WE ARE A MODEL OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, represents a pioneering collaborative model among the sectors of public scientific institution, university and water company. This model has been established as a European benchmark in the application of scientific knowledge to water management and the environment. Our mission is to anticipate society’s needs to propose new R&D&I solutions in order to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the water cycle, while taking local needs into account.

WE ARE A MODEL OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Cetaqua, Water Technology Centre, represents a pioneering collaborative model among the sectors of public scientific institution, university and water company. This model has been established as a European benchmark in the application of scientific knowledge to water management and the environment. Our mission is to anticipate society’s needs to propose new R&D&I solutions in order to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the water cycle, while taking local needs into account.

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PUBLIC FUNDED PROJECTS

Cetaqua ecosystem

The Cetaqua ecosystem is made up of 4 independent entities that follow the same structure, share strategy and work in collaboration:

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Cetaqua ecosystem

The Cetaqua ecosystem is made up of 4 independent entities that follow the same structure, share strategy and work in collaboration:

Cetaqua Andalucía was cofounded as the Andalusian Water Research Centre Foundation in 2014 by Hidralia, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Málaga.

Cetaqua Andalucía has a laboratory with equipment that allows prototyping and testing of solutions before their final application.

Certification in:

           

     
Memoria Anual Cetaqua Andalucía 2020 (Español)

Cetaqua Andalucía was cofounded as the Andalusian Water Research Centre Foundation in 2014 by Hidralia, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Málaga.

Cetaqua Andalucía has a laboratory with equipment that allows prototyping and testing of solutions before their final application.

Certification in:

           

     
Memoria Anual Cetaqua Andalucía 2020 (Español)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
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WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

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WATER 4.0

Water resources management

 

Advanced solutions for integrated water resources management.

 

CHALLENGES

We have incorporated new data science technologies (Artificial Intelligence) and automated satellite image processing (remote sensing) to ​update basin-scale water budgets. In addition, we are committed to managed aquifer recharge (MAR) as a high-value measure to improve the quantitative and chemical status of groundwater bodies.

 

PRIORITY RESEARCH LINES

  • Climate services and conjunctive use of water resources.
  • Advanced technologies for water bodies assessment and remediation.
  • Managed aquifer recharge as a nature-based solution.
  • Water governance to effectively engage water users.
  • Application of data analytics and remote sensing on a river basin scale (hydro-meteorological forecasting).
  • Living Labs for smart basins: raising awareness about safe water reuse in water-stressed areas.

 

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Water resources management

 

Advanced solutions for integrated water resources management.

 

CHALLENGES

We have incorporated new data science technologies (Artificial Intelligence) and automated satellite image processing (remote sensing) to ​update basin-scale water budgets. In addition, we are committed to managed aquifer recharge (MAR) as a high-value measure to improve the quantitative and chemical status of groundwater bodies.

 

PRIORITY RESEARCH LINES

  • Climate services and conjunctive use of water resources.
  • Advanced technologies for water bodies assessment and remediation.
  • Managed aquifer recharge as a nature-based solution.
  • Water governance to effectively engage water users.
  • Application of data analytics and remote sensing on a river basin scale (hydro-meteorological forecasting).
  • Living Labs for smart basins: raising awareness about safe water reuse in water-stressed areas.

 

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OUTSTANDING RESULTS

The lack of knowledge about the availability of water resources and the insufficient exchange of data between the different water users is one of the main complexities for the integrated management of groundwater bodies.

It is under this premise that borns GOTHAM, a European project that wants to develop and validate a digital tool to predict the availability and demand of water resources in the Mediterranean, as well as its impact on the sustainability of groundwater bodies.

A scalable and replicable tool (called GTool) will be developed for different water users that, through Machine Learning techniques, will allow progress towards effective water governance, essential for the integrated management of water resources. This initiative will be implemented in the west of Almeria (Spain) and will be replicated in Jordan and Lebanon.

Project

GOTHAM

Duration

April 2020 – March 2023

Partners

University of Córdoba UCO, o Istituo per la Cooperazione Universitaria Onlus ICU, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica ENG, Inno TSD, Ministry of Agricultura MoA, National Agriculture Research Centre NARC.

Coordinator

Cetaqua Andalucía

Stakeholders

Hidralia, Ayuntamientos de Roquetas, La Mojonera y Adra, Universidad de Almería, Junta de Andalucía, Consorcio del Ciclo Integral del Agua del Poniente (CIAP), Junta Central de Usuarios del Acuífero del Poniente Almeriense (JCUAPA)

Website

www.gotham-prima.eu

The European LIFE Nirvana project aims to reduce the concentration of nitrates in aquifers using an innovative, environmentally sustainable and economically viable treatment.

The injection of small quantities of zero-valent iron nanoparticles into the aquifer favours the activity of denitrifying bacteria, transforming nitrate into nitrogen gas and thus reducing its concentration to below the legal maximum allowed (50 mg/l).

In 2020, it started the preparation of the pilot project, located in the Zarandona aquifer used by Aguas de Murcia, to replicate this methodological system in other aquifers in Europe.

Project

LIFE NIRVANA

Duration

October 2019 – September 2022

Partners

Aquatec, EMUASA

Coordinator

Cetaqua Andalucía

Web

www.life-nirvana.eu

GOVERNING BODIES

The board of trustees

El Patronato es el principal órgano de gobierno, integrado por sus miembros fundadores, al que corresponde definir la estrategia, los planes anuales y los presupuestos, además de aprobar los proyectos y actividades principales, y supervisar la gestión económica.

Chairperson Matilde Mancha Hidralia
Deputy Chairperson José Ángel Narváez UMA
Trustee Carlos Montero AGBAR
Trustee Rosina López-Alonso Fandiño CSIC
Trustee Ernesto Sánchez Hidralia
Secretary non-trustee Teresa Vizcaíno AGBAR
Deputy Secretary non-trustee Jorge Palomino HIDRALIA

The scientific and technical comittee

Consejo Científico-Técnico es nombrado por el Patronato y actúa como un órgano asesor orientando el centro sobre las políticas de investigación, prestando asesoramiento técnico y evaluando las necesidades empresariales planteadas.

Chairperson Marcos Martín AGUAS DE HUELVA - HIDRALIA
Deputy Chairperson Santiago Sánchez CNM - CSIC
Trustee Antonio Pulido UAL
Trustee Julio Berbel UCO
Trustee Francisco Herrera UGR
Trustee Alberto Barrera AGBAR
Trustee Juan Carlos Torres Hidralia
Trustee Stephen Foster Global Water Partnership
Trustee José María Quiroga UCA
Trustee Claudio Cosentino AGBAR
Trustee César Hervás UCO
Trustee Javier Ybarra Hidrogea
Trustee Matilde Mancha Hidralia
Trustee Antonio Bandera UMA
Contact

ANDALUCÍA
Cetaqua Andalucía
Tel: + 34 952 02 85 92
Calle Severo Ochoa, 7
29590 Málaga
Spain