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El proyecto, que ha contado con una inversión cercana a los 42 millones de euros, abastece de agua potable a más de 155.000 habitantes que hasta ahora padecían un racionamiento en el abastecimiento de agua potable. La planta ha sido diseñada y construida por Aqualia, que operará la infraestructura los próximos 18 años

The start-up of the Guaymas-Empalme desalination plant in the state of Sonora, a relief...

The project, which has required an investment of close to 42 million euros, supplies drinking water to more than 155,000 inhabitants who until now suffered from rationing in the supply of drinking water. The plant was designed and built by Aqualia, which will operate the infrastructure for the next 18 years.
Almar Water Solutions amplía sus actividades en Chile y adquiere el 50% de la compañía de servicios urbanos Aguas San Pedro, S.A

Almar Water Solutions expands its activities in Chile and acquires 50% of the urban...

Aguas San Pedro S.A provides drinking water and sanitation services in the municipal market under concession regime. The goal of this operation is to create a regional platform for urban services, laying the foundations to expand its activities in Chile and Latin America.
Braskem, la mayor productora de resinas termoplásticas de América y de polipropileno de Estados Unidos, y  Veolia Brasil han firmado un acuerdo para producir energía renovable a partir de vapor de biomasa de eucalipto en el estado brasileño de Alagoas. Con una inversión de 68,2 millones de euros, ambas compañías generarán,  aproximadamente, 900.000 toneladas de vapor al año. 

Braskem and Veolia join forces in new biomass project in Alagoas, Brasil

Braskem, la mayor productora de resinas termoplásticas de América y de polipropileno de Estados Unidos, y  Veolia Brasil han firmado un acuerdo para producir energía renovable a partir de vapor de biomasa de eucalipto en el estado brasileño de Alagoas. Con una inversión de 68,2 millones de euros, ambas compañías generarán,  aproximadamente, 900.000 toneladas de vapor al año. 
Un préstamo de 100 M$ del Banco Europeo de Inversiones ayudará a financiar proyectos de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento en Ecuador

USD 100m European Investment Bank loan finances water supply and sanitation projects in Ecuador

Un préstamo de 100 M$ del Banco Europeo de Inversiones ayudará a financiar proyectos de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento en Ecuador
Tecam ha ganado un nuevo proyecto de tecnología medioambiental en Latinoamérica

Tecam has been awarded a new environmental technology project in Latin America

Tecam has been awarded a new environmental technology project in Latin America | FuturENVIRO

Chilean president inaugurates country’s largest desalination plant for human consumption, built by Inima-CVV

The Atacama desalination plant is the first such plant whose construction is entirely financed by the Chilean state, through the Empresa Concesionaria de Servicios Sanitarios (ECONSSA). This is a project of enormous importance for...

ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

ACCIONA to develop its fourth wastewater treatment plant in Ecuador

The largest sorting plant in Latin America, supplied by STADLER, begins operation in...

The largest sorting plant in Latin America, supplied by STADLER, begins operation in Mexico City

La Chira WWTP in Peru, built and operated by ACCIONA, has been operational for...

La Chira WWTP in Peru, built and operated by ACCIONA, has been operational for five years

ACCIONA completes the construction of the Loja WWTP (Ecuador)

The new Wastewater Treatment Plant has a capacity of 87,500 m3/day and will provide a service to 350,000 people ACCIONA has completed the construction of the Loja Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in southern Ecuador. The...

Almar Water Solutions doubles its presence in Chile and acquires 50% of the Chilean...

Almar Water Solutions doubles its presence in Chile and acquires 50% of the Chilean company Aguas y Riles S.A.

WEG to supply a product package for four biomass thermopower plants in Brazil

Mega project will generate clean energy to the state of Roraima with less dependability on diesel-operated thermal plants in the region. WEG just announced the signing of a contract with OXE Energia for the supply...

ACCIONA completes the construction work for the comprehensive sanitation of the Bay and metropolitan...

ACCIONA completes the construction work for the comprehensive sanitation of the Bay and metropolitan area of Asunción (Paraguay)

Procter&Gamble Mexico bolsters zero-waste policy with help of UNTHA

Esta es la tercera instalación llave en mano que la empresa encarga a UNTHA IBERICA para ayudar a su política de apoyo a la economía circular.

UNTHA’s new shredder transforms the co-processing capacity of Geocycle Argentina

    An UNTHA XR3000C mobil-e shredder is now in operation at Geocycle’s co-processing facility in Córdoba, Argentina, as the innovative waste handler continues to progress towards a zero-waste future. The team – a 100% daughter company...

A new O&M contract with Compass Group expands Almar Water Solutions’ portfolio

Compass Group is a company with more than 30 years of experience, offering food and support services in 24 cities in Chile. In this case, the company works with a mining company in northern...

Operadora de Ferrocaril y Manejo de Rellenos (OFMRS) inaugurates Stadler sorting plant in Mexico

Mexico is one of the world’s ten biggest producers of Municipal Solid Waste on account of its vast size and large population. The country generates around 120,000 tonnes of waste a day, which add...

El Salitre Wastewater Treatment Plant Bogota

Due to the concentration of population in the metropolitan area, the Bogota River currently suffers from significant pollution issues due to the reception of waters from the Salitre, Fucha and Tunjuelo tributaries, which turns...

Almar Water Solutions awarded a new services contract in Chile

Almar Water Solutions, a leading company in the development of water infrastructure and part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, through Osmoflo SpA, has been awarded a new operation and maintenance contract for an industrial...

Entry into service of a sewerage system in Santa Cruz Do Capibaribe (Brazil), built...

Acciona, through its Water Division and a joint venture with the Brazilian company GEL, has completed building work on the sewerage system in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, in the Brazilian State of Pernambuco (Brazil)....

Ecuador working to generate confidence in PPP model

The Latin American Association of Desalination and Water Reuse (ALADYR) has established contact with different sectors operating in Ecuador in order to obtain an overview of the infrastructure scenario and investment opportunities in the...

Aqualia is awarded with its first urban water concession contracts in Latin America through...

With these two operations executed in parallel by Aqualia in Colombia, the company was awarded with its first concession contracts for the management of the comprehensive urban water cycle in Latin America. In this...

Acciona completes 97% of the construction of the La Pradera pumping station in Guayaquil...

These works, awarded to ACCIONA by the municipal drinking water and sewerage company of Guayaquil, form part of the project entitled “Universal development of the sewerage and waste water treatment structure of the south...

By today, humanity will have used all the resources that nature can replenish in...

 On July 29, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s...

ACCIONA is building Bella Vista wastewater plant to clean Asuncion bay (Paraguay)

ACCIONA has begun construction of the Bella Vista wastewater plant, one of three to be built as part of the programme to clean up Asunción bay, in Paraguay. The project, worth US$ 19M, includes commissioning...

European Commission promotes circular economy and green partnerships in Mexico

Yesterday and today an EU delegation led by EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella visited Mexico to promote the circular economy, resource efficiency and sustainable and inclusive growth in the...

ACCIONA Agua completes the structural assembly of the La Pradera pumping station in Ecuador

ACCIONA Agua has completed the work to assemble the structure of the main building of the La Pradera pumping station, which will form part of the future Las Esclusas waste water treatment plant in...

Experts discuss new sanitation paradigm at Latinosan Conference

Reaching the goal of providing safe and quality sanitation services for everyone in Latin America and the Caribbean requires a change of paradigm, focusing on service supply rather than on building infrastructure. This is...

IWA and IDB launch the digital platform “AquaRating Community of Practice”

The AquaRating Community of Practice is especially designed for professionals who work to improve the performance of water utilities through the AquaRating method – a pioneering system of comprehensive performance evaluation of water and sanitation service providers. This method...

ACCIONA expands in the mining business in Peru through a contract with Antamina mine

ACCIONA has been awarded a contract to build a pumping system for the concentration plant at the Antamina mine, located in the Huari province of Peru's Ancash region. This contract is a major milestone...

Seawater desalination, a feasible water supply alternative in Mexico

The 2018 ANEAS Trade Fair and Conferences organised by the National Association of Water and Sewerage Companies of Mexico and main event of the sector in Latin America was held between 29 October and...

Atacama SWDP wins ALADYR 2018 award for best desalination project

The 2018 edition of the Latin American Association of Desalination and Water Reuse (ALADYR) International Congress took place in Santiago (Chile) from October 9 to 11. At the event, the project entitled “Seawater Desalination...

SEBIGAS awarded for the construction of the biggest biogas plant in the Latin America

SEBIGAS thanks to its Brazilian branch, Sebigas Do Brasil, has been awarded from Raízen-Geo  for the construction of a 17.5 MW biogas plant  located in the city of Guariba, São Paulo State. An important...

Acciona modernises water supply network in Asunción (Paraguay)

Acciona Agua has implemented the new telecontrol system for the water supply network in Asunción (Paraguay), a project that optimises the supply of drinking water to more than 1.5 million people. The system has been...

Ibero-American sustainable development actors to meet at Conama 2018

  The 2018 edition of Conama, the Spanish National Environment Congress will take place in Madrid from September 26 to 29 and will feature the 14th Ibero-American Meeting on sustainable Development (EIMA). This event, promoted...

Acciona records 55% progress in the construction of the La Pradera pumping station in...

Acciona has been constructing the ‘La Pradera’ pumping station for the future Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) at Las Esclusas, in the city of Guayaquil since mid-2017. After almost a year, the building work is...

Mexican president inaugurates Ensenada desalination plant, consolidating GS INIMA presence in Latin America

Attendees at the ceremony included: the President of the United States of Mexico, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto; the Governor of Baja California, Mr. Francisco Vega de la Madrid; the Secretary of Communications and Transport,...

TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions join forces to develop a solar powered ...

TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile: ENAPAC. Almar has become an equity investor in the project and the...

“EncASa” programme brings electricity, water, sanitation and safe cookers to isolated households in Oaxaca...

Through a Public-Private Alliance for Development, implemented under the Mexico-Spain Technical and Scientific Cooperation Fund, the ACCIONA Microenergy Foundation, ACCIONA Microenergy Mexico, the Oaxaca State Government (through SINFRA, its Infrastructure and Sustainable Territorial Planning...

Barack Obama to participate in Circular Economy and Innovation summit in Madrid

Leading worldwide actors from areas of science, economics and sustainable development will attend the Circular Economy and Innovation summit. Over 1,000 Spanish participants from companies, community leaders, institutions and government will discuss the importance of this...

Acciona to execute comprehensive sewerage works in the bay and metropolitan areas of Asunción...

Acciona Agua has commenced extensive sewerage works in the bay and metropolitan areas of Asunción, the capital city of Paraguay. The turnkey contract, awarded by the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), includes...

Project funded by Spanish Water and Sanitation Cooperation Fund in Honduras receives award at...

On March 19, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awarded a prize to a project for low-cost, subterranean supply of water, driven by solar photovoltaic energy, to rural communities in the Honduras. The project was...

ACCIONA to build two water treatment plants in Nicaragua

ACCIONA Agua has been selected by ENACAL, Nicaragua's state water and sewage utility, to build drinking water treatment plants in the cities of Rivas and El Rama under a contract worth 22.4 million dollars...

Acciona awarded contract to upgrade a Wastewater Treatment Plant in Cali (Colombia)

ACCIONA Agua has been awarded the contract to upgrade EMCALI's Cañaveralejo wastewater treatment plant, in Cali (Valle del Cauca, Colombia). The contract, worth 75,000 million pesos (about 22 million euros), comprises the design and...

ACCIONA strengthens water treatment business in Ecuador

  ACCIONA Agua, in consortium with BTD, has been chosen by the Loja municipality, with funding from the Andean Development Corporation (CAF), to build a wastewater treatment plant in Loja (Ecuador) under a turnkey contract...

Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales enters Colombia with an urban cleaning and waste collection contract in...

Sacyr, through its subsidiary Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, leads the Clean Area SAS ESP consortium, which has been awarded the contract for urban cleaning of ASE 5 in the city of Bogotá (Colombia). The contract...

The Arraiján treatment plant: Aqualia’s first contract in Panama

Panama’s Ministry of Health has chosen Aqualia's proposal for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in East Arraiján. The project, valued at around 85 million euros, involves the company’s...

Aqualia will develop the Guaymas desalination plant with a project that will strengthen its...

Aqualia will carry out the Guaymas desalination plant in the Mexican state of Sonora, which includes design, fittings, construction and commissioning, as well as operation and maintenance for a total period of 20 years....

€4.6 million authorised for management expenses associated with Water and Sanitation Cooperation Fund

The Spanish Cabinet recently authorised the assignation of a maximum amount of no greater than €4.6 million for management expenses associated with the Water and Sanitation Cooperation Fund. This amount, ratified a few days ago,...

ACCIONA awarded end-to-end water management contract in Boca del Río, Mexico, worth 800 million...

ACCIONA Agua has been awarded the end-to-end water management service for the municipality of Boca del Río, in the Veracruz metropolitan area in southeast Mexico, for a period of 30 years. Under the contract, amounting...

WEEE recycling in San Luis de Potosí with two UNTHA RS shredders

Untha Ibérica México has delivered two 4-shaft RS shredders for WEEE recycling in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Over 40 million tonnes of WEEE is produced per annum and this figure is growing. Electronic equipment...

The Molecor-Titan Consortium launches new industrial plant for the production of TOM® Oriented PVC...

Molecor, leader Spanish company in the water industry, specialized in the development of Molecular Orientation Technology applied to the manufacture of TOM® PVC-O (Oriented PVC) Pipes for pressure water piping, consolidates its presence in...

Argentina to improve metropolitan area’s water and sanitation services with IDB support

Argentina will receive a $960 million conditional credit line from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) whose first tranche, of $350 million, will help boost access to sanitation, increase drinking water availability, foster the strengthening...

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...

Acciona to build waste water treatment system in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Brazil

ACCIONA Agua, in an equal partnership with  Brazilian company GEL, has won a contract to design, build and assist in operating a waste water treatment system in Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, in the region...

Procter&Gamble Mexico look to in Untha Ibérica México for second end-of-life products recovery plant

The best test of customer satisfaction is an ongoing relationship. This is the case of Procter&Gamble Mexico, which has once again looked to UNTHA IBÉRICA MÉXICO for the supply of its second end-of-life products...

Acciona to build and operate two potable water treatment plants in Panama worth 300...

ACCIONA, through its Water and Construction divisions, has been awarded two contracts to design, build, operate and maintain two potable water plants: the Ingeniero José G. Rodríguez plant, in the Arraiján district, and the...

3 million people benefit from Spanish Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation

Spanish Cooperation has a specific fund for water that finances 67 development programmes in 19 Latin American countries, with a total budget of €1.3 billion. Spanish companies, institutions and society as a whole are internationally...

Acciona starts up the drinking water plant that will ensure the water supply for...

Acciona, in collaboration with the municipality of Dibulla, Aguas de Dibulla ESP, CorpoGuajira and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated on March 17th the drinking water plant that will ensure a supply of...

Acciona to modernise sewer network in Guayaquil (Ecuador)

The Municipal Drinking Water and Sewage Company of Guayaquil has awarded Acciona Water the contract to build the La Pradera pumping station as part of the system for the future sewage treatment plant at...

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta inaugurates first dry waste MRF in Buenos Aires

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Head of the Buenos Aires Government, has inaugurated the city’s first Material Recovery Facility (MRF) for dry waste. the facility is located within the Recycling Centre in the district of Villa...

Acciona will provide water management services to 7 million people in Peru

Acciona Agua has been awarded a new contract for water management in Lima (Peru), for the preventive and predictive maintenance and evaluation of the potable water and sewerage systems in the southern part (Gerencia...

Aquatech Mexico enjoys great success

FuturENVIRO was present at Aquatech Mexico, which proved to be a great success, attracting a total of 5,333 visitors. The exhibition was the latest in the highly successful global series of Aquatech water sector...

Contenur to manage cleaning and maintenance services of the container fleet in services in...

CONTENUR has recently opened a new operational base in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), from where it will manage all cleaning and maintenance services of the container fleet in this Colombian city. The base has...

Enhancing environmental security through cooperation

A two-day (10 and 11 October) National Environmental Security Seminar (NESS), focusing on forestry crimes brought together 28 representatives from Ecuadorean authorities including the national police, the Office of the Attorney General, the Foreign...

Isolux Corsan will expand the water network in two districts of Peru for $102...

Isolux Corsán, in consortium with companies IVC General Contractors S.R.L. and Constructora M.P.M S.A., has been awarded the contract to expand potable water and sewerage sectors in several districts of Lurigancho and San Antonio...

Tedagua to build Bilwi DWTP in Nicaragua

As part of the plan to expand and enhance drinking water services in the city of Bilwi, capital of the North Atlantic Autonomous Region, Empresa Nicaragüense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (ENACAL) has awarded Tedagua...

Acciona Agua applies state-of-the-art technology to improve maintenance management in the water network of...

ACCIONA Agua, which manages the maintenance of the potable water and sewerage system in eight districts of Lima in a joint venture with Eulen, has implemented Proyecto GOTA in the city. It consists of...

Leaders’ Statement on a North American Climate, Clean Energy, and Environment Partnership

On June 29th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama, and President Enrique Peña Nieto shared a common commitment to a competitive, low-carbon and sustainable North American economy and society: The Paris Agreement was a...

SUEZ selected to build and operate the largest desalination plant on the American continent,...

On June 15 2016, the Secretariat of Infrastructure and Urban Development of the Mexican State of Baja California and the State Commission for Water announced their decision in favour of the consortium, comprising NSC...

Peru a pilot country for measurement of progress in water and sanitation in 2030...

The Peruvian National Water Authority, with the support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), is promoting Peru as a pilot country for the monitoring of...

Four plans to clean urban rivers in El Salvador to cost $300 million

The implementation of a Rescue Plan for urban rivers will require investment of 300 million dollars. The plan was explained by the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN), Lina Pohl, during a presentation...

Spain and Peru hold monitoring committee meeting for water resources MOU

On June 13 last, Spain and Peru held a monitoring committee meeting to discuss details of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on water resources entered into by the two countries. The meeting was chaired...

Peru a pilot country for measurement of progress in water and sanitation in 2030...

The Peruvian National Water Authority, which belongs to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, with the support of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), is promoting...

New assessment shows that improved air quality in Latin America and the Caribbean would...

The Assessment, released on May 23 last by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), found that poor air quality and global warming is already affecting vulnerable...

Completion of first stage of project to provide drinking water to over 160,000 inhabitants...

​National authorities, representatives of the government of the Costa Caribe Norte region, Kenny Bell, Head of EU Delegation in Nicaragua, Panama, and ambassador to the Central American Integration System (SICA), and Spain’s ambassador to...

Kenia and Mexico strengthen relations for exchange of know-how in water resource management

The Mexican National Water Commission (Conagua) inaugurated the Mexico and Kenya South-South Cooperation Scheme on Water Security and Climate Resilience, which took place in Mexico City from May 2nd to 13th. Sub-director General for Planning...

Integrated waste management in Latin American and the Caribbean

From May 10 to 12, Uruguay hosted delegates from Latin America and the Caribbean, who came together to address the issue of global waste management, a key aspect of environmental and human health protection. Like...

Ericsson and Entel partner in responsible e-waste disposal and recycling in Chile

Entel, a leading mobile operator in Chile, is partnering with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) under Ericsson's global Ecology Management Product Take-Back program to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical...

Acciona completes the treatment of water in Lima with the opening of La Chira

The President of the Republic of Peru, Ollanta Humala, today inaugurated the Wastewater Treatment Plant and Underwater Outlet of La Chira in Lima. It was built – and will be operated – under a...

Acciona Agua’s Atotonilco Wastewater Treatment Plant (México) receives the “Infraestructuras 360º” award from the...

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) highlights "the comprehensive implementation of a sustainability strategy” in the design, construction and management of the project by the joint venture in which ACCIONA Agua participates. The wastewater treatment plant...

San Salvador government declares state of emergency and national water supply alert

On behalf of the government of San Salvador, the National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (Administración Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados - ANDA) has declared a state of emergency in the Metropolitan Area...

Chilean parliament passes law to foster recycling

At the third stage of its passage through the chamber, the Chilean Parliament passed the Promotion of Recycling and Extended Producer Responsibility Act. This historic event in Latin America makes Chile a pioneer in...

Latin America: good water management to achieve renewed growth

In recent years, Latin America has made significant progress in the area of water management. However, the region must still improve in order to ensure that all Latin Americans –especially those living in rural...

Fibria selects Veolia to supply all three water units for pulp mill expansion in...

Veolia,  through  its  subsidiary  Veolia  Water  Technologies  Brazil,  was  awarded  a contract to build three units for demineralized water production, raw water treatment and effluent treatment at Fibria’s new pulp production line located in...

Gallinazo Avisa: an initiative to track waste accumulation in Lima using a team of...

The American Black Vulture (Gallinazo), a diurnal bird of prey, has become a partner in the fight for environmental enhancement in Lima, by preventing the build-up of refuse and waste. This is thanks to...

“City Recycling Centre” opens in Buenos Aires to enable treatment of over 760,000 tonnes...

As part of its commitment to reducing the quantity of waste sent to sanitary landfills, the government of Buenos Aires has inaugurated the new Recycling Centre, which will treat different waste types and also...

Latin America’s first plant for RDF production in a single step – Untha One...

In September of this year, Untha Iberica and Mexican company Promotora Ambiental-gen Industrial (PASA) entered into an agreement for the supply of  Latin America’s first plant for the production of RDF in a single step -...

IDB approves first loan in Brazilian Reais to Aegea Saneamento e Participações

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a BRL320 million (approximately $84 million) corporate loan from its ordinary capital to finance Aegea Saneamento e Participações S.A.’s (Aegea) investments in the Brazilian water and sanitation...

Uruguayan Chamber of Waste Management Companies set up

On October 27, the Uruguayan Chamber of Waste Management Companies (Cegru) was inaugurated at the offices of the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Uruguay. The new body will be composed of the main waste...

Bolivia drafts Global Waste Management Bill

Bolivia has drafted a Global Waste Management Bill for the purpose of safeguarding health and sustainably conserving environmental resources. The new legislation addresses the issues of waste reduction, reuse and safe final disposal in...

Energy recovery under the microscope at international forum in Mexico

The 2015 International Forum on Energy Recovery from Municipal Waste was held on October 7 and 8 in Mexico City. The event covered a wide range of topics and consisted of the presentation and...

ACCIONA strengthens its portfolio in Brazil with the end-to-end management of the water system...

Acciona Agua has been awarded the end-to-end management of the sanitation system of Divinopólis, in the State of Minas Gerais (southeastern Brazil), for a contract value of around 420 million reais (around 97 million euros)....

Acciona wins DWTP contract in Colombia

Acciona has been selected by the AMB (Acueducto Metropolitano de Bucaramanga) to build the Los Angelinos Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP). The new plant will serve the needs of the municipalities of Bucaramanga, Floridablanca...

The Green Expo, Mexico’s most important green sector event

The Green Expo 2015, one of Latin America’s main energy forums, was held from Wednesday September 23rd to Friday September 25th in Mexico City. Over these three days, the World Trade Center of Mexico City...

Acciona inaugurates the ‘Los Tajos’ wastewater treatment plant in Costa Rica

The plant is the biggest infrastructure of its type in the country and will provide a service for more than one million people. Acciona Agua, together with the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewer Systems...

Costa Rica launches Hazardous Waste Management System (SIGREP)

The SIGREP is a 24/7 online tool that generates relevant information at national level in Costa Rica and it features the participation of both public and private actors. Amongst the main goals of this...

Agbar will carry out complete water cycle management in Veracruz and Medellín de Hidalgo,...

The business partnership formed by Odebrecht Ambiental SA and Interagbar de México SA (SUEZ Environnement group) has been awarded complete water cycle management of the conurbations of Veracruz and Medellín de Hidalgo (Mexico) for...

Water and sanitation: a commitment to the development of Latin America and the Caribbean

King Felipe VI of Spain yesterday presided over the inauguration of Water and Sanitation: a Shared Challenge in Latin America, an event organised by the Spanish Cooperation and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The...
Colombia. Recycling crucial for sustainable development and green growth

Colombia. Recycling crucial for sustainable development and green growth

In an event to commemorate World Recycling Day, which will be celebrated on May 17th, the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development visited the premises of the Santa Marta Recyclers Association (ASORRESAN), a...

Drinking water supply and sewerage programme continues to make headway in Ecuador

The project to upgrade and extend the drinking water supply system in the parish of San Pablo del Lago in Otavalo, Ecuador, is 99% complete. Almost the entire population has access to drinking water,...

New Mexico City International Airport seeks to be first in Latin America with zero...

During the presentation of the Environment and Water Master Plan for the new Mexico City International Airport, the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Juan José Guerra Abud, emphasised that the construction of...