Valencia (EFE).- The company Hidraqua has presented this Friday at the Marina de València its new “innovation and alliances center”, baptized as Dinapsis Valencia, which is part of its network of digital transformation centers and seeks to be a “space benchmark for efficient, resilient and sustainable water management”.
This was described by the director of this center, belonging to the Agbar group, Cristina Baixauli, during her speech at the opening ceremony, which was attended by the President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, and the mayor of the city, Joan Ribó, and that it took place in the BioHub building in La Marina, where Dinapsis is going to set up its headquarters, operated by the Agbar Group and Hidraqua.
The president of Agbar and senior executive vice president of Veolia Ibérica and Latin America, Ángel Simón, has highlighted that the vocation of the project is “ecological transformation” with three fundamental lines of action.
“The first is decarbonization, always present in all our activities; the second is waste treatment, reconversion and the circular economy, and the third is water management”, he detailed.
For Simón, Dinapsis’ “business commitment” is “a commitment to all stakeholders: workers, administration, society and people”, and he has stated that for this reason the center will be a space specialized in the integrated operation of water services, environment environment and environmental health.
“How could we not be in Valencia, how could we not be when it is a leading city in Spain, which has set carbon neutrality as a goal for 2030, something that only 200 cities in the world have done”, he wondered.
Likewise, it has opted for “innovation aimed at the circular economy, sustainability and people”, which has considered “the three pillars” to make effective “the right to water that everyone has”.
“Not only do we want to manage all services efficiently, but also to implement innovation that allows us, with all our predictive models and data, to understand how to manage this service in a unitary way and in real time”, Simón stated. , which has concluded: “The best management is the one that has allowed progress in Spain, which is public-private participation”.
Circular economy and dialogue economy
For his part, Ximo Puig highlighted “Hidraqua’s effort to anticipate the future”, something that he considered “fundamental” at a time when “climate change has exacerbated tensions that had existed for a long time”.
“Nobody doubts that we have to anticipate the future and water is the driving force of life”, stressed the President of the Generalitat, who thanked “the work that is being done linking it to the European project for digitization, sustainability and strengthening of the Welfare state”.
In this sense, he added that “objectively, there is no other way to approach the future than through cooperation”, for which he stressed that “it is always necessary to look for meeting points”.
“In the face of confrontation, in dialogue and association to improve we find the solution”, he has defended to assert that “in the circular economy and the dialogue economy” is where the Valencian Community can be found.
“Open innovation vocation”
For his part, Ribó celebrated that Dinapsis’ “vocation for open innovation” “connects with the urban strategy of Valencia”, in line with milestones such as European green capital or participation in the network of European cities with the challenge of be climate neutral by 2030.
“Among all of us, we are turning La Marina into the place of reference for the state and European entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Ribó, who stressed that this area of Valencia “has grown big.”
For this reason, it has urged the administrations to “achieve an effective and efficient joint management of these spaces” and has encouraged them to “row out to consolidate an autonomous Marina de València and a benchmark in Europe”.
“València is a great city, a European benchmark for sustainability and innovation whose priority is to improve people’s lives”, highlighted the mayor, for whom the arrival of “important projects” strengthens it “as a city that generates stable employment and quality”.