Better control of wastewater infrastructures under changing climatic situations
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.
This new treatment will allow better control of wastewater infrastructures under changing climatic situations, relieving the pressure on centralized systems, as well as increasing the life cycle of the asset and reducing the costs associated with the wastewater treatment process.
The water business of ACCIONA has developed the project in its demonstration plant located at the Wastewater Treatment Plant of San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia, Spain), which processes a flow rate of 3 m3/hour and operates under real conditions. This means that the results obtained can be extrapolated to any other plant. The project consortium is completed with the Catalan Water Research Institute (ICRA), Universidad Nueva (Lisbon), the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Catania.
The Watintech project, awarded in the iWater Salon in Barcelona in the Best Research category 2016 for its potential for improving the efficiency of treatment processes, has received funding from the WATERWORKS Era-Net with co-financing from the CDTI and the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
More information at http://watintech.eu/