Alqueva Multipurpose Project, with its area of 120,000 hectares of irrigation area, has high potential for agricultural development not only for the region, but also for the rest of the country, as it doubles the public irrigation area in Portugal.
EDIA has the concession for management, maintenance and conservation of the primary network and the secondary network of the Alqueva Multipurpose Project, which enables it to manage their infrastructures fully and sustainably and maintain a fair price in the different irrigation perimeters in spite of different operating costs.
The Alqueva irrigation perimeters are remotely managed and provide EDIA with up-to-date information and guarantee that farmers have the water they need to operate.
EDIA has multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the system is fully operational.
Contacts with farmers are direct, based on a policy of proximity and solutions that guarantee efficient water use.