Created in 2011 by Viaqua, the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Lines of research of Cetaqua Galicia

Through our 3 lines of research our centre is a benchmark for the application of scientific knowledge to the water cycle, especially in the field of wastewater treatment and recovery, at regional, national and European level.

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Las líneas de investigación de Cetaqua: biofactoría y recuperación de recursos. Las líneas de investigación de Cetaqua: gestión de recursos hídricos. Las líneas de investigación de Cetaqua: sostenibilidad ambiental, económica y social.

Projects of note

In Cetaqua Galicia we take part in R&D&I projects aimed at achieving transformative outcomes. These are some of them:

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  • BioReCer

    Optimisation of existing certification schemes to promote the use of organic raw materials

  • WalNUT

    Technological solutions for redesigning nutrient supply chains from wastewater and brine.

  • CIGAT Biofactoría

    Production and recovery of high value-added by-products in waste water


    Development of technologies for the reuse of by-products and wastewater from the canning industry in Galicia and Northern Portugal.

Partnership network in 2022

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the main governing body. It defines strategy, annual plans and budgets, approves major projects and activities, and oversees financial management.

  • Chairman

    Marcos Martín

  • Vice Chairwoman

    Ana Tejeiro

  • Member

    Antonio López

  • Secretary

    Mª Teresa Abalde

  • Member

    Carlos Montero

  • Member

    Alicia Gil García

  • Member

    Rosina López-Alonso Fandiño


Scientific-Technical Council

The Scientific-Technical Council is appointed by the Board of Trustees and acts as an advisory body. It advises the centre on research policies, offers technical assistance, and evaluates business requirements.

  • Chairman

    José Antonio del Rey

  • 1st Vice Chairman

    Juan Manuel Lema

  • 2nd Vice Chairman

    Francisco Saborido

  • Member

    Laura de la Vega

  • Member

    Joaquín Suárez

  • Member

    Philippe Rougé

  • Member

    Ángeles Sanromán



Cetaqua Galicia

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