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IMDEA Water, a research Institute focused on water management issues, is directed towards optimizing public and private decision-making processes, emphasizing on the link between water, public services, the economy and institutions. The institute is gathering knowledge from experimental, legal and social sciences as well as engineering with the aim of generating relationship and interactions between different research units and topics in order to approach the XXI Century water Management. The scientific program of the Institute is based on the development of strategic lines for the integrated water management: management of sustainable bodies of water, quality pollution, water treatment and reuse and economic and institutional analysis.

IMDEA Water is member of several associations and platforms and works closely in research, services, knowledge transfer, mobility and training with agencies, universities and European and international research centers. Advanced Training of scientists and professionals is also a key issue for IMDEA Water, by organizing and collaborating in PhD, Masters and other training programmes, and therefore contributing to return to the society the effort realized supporting the Institute.

Regarding to the LIFE TRANSFOMEM project, it has several research projects in membrane technology and wastewater treatment and reuse. It also has developed the protocol to transform discarded reverse osmosis membranes in ultra-nanofiltration membranes at laboratory scale in a doctoral thesis for its use in other processes water treatment.



Sadyt is the water treatment company belonging to Sacyr Group. Sadyt is operating, directly or through its filial companies, in the 5 continents. Moreover, it is one of the leading international companies with more than 70 desalination plants widespread all over the world and with more than 1.700.000 m3 treated everyday.

Sadyt's main speciality is Desalination, both in design and construction and in O&M, being in the Top Ten major companies of the world in this sector. Sadyt has proven experience in the successfully supply of large plants all over the world, with more than 1.6 millions of m3/day installed by Reverse Osmosis and the largest plant of the world with Electrodialysis Reversal (200,000 m3 /day), in countries such as Spain, Israel, Australia, Algeria, Chile, Tunis, etc, and in expansion all over the world.

Sadyt has also installed numerous drinking water treatment plants as well as wastewater treatment plants, both by conventional methods as well as by membrane technologies, such as MBR. Likewise, there is a wide experience in the installation of tertiary treatments and reuse plants for agriculture, industry, golf courses, etc. Also numerous industrial plants have been designed for the production of process water in thermal power plants, oil refineries or food processing industries, including the production of ultrapure water by means of electrodeionization (EDI) and other technologies such as electrochlorination or MBRs for effluent treatment.

Regarding to the LIFE TRANSFOMEM project, Sadyt operates both two plants where demonstration-pilots will be installed: the desalination plant in Cuevas de Almanzora (Almería) and the wastewater treatment plant in Guadalajara (operated by the joint venture Guadalagua, owned by Valoriza Water Matrix Sadyt). Sadyt will adapt the facilities to accommodate demonstrations and will make its implementation and the co-operation. In addition, SADYT as a Participant Spanish Technological Platform for Water (TEWL) partner, will assist in the dissemination of the project.

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Valoriza Agua is the head of the set of companies that, belonging to the Sacyr, operate in the water field. It is focused in both the Water Cycle Management, and the Design, Engineering, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of all kinds of water treatment plants. Its activities include desalination of brackish water and seawater, potabilization, water treatment and reuse, and the industrial water treatment, among others.

With more than 100 plants designed and built in the past years, Valoriza Agua is one of the leading water technology companies in Spain. Likewise, it counts with a great international expansion as it is present in Portugal, Algeria, Tunisia, Middle East, Brazil, Australia and Chile, and it gives service to more than 3 million people.

As a top company in the water field, Valoriza Agua bases its strategy on preserving and expanding its international presence and contributing to the sustainable development of the water sector.

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