Canal de Isabel II travels to London to present its experience as an innovative water management company - Canal de Isabel II travels to London to present its experience as an innovative water management company
Canal de Isabel II travels to London to present its experience as an innovative water management company
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The public utility attends the 6th World Water-Tech Innovation Summit
• The Deputy Director of R&D+i at the company, Francisco Cubillo, will present big data applications in water management
• 250 experts from around the world will discuss re-use, new technologies, infrastructure management and sustainability
Canal de Isabel II is attending the 6th annual World Water-Tech Innovation Summit in London on 21 and 22 February, which will be attended by leading global experts in the water management sector.
This year’s World Water-Tech Innovation Summit will focus on the need to swiftly adopt commercially viable technologies capable of meeting the growing demand for sustainable water as a part of correct urban infrastructure management. The concept of resilience (understood as the ability to adapt to change) will also be one of the main topics at this forum.
The meeting will be attended by 250 global experts in water management, who will examine and discuss how to harness innovation to tackle the most pressing problems facing water supply at a global level.
The Deputy Director of Research, Development and Innovation (R&D+i) of Canal de Isabel II, Francisco Cubillo, is one of the speakers at the event. He will present the company’s experience at a debate entitled “Moving from analytical overload to decision-making based on data” alongside experts from Denmark, France and the United States.
Specifically, Francisco Cubillo will speak about the possible applications of big data in water management, their inclusion in the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ and whether or not what is known as ‘smart water’ actually exists.
In general, the summit will try to further examine the need for greater collaboration between the various stakeholders on developing a comprehensive approach to water management, innovation and financing. Furthermore, the forum will try to assess and optimise the technologies and strategies needed to reclaim waste, especially the re-use of water and resource recovery, while also delving into the consequences of floods and droughts.
Canal de Isabel II was set up 165 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. Nowadays, it provides a service to over six million people throughout the region. It is a leading company in its sector and internationally recognised for its integrated water cycle management. It has 14 reservoirs, 78 groundwater collection stations, 14 drinking water treatment plants, 33 major regulation tanks and 288 minor regulation tanks, 17,366 kilometres of inflow and distribution pipes, 160 drinking water pumping stations and 126 waste water pumping stations, 14,784 kilometres of sewer pipes, 63 storm tanks, 156 waste water treatment plants and 510 kilometres of reclaimed water pipes.