This edition of the SmartCatalonia Challenge is in collaboration with the Water Catalan Agency (ACA). It raises 4 challenges detected in water’s ecosystem management to be solved with innovative ICT solutions.
The awards are:
The main water consumption comes from agriculture’s irrigation systems. A massive part of the water is lost due to evaporation and traditional irrigation systems, like aspersion and flooding. More efficient management would positively impact water availability.
This challenge aims to develop an innovative solution to improve water’s control in agriculture.
ACA controls and manages the river flow to preserve the aquatic environment. The current system only identifies the flow “in situ”, and the control frequency is low. The correct flow throughout the year cannot be guaranteed.
This challenge aims to develop an innovative solution to improve water resource efficiency and provide management tools to guarantee optimal river flows.
Detecting “emerging contaminants” is one big challenge to solve in water management. The increasing demand for regenerated water claims for a better knowledge of these pollutants.
The goal of this challenge is to develop an innovative solution to ease the identification, traçability, and/or priority substances and emerging contaminants detected.
There are 522 Sewage Treatment Plants that demand big energy consumptions to clean wastewater up. ACA’s Energy Saving and Efficiency Plan aim to decarbonize the Sanitation focused on the 137 Plants that consume 93% of the total energy.
This challenge aims to develop an innovative ICT solution to monitor and process energy consumption.