EIT Community Water Scarcity

Good water management – a tool to cope with water scarcity within the framework...

Water scarcity is one of the major current and future problems in southern Europe and solutions need to be found urgently. In this context, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has selected SMEs and start-ups from 15 European countries to participate in the EIT Community Water Scarcity initiative. These companies have created solutions at an advanced stage of development that improve irrigation efficiency.
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Shuqaiq 3 Desalination Plant (Saudi Arabia)

The Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) awarded the contract for the construction of the Shuqaiq 3 seawater desalination plant to a consortium made up of Marubeni, Almar Water Solutions, Rawafid and Acciona Agua. The plant supplies drinking water to the regions of Asir and Jazan.

New mechanical-biological treatment plant Milà waste management area (Menorca)

The Milà Waste Management Area now has a new mechanical-biological treatment plant for waste management and recovery. The facility was inaugurated at the beginning of April on completion of the upgrading works carried out by the UTE Es Milà consortium, the concessionaire made up of PreZero España and Adalmo, along with a number of local companies.

Circular packaging: regulations and challenges

At EuRIC, we are working to ensure that the forthcoming European Directive on packaging and packaging waste is reinforced with a view to increasing recycling rates, improving packaging design to facilitate recycling, and increasing the recycled material content of new packaging products.
Paz Orviz Ibáñez. Gerente del Consorcio para la Gestión de los Residuos Sólidos en Asturias (COGERSA).

Towards a circular future with a female perspective

El medio ambiente es, y será cada vez más, de las mujeres. Desde el papel tradicional de gestora del hogar y educadora de los hijos e hijas, hasta la responsable mayoritaria que es de las decisiones de consumo, o la posición femenina relevante en puestos de liderazgo en administraciones y empresas que tienen que ver con la sostenibilidad.
Retos del Sector Agua Urbana

Urban Water Sector Challenges

Midway through 2022 is an appropriate time to take a brief look at the challenges facing the urban water sector, a very singular sector of vital importance in the daily lives of citizens and one that often goes unnoticed. 

Artificial Intelligence comes to the water sector with EDAR 360

EDAR 360 is a new innovation project committed to developing artificial intelligence solutions in the field of wastewater treatment, in line with one of Europe’s major strategic pillars.
Emergencia climática en clave de género

Climate emergency from the perspective of gender

La crisis climática y emergencia climática que está viviendo nuestro planeta es innegable, pero su impacto se distribuye de modo desigual.
Equilibrio ecológico y colaboración, el impulso hacia un futuro cada día más sostenible

Ecological balance and collaboration, the drive towards an increasingly sustainable future

The concept of balance can be defined as the equilibrium between two or more situations. The term is applicable to different fields, such as physics or economics, but today we will focus on the environment. In speaking of "ecological balance" we cannot fail to mention one of the most valuable natural habitats on the Iberian Peninsula, the Iberian dehesa grassland.
Los RAEE, pieza clave en el desarrollo sostenible de nuevas tecnologías

WEEE a key element in the sustainable development of new technologies

The shortage of raw materials, a lack of materials to manufacture new electronic devices and intensive use of technology all come together in a new global context. Within this scenario, Fundación Ecolec has, through its activity and different initiatives, enabled citizens and social agents to become aware of the importance of correct WEEE management as a sustainable way of recovering precious metals.

Comparative Tables & Technical Guides (2022): Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators; Optical...

Comparative Tables & Technical Guides (2022): Primary shredders; Eddy current & magnetic separators; Optical Sorters & Double-deck or elastic mesh flip-flop screens

How will water utilities cut emissions in half and help decarbonise the water sector?

Water operators have long been stewards of an essential resource, and water infrastructure is a cornerstone of every prosperous economy. But today's water systems are also major sources of greenhouse gases (GHGs). And this...
A Fondo: Análisis del sector del agua en 2021 y pronósticos para 2022

In Depth: Analysis of the water sector in 2021 and forecasts for 2022

We begin 2022 with FuturENVIRO’s special issue of the year on water, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2021”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the sector offer a review of the most significant events in the water industry during the past year.
El proyecto CIRCULAR CARBON tiene como objetivo el desarrollo y puesta en marcha de una planta piloto para el aprovechamiento de residuos valencianos, su transformación en carbones activados de alto valor añadido para aplicaciones en el sector de la energía, medioambiente y la economía circular

ITE commissions the ‘CIRCULAR CARBON’ plant, where sustainable activated carbon is produced from waste...

the CIRCULAR CARBON project seeks to develop and commission a pilot plant to convert waste generated in Valencia into activated carbons with high added value for applications in the energy and environment sectors.

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2021 and forecasts for 2022

We begin 2022 with FuturENVIRO’s special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2021”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the sector offer a review of the most significant events in the waste industry during the past year.
Recyclia, un modelo de eficacia y responsabilidad contrastadas

Recyclia, a model of proven efficiency and responsibility

Recyclia, the entity which manages the Ecoasimelec, Ecofimática and Ecopilas foundations, was created in April 2012 to avail of synergies and combine the experience and knowledge accumulated over two decades in the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and battery recycling sector.