the nucleus. As a result, drinkable disinfected water. The best part of it all, the unit is installed just right before the spigot of a faucet minimizing any chance of contamination between the waterline and passenger.

Read more about it at PAX International Magazine, May 2020 edition: Amenities & Comfort digital issue page 2 and 16 here.

Climate Action  | Earth Day 50Th anniversary

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth day, our planet is taking a pause.

In these extraordinary times, people and businesses are in the process of adapting and changing, and with this new pattern of behaviour, we are creating a visible impact on the environment.

We have witnessed how our emissions have dropped, smog has significantly reduced, and even, in some cases, how nature delightfully showed up and spread rapidly without boundaries and/or restrictions.

This is the moment of understanding the importance of coexisting with nature. We have the power to shape global health, and our success will be measured by how we will manage this power to develop solutions and forge tomorrow’s path for future generations.

International Water-Guard’s commitment to the future provides immediate solutions to these immediate challenges with powerful water disinfection units such as IWG-UVL1 eliminating 99.99% of bacteria and viruses and contributing to eradicate the use and disposal of bottled water, or our electronic Water Quantity Pre-Select System which will save weight, reduce fuel burn, and cut down carbon emissions from commercial aircraft. Let us help you shift towards a more sustainable world. Let us help you lead the industry!#iwg #earthday2020

UVC-LED and its role against COVID-19

Here is an article on one of the many avenues to consider in the Aviation industry’s battle to combat COVID-19. UV disinfection of water.

As we collectively embark on a new quest to make air travel healthier for our passengers, with efforts to maintain a sterile cabin, social distancing on flights, and increased screening of passengers for potential symptoms, a key component to include in our risk assessment is Potable Water.

Be it at Airport water fountains, water used on-board for coffee, or water served to passengers to keep them hydrated, it is imperative that we be cognizant that water must be disinfected at the Point Of Use ( POU), as it is the last contact point right before consumption.

UV-C radiations from LEDs at a wavelength of 260-270 nm work by inactivating the DNA of the virus rendering them futile to further proliferation and consequently eliminate the potential for human infections. The most pivotal potential of UV-Cs is their proven efficacy in disabling other strains of Coronavirus including MERS and SARS.

IWG is introducing, the IWG Passenger Water Dispenser (PWD) aimed at eliminating contamination at touch points while keeping passengers hydrated with water disinfected by UV-C LEDs at Point Of Use.

We are all in this together

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting families, communities, businesses, and everybody’s way of life. During this unprecedented period of uncertainty, IWG would like to reach out and update our community on how we are approaching the situation.

First and foremost, our heart goes out to anyone who is been impacted by illness caused by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our most sincere wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who are sick. We would also like to greatly thank the selfless healthcare workers around the world who are on the front-line toiling tirelessly to take care of people in need. Also, many thanks to the countless others whose contribution is so vital at this time for keeping us fed, connected and powered.

We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees, families and communities. Many of our team are now working from home and those that are on-site are strictly adhering to the social distancing and other protocols and restrictions in place to keep them, and everyone, safe. Regardless of being on-site or working from home, we will continue to provide our full support to our customers, business partners, suppliers and community and strive to deliver the highest levels of performance.

For 30 years IWG has been developing and delivering water products to the aviation industry that protect the health of passengers and crew.  As we deal with this crisis, our team remains focused on that mandate to protect both passengers and crew from the risk of waterborne illness by listening to the needs of the industry.

 What steps would you like to see?

Steven Bis  |  President IWG

Boeing’s Aviall Announces Agreements with Major International Suppliers

Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 18, 2018

International Water-Guard signed and exclusive distribution agreement with Aviall, A Boeing Company, for its Lavatory Water Heater which fit Boeing 737, 747, 767 and 777 fleets.

The ceremonial signing took place on Tuesday July 17, and the press release came out Wednesday July 18, 2018. Here the Press Release

For over 30 years, International Water-Guard (IWG) has been providing exceptional potable water system components to the aerospace industry.
Operating from our headquarters in Surrey, British Columbia, IWG is recognized as the world’s leading provider of flight-certified potable water ultraviolet treatment units, on-demand water heaters, water control devices, aircraft water pumps, compact water modules, and innovative potable water components.

“We’re recognized as the leader in specialized water system components not only because of our innovative products and leading technology, but because we back up everything with exceptional customer service”

Purchasing an exceptional water system component from IWG doesn’t end at delivery. We stand behind every product. Every order comes with exceptional customer service as standard.