FuturENVIRO #Water Abril - April2019 - page 18

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El Sector irá incorporando en mayor medida
nuevos perfiles profesionales vinculados con
las tecnologías digitales, la comunicación y la
gestión política.
Estas Guías Técnicas españolas elaboradas por AQUA ESPAÑA tie-
nen el objetivo de ser un referente técnico para el Sector, tal y como
ya lo fueron otras elaboradas por la Asociación. Ejemplos desta-
cados fueron la guía relativa a sustancias para agua potable y la
guía para el aprovechamiento en edificios colectivos y viviendas,
mediante sistemas de aprovechamiento de aguas pluviales y re-
ciclaje de aguas grises. Con ellas, esperamos facilitar que el sector
desarrolle sus servicios técnicos mediante las buenas prácticas
profesionales y empresariales, y que así avance técnica y económi-
camente.
Este 2019 también será el de la extensión de la implementación de
la UNE 100030 de prevención y control de la Legionella, que inspi-
rará la nueva legislación en España en la materia. Un área de enor-
me importancia para la salud pública y en la que AQUA ESPAÑA
ha tenido históricamente un papel destacado, representando los
intereses del sector empresarial implicado comprometidos con la
salud pública y la eficiencia en todo el ciclo del agua.
Finalmente, pero para nada menos importante, en 2019 veremos
seguramente aumentar las relaciones internacionales en el Sector.
Tanto a nivel empresarial, en el marco de la compra venta de em-
presas, más allá del simple intercambio comercial o tecnológico;
como a nivel asociativo. En los países del centro de Europa existe
una profunda consciencia sobre la necesidad de actuar coordina-
damente a nivel europeo. Un enfoque que ilustra la comprensión
que Europa compite realmente con China y Estados Unidos, y sus
Estados Miembros deben cooperar más que competir. Por todo ello,
veremos nuevas iniciativas colaborativas, tanto en el marco de la
I+D+i, como en el normativo y el legislativo. Y seguramente más rá-
pidamente en el plano normativo, pues las normas técnicas están
llamadas a ser el referente de las futuras leyes sectoriales, tal como
recientemente hemos empezado a ver en el Sector, de manera ge-
neralizada.
Tendremos pues un 2019 de interesantes iniciativas empresariales
y políticas, con componentes cada vez más vinculados al mundo
digital y a los retos de la gobernanza hídrica. Y en este desafío se
requiere que todos los stakeholders del sector participen y lo ha-
gan con honestidad, profesionalidad,cooperación, transparencia y
responsabilidad.
social security contributions and tax revenues, and consequently
influences the possibility of investment and public expenditure
in water infrastructures, etc. And the latter because it is vital
in a country with very high municipal fragmentation that
has repeatedly received sanctions for non-compliance with
European water treatment regulations. In Spain, over 5,800
municipalities have less than 2,000 inhabitants. This represents
72% of municipalities in the state, and brings with it all the
different costs associated with such a degree of fragmentation,
including water management costs.
The Sector will incorporate more andmore
professional profiles associated with digital
technologies, communication and policy
management.
The Spanish Technical Guides created by AQUA ESPAÑA have
the objective of serving as a technical reference for the Sector,
in the same way as other guides previously published by the
Association. Outstanding examples include the guide on
substances for drinking water and the guide on water use in
multi-occupancy and apartment buildings, through systems for
availing of rain water and grey water. Our aim with these guides
is to help the Sector to develop its technical services through
good professional and business practices, thereby facilitating
technical and economic progress.
2019 will also see extended implementation of UNE 100030
standard on the prevention and control of legionella, which
will be the backbone of new Spanish legislation in this area.
This is an area of immense importance for public health and
one in which AQUA ESPAÑA has historically played a leading
role, representing the interests of the business sector involved,
in a spirit of commitment to public health and efficiency
throughout the entire urban water cycle.
Last but not least, 2019 will almost certainly see intensification
of international relations in the Sector.This will occur both on
a business level, within the framework of buying and selling
beyond simple commercial or technological exchange, and also
at the level of trade associations. In central European countries,
there is a deep awareness of the need for coordinated action
at European level.This approach highlights the awareness that
Europe is really competing with China and the United States, and
that EUMember States should cooperate more than compete. For
all these reasons, we will see new cooperative initiatives in the
area of R&D&i as well as in terms
of standards and legislation. And
this will most probably occur
sooner in the area of standards,
because technical standards are
destined to be the reference for
future sectoral laws, as we have
recently begun to see in the
Sector in general.
2019 will, therefore, be a year
of interesting business and
policy initiatives, with elements
increasingly linked to the digital
world and the challenges of
water governance. And to meet
this challenge, all stakeholders
will have to participate with
honesty, professionalism,
cooperation, transparency and
responsibility.
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