Aqualia is the water management company owned by the citizen services group FCC (51%) and by the Australian ethical fund IFM Investors (49%). The company is the fourth water company in Europe by population served and the ninth in the world, according to the latest Global Water Intelligence ranking (December 2022).

It currently provides service to 43.5 million users (October, 2022) in 17 countries: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Czech Republic, Romania and Georgia.

The company is positioned as a reference brand in the sector, positioned as avant-garde, specialized, transparent and innovative. Thanks to a committed human team, with great experience, that constantly seeks to improve efficiency in production processes and the optimization of resources and with a clear orientation towards the citizen.

This way of working and the continuous advances in innovation and in the use of new technologies have allowed it to consolidate its leadership in the national market, which is also materializing in the foreign market with an ambitious but prudent strategy defined to consolidate internationally. If there is one thing that distinguishes Aqualia, it is the role that sustainable development plays as an inherent part of its business model: combining the generation of a social benefit and the fair profitability of its activity positions the company in a privileged position in the management sector of the water.

The commitment and responsibility with the municipalities in which Aqualia carries out its activity is not limited only to the provision of the service but goes further: it always seeks to contribute to improving the well-being of people and, especially, of the most vulnerable groups.

Aqualia participates in the project as an ideal end-user of the technologies and solutions developed at NINFA, providing case-studies in different geographies and its solid expertise on the integral water cycle. Regarding water treatment technologies, Aqualia will develop and implement a woodchip bioreactor for the denitrification of drainage water.