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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
Tedagua y BALTEN firman el contrato de mantenimiento para el Sistema de Reutilización y Desalación de la Isla de Tenerife

Tedagua and BALTEN sign contract for maintenance of Tenerife Reuse and Desalination System

The contract covers the operation, maintenance and conservation of the facilities that make up the Reuse and Desalination System of the island of Tenerife. The main facilities associated with this new contract include a...

Final days to enrol for online course “Specialist in Desalination and Water Reuse”

Final days to enrol for online course "Specialist in Desalination and Water Reuse”

Comaigua leads pilot project to recharge Baix Camp aquifer with treated wastewater

Comaigua leads pilot project to recharge Baix Camp aquifer with treated wastewater

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

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

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...

SUEZ España and Medi XXI GSA to protect populated areas from forest fires with...

SUEZ España and Medi XXI GSA will carry out joint projects to protect populated areas from forest fires, using reclaimed water from the population centres themselves. Recycling this water will provide a water resource...

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...

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...

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...

SUEZ committed to biofactories as instrument to achieve zero waste target

The implementation of a circular economy model is a central part of SUEZ’s strategy in Spain to enable effective combating of climate change and to achieve energy self-sufficient facilities and the zero-waste target. This target...

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...

Carlos Cosín, appointed president of the International Desalination Association (IDA)

Carlos Cosín, CEO of Almar Water Solutions, has been unanimously appointed new President of the International Desalination Association (IDA) for the next period 2019-2021. Carlos, who has been a member of the board since...

New challenges facing Europe’s wastewater treatment plants present opportunities for improving sustainability

Much has already been done in recent decades to improve waste water treatment, according to the EEA briefing ‘urban waste water treatment for 21st century challenges’. The proportion of households connected to treatment facilities...

Shaping Suez 2030, a new environmental plan

Given the key trends in our business - the continued growth of the circular economy and its impact on our customers, the emergence of new business models and new competitors, combined with a profound...

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...

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...

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....

Almar Water Solutions attends Water Innovation Europe 2019

Almar Water Solutions took part in the Water Innovation Europe 2019 held last Wednesday in the BluePoint Conference Centre of Brussels, in Belgium. The event, with the slogan Water Meets Energy, Energy Meets Water, focused on the water-energy...

SEOPAN says Spain invests per inhabitant 45% less than europe in the environment

Despite the deficit in infrastructures of the integral water cycle and waste treatment and non-compliance with European regulations in both areas, Spain invests 45% less than the average of European countries in infrastructure per...

Santa Cruz do Capibaribe structural works are 80% complete

Acciona, through its Agua busines, has partnered with the Brazilian company Gel, to carry out out the works of the wastewater treatment system of Santa Cruz do Capibaribe, Pernambuco, Northeastern Brazil. The project is part...

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...

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...

ACCIONA and its partners present the results of the Integroil european project

Together with its partners, ACCIONA presented the results of the European INTEGROIL Project during a seminar held in its head office in Madrid on 21 May. The main objective of the project, which has a...

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...

Viaqua and Cetaqua present innovative Biofactory model in Ourense

Viaqua and Cetaqua Galicia, in cooperation with the Axencia Galega de Innovación, have consolidated the public-private partnership model initiated in 2015 by setting up the CIGAT (Advanced Water Treatment Systems Innovation Centre) Mixed Unit, as...

New rules to promote water reuse in farming

Population growth, urbanisation and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the situation...

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...

Semi-Presential Course -Specialist in Desalination and Reuse of Water

OBJECTIVE The general objective of the course is to provide professional graduates with the necessary scientific and technical training to address problems related to brackish water and seawater desalination, and reuse of wastewater. Brackish water and...

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...

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...

Cambi Awarded Contract for St Marys Water Recycling Plant, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Water has awarded a contract to Cambi for the installation of a CambiTHP® B6-3 system at the St Marys Water Recycling Plant, following a competitive bidding process. The Thermal Hydrolysis Process plant will treat...

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%...

Acciona to upgrade Madrid water network for Canal de Isabel II

The two-year contract, with a possible one-year extension, will fix deficiencies in drinking and treated water supply networks that need immediate action (faults, leaks, emergencies, etc.), as well as undertaking urgent expansion works and...

#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...

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...

Water reuse in industries: from research to implementation

On March 30th, the Cetaqua Water Technology Center and Aigües de Barcelona held a seminar entitled "The challenges of water reuse in industries: from research to implementation". The aim of the seminar was to...

How to generate resources from urban wastewater

Urbanisation, climate change and pollution, among other phenomena stemming from human activity, pose a threat to water resources. Until now, urban wastewater, of which there is the greatest amount, is in the best 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,...

Green light for LIFE-REWATCH water reclamation project featuring participation of Veolia Water Technologies

The REWATCH project, coordinated by the Eurecat-CTM Technology Centre, will undertake pilot scale testing of a new treatment for wastewater from the petrochemical industry at a DOW Chemical Ibérica S.L. production plant in Tarragona....

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...

All set for 11th AEDyR International Congress

The Preliminary Congress Programme is now available and features 49 oral presentations, 18 poster presentations and two interesting round table discussion sessions. The Spanish Desalination and Water Reuse Association (AEDyR) will hold its 11th International congress...

2015 sees 17% rise in water reuse in Catalonia

2015 saw the reuse of 30 cubic hectometres of reclaimed water in Catalonia, according to Catalan Water Agency (ACA) figures. This increase of 17% (5 hm3) on the previous year was achieved by subjecting...

DEMOWARE project for reuse of industrial waste water at Dow facility in Camp de...

The European Union funded DEMOWARE project in the water scarce region of Camp de Tarragona, Spain, has been named one of Environmental Leader’s Projects of the Year 2016. The project uses advanced reverse osmosis...

Acciona Agua coordinates the ‘INTEGROIL’ european project to recover water used by the oil...

The oil and gas sector is one of the eight biggest consumers and producers of industrial wastewater. Aware of the environmental impact this represents, Acciona Agua has designed an R&D+i project to offset the...

Research into greater water efficiency in the citrus fruit sector

Valencia-based companies IVEM (Ingeniería de Verificaciones Electromecánicas y Mantenimientos), Instalaciones Industriales Grau and the AINIA technology centre are members of a consortium for the development of sustainable, eco-efficient and secure water management solutions for...

Largest sludge treatment plant in the world inaugurated in Hong Kong

This new plant is the largest treatment sludge incineration unit in the world, thanks to its installed capacity, with 2,000 t treated each day by 110 members of personnel. The treatment and incineration technology...

Project to recharge El Port de la Selva aquifer with reclaimed water enters final...

Three years after commencing, the EU-funded Demoware  (DEMOnstration of WAter Reuse) project to recharge the El Port de la Selva aquifer in Girona has entered its final stage. The aim of the project is to demonstrate...

An R&D project by ACCIONA Agua and ESAMUR will improve treated water quality

ACCIONA Agua and ESAMUR (an entity of the Regional Ministry of Water, Agriculture and the Environment of Murcia) are developing the RAMSES project (Reclaimed Water Quality Through Mainstream Anaerobic Treatment Using Supported Biomass Growth)...

Domestic composting: the missing piece of the puzzle is you

The Regional Ministry of the Environment in Galicia and Sogama have launched a website to provide citizens with guidelines on domestic composting. The Regional Ministry’s firm commitment to domestic composting is reflected in the 2010-2020...

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...

Hidraqua saves 83 million litres of water in past year thanks to new technologies,...

Hidraqua has managed to save around 83 million litres of drinking water in the last year, thereby achieving a reduction of 497,000 kWh in energy consumption associated with water capture, treatment and distribution. This saving...

EU launches initiative to foster water reuse

Water stress affects one third of EU territory. For this reason, the EU is examining legislative and financial instruments that might help to boost water reuse, encourage more efficient use of the resource and...

Re-using PVC left-overs the smart way

A €1.2 million investment in an upgraded recycling facility to handle PVC production left-overs paid for itself in 18 months at Protan Group, the Norway-based manufacturer of roofing foils and ventilation tubes for tunnels...

New AUTOSORT 4 from TOMRA Sorting Recycling improves efficiency at Toledo Ecopark

The 4 existing units at the Ecopark’s sorting plant have been joined by a new AUTOSORT 4 optical separator. The new machine is configured for the recovery of paper and board, resulting in a...
Universidad de California Merced ahorra agua con Beacon® Advanced Metering Analytics

University of California Merced Saves Water with Beacon® Advanced Metering Analytics

Badger Meter shared impressive water-saving results from its partnership with the University of California Merced (UC Merced). Since implementing the Beacon® Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) managed solution, the university reported over a 23 percent...

Abengoa to develop in Belgium the largest biomass power plant in the world

Abengoa has been selected by the electricity and gas company, Belgian Eco Energy (Bee), to develop the largest commercial plant in the world of new construction in Ghent (Belgium), which will produce 215 MW...
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...

Wastewater treatment for a sustainable coffee industry

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in...
Reutilización de aguas grises y pluviales

Greywater and rainwater reuse

Aquantia, a company with offices in Bilbao and San Sebastián, specialises in sustainable water management through the reuse of greywater, rainwater and other types of water. The Aquantia system, based on proprietary, patented technology,...
El proyecto europeo demEAUmed ahorrará agua dulce en las instalaciones turísticas

The european project demEAUmed will save freshwaters in tourist facilities

The main objective of the demEAUmed project is to reduce the consumption of water in hotels, green areas and recreational areas (swimming pools, spas,...) by proposing alternative sources, such as groundwater, treated rainwater or...
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...