THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL WATER MANAGEMENT

  The water sector has the great advantage of being in a position to implement lessons learnt by other sectors, such as gas and electricity, in the process of digital transformation, thereby reaping the benefits of...

BELLO WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT (MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA)

  Introduction The Bello Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located in the municipality of Bello, where Empresas Públicas de Medellín (Medellín Publicly Owned Enterprises) have lands with a surface area of 45 hectares. The municipalities of...

COMMITMENT AND VISIBILITY TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

In September 1995, the role of women in the environment was identified as one of the 12 critical areas of concern in the Beijing Platform for Action, which was adopted by world leaders at the...

ALKIA ENERGY designs and executes landfill biogas recovery facility at Ecocentral Granada

ALKIA ENERGY SL, a company with great expertise in availing of residual gases for large energy consumers, carried out the preliminary project study and designed an energy solution encompassing all the important aspects of...

BIOFERTILISERS FROM BIOGAS PLANT DIGESTATES. LIFE IN BRIEF CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

Subsequent to three years of work, the Life In Brief (LIFE14 ENV/ES/000427) project has concluded. The project was a joint effort featuring companies from the fertiliser sector, biogas plants, engineering companies, agricultural services companies...

NEW LANDFILL BIOGAS RECOVERY FACILITY AT ECOCENTRAL GRANADA

Ecocentral Granada is a mechanical-biological treatment facility where municipal solid waste from the province of Granada is processed. It is located in the municipality of Alhendín, around 15 km south of the city of...

FIRST RESULTS FROM LIFE RECYPACK, A PROJECT SEEKING TO CREATE A MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR...

LIFE RECYPACK is a demonstration project that is studying four solutions to current problems in the process of treating commercial plastic packaging waste (containers and packaging), mainly polyethylene (PE) and expanded polystyrene (EPS) in...

BALEARES. TARGET: TO MANAGE 800,000 TONNES OF WASTE PER ANNUM IN A DIFFERENT WAY

Baleares was the only Autonomous Community lacking a Waste Act. Recently, the Parliament of the Balearic Islands passed the Balearic Islands Waste and Contaminated Lands Act. This pioneering legislation at national level in Spain,...

THE NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT MODEL IN THE METROPOLIS OF BARCELONA

The agreement, entered into by the Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), the Catalan Waste Agency (ARC) and the 36 metropolitan municipalities, has been ratified by the Metropolitan Council. It establishes the individualisation of commercial and...

Comparative Tables & Technical Guides (2019): Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators; Optical...

Our ongoing objective is to make FuturENVIRO the leading publication in the waste management and recovery market and, like last year, our Technical Guides provide a consultation reference for experts in the recycling industry. We...

DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME (DRS): Are DRS results in Europe transferable to Spain?

Waste management is going through a crucial period in Spain and in Europe. The quantity of waste packaging generated by society has been increasing, and political and social concern has been growing in parallel,...

SUSTAINABILITY OF IRRIGATION IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Water scarcity is one of the main problems of irrigation. Future prospects in many arid and semi-arid regions are not very bright, due to global warming. Climate change forecasts point to a significant reduction...

INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT WITH ANAEROBIC TECHNOLOGY (UASB) + MBR IN THE BREWING SECTOR

The Department of Engineering at AEMA (Agua, Energía y Medioambiente Servicios Integrales) continues to extend its portfolio of industrial effluent treatment references. This article provides a description of a project undertaken by AEMA in...

PEFMED PROJECT ON FOOD INDUSTRY SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH IMPLEMENTATION OF PEF METHODOLOGY

The PEFMED project falls within the framework of the INTERREG MED priority 1 axis: Promoting Mediterranean Innovation Capacities to Develop Smart and Sustainable Growth. The objective is to increase the transnational activity of innovative...

REPAIR OF DN 1600 MM CONCRETE PIPE WITH CARBON FIBRE IN MADRID

ACCIONA AGUA was awarded the contract for urgent renovation and repair work in the water supply and reclaimed water networks of Canal de Isabel II Gestión, S.A. in 2017. Amongst the work carried out...

REMOTE METER READING AT CANAL DE ISABEL II: A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE

For many years now, Canal de Isabel II has had one of the most advanced business communications networks in Spain. This has given the company the know-how needed to experiment with a large number...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WATER SECTOR IN 2018

We begin 2019 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2018”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

MATARROMERA IMPLEMENTS VITICULTURE 4.0 TO IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY AND QUALITY IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE...

Commitment to the environment and sustainability is part of the DNA of Bodegas Familiares Matarromera. Since its foundation, the company has worked in perfect harmony with nature. It is with these premises that a...

RECYCLING CART: SUSTAINABILITY IN STREET CLEANING

  Innovation is one of the keys to enable European circular economy targets to be met. The ambitious targets that have been set require an improvement in waste recovery to enable subsequent recycling in all...

FOREFRONT OF TONER CARTRIDGE RECYCLING

After the legislative change, R&D dominates the market. The main target for Spanish company i2ma is: No cartridge to landfill! Since appearing on the market, toner powder cartridges have become a pending matter with respect...

BECAUSE WASTE DOES NOT EXIST

According to Eurostat figures, we produce 2,500 tonnes of waste per annum in Europe and only around 50% of this is recycled. At industrial level, we produce 260 million tonnes of waste from manufacturing...

CIRCULAR ECONOMY TURNS WASTE AROUND

CIRCE is participating in the European CIRC4Life project, funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme. The project seeks cooperation between companies and consumers to foster more sustainable and more...

SOGAMA: Setting trends in Europe

The company has completed the first stage of the extension to its environmental complex in Cerceda, with the commissioning of a new facility to recover materials from conventional waste. This facility is a prime...

PLANT 4.0

Ecoembes, within the framework of its commitment to the circular economy has been promoting the recycling of domestic packaging in Spain for 20 years. During this time, the organisation has been committed to innovation...

paperChain project: New circular economy models for the paper industry

The paperChain project is funded by European Commission Horizon 2020 Research & Development Programme. It proposes the use of waste generated in the paper industry as secondary raw materials for resource-intensive sectors, such as construction,...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2018

We begin 2019 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2018”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Valtalia executes proprietary project to put Galicia at the forefront of waste treatment and...

The plant features a reception pit of 5,000 cubic metres and five treatment lines, each with the capacity to process 40 tonnes per hour. These lines are equipped with over 30 optical sensors to...

Gabal El Asfar WWTP (Cairo, Egypt)

  The Gabal El Asfar wastewater treatment plant (WTTP) on the outskirts of Cairo (Egypt) has successfully completed its Proving Period Test. The Proving Period Test involves a series of operational trials in the plant...

Lagares WWTP (Vigo). Spain’s largest WWTP with biofiltration technology and one of the largest...

The new Lagares Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) forms part of the “Vigo Sanitation Plan”. It is the result of the response to the serious pollution problems of the Vigo Ria (estuary) on the part...

Automation of Sierra Sur Plant puts province of Jaén in vanguard of waste treatment

Resurja is currently responsible for treating all the waste produced in the province’s 97 municipalities. The “Jaén-Sierra Sur” Plant receives the waste collected in 32 municipalities located in the west of the province, including...

Sogama extension in line with Industry 4.0

A reception pit of 5,000 cubic metres, from where the waste is fed into the process line, 5 treatment lines, each with the capacity to process 40 tonnes per hour, 2 overhead cranes with...

Women & Environment

  When, just over five years ago I faced the challenge of launching a new project to bring out two technical magazine, I never imagined the difficulties that this would involve. Least of all, when...

Tertiary treatment at the Prat de Llobregat WWTP

    This scenario makes it necessary to have the Llobregat WRP operating at 100% capacity. The facility was originally built to increase the flows circulating in the river, to contribute to recharging the aquifers (which are...

Design, construction, operation and maintenance of two desalination plants in Qatar by ACCIONA Agua

Ras Abu Fontas 3 has a capacity of 164,000 m3 per day. The final client for the water produced at the plant is the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). ACCIONA Agua is...

Energy-from-Waste firm brings industry-leading Spanish eco boilers to UK

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has partnered with Spanish energy generation specialists SUGIMAT to become the UK’s exclusive distributor of their industry-leading boilers. With 40 years’ experience, SUGIMAT is a company which is globally renowned for its...

Waste Treatment Plant in Querétaro (México)

The project entrusted to Bianna Recycling encompassed engineering, manufacture, assembly, commissioning, staff training in operating and maintenance, and plant maintenance. The facility will serve the population of Santiago de Querétaro and will manage around...

Untha Iberica Mexico delivers two new RS40 shredders in Veracruz for treatment of steel...

In December 2017, Untha Iberica Mexico installed two 4-shaft RS40 shredders for the treatment of steel shavings from production waste. In the same month, the company received a second order for a further two treatment lines...

Pipeline to close loop in Guadalentín Valley

Proposed solution A water supply pipeline of 1200 in diameter carries water from the Águilas Desalination Plant. This line runs along the right bank of the Guadalentín Valley and provides the necessary flows of water...

ANSWER demonstration project: Eco-efficient solution to obtain reclaimed water and energy, and recover resources

  The objective of the LIFE ANSWER project (Advanced nutrient solutions with electrochemical recovery) is to demonstrate an integrated solution for water reuse, and the recovery of resources and energy from wastewater. The process is...

MOSES Project: “Managing crOp water Saving with Enterprise Services”

The MOSES (Managing crOp water Saving with Enterprise Services) project is financed by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No. 642258). The goal is to integrate, adapt and improve...

Dominican Republic’s first large-scale ELT shredding plant

  Grupo SPR, an international company based in Spain, acts as an integrated partner to offer solutions and equipment for waste treatment and raw materials recovery (secondary fuels, metals recovery, plastics recycling, etc.). In recent years,...

Vexor swears by Lindner’s expertise to produce high-tech refuse-derived fuels

Lindner previously supplied a Komet 2800 HP for refuse-derived fuel production in Medina, Ohio, the headquarters of the American waste management company that was founded in 1999. Designed and built by Lindner, a plant...

Raw water pumping system with integrated intelligence

It has always existed, continues to exist and, for the foreseeable future, will continue to exist. We refer to wastewater, a source of pollution that we would dare to describe as infinite. With industrialisation...

AERaudit at the Alba de Tormes WWTP

The Aerzen AERaudit device audits real consumption of the company’s Delta Blowers and checks the efficiency of its Delta Hybrid units. The aim is to control power parameters through an energy efficiency audit of...

ACCIONA builds Mediterranean´s largest desalination plant for industrial use in Sardinia (Italy)

The contract, worth €22 million, includes design and construction of the desalination plant as well as operation and maintenance for six years, with a possible three-year extension. The plant has a daily production capacity of...

In depth: Analysis of the water sector in 2017

We begin 2018 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2017”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Biogasnalia biogas plant in Villalonquéjar (Burgos)

In mid-November, AGF completed the construction and commissioning of the biogas plant built on a turnkey basis for Biogasnalia at the latter company’s facilities in the Villalonquéjar Industrial Park in Burgos, Spain. The contract...

Optimisation of operations at Tirme Packaging Recovery Facility in Mallorca

The light packaging recovery plant, which is a key factor in the success of recycling in Mallorca, has been constantly improving operations since it opened in 2003. This plant represents a vital preliminary stage...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2017

We begin 2018 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2017”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Construction and commisioning of general interceptor sewers on the right bank of the Ferrol...

Introduction Until April 2017, the Ferrol estuary, where the cities of Ferrol and Narón are located, was going through a delicate environmental situation marked by the great degradation of its marine environment. This was mainly...

Oum Azza DWTP, Rabat, Morocco

  Background This treatment plant was built within the framework of a project to enhance the drinking water supply system to the coastal corridor that runs from Rabat to Casablanca, using water from the Sidi Mohamed...

Valorisation of spent foundry sand in construction applications

Spent Foundry Sand (SFS) generation is intrinsic to metal casting processes. Most ferrous foundries use sand moulds and cores for casting, which are discarded after pouring (lost mould technique). This generates large amounts of...

UrBAN-WASTE Project: Urban strategies for waste management in tourist city

Solid waste is a commonly identified impact of tourism, but is rarely examined in tourism literature. Globally, it is estimated that the tourism industry is responsible for the generation of 35 million tonnes of...

REPARA 2.0: A new infrastructure management concept

The road network is in jeopardy due to restrictive investment policies arising from the economic crisis and cutbacks in road conservation and maintenance. According to the latest Spanish Road Association report on maintenance needs,...

SMARTWASTE: A step towards the society of the future

Ecoembes has been promoting the recycling of domestic packaging in Spain for 20 years, an illustration of the organisation’s commitment to the circular economy. During this period, Ecoembes has been committed to the implementation...

Ibarra WWTP, Ecuador

INTRODUCTION The city of San Miguel de Ibarra, the largest city in the canton and capital of the province of Imbabura, is located in the north of Ecuador, 115 km northeast of Quito and 125...

Ourense WWTP: Enhanced Sewage Treatment in Ourense

INTRODUCTION On July 26 2017, the Spanish minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, inaugurated the new Ourense Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). At the ceremony, the minister emphasised that the new facility...

URBANREC is an innovative project capable of converting bulky waste into raw materials for...

The URBANREC project is an ambitious initiative which seeks to recover bulky waste throughout Europe. Over 60% of this type of waste currently ends up in landfills. URBANREC seeks to endow this waste with...

WASTE4THINK: A project by, with and for people

The project has a duration of 42 months and features the participation of 19 partners from 6 European countries. It seeks to integrate and validate 20 eco-innovative solutions covering the entire value chain of...

High power photovoltaic pumping systems for irrigation communities, agro-food companies and individual farmers

The MASLOWATEN project kicked off in September 2015 with the goal of developing and marketing a quality photovoltaic irrigation solution. The project has a scheduled duration of three years. During the first year, five...

Study of treatability of whey in anaerobic digesters at WWTPs in Cantabria managed by...

In recent years, the implementation of anaerobic digestion for the treatment of this type of organic waste has grown substantially, due to its numerous benefits(3)(4). However, owing to the complexity of the processes that take...

Disposable wipes in sewer systems: Technical analysis of wipes available on the Spanish market....

We sewer system managers do not understand the logic of waiting for solid product (disposable wipes) to be converted into a pseudo-liquid product (more or less disintegrated disposable wipes) in the sewer network, which,...

Spain’s first phosphorus recovery plant

Background The Sur de Madrid Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the left bank of the River Manzanares and receives wastewater from the Sur sewer (left bank interceptor sewer). This interceptor sewer receives the...

Algete II WWTP

The new Algete II WWTP provides a solution to growing demand arising from the urban development of the area. The new sewer network is over 6 km in length and features diameters of 1000 and...

Beyond containers

Óscar Martín, CEO at Ecoembes When reviewing 2016, previewing what is already happening in 2017 and looking ahead to the 2020 scenario, we need to explain why Ecoembes is unveiling a vision which goes beyond...

BHS and NRT present Max-AI™ autonomous waste sorting technology

In mid-April, Bulk Handling Systems (BHS) announced the arrival of Max-AI™ technology, an artificial intelligence system that identifies recyclables and other items for recovery. Through deep learning technology, Max-AI employs both multi-layered neural networks and...

Towards water security and sustainable water management in Spain. Overview of water policy results...

Liana Sandra Ardiles, Director General of Water, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment Overview of 2016 With respect to water management, 2016 was characterised by continuity in the lines of work developed in 2015...

Solar technologies for urban wastewater treatment, reuse, and recovery of extracted resources

Advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) promote the generation of hydroxl radicals that degrade the majority of organic molecules, and, therefore, pollutants, most of which are organic compounds. These processes include heterogeneous photocatalysis and homogenous photocatalysis by...

Use of algae and regenerative microorganisms for odour control at WPS in Villaviciosa (Asturias)

Background The Rodiles WPS is located on the right bank of the estuary and collects wastewater from the public sewage systems of Villaviciosa and Tazones. It then pumps this wastewater to the wastewater treatment plant. In...

Automatic calculation of equipment availability to optimise maintenance policies and control efficiency

AVAIL enables the automatic calculation of reliability, service ability and availability (uptime) indicators of electromechanical equipment based on monitoring data. These automatic indicators are valuable decision-making aids for: • Operators, for the purpose of measuring...

Veolia will build and operate one of the largest waste to energy facilities in...

The 10 million inhabitants of Mexico City produce 13,000 tonnes of waste per day. Today, two-thirds of this waste is sent to landfill. Each day, this new energy recovery facility will transform nearly one...

Comparative Tables & Technical Guides: Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators and Optical...

Our ongoing objective is to make FuturENVIRO the leading  publication in the waste management and recovery  market and, like last year, our Technical Guides provide a  consultation reference for experts in the recycling industry. We...

Ecoparque Gran Canaria Sur (Gran Canaria)

  Datos generales y externos El Complejo Ambiental de Juan Grande, hoy denominado Ecoparque Gran Canaria Sur, surge de la necesidad de adecuar las instalaciones que reciben los residuos de todo el Sur y Sureste de...

In depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2016

We begin 2017 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2016”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Santiago de Compostela, pioneering city in excess wastewater treatment

Built in 1982 and extended in 1992, the Silvouta wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) serves the city of Santiago and often operates at the limits of its capacity. Even in dry periods, the maximum flows...

Optimal water production management

About the client The different stages of the construction and commissioning of a new power station (or a new unit within an existing power station) require different types of water in terms of quality and quantity. Temporary...

AERZEN Technology in industrial wastewater treatment

Water is essential for a multitude of activities and the conservation of this public good requires ongoing efforts. Water is also a vital resource in industry, where its uses vary as much as the...

In depth: Analysis of the water sector in 2016

We begin 2017 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2016”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

Reuse of seats from end-of-life vehicles as high-quality furniture

The RESEAT project has the objective of recovering high-quality seats from end-of-life vehicles (ELV) at authorised vehicle treatment centres (previously known as scrap yards) in the Basque Country. Currently, ELV seats do not tend to...

Innovation: The key to ongoing progress

Nature as the source of inspiration A deafening noise announced that the Japanese bullet train was entering or leaving a tunnel. An unbearable thunderous din for residents of the affected areas. It was urgently necessary...

Collective systems deserve legislative support

First it was glass and containers, then paper and board and, since a few years ago, electrical equipment and batteries. For all these waste streams, legislators and experts have considered Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)...

APT Systems® nanoturbines, Suez’s latest localised energy recovery solution

A turning point in optimising urban water cycle management There is now a collective awareness of the need for sustainable use of natural resources in urban water cycle management, resulting in a global trend towards...

Valsequillo municipal solid waste treatment plant (Antequera, Malaga)

This facility, which will enable 40% of domestic waste to be recycled, is managed by the Consorcio Provincial de Residuos Sólidos Urbanos de Málaga (Malaga Provincial Municipal Solid Waste Consortium). The plant serves 91...

Guadassuar municipal solid waste recovery complex (Valencia)

Administrative background and project contextualisation In November 2016, Reciclados Ribera del Xúquer commissioned the 2E Facility of the Consorcio Ribera i Valldigna (Ribera i Valldigna Consortium) Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan, which corresponds to Zonal...

The WATINTECH project: Re-use of waste from water treatment processes

The European innovation project Watintech, in which ACCIONA Agua is taking part, will enable waste generated in treatment processes to be converted into useful products to neutralize odors and avoid corrosion in sanitation networks,...

Spain’s first “smart water network” celebrates first anniversary

In its first year of operation, the European innovation project SmartWater4Europe, set up by Acciona Agua in Burgos, has made the city a worldwide pioneer with a “smart water supply network”. To date, more...

Extension to the Burgos WWTP

The new Burgos and Alfoz Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was opened on October 24th last by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs. The Minister underlined the fact that this new plant responded to...

Pelayos de la Presa DWTP (Madrid)

Valoriza, through its Valoriza Agua and Sadyt subsidiaries, along with Sacyr Construcción, was awarded the design and Construction contract for the new Pelayos de la Presa Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP), built for Canal...

ECOMATEX: Research and development of technical, functional, sustainable materials applicable to Green Cities

Through the ECOMATEX project, AITEX is working on the research and provision of alternative materials to those commonly used in sectors such as construction, and providing these materials with enhanced features in terms of...

Photovoltaic panel recycling: circular, sustainable and competitive

One of the reasons for this lack of attention is that relatively little of this type of waste has been produced due to the long lifecycle of the modules; between 20 and 25 years...

Valladolid City Council to open tender procedure for upgrading and operation of waste...

Background In 2002, what was said to be Europe’s most advanced waste treatment facility went into operation in Valladolid. The municipal plant, which has been in operation for almost 15 years, serves the entire province...

Biofiltration for odour control at the Ecoparc de Barcelona

Introduction Around 1.6 million tonnes of waste is produced every year in the Barcelona metropolitan area (excluding industrial waste). The Ecoparc de Barcelona is an environmental facility dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of municipal organic...

Argentina inaugurates first large-scale SRF Plant

The AMBA (City of Buenos Aires plus 24 municipalities in the surrounding area) has a population of 13 million and generates a total of 16,000 tonnes of waste per day, between Municipal Solid Waste...

Towards more efficient sludge drying

Considered one of the safest systems in its field, BioCon™ is a dual conveyor, low temperature process for drying mechanically dewatered sludge at municipal and industrial facilities. One of the main distinguishing features of...

Reinventing anaerobic digestion

Symbiona’s client, a large international dairy group with a turnover of over EUR 400 million, was founded at the beginning of the 20th century and owns a number of factories strategically located in Central...

Pioneering leak detection technology

Aganova launched its star project in this very publication: the Nautilus system, designed for the detection of leaks and anomalies in large-diameter water pipes. The system is based on the insertion of a sphere...

The “Water Highway” (“Autovía del Agua”) finally reaches every corner of Cantabria

General background The main water intakes, distribution networks and drinking water treatment plants in the Autonomous Community of Cantabria are set out in what are known as the Cantabrian Water Plans. The water supply plans...

Recovery of sludge from wastewater treatment and the aggregates extraction process to obtain lightweight...

Project objectives The main objective of the project is to demonstrate that artificial lightweight aggregates (*) can be obtained from the mix of WWTP sludge and sludge from the natural aggregates extraction process for application...

Llanura Manchega DWTP (Cuenca)

The Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP) is situated at the head of the Supply Network and is amongst the initiatives that make up the Llanura Manchega Supply Project. The DWTP is located in the municipality...

Recycling equipment for greenhouse waste

Empresa Ejido Medio Ambiente S.A. was founded in 2001 as the result of a merger between Técnicas Medioambientales Tecmed S.A. and a group of local companies operating in the waste collection and transport sector. Tecmed...

Green fertilizer based on pig manure or digestate

The DIGESMART project is focused on lowering the costs for processing, storage and spreading of the digestate, while the project partners also want to create a higher value for digestate derivatives. For this reason,...

Rural Water Intelligence. The future of irrigation district management

Present to Secure Future Agriculture is by far the largest consumer of available freshwater. According to the United Nations 70% of freshwater withdrawals from watercourses and groundwater are for agricultural usage, three times more than...

Extension to the Segovia WWTP

The Segovia Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) went into operation in 1996. The flows treated at the facility have increased progressively due to population growth and also as a result of greater industrial activity with...

Peruvian National Water Authority and UN reinforce skills to reduce drought risks

The National Water Authority (Autoridad Nacional del Agua - ANA) has commenced a training programme for specialists in different state companies for the purpose of improving their skills in order to reduce risks associated...

European Waste4Think project for smart municipal waste management

With the objective of progressing towards the construction of more sustainable, eco-friendly cities, the European Waste4Think project kicked off in Bilbao this week. The project seeks to design intelligent solutions for municipal waste management...

Ecocentral Granada, at the forefront of materials recovery in Spain

According to the most recent Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Affairs (MAGRAMA) annual report (for the year 2013) on waste generation and management at municipal level, the Ecocentral Granada is the leading Spanish...

Xylem launches the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence

Xylem has developed another breakthrough technology that advances the wastewater sector with a smart, sustainable solution: the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. This new smart, interconnected wastewater pumping system from Xylem’s Flygt...

Latin America reaffirms commitment to integrated urban projects aimed at equal access to water...

Good water management is vital if Latin American cities are to achieve their potential. Apart from affecting the health of the most vulnerable, water scarcity reduces their productivity. For this reason, ensuring universal access...

“Another End is Possible” collects over 27,000 kg of e-waste in Malaga

The “Another End is Possible” campaign for solidarity in recycling will continue until the month of June in the city of Malaga. Thus far, the project has enabled the collection of 27,165 kilograms of...

ElPozo Alimentación – Veolia, alianza por el medio ambiente

Localizada al sureste de España, en la Región de Murcia, ElPozo Alimentación es una empresa española que cuenta con una trayectoria de más de 60 años en el mercado. En la actualidad, los productos...