November – December 2020

FuturENVIRO Digital – Nº 75


Cover Story

GENEBRE PRESENTS ITS LATEST VALVES FOR FIXED FIRE PROTECTION INSTALLATIONS

The Genebre Industrial Line features a wide range of hydraulic control valves for active fire protection applications.

All service buildings and large private, multi-household residential buildings should be fitted with fire protection systems. In the majority of cases, investment in a water-based fire protection system is far more economical than the cost of the damage that might be caused by a fire-related accident.

When a fire occurs, immediate response is vital in order to save lives or mitigate material damage. Water-based fire protection systems and hydraulic control valves provide an effective solution

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Summary

COVER STORY

Genebre presents its latest valves for fixed fire protection installations

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF 2020. Desalination

The beginning of the end of a decade. Domingo Zarzo Martínez, President of the AEDyR

Public policies to foster desalination and water reuse in Latin America. Juan Miguel Pinto, President of Latin American Association of Desalination and Water Reuse (ALADYR)

DESALINATION

Durability and sustainability in reverse osmosis membranes.

Technical/thermodynamic feasibility study and design of a floating photovoltaic solar field in the seawater intake pond of the Las PalmasIII Desalination Plant (Gran Canaria)

PLANT REPORT

Al Khobar I Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF 2020. Water Management & Treatment

ADECAGUA, Adding value to opportunities for the improvement of water in times of crisis. Manuel Suarez, president of the ADECAGUA, Spanish Water Pollution Control Association

A decisive, positive step towards achieving efficient, up-to-date water legislation. Antolín Aldonza. Spokesperson for the Board of Directors at ASAGUA, Spanish Association of Water Technology Companies

Satisfaction of a duty fulfilled. Disappointment and hope. Fernando Morcillo, President of the Spanish Association of Water Supply and Sanitation (AEAS)

Aqua España member companies show resilience in 2020 and approach 2021 with optimism. Sergi Martí. President of Aqua España

Resilient water management in the most difficult of years. Lluís Ridao Martin, Director Catalan Water Agency

2020-2021: a key change of year for the urban water sector. Spanish Association of Urban Water Sector Management Companies (AGA)

Water and sustainable development: matters of shared responsibility. EsAgua, a network of entities committed to reducing water footprint

RENEWABLE GASES

Green hydrogen from wastewater

WATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT

Choose the correct compressor type and cut rental costs

Upgrading of El Condado (Jaén) DWTP and upstream supply network

REPORTAJE / PLANT REPORT

7 EDAR en la comarca agraria de Hervás (Cáceres) / 7 WWTPs in the agricultural district of Hervás (Cáceres, Spain)

AUTOMATION, CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION

Project to apply big data technologies to the integrated urban water cycle

Digitisation of water supply network in Andratx (Mallorca)

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF 2020. Irrigation

In defence of irrigation in times of pandemic. Andrés del Campo, President of Fenacore

IRRIGATION

Renovation of the A.P.A.C. de Mequinza irrigation network (Zaragoza)