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Idrica Qatar (Aguas de Valencia WLL) se ha alzado con el primer premio de los Green Awards en la categoría Green Design, gracias al programa piloto de riego inteligente en el que se ha introducido la solución GoAigua Smart Green en dos parques de la ciudad de Al Khor.

The GoAigua smart irrigation solution wins “Green Award” for its work in the field...

Idrica Qatar (Aguas de Valencia WLL) was awarded first prize in the Green Awards’ Green Design category, thanks to the smart irrigation pilot program in which the GoAigua Smart Green solution was implemented in two parks in the city of Al Khor. Ashghal thus acknowledged the hard work carried out by the company in a project regarded as a Sustainable Development initiative, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, as well as with environmental and sustainability policies.
El MITECO lanza ayudas de 200 millones de euros para digitalizar los abastecimientos urbanos y mejorar la eficiencia en el uso del agua

MITECO launch €200 M aid programme to digitalise urban supply and improve water efficiency

This is the first call for proposals associated with the Strategic Project for Economic Recovery and Transformation (PERTE) programme for the Digitalisation of the Urban Water Cycle and it is aimed at municipalities and associations of municipalities with populations of over 20,000. Grants of between 3 million and 10 million euros, or 60% and 90% of the total budget, will be available for selected projects. There is a deadline of 90 working days for the submission of project proposals and all authorities with water management competences, including public and private utilities, can participate.
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.

SOS-AGUA-XXI research project approved to boost Spanish agriculture sector

propone el desarrollo de una serie de actuaciones capaces de impulsar el sector de la agricultura española a través de la Misión “Agricultura del siglo XXI”

AGBAR obtains EsAgua Gold Category status for commitment to water footprint

AGBAR, a global leader in products and services for integrated urban water cycle management, has been awarded EsAgua Gold Category status by Cetaqua, Water Footprint Network and DNV for progress in the responsible use...

Tedagua provides two portable desalination plants to produce water for crop irrigation in La...

Tedagua provides two portable desalination plants to produce water for crop irrigation in La Palma

ACCIONA Energía secures EU funding for solar powered irrigation

ACCIONA Energía secures EU funding for solar powered irrigation

20 innovative companies will compete for several prizes of up to 30.000 euros with...

20 innovative companies will compete for several prizes of up to 30.000 euros with their solutions to water scarcity

EIT Food selects eight innovative projects to participate in the Seedbed agrifood incubator in...

The programme, which aims to transform innovative ideas into market-validated business proposals, will coach them during the coming months in the EIT Food South Europe headquarters. The entrepreneurial ideas which have been selected, are...

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

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

Suez Agriculture to manage new integrated intensive almond tree cultivation project on 140 ha...

Suez Agriculture to manage new integrated intensive almond tree cultivation project on 140 ha in Huesca

How VISCA tool is supporting winemakers take on climate change

  VISCA project aims to meet the need of adapting the vineyards to climate change by providing a software application integrating climate, agricultural and end-users’ specifications in order to design medium- and long-term adaptation strategies...

Molecor expands its range of Oriented PVC Pipes launching the DN1000 mm diameter TOM®...

Molecor consolidates its leadership in the sector with a new diameter that exponentially expands the applications and markets of PVC-O pipes, pipes that have become the most efficient solution for the transport of water under pressure and that...

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...

Veolia to expand crystallization capacity at a leading potash fertilizer plant in Jordan

 Population growth, rising incomes and the need for increased fresh food production are expanding the frontiers to grow crops into increasingly arid areas around the world. This force is driving the demand for water-soluble fertilizer products...

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:...

European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

The new rules, proposed by the Commission in May 2018, will set out harmonised minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewaters in agricultural irrigation. Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and...

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...

European Council agrees general approach on water reuse for agricultural irrigation

These new rules will help Europe adapt to the consequences of climate change. The regulation, which is fully in line with the circular economy, will improve the availability of water and encourage its efficient use....

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...

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...

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...

Almar Water Solutions presents the opportunities of private capital for water infrastructure at ACRIS...

Manel Salvadó, Business Development Manager for Africa, was a speaker at session 2 on Tuesday titled "Managing Land & Water Resources in the Face of Climate Change", in which he presented the opportunities of...

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...

Water footprint and food waste “Almost 80% of an individual’s water footprint is food-related”

A third of world food productions ends up as waste (1,300 million tonnes per annum, according to the FAO) and this has a direct effect on freshwater scarcity.  According to Water Footprint Network figures, the water...

2018 ends with lowest drinking water consumption of last 20 years in region of...

The reservoirs managed by Canal de Isabel ended 2018 at 75.6 % of total capacity with 712,8 hm3, 13 percentage points higher than the average registered for this time of year over the last 30...

SUEZ installs first system to reduce industrial reservoir evaporation in Spain

SUEZ has successfully installed a Floating Panel system in Almeria. The system was installed in the chlorination reservoir of an important Spanish manufacturer of architectural and decorative solutions. The aim of the system is...

Commission proposes measures to make it easier and safer for agricultural irrigation

On May 28, the Commission proposed new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. The new rules will help farmers make the best use of non-potable wastewater, alleviating...

Molecor to participate at 14th National Congress of Irrigation Associations organised by Fenacore

From May 14 to18, 2018, Torrevieja will host the 14th Spanish National Congress of Irrigation Associations, organised by the Levante Right Bank Irrigation Association and Fenacore (National Federation of Spanish Irrigation Associations). Molecor will participate at the Congress as a...

Technology and innovation the key to ensuring the future of sustainable, competitive irrigation farming

On April 26, Spanish director general of Rural Development and Forestry Policy, Esperanza Orellana, inaugurated a technical seminar on “Water Efficiency in Irrigation Farming”. The event was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture within...

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...

FAO and Telefónica to boost use of cutting-edge digital technologies to assist farmers in...

FAO and Spain’s Telefonica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have agreed to work together to leverage the use of cutting-edge digital technologies for agricultural development, food security and nutrition, and specifically, prepare...

Ferrovial Agroman installs a new floating photovoltaic generator system for the User Community in...

The project is part of the programme to modernise Lorca’s irrigation system for the User Community. In addition to the energy savings achieved by this community group, the system will reduce water evaporation from...

Catalan Water Agency earmarks almost €4.5 million to promote and foster R&D&i in global...

The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) is to spend almost €4.5 million on promoting and fostering research, development and innovation in the global urban water cycle over the coming five years (2017-21). The announcement was made...

Renewable energies in irrigation sector as climate change mitigation strategy

Spanish Director General of Rural Development and Forestry Policy, Esperanza Orellana, recently underlined the commitment to clean energy and the gradual introduction of renewable energy in the irrigation sector. She pointed out that the...

SUEZ Advanced Solutions Spain and Wise Irrisystem at epicentre of business in the agriculture...

SUEZ Advanced Solutions Spain and Wise Irrisystem participated jointly at the second edition of the Infoagro Exhibition, the trade fair aimed at professionals operating in the agriculture sector. 300 companies participated in the event. SUEZ...

Suez announces agreement for two concessions involved in irrigation and agricultural production project in...

Situated in an arid region of Peru, the Olmos valley is affected by drought, which limits the development of its agricultural and food industries. Faced with this region’s major environmental challenges, the Peruvian government and...

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...

WWTP Salher® in Qatar for gardens and fields watering

Salher Ibérica has become a partner of Iberdrola Engineering and Construction in a project for the installation of a WWTP set up in a power station located in Mesaieed (Qatar). With 2,000 megawatts (MW) power,...

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...

Irrigated land area increases 8.7% in fifteen years

  According to international organisations, such as the FAO, it will be necessary to increase irrigated land by over 40% by 2030 and by over 70% before 2050 to guarantee the the supply of basic...

Fenacore behind a five-million-euro project to promote solar power

The Spanish National Federation of Irrigation Communities (FENACORE) is behind a large-scale European project designed to promote the use of photovoltaic solar power for the pumping and distribution of irrigation water, as a measure...

IBC SOLAR presents system solution for agricultural irrigation

IBC SOLAR AG, one of the world's leading photovoltaic (PV) system service providers, is giving farmers the opportunity to switch to a non-toxic, low-cost and reliable water supply: expensive and high-maintenance diesel generators can...
Planta de tratamiento con su reutilización para el riego en la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, Perú

Treatment plant with water reuse for irrigation at the National University of Trujillo, Perú

Dinotec was recently awarded a contract for the manufacture, assembly and installation of a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) at the National University of Trujillo, in Peru. The treated water will be reused to irrigate...