EDIA – Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A., is a state corporate company, based in Beja, and was set up in 1995. It is responsible for the design, construction, operation, promotion and enhancement of the Alqueva multi-purpose project (EFMA).

Centered on the integrated management of the Alqueva strategic water reserve, EFMA is the major national hydraulic Project on the concept of multiple purposes, namely: public and industrial supply, irrigated agriculture, industry, production of clean energy and tourism.

Around 120.000 ha of irrigated land are in operation and with the highest adoption rate. 


Alexandra Carvalho,


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 689239