Construction and commissioning
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 35 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
ACCIONA's Water business, as leader of the consortium, carried out the construction and commissioning of the different systems that are part of the First Phase of the PISASH Programme, whose goal is to "contribute to the social wellness and good living of Nicaraguan families, through solidarity, a sustainable access to drinking water and urban and rural sanitation services, while is respecting and promoting the rights of Mother Earth".
The project is supported by non-reimbursable resources from AECID's Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation and from the European Union funds from the Latin America Investment Facility (LAIF), as well as from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).
In addition to the Government of Nicaragua's own contributions, the Nicaraguan Water and Sewerage Company (ENACAL) implemented the First Phase of Nicaragua's Integrated Sectoral Water and Sanitation Programme (PISASH): Improvement and Expansion of Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Systems in 19 cities of Nicaragua. This programme had an estimated budget of USD 322 million and was conducted in the period of 2013-2018.
- Location: Jalapa, Nicaragua
- Population: 71.025 inhabitants