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SAVING-E relies on group of experienced researchers, engineers, communication managers and public planners in the field of water, environment and economics

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Dr. Julián Carrera, associate professor


+34 93 581 2141

UAB Website


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) is one of the biggest public universities in Spain. After not even 50 years of existence, the UAB has consolidated itself among the two hundred best universities in the world, and since the 2011/12 academic year it is one of the 10 young universities with the highest international projection and global prestige.

GenocovAngles-webGENOCOV, a research group from the Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering will be the coordinator of the SAVING-E project.

GENOCOV has been active over the last 25 years in understanding the biological processes for the treatment and valorisation of urban and industrial water and gaseous effluents, with special emphasis in monitoring, modelling and control of such biological systems.

Main researchers involved:

  • Dr. Julián Carrera (SAVING-E Coordinator)
  • Dr. María Eugenia Suárez-Ojeda
  • Dr. Julio Pérez
  • Dr. Carlos Ramos
  • Dr. Javier Lafuente

Depuración Aguas del Mediterraneo (DAM)

Depuración Aguas del Mediterraneo (DAM) was formed as a service company in Valencia in 1995. Its main activities focus on services of operation and maintenance of sewage treatment plants and sanitation systems.

Since the company started, it has continued developing new activities:

  • Waste management and recovery of biosolids in agriculture.
  • Engineering, installation of domestic waste water works and emissaries submarines.
  • Studies and projects of research, development and innovation (RDI).

During the last year DAM managed wastewater from a population equivalent of more than 8,500,000 inhabitants, with a volume of treated water that exceeded 700,000,000 cubic meters.

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Jordi Robusté Cartró, Head of the west exploitation unit of sanitation systems


+34 93 567 2800

The Catalan Water Agency (ACA)

The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) is the public company responsible for planning and managing the complete water cycle in Catalonia. The ACA main goals are:

  • Execute the Water Framework Directive (WFD).
  • Protect the aquatic environment and authorize river works.
  • Plan and manage water supply and water treatment to the inland basins of Catalonia.
  • Build and operate water treatment plants.
  • Compose flooding studies.
  • Make inspections and monitoring.
  • Develop laws in water issues.

During last years, the ACA has been working in a significant deployment of the Wastewater Treatment Plan and in building pioneer water infrastructures.

Main personnel  involved:

  • Jordi Robusté Cartro
  • Elisabet Mas Asturias
  • Marc Terés Pernichi
  • Bernadette Catlla Badia
  • Enric Ibañez Leal

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Maria Mirachtsi, Communications Manager


+32 (0)2 7927552

WssTP Website


WssTP is the European Technology Platform for Water. WssTP strives to increase coordination and collaboration on water-related challenges, and to increase the competitiveness of the European water sector and allied sectors.  WssTP uniquely represents the full diversity of the water value chain including industry, research, utilities, technology providers, and water users. With 90% of the global economic activity dependent on water, the sustainable and innovative management of this resource is key to our future.