The Agbar Advisory Council will present its proposals on Tuesday to face the climate emergency and the social challenges of water management. This advisory body of the company will once again urge the Administration to help make Barcelona a nerve center for research in Europe.
Agbar’s Advisory Council for Participation, Transparency and Social Action is a pioneering initiative in the business environment, which is made up of 15 people from outside the company and references in their field of experience who, during the last two years of work, have drawn a series of recommendations to advance the challenges of the water sector.
Agbar’s Advisory Council
• Àngel Simon Grimaldos. President of Agbar and President of the Advisory Council
• Dolors Camats. Director of the Cooperativa Obrera d’Habitatge del Prat del Llobregat SCCL
• Felipe Campos. General Director of the Ítaca de l’Hospitalet del Llobregat Educational Association
• Marta Cassany i Virgili. Secretary of Social Affairs and Families of the Ministry of Labor
• Pilar Díaz López. Associate professor at the University of Barcelona specialist in functional diversity
• Ramon Folch i Guillen. Socioecologist and president of ERF
• Jordi Giró Castañer. President of CONFAVC
• Jordi Hereu i Boher. President of IdenCity and President of BPE
• Victòria Eugènia Martínez Fraile. Former Director of the Agbar Foundation
• Anna Merino Castelló. Expert consultant in market regulation and competition
• Tomàs Molina i Bosch. TVC meteorology chief
• Javier Pacheco Serradilla. Secretary General of CCOO in Catalonia
• Miquel Roca Junyent. President SEBAP and founding attorney of Roca Junyent
• Camil Ros i Duran. Secretary General of UGT in Catalonia
• Josep Sánchez Llibre. President of Foment del Treball
• Pere Vilanova Trias. Professor of Political Science and Administration at the University of Barcelona
These experts urge that Barcelona be positioned as a reference city in action against climate change, and that it be a hub for knowledge of water in Barcelona, that generates employment and is an open space for citizens to seek the involvement of all actors and sectors with a co-creation process.
One of the axes on which the activity of the Agbar Advisory Council has focused is the response to environmental challenges, especially from water management, which is why water must be made a protagonist of the public agenda for its link with the climate emergency.
In this area, one of Agbar’s initiatives that has been reinforced with the contributions of the Advisory Council is the transformation of treatment plants into ecofactories and facilities that reuse 100% of the water, that produce the energy they consume and that minimize waste. generated, with a positive impact on the environment that surrounds them and on the conservation of biodiversity.
In order to transform the water management model and respond to the current challenges of citizens, from Agbar, and with the guidance of the Advisory Council, the social pact is being promoted, an initiative based on public-private collaboration and with social entities, which seeks to act on three axes: solidarity, to guarantee access to water for all vulnerable groups; employment, to generate quality jobs; and green reconstruction, to continue advancing the ecological transition.
Agbar’s Advisory Council for Participation, Transparency and Social Action was created in January 2019. Throughout 2020, the Advisory Council has continued with the work begun and has held 4 plenary sessions, 2 monographic sessions and 22 working sessions and workshops in digital format according to the current situation.