INCREASING PROJECTS' SUSTAINABILITY
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 844 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 2.3 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 74 % 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.
LIFE PRISTINE, focuses on removing emerging contaminants such as PFAS, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, toxins, antibiotic resistance genes, and microplastics, in drinking and wastewater. For this, the project proposes a solution that integrates different technologies, including adsorption processes, membrane filtration, advanced oxidation processes and artificial intelligence tools, in order to eliminate at least 80% of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater and drinking water, with a 30% operational improvement.
The LIFE PRISTINE project, coordinated by ACCIONA, is supported by the European Union through the LIFE Funding Program for the environment and climate action, and count on the participation of EURECAT, NX Filtration, Xylem Services and the Regional Entity for Wastewater Sanitation and Treatment in Murcia (ESAMUR), in addition to the support of the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium (CABB). The project started in August 2022 and will last for 4 years.
The LIFE21-ENV-ES-LIFE PRISTINE project (with project number 101074430) is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.