Aqualia wins IDA award for Water Reuse and Conservation
Congratulations to MIDES project coordinating partner organization, Aqualia, for being recognized by the International Desalination Association (IDA) as Exceptional Utility Leader in Water Reuse and Conservation! This honor was one of three awards presented this week in Valencia Spain at the IDA International Water Reuse and Recycling Conference: Making Every Drop Count. The award notes Aqualia’s “recognition of outstanding performance of public and private utilities that have implemented successful leading-edge water reuse and conservation programs and projects.”
From the IDA announcement: Aqualia is a full cycle water management company with a customer base of 22.5 million users (GWI). Operating in 1,100 municipalities and across 22 countries in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, Aqualia is a leading water management company with a proven track record of applying research and innovation. Since 2009, in collaboration with over 40 international research centers, more than 30 R&D projects have been implemented, generating 11 patents, most of them in the field of the circular economy and the water and energy reuse. Aqualia has been awarded over 20 million euros in co-funding, competing for prestigious European programs such as Life, FP7 and H2020. Water reuse in one of the pillars of Aqualia’s circular economy commitment, but not exclusively. Through projects such as All-gas, SmartGreenGas or Methamorphosis, Aqualia is now enabling communities to use 100% local biofuel obtained from wastewater, and energy for desalination has been cut by a factor of 10. These initiatives mark a bold step forward for the water sector and for citizens.