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El modelo de València: el agua del siglo XXI

The Valencia model: the water of the 21st century

Valencia is a city known internationally for many reasons, including its relationship with water resources: Valencia is Albufera, it is the ancestral irrigation of the surrounding orchards and an example of the orderly use of the flows of the Turia, symbolised by the Tribunal of Waters.
El AMB plantea construir infraestructuras valoradas en 132 M€ para garantizar la disponibilidad de agua en la metrópolis de Barcelona

AMB to build infrastructures valued at €132 M to guarantee water availability in the...

El AMB plantea construir infraestructuras valoradas en 132 M€ para garantizar la disponibilidad de agua en la metrópolis de Barcelona

EIB provides €75 million to finance water infrastructure investments in Seville

EIB provides €75 million to finance water infrastructure investments in Seville

Two Spanish case studies ranked in the UN Top 20 for public-private partnerships and...

Two Spanish case studies ranked in the UN Top 20 for public-private partnerships and post-COVID reconstruction

Tedagua wins contract for construction of East Bay DWTP in the Philippines

Tedagua, in consortium with Philippine construction company First Balfour, secured a $55 million contract in December 2020 for the design and construction of the East Bay Drinking Water Treatment Plant. The contract was awarded...

Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia approves €251.5 M investment in supply and sanitation infrastructure

€113.6 M will be invested in sanitation and €131.2 M in the supply network The General Meeting of the Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia (Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium), held yesterday at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, has...

170 years of Canal de Isabel II: El Villar and innovation in dams

170 years of Canal de Isabel II: El Villar and innovation in dams

ACCIONA completes the extension of the Alcantarilha DWTP in Portugal

ACCIONA completes the extension of the Alcantarilha DWTP in Portugal

Green light for investment of €581 M in sanitation and wastewater treatment projects, implementation...

Luz verde a 581 M€ para proyectos de saneamiento y depuración, implementación de normativa de residuos y corrección de tendidos eléctricos

ACCIONA makes progress in its Water projects in South-East Asia to provide a service...

ACCIONA is currently carrying out three projects simultaneously in South-East Asia: the Tseung Kwan O desalination plant in Hong Kong; the Nhieu Loc Thi Nghe wastewater treatment plant in Vietnam and the Laguna Lake...

ACCIONA wins two Distinction Awards in the Global Water Intelligence Awards

ACCIONA has been recognized during the Global Water Intelligence 2020 awards with two “Distinction Awards”: the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia (“Best Contract”) and the Putatan 2 drinking water plant in the...

AEAS together with a coalition of stakeholders call on EU institutions to enshrine the...

Today, a coalition of 26 organisations, including Spanish Water Supply and Sanitation Association (AEAS), which represents the whole water supply and sanitation value chain, released a joint statement calling on the EU institutions to...

End-to-end water cycle management, a cornerstone for achieving SDG

Access to quality drinking water and its sustainable management are key elements in ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are achieved, the universal agenda composed by 17 objectives and 169 interlinked goals that...

Urban waste water: improvement in collection and treatment across the EU helps reducing pollution...

The Commission published today the 10th report on the implementation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) that shows an overall improvement in collection and treatment of waste water in Europe's cities and towns, but points to different...

Acciona finishes the first year of construction of the ‘Ingeniero José G. Rodríguez’ Drinking...

Acciona has completed the first year of construction of the Arraiján Drinking Water Plant in Panama (official name “PTAP Ing. José G. Rodríguez”). Once completed, the plant will provide a service to 283,000 people...

Acciona has guaranteed drinking water supply and sanitation against COVID-19

Drinking water, washing our hands, showering, cooking, washing dishes, watering plants… Small gestures we are used to, gestures that have taken on more importance than ever in recent weeks. Faced with the expansion of COVID-19,...

ACCIONA participates in a European project for the recovery of resources through the treatment...

On April 14th, the European Commission ratified its commitment to invest 17 million euros in the “Water Mining” project, coordinated by the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands). Thirty-eight companies and research centre from 12...

A Water Smart Society for a Successful post COVID19 recovery plan

The COVID-19 is a wake-up call which stresses on how the European Union and its Member States are not well prepared for cross-boundary and cross-sectoral crises. Water has been identified as a key structural...

Valencia: water technology capital

Technology at the service of people and their wellbeing. This is how the network of smart sensors in the city of Valencia is conceived. The GOAigua technological solution assumes great importance in the current...

World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

Climate change represents a profound threat and an unprecedented opportunity to invest in and transform water governance and management systems so humanity can thrive in an increasingly uncertain and variable future. Water is part of the solution...

The strength of urban water systems in the face of the challenge of climate...

  World Water Day 2020 invites us to reflect on climate change and its direct relation to water management. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) number 13 and 6 of the United Nations - "Climate Action"...

Technology against climate change. ACCIONA’s solutions for more efficient management of water resources

To deal with them, the solutions offered by ACCIONA in the field of water management play a crucial role. Desalination, potabilization, treatment and end-to-end management of services with an added value component: technology. “Digital” desalination:...

ACUAES ratifies investment of €31.3 M in 2020 and invitations to tender for contracts...

At a meeting on February 26, the Board of Directors of stateowned company Aguas de las Cuencas de España (ACUAES), which belongs to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, ratified investment...

Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve the quality of drinking water and the access...

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council last December 18 in Strasbourg on the recast Drinking Water Directive. The agreement is based on the proposal adopted by...

12 reasons why nonconventional resources are critical to mitigate the effects of climate change

Energy efficiency was the main protagonist of the conference "Mitigation of the effects of climate change on supply and sanitation. Non-conventional resources" that was organised last November 12. The event was organised together with...

The IoT and Big Data Platform developed by GoAigua wins the Aquatech Innovation Award...

The Aquatech Innovation Award 2019 recognizes GoAigua’s IoT and Big Data platform as the best world first top-notch innovative technology for process control and automation, which stands out for its originality, practicality and sustainability....

Canal de Isabel II will assign 2.28 M to improve purification at Sevilla la...

Canal de Isabel II will assign a total of 2,281,656.31 € to the works to complete the expansion of the Sevilla la Nueva wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). This contract will have a schedule of...

Canal de Isabel II puts Plan RED into action to replace 3,200 km of...

Canal de Isabel II will replace 3,200 km of water pipes between now and 2030, within the framework of the Plan RED, which forms part of the Strategic Plan of the publicly-owned company. The...

Sacyr awarded new contract in Australian water treatment

A consortium formed by Sacyr Industrial and Westforce Construction has been selected by the Water Corporation of Western Australia to build the expansion of the existing groundwater treatment plant at Neerabup, located in the...

FCC Construcción completes the construction of the “El Alamein” desalination plant (Egypt)

FCC Construcción has completed the construction of the “El Alamein” desalination plant, Egypt. The EPC contract (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commisioning), which includes a year of operation and maintenance, was awarded by the Egyptian Ministry...

SUEZ wins a contract worth €145 million to build and operate India’s largest wastewater...

The contract provides for a three-and-a-half-year design and construction phase of the plant, followed by an eleven-year operation and maintenance phase. The new plant will replace the old Okhla wastewater treatment plant and will...

ACCIONA starts a plan to improve the efficiency and management of the end-to-end water...

With the aim of improving service quality and client satisfaction, ACCIONA has implemented a project to optimize the management of the end-to-end water cycle that has already led to major environmental benefits in its...

Ferrovial awarded water treatment contracts in Texas worth 274 M€

PLW Waterworks, owned by Ferrovial Agroman subsidiaries Webber and Cadagua, has been selected to participate in the construction of two water treatment plants in Texas with a combined value of 312 million dollars, equivalent...

Acciona officially opens the Saint John drinking water treatment plant in Canada

The drinking water treatment plant has a capacity of 75 million litres per day and a 33 million litre water storage deposit. This plant incorporates a new dosing system through an algorithm that will...

Carlos Cosín, CEO of Almar Water Solutions, participates in an event organized by ICEX...

Carlos Cosín, the CEO of Almar Water Solutions, was a one of the speakers at the event "Fair Water: Tackling Global Water Challenges" organized by ICEX Spain Trade and Investments in collaboration with Spain's...

Shuqaiq 3 to achieve financial close for a total value of over 600 MM$

Almar Water Solutions, a company that develops water infrastructures, through Abdul Latif Jameel Commercial Development Company Ltd., together with Marubeni Corporation, Acciona Agua and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding Co., has achieved the financial close for...

Industry leaders Almar Water Solutions and Hassan Allam Utilities form joint venture to develop...

Leveraging on the experience of both Almar Water Solutions and HA Utilities management teams in water infrastructure development, the JV will work on developing water BOT and BOO projects in Egypt, with an active...

ACCIONA and its partners inaugurate the New Putatan drinking water plant in the Philippines

ACCIONA, together with its local partners Jardine Energy Control Philippines (JECP) and Frey-Fil Consortium, officially opened the The New Putatan drinking water treatment plant on 8 April, in the city of Muntinlupa on 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...

ENAPAC desalination project in sights of Asian, Middle East and North American funds

In front of executives from different sovereign funds convened by the government through the InvestChile agency and with the aim of generating new investments in the country, ENAPAC was presented along with other projects. The...

ACCIONA Agua will participate in the Saudi Water Forum, one of the main events...

ACCIONA Agua will participate in the Saudi Water Forum, an event sponsored by H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture. His ministry is organizing the forum under the motto...

Canal de Isabel II da a conocer sus nuevos proyectos de innovación y desarrollo...

Canal de Isabel II participa desde el pasado martes en la feria de Soluciones Innovadoras para la Gestión del Agua SIGA 2019. Esta cita, que ha reunido a las principales empresas del sector, celebra su...

Atlantic Copper and Suez present project to optimise use of water resources in copper...

The RED_SCOPE project (Recovery of Effluent Discharge for Sustainable Copper Processing in Europe) is funded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) Raw Materials initiative. The project seeks to analyse the technical and economic feasibility of a new...

Spanish National Water Treatment, Sanitation, Efficiency, Saving and Reuse Plan to be released for...

The guidelines document for the National Water Treatment, Sanitation, Efficiency, Saving and Reuse Plan includes the catalogue of initiatives in these areas outlined in the river basin management plans. This document also establishes the...

Toro Equipment showcases its latest water treatment equipment at IFAT

The development of glass fibre equipment, and rapid manufacturing and installation have made Toro Equipment one of the most highly rated companies worldwide for the installation of water treatment equipment in aggressive atmospheres and...

Veolia and Suez selected to design and operate the drinking water treatment plant in...

The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), the authority in charge of drinking water and wastewater management for the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has chosen Veolia, together with Suez, for the design, build and...

System intelligence to support the digital transformation in water management

Global trends such as water shortage, urbanisation and climate change currently pose major challenges for the field of water management. From 14 to 18 May 2018, Wilo – in its guise as an internationally...

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...

Canal de Isabel II set to allocate €24 million to wastewater treatment in Guadarrama...

The governing Board was informed today of the proposal to tender out this contract, which has an initial duration of 4 years, with an option for a three-month extension. This proposal must now be...

Safer drinking water for all Europeans

The right to access essential services of good quality, including water, is one of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rightsunanimously endorsed by Heads of State or Government at the Gothenburg Summit. Today's...

Canal de Isabel II Strategic Plan features 10 strategic lines entailing investment of over...

At an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on November 13 last, Canal de Isabel II presented its new Strategic Plan 2018-2030, through which it will reinforce the fact that it is a 100%...

Silver award for innovation and excellence in P3s awarded to the City of Saint...

The CCPPP Awards Committee found this project to be the perfect example of applying a P3 procurement model to allow municipal governments to replace aging critical water infrastructure in a timely, integrated and comprehensive...

#JornadaENVIRO: Water management in the Canary Islands. Efficiency and Innovation

The 11th Canagua & Energía international trade fair, promoted by the Gran Canaria Island Council and organised by INFECAR, aims to make the Canary Islands an international clean energy benchmark by facilitating new business...

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...

Tedagua to build €220-million Gamboa DWTP in Panama

The Gamboa Drinking Water Treatment Plant is one of the largest water treatment infrastructures to be built by the National Government of the Republic of Panama, through the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage...

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...

Commission refers Spain back to the EU Court of Justice for delaying adequate measures...

The Court of Justice of the EU ruled on 14 April 2011 (Case C-343/10) that Spain violated EU law by not adequately collecting and treating the urban waste water discharged by 37 agglomerations (towns,...

LG Chem Launches New Anti-Fouling Membrane

LG Water Solutions, part of LG Chem and manufacturer of the full line of high-efficiency NanoH2O™ reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, has introduced a new anti-fouling (AF) brackish water RO membrane to its innovative and...

Acciona will increase the capacity of a potable water plant in the Philippines

Acciona has been awarded the contract to extend the Putatan 2 potable water plant, feed from a brackish source water in the Philippines. The contract for the design, construction, operation and maintenance earlier this...

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 enters the Philippines with €90 million contract for a drinking water plant

Acciona has won its first project in the Philippines:  a €90 million contract to design and build the Putatan 2 drinking water plant and to operate it during its first year in service. Building...

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...

The improvement of the urban water quality: a challenge for each city

Salher participated in the project for the replacement of the wastewater treatment plant of the city Arcos de la Llana (Burgos province, Spain). The new WWTP is in operation since early this year and has...

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...

Completion of work to upgrade Beniadlà de Dénia DWTP

Aqualia, the utility responsible for global urban water cycle management in Dénia, in cooperation with the Environment Department of the Dénia Municipal Council, has completed work to upgrade the coagulation/flocculation and filtration processes at...

Veolia and Suministros de Agua la Oliva reduce energy consumption of desalination plants in...

  The Spanish subsidiary of Veolia Water Technologies has successfully completed work to enhance the energy efficiency of three reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants belonging to Suministros de Agua la Oliva, a publicly owned company...

Dow Jubail Operations Ships First Batch of Reverse Osmosis Elements to Emerging Markets

The Dow Chemical Company is celebrating the inaugural shipment of its DOW FILMTEC™ Reverse Osmosis elements from its new Saudi Arabia Dow Water & Process Solutions’ (DW&PS) Jubail Operations manufacturing facility. This first shipment...

Acciona is awarded the potable water network of Esmeraldas (Ecuador) for 30 million dollars

The Decentralized Autonomous Government of the Municipality of Cantón Esmeraldas (Ecuador) has awarded a joint venture headed by Acciona the construction, extension and improvement of water catchment and potabilization in Esmeraldas, the capital of...

Suez at the centre of India’s drive for water with six new municipal water...

Water is at the heart of the concerns of India's central government, which, in 2013, launched its second 5-year plan, called AMRUT1 , to develop essential infrastructures, including access to water and wastewater treatment....

Sydney Water signs a 15-year contract extension with Veolia worth over €250 million

Veolia has again been awarded the operations and maintenance of the Wyuna Water treatment plants in Woronora and Illawarra under a 15-year contract extension worth in excess of €250 million (more than AUD $400...

Veolia awarded USD 101-million contract to contribute to better water supply and...

Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company (KWSC) has entrusted Veolia, through its subsidiaries Veolia Water Technologies and Krüger A/S, to rehabilitate and expand its water and wastewater infrastructures located in the Copperbelt in northern Zambia. The...

Acciona Agua to offer Nereda chemical-free water treatment technology in Spain and Portugal

Nereda is an innovative wastewater treatment technology that can be used for new plants as well as in existing plants. The capacity to implement the Nereda process in existing water infrastructures, in order to...

Lequia has 3 TECNIOspring projects on membrane bioreactors (MBR)

Natasa Atanasova investigates new tools and technologies for decentralized treatment of urban grey water, Hèctor Monclús is adapting an automatic control system for membranes to treat surface waters and industrial wastewaters, and Gaetan Blandin...

Saint-Gobain Pam España supplies valves to the Lloseta DWTP

Saint-Gobain PAM España supplied two pneumatic butterfly valves with central shafts to the Lloseta Drinking Water Treatment Plant (DWTP) in the Balearic Islands. The plant was built as an essential complement for the supply of...

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...

Tedagua to build new filtration facilities at Richmond Road DWTP in Lexington (Kentucky, USA)

Cobra Industrial Services Inc., the US subsidiary of the Cobra Group has secured the first contract in the USA for the Cobra Medio Ambiente division. The $14,265,285.00 USD contract was awarded by Kentucky American...

Saint-Gobain Pam España participates in connection of Ibi and Castalla WWTPs with Agost (Alicante)

The Autonomous Community of Valencia is a region with a deficit in water resources. This makes it necessary to optimise water use through the building of infrastructure to enable sanitation, treatment and reuse of...
Programa del BID mejorará los servicios de agua potable y saneamiento en zonas de Argentina

IDB programme to improve drinking water and sewage services in parts of Argentina

More than 500,000 people living in poor sections of Argentine cities with populations of more than 50,000 will see improvements in the quality of their lives with an expansion and improvement of potable water and sanitation...

Nestlé Mexico inaugurates first ZERO-WATER factory

Nestlé Mexico has inaugurated the world’s first ZERO-WATER factory, which will operate without the extraction of groundwater. The manufacturing facility, located in Lagos de Moreno in Jalisco, will consume only recycled process water from...
TrojanUV-technology

TrojanUV introduces the revolutionary technology TrojanUVTelos

TrojanUV launched the TrojanUVTelos™ (télōs), a UV system that sets a new standard for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection for small communities. The system combines TrojanUV Solo Lamp™ Technology and the revolutionary TrojanUV Flow Integration (FIN™)...
wastewater

WEHRLE applies its Biomembrat® MBR technology to treat the wastewaters of agrochemical multinational Syngenta

The agrochemical company Syngenta, which employs more than 27,000 people in 90 countries, is the world's leading company in the development of new technologies for crop protection. For its production site in O Porriño...
tedagua-drinking water

Tedagua reinforces presence in Romania with two new contracts for drinking water facilities

September saw Tedagua’s portfolio in Romania increase by over €13 million when the company secured two new contracts in the provinces of Botosani and Mures. On September 2nd last, Tedagua and SC Nova Apa Serv...
membranes

Pentair’s expertise in ultrafiltration membranes chosen for The kraken FPSO

Pentair was selected to supply its X-Flow ultrafiltration (UF) membranes as pretreatment for the Kraken FPSO Sulphate Removal Membranes in one of the largest subsea heavy-oil field projects under development in the United Kingdom...
watershed

In 2013, $9.6 billion flowed to natural solutions to the global water crisis

Last year, governments and companies invested $9.6 billion in initiatives implementing nature-based solutions to sustain the world’s clean water supplies. According to a new report from Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace, this funding flowed to...