The Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix Project hosted a half day Spanish conference on February 2: Conference on Monitoring, analysis and intelligent management of water. The Spanish partners within the consortium, UCAM and LKS KREAN (with the support of ISEA) organised the online event which had a large attendance of researchers, local authorities and companies from all over Spain.

The objective was to broaden the focus beyond our project, inviting other researchers to present their respective work to an audience with a particular interest in intelligent water monitoring. With this approach, we enabled a broader vision of the leading initiatives in the field of water monitoring and management. Likewise, the conference served to establish relationships between researchers, and organizations of the sector, creating knowledge networks that can contribute to the promotion of research on this critical issue of water management.

We were pleased to have complementary profiles of speakers, covering applied research, device manufacturers, solution integrator engineering, and finally public administrations, as end customers of these technologies.The variety of different viewpoints in the conference enriched the overall understanding of the problems in this sector.

The full list of presenters and their presentations was as follows:

9:40 – 10:00. Dinapsis, the network of Digital Operation centers in the water and environmental health sector for the territories

Mr. Antonio Sánchez ,  Director of Innovation of the SUEZ Dinapsis Benidorm Innovation Center.

10:00 – 10:20. The LIFE iBATHWATER project

Mr. Jordi Cros , Head of Innovation at Adasa Sistemas.

10:20 – 10:40. The LIFE + Ecosens Aquamonitrix project: Comprehensive l oT system for the monitoring and intelligent analysis of water quality parameters.

Mr. Juan Miguel Navarro ,  Researcher at the Advanced Telecommunications Group (GRITA) at UCAM.

10:40 – 11:00. The LIFE + Ecosens Aquamonitrix project:Development of a Nitrite and Nitrate sensor for water quality 

Mr. Luis Esparza ,  Product Development Engineer at Tellab.

11:15 – 11:35. Mainstream deammonification and partial nitritation. Innovative nutrient removal processes.

  1. Iñigo MarinSenior Project Manager at Krean.

11:35 – 11:55. Project H2020 SCOREWATER Smart City Observatories implement REsilient Water Management

  • Big data and artificial intelligence in the management of the water cycle.
  1. Edgar RubiónResearcher at EURECAT.
  • BCN Case: Sociology and epidemiology of wastewater at the neighborhood level.

Mrs. María José Chesa,  Head of the Environmental Service and External Relations of Barcelona Ciclo del Agua. Barcelona City Council.

All presentations and the videos from the conference are available here in the public library of the website.

Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix looks forward to hosting another conference, the Final Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix Project Workshop on 24 March 2021. This time the event will be in English and while Life Ecosens Aquamonitrix will be presenting its results, other H2020 and Life projects will be presenting as well. Please follow our Linked In, Facebook or Twitter pages for further updates.