SMAGUA pays tribute to Canal de Isabel II for 170 years of service to water and the environment

The CEO of Canal de Isabel II, Pascual Fernández, today received the tribute paid to the company by the organisers of the SMAGUA International Water and Irrigation Exhibition, the twenty-fifth edition of which is currently taking place in Zaragoza. According to Manuel Teruel, President of the Feria de Zaragoza exhibition centre, this recognition marks Canal de Isabel II’s long history and excellence in water management, in a year in which the public utility celebrates its 170th anniversary.

The official inauguration of the Exhibition was attended by authorities from the Ministry for Ecological Transition, the Government of Aragon, Zaragoza City Council and several River Basin Management Authorities, amongst other bodies. Following the opening ceremony, Pascual Fernández highlighted the commitment of the Madrid public water utility to innovation, technology and care for the environment within the scope of its work of managing the integrated urban water cycle in the Autonomous Community of Madrid. On behalf of Canal de Isabel II, he received a commemorative plaque and subsequently signed the Feria de Zaragoza’s book of honour.

Over the next few days, SMAGUA will host numerous technical seminars and presentations, in which the role of digitisation in the efficient management of the integrated urban water cycle, new technologies in infrastructure conservation, the circular economy and water quality control, among other topics, will be discussed.

Canal de Isabel II was founded 170 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid, and today, just under 3,000 employees provide services in all stages of the urban water cycle to the almost 7 million inhabitants of the Autonomous Community of Madrid. This innovative company is a leader in the sector and is internationally recognised for excellent public management of the integrated urban water cycle.