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iAgua organises the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA2020

  • iAgua organises the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA2020
    Marriott Hotel Auditorium in Madrid will host CETA2020 on 23 and 24 March 2020
  • iAgua is organising the CETA2020 with the aim of turning it into a major independent discussion forum on the water treatment investment needs in Spain and the commitment to efficiency and the circular economy, to further the dialogue between the public and private sectors.
  • To date, representatives from the Regional Governments of Madrid, Catalonia, Basque Country, Galicia, Aragon, Extremadura, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands and Melilla, as well as from the Water Consortia of Bilbao Vizcaya and the Costa Brava, have confirmed their attendance.
  • Learn more about the event, to be held on the 23rd and 24th of March 2020, in this website:

About the entity


Water treatment in Spain comes of age. After several decades of building infrastructure to provide full access to quality drinking water and a high level of waste water treatment, the economic crisis that started in 2007 brought to a halt the progress made in Spain up to that point.
Although the high quality of the services provided has been maintained, professionals and users are increasingly concerned about the deterioration of infrastructure. On the other hand, more demanding European regulations call for an update of legal and financial frameworks, to address the challenges of 21st century societies.
Efficiency and circular economy must be two cornerstones to guide the actions of decision makers. This way, the water sector can respond appropriately to the consequences of climate change, the great challenge of our generation.
We need dialogue among different public authorities, and a partnership between the public and private sectors. Only then will we be able to unlock the ideas, knowledge and resources required for Spain to continue to be a worldwide leader in water management.
iAgua is organising for the first time the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA2020, on March 23th and 24th, 2020, with the aim of turning it into a major independent discussion forum on this topic, and with the purpose of contributing viable solutions that benefit all citizens.

Within the framework of the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA2020, iAgua will present an exclusive report on the current situation and needs in terms of water treatment infrastructure in Spain. The report will serve as a basis for the design and development of different talks and round tables that will take place during the event.​
The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, will bring together senior officials from Public Authorities responsible for integrated water cycle management. Representatives from national, regional and local governments will share during this unique opportunity their plans for water infrastructure and the investments they will undertake in the coming years.

CETA 2020 will bring together entities that represent business opportunities worth 1 billion euros for next year. The Conference will serve as a reference to transmit the need to increase significantly that figure to political leaders.

To date, senior officials from the following entities have confirmed their participation:

  • Department of Environment, Land Use Planning and Sustainability, Regional Government of Madrid
  • Department of Land Use Planning and Sustainability, Regional Government of Catalonia.
  • Department of Infrastructure and Mobility, Regional Government of Galicia.
  • Department of Environment, Land Use Planning and Housing, Regional Government of the Basque Country.
  • Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment, Regional Government of Aragon.
  • Department for the Ecological Transition and Sustainability, Regional Government of Extremadura.
  • Department of Environment and Land Use Planning, Regional Government of the Balearic Islands.
  • Department of Ecological Transition, Fight Against Climate Change and Land Use Planning, Regional Government of the Canary Islands.
  • Department of Environment and Sustainability, Autonomous City of Melilla.
  • Water Consortium of Bilbao Vizcaya.
  • Water Consortium of Costa Brava.

The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, will also feature a technical programme including the presentation of the latest available technologies, the most outstanding success stories, and discussions on how to tackle the challenges in the coming years. To do this, dozens of experts will provide their views on issues such as financing, regulation, the legal framework, public-private participation, managing the water-energy nexus, the role of water in the circular economy or waste water treatment in small communities.


The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, will be held at the Madrid Marriott Hotel Auditorium on March 23rd and 24th, 2020. This emblematic hotel is the perfect location to hold this conference due to its amplitude, style, comfort and commitment to innovation in hosting events.

iAgua 2020 Awards

The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, will host a new edition of the iAgua Awards. For the sixth consecutive time, the most prestigious water sector awards will recognise the outreach efforts that are gaining importance every day to achieve the general objectives of the sector, and the specific challenges of each organisation.
Given the success of past award editions, the different categories of the iAgua 2020 Awards will be decided mainly based on the result of the iAgua Ranking calculation and the votes of users. The iAgua Ranking will be calculated on January 30th, 2020.
The categories and nominees will be announced in, the iAgua Newsletter and different iAgua profiles in social media throughout February 2020.

Conference fees

The delegate registration fee for the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020 is €800. The registration fee includes the following:

  • Access to CETA 2020 two conference rooms (main and parallel)
  • Access to the iAgua 2020 Awards Ceremony
  • Printed issue of iAgua Magazine 25
  • Lunch and coffee during the two-day CETA 2020 conference
  • Parking during the two-day CETA 2020 conference
  • Discounted accommodation rate at the Hotel Marriott Auditorium​


Position your entity among water management leaders in Spain and obtain the following benefits:

Dialogue with the main actors in the sector

CETA 2020 will give you the chance to network with the main water treatment actors in Spain. Representatives from Public Authorities at all levels (national, regional, provincial, district and local), companies and other entities involved in integrated water cycle management will participate.

Participation in an event with high promotional impact

The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, is organised by iAgua, the water sector news media with the largest audience in Spain and Latin America. The event promotion, live coverage, and the dissemination of the content generated during the conference will have an unprecedented impact on the sector.

Brand image

The participation of your entity in CETA 2020 will contribute to generating confidence among water management stakeholders; you will have the chance to showcase your technology innovations and asset management soundness.

Generation of leads

The organisation of the Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, as well as its Communications Plan, are aimed to maximise the generation of leads. These leads will be digital during the promotion phase, in person during the two days the CETA 2020 lasts, and digital during the dissemination phase after the conference.

Position your entity among water management leaders in Spain

Spanish companies are worldwide leaders in water treatment. Participate in CETA 2020 and position your brand among the entities that are revolutionising the international water management landscape.

Sponsorship types

The Spanish Water Treatment Conference, CETA 2020, offers the following types of sponsorship:

  • GOLD
  • Lunch
  • Coffee
  • Wifi
  • Mobile charging station
  • String for accreditation card
  • Basic

You can request further information and make a reservation writing to the following email address: or calling +34 916 353 704 

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