ACCIONA Construction was one of the sponsors of the 11th Spanish Conference on Dams, organized by SPANCOLD (Spanish National Committee of Large Dams), with the support of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, through the Duero Water Authority (Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero), held from 26 to 29 June in León.
Two broad topics were covered by this conference - Dams and Climate Change, and Progress and Technology in the Area of Dams and Water Governance.
The first block covered droughts, flood defences, hydroelectric power and environmental recovery in river ecosystems. The second covered topics such as water governance as a driving force for progress, planning and design concepts and tools, and international case studies and experiences, including the Alto Tâmega Hydroelectric Project in Portugal and the Site C Hydroelectric Project in Canada, in which ACCIONA Construction participates.
Considered one of the leading events in the sector nationally, the event was attended by different representatives of the Public Administration and the business world, as well as professionals in the sector.
This conference also included a visit to the Riaño and Pormo dams, considered the most important in the province, and Castrovido dam in Burgos, as well as a series of leisure and tourist activities.
Joaquín Jiménez Labadie, Hydraulic Works Manager in the Ports and Hydraulic Works Unit, was one of the participants who represented ACCIONA Construction during the conference, acting as Technical Secretary for the A4 Subtopic: Environmental Recovery in River Ecosystems.