Canal de Isabel II



We have an important and inescapable objective, the care of a scarce natural resource. We care for our community by managing everyone's water with transparency, efficiency and sustainability.

To fulfill this mission we have acquired ten commitments.

See our commitments


Every day more than 6 million inhabitants in Madrid turn on their taps and receive a top-quality essential resource: water. This has been taking pace for more than 165 years, a period in which the citizens of Madrid have been trusting Canal de Isabel II. We wish to continue managing a resource that belongs to everyone, using everyone's resources, and to continue representing a company of pride for all the inhabitants of Madrid.




We manage and protect a natural resource.



We are involved in the development of our community.



We offer an excellent service and maximum quality.



We are part of the life of the Autonomous Region of Madrid.



We are committed to transparent management.

Our Strategy

The Canal de Isabel II Strategic Plan addresses our challenges of modernization and sustainability, and maintains and promotes technological levels and excellence in service. We want to strengthen our public company by recovering its essence and integrating all Madrid city councils into our decision-making bodies, so that it becomes regarded as the motor channel of the Community of Madrid and a leading European company in the sector.

See Strategic Plan 2018-2030


2020 Report (only in Spanish)

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2021 Report (only in Spanish)

2022 report

2022 Report (only in Spanish)


Review of indicators 2022 (only in Spanish)



  • Presidency
  • Ms. Paloma Martín

    Paloma Martín is a Graduate of Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and holds a PhD from Rey Juan Carlos University.
    Since August 2019, she has been the Regional Minister of the Environment, Urban Planning and Sustainability of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. President of the Fundación Canal and the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park. She also serves as a delegate to the Government Committee for Economic Affairs. Until her appointment, she was a director at Deloitte. Prior to this, she held positions in the Regional Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, and has worked in the Ministry of Public Administration. She was also the spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs in the Assembly of Madrid.
    She has served as a member of the Urban Planning Commission (2011-2014), a member of the Environment Council (2014-2015) and a member of the Madrid Institute for Rural, Agricultural and Food Research and Development (IMIDRA) Board of Directors (2011-2014).

      Mr. Luis M. Murciano
      Presidential Office
  • CEO
  • Operations Directorate
  • Innovation and Engineering Directorate
  • Commercial Directorate
  • Finance and Business Development Directorate
  • Resources Directorate
  • General Secretary's Office
  • Security Directorate


At Canal de Isabel II we carry out all our activities contributing to the safety and health of people, the protection of the environment and the care of the quality of our services. For this reason, our work is certified and accredited by different national and international organizations and entities, which reinforces our commitment to the sustainable management of the integral water cycle.


UNE-EN ISO 9001:2015 / UNE-EN ISO 14001:2015 / ISO 45001:2018

Canal de Isabel II has a Management System certified by the TÜV Rheinland Certification Entity according to the following international standards:


Canal de Isabel II's Internal Audit activity is certified according to the Global (International) Institute of Internal Auditors. This evaluation shows the commitment of the Internal Audit, Risk Management and Internal Control Subdirectorate to comply with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and to continuously improve its performance, professionalism and use of best practices.

QA Certification

Accreditations by ENAC

UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005

According to standard UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Assessment of compliance. General competence requirements of testing and calibration laboratories, the Laboratories of the Subdirectorate of Water Quality of Canal de Isabel II are accredited as testing laboratories in the environmental sector. (See scope)

Water laboratory certificate

UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Canal de Isabel II’s Meter Laboratory is accredited as a laboratory for performing tests and calibrations, according to standard UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 Assessment of compliance. General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories (See scope)

Meter laboratory certificate

UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020:2012

The technical inspection activities of the measurement unit have been accredited by ENAC since 2017, according to standard UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17020: 2012 Assessment of compliance. Requirements for the operation of different types of bodies that perform the inspection. (See scope)

See accreditation certificate

Quality Systems

Since 2017, Canal de Isabel II has had a line of action throughout the development of process improvement projects, using methodologies that pursue effectiveness and efficiency in management, emphasizing people and eliminating activities that do not add value, with a focus on maximizing customer value. To date, 34 improvement projects have been carried out, and in these, more than 250 people have participated, and more than 300 improvements have been identified in different areas of company management.



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Reclaimed water

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Economic and financial figures

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