Benefits of renewable energy in drinking water production

Beneficios de las energías renovables en la producción de agua potable

Revolution in desalination systems

Revolution in desalination systems

What should be the focus of R&D&i in the Spanish water sector?

What should be the focus of R&D&i in the Spanish water sector?

LIFE DREAMER – Demostration of a highly sustainable desalination system

LIFE DREAMER – Demostración de un sistema de desalación altamente sostenible

In Depth: Analysis of the water sector in 2020 and forecasts for 2021

Empezamos el año con un primer número especial de agua de FuturENVIRO, con nuestra ya instaurada sección especial denominada “A Fondo: Análisis 2020”. Una sección en las que personalidades y asociaciones del sector del agua hacen un repaso de los acontecimientos más importantes en el sector del agua durante el año.

The beginning of the end of a decade

Domingo Zarzo Martínez, President of the AEDyR We find ourselves at a time of crisis and opportunity, a time of great promise but also one of great challenges. On the face of it, weare nearing...

Al Khobar I Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

Al-Khobar 1, built by ACCIONA and owned by Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), is one of the biggest desalination plants in Saudi Arabia. It will provide a service to 350,000 people. ACCIONA has completed the...

Desalination in Latin America

Water management in the region is highly vulnerable to the  effects of climate change and variability, with more severe droughts and the intensification of flooding events, which in the last 15 years have increased...

Smart management and “digital” desalination with digital twins

Climate change is a reality supported by the numbers. Desertisation directly affects over 250 million people and threatens the main livlihoods of a billion people in 100 countries. Desalination is now a real alternative in...

Research and innovation for excellence in technological efficiency, use of renewable energies, emerging technologies...

Project partners Participating from Spain, and more specifically the Canary Islands, are: ITC, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), Consorcio para el diseño, construcción, equipamiento y explotación de...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WATER SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from...

NON-CONVENTIONAL WATER RESOURCES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

It is an honour for me to write this opinion article as the new President of the International Desalination Association (IDA). But, first of all, I would like to look back on 2019 as...

DESAL+ LIVING LAB, THE PERFECT ECOSYSTEM FOR ONGOING INNOVATION IN DESALINATION

  Given current global population growth, the effects of climate change and changes in water consumption trends and legislative requirements, desalination of seawater, brackish water or wastewater is amongst the most efficient alternatives to guarantee...

ALADYR OPTIMISTIC ON FORTHCOMING WATER MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES IN LATIN AMERICA

Governments, and public and private organisations in Latin America are aware of the challenges posed by climate change, population growth and economic and industrial development, and the associated implications for drinking water access and...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Proyecto de la desaladora Al Zawrah en el Emirato de Ajman

Proyecto de la desaladora Al Zawrah en el Emirato de Ajman

Al Zawrah desalination plant in Emirate of Ajman The Al-Zawrah desalination plant in the Emirate of Ajman is operated by Cadagua and has already produced the first 3 million m3. The contract for the...
Dos importantes desaladoras a punto de inaugurar en oriente medio

Two important desalination plants to go into operation in the middle east

Within a couple of months, Acciona will commission two important desalination plants in the Middle East: the Al Jubail desalination plant in Saudi Arabia with a capacity of 100,000 m3/day and the Fujairah desalination...
CaribDA: Análisis del mercado de desalación en 2014

CaribDA: Desalinationanalysis 2014

For over 80 years, the desalination of water has touched every life and industry throughout the Caribbean, becoming one of the most important resources available to the islands as they strive to overcome water...
Nueva etapa, nuevos retos en el sector de la desalación

New stage, new challenges in the area of desalination

There are around 16,000 desalination plants worldwide and they produce approximately 90 million m3/day. 60% of desalinated water is seawater and 65% of desalination is carried out using reverse osmosis technology. Spain is the...

LIFE+REMEMBRANE: End-of-life recovery of reverse osmosis membranes

The main objective of the LIFE+REMEMBRANE project is the recovery of reverse osmosis membranes, used in desalination plants, at the end of their service lives, after between 5 and 10 years in operation. What...
Nuevos mercados potenciales para el mercado del desarrollo de agua: desalación y reuso

New potential markets for the water development sector – desalination and reuse

In recent years, there has been incredible growth and development in desalination and reuse thanks to new technologies. The countries of the Middle East have led research and development projects into the possibilities of...
Periferia y lógica descentralizada en los sistemas de control de instalaciones de saneamiento y abastecimiento

Decentralised peripherals and logic for control systems of water treatment and supply facilities

EMASESA – empresa metropolitana de abastecimiento y saneamiento de aguas de Sevilla (metropolitan company for water supply and treatment in Seville) has implemented a Rockwell Automation peripherals and logic model in its control systems....

Growth in desalination continues

The past five years has seen a 57% increase in the capacity of desalination plants on-line according to the latest data published by the International Desalination Association (IDA) and Global Water Intelligence (GWI). As...