Catalan Water Agency (ACA)
The Catalan Water Agency (ACA) is the public entity of the Government of Catalonia assigned to the Department of Town and Country Planning and Sustainability and founded in 2000 as the hydraulic authority in Catalonia, in charge of the governing policies concerning water and based on the principles of the Water Framework Directive.
The Agency manages and plans the water cycle, with a vision of integrated water systems, taking into account the balance of all ecosystems. Water becomes a basic structural and functional element to the environment and life. This management must be compatible with the growing demand for permanence, universality and immediacy of the citizens of an advanced society, and ensure quality and good service.