TRIHSENS: Preventive strategies to improve water quality

TRIHSENS: Preventive strategies to improve water quality

Artificial intelligence and smart systems in the integrated urban water cycle

Wastewater management has historically been considered as a system to eliminate a "purely urban" problem by collecting and conveying wastewater from population centres to the receiving waters as quickly as possible. The main aim...

Case Study: How the Nosedo WWTP increased hydraulic capacity thanks to digital intelligence

This was added to in 2019 by another equally great or even greater milestone. Since last year, the plant has implemented digital intelligence to optimise its operation. Public services company Metropolitana Milanese SpA decided...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the...

IOT TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

IoT technology consists of remotely measuring and controlling “things” that were previously disconnected and it reaches people and objects that previously could not be reached. And, in the process, it also contributes to achieving the...

A DRONE FOR UNDERGROUND INSPECTION

  However, sewers whose size enables the entrance of people cannot be inspected in the same way. This is because their size goes hand-in-hand with a greater wastewater flow and a higher flow rate, making...

DINAPSIS: THE REVOLUTIONARY URBAN MANAGEMENT MODEL

  We live in a time of change thanks to digital transformation, a revolutionary process that has now made inroads into all areas of day-to-day life. Digitisation has opened up myriad possibilities for the enhancement...

RENEWABLE GAS PLANT IN SPAIN FOR TRANSPORT FUEL PRODUCTION

  This renewable gas plant was built within the framework of the Life Methamorphosis project, which has the objective of demonstrating innovative technologies. The project is coordinated by Aqualia and the project consortium is made...

PLASTICIRCLE OR HOW TO CLOSE THE LIGHT PLASTIC PACKAGING LOOP

  The district of Sant Marcel·lí in Valencia is the scenario for the first PlastiCircle pilot study. From May to October of this year, residents can participate in this initiative, which aims to foster the...

DIGITISATION A KEY LEVER FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The world population is expected to increase by 2,200 million in just 30 years. This means that the population will grow from the current figure of 7,600 million to 9,800 by 2050. Two thirds...

THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY: ECOLOGY AND WOMEN

Climate change occupies a central position within this concern for the environment. Euskadi’s contribution to climate change is small in quantitative terms (0.5% of total EU emissions). Nonetheless, since the basic principle governing international...

WIM: THE IOT PLATFORM FOR INDUSTRIAL WATER MANAGMENT & CONTROL

Wastewater generated by human activity is now a serious problem and one of the most important sources of contamination of our rivers and aquifers. Increasingly large volumes of wastewater with high pollutant loads make...

THE CHALLENGE OF DIGITAL WATER MANAGEMENT

  The water sector has the great advantage of being in a position to implement lessons learnt by other sectors, such as gas and electricity, in the process of digital transformation, thereby reaping the benefits of...

REMOTE METER READING AT CANAL DE ISABEL II: A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE

For many years now, Canal de Isabel II has had one of the most advanced business communications networks in Spain. This has given the company the know-how needed to experiment with a large number...

UrBAN-WASTE Project: Urban strategies for waste management in tourist city

Solid waste is a commonly identified impact of tourism, but is rarely examined in tourism literature. Globally, it is estimated that the tourism industry is responsible for the generation of 35 million tonnes of...

REPARA 2.0: A new infrastructure management concept

The road network is in jeopardy due to restrictive investment policies arising from the economic crisis and cutbacks in road conservation and maintenance. According to the latest Spanish Road Association report on maintenance needs,...

SMARTWASTE: A step towards the society of the future

Ecoembes has been promoting the recycling of domestic packaging in Spain for 20 years, an illustration of the organisation’s commitment to the circular economy. During this period, Ecoembes has been committed to the implementation...

WASTE4THINK: A project by, with and for people

The project has a duration of 42 months and features the participation of 19 partners from 6 European countries. It seeks to integrate and validate 20 eco-innovative solutions covering the entire value chain of...

Spain’s first phosphorus recovery plant

Background The Sur de Madrid Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is located on the left bank of the River Manzanares and receives wastewater from the Sur sewer (left bank interceptor sewer). This interceptor sewer receives the...

Beyond containers

Óscar Martín, CEO at Ecoembes When reviewing 2016, previewing what is already happening in 2017 and looking ahead to the 2020 scenario, we need to explain why Ecoembes is unveiling a vision which goes beyond...

Spain’s first “smart water network” celebrates first anniversary

In its first year of operation, the European innovation project SmartWater4Europe, set up by Acciona Agua in Burgos, has made the city a worldwide pioneer with a “smart water supply network”. To date, more...

European Waste4Think project for smart municipal waste management

With the objective of progressing towards the construction of more sustainable, eco-friendly cities, the European Waste4Think project kicked off in Bilbao this week. The project seeks to design intelligent solutions for municipal waste management...
CIUDADES INTELIGENTES Y RESIDUOS EN AMERICA LATINA

SMART CITIES AND WASTE IN LATIN AMERICA

Although there is no official definition of “Smart City”, many cities in Latin America have been acknowledged for the implementation of technological solutions to tackle common big-city problems. We first take a look at...

Smart cities and remote reading: How remote meter reading guides and accelerates progress towards...

While AENOR’s Technical Standardisation Committee 178 is working on the definition of a smart city, the Endesa Educa service has proposed one that I believe to be particularly appropriate. The Endesa definition says that...