Challenges

Integral hydrological information system for advanced water resources management

Budget: €2-3 million

Unmet needs:

  • Integration of all existing information
  • Reduction of the field work
  • Decision making
  • Incorporation of new criteria
  • Two-way communication

Challenge 1 general introduction. View the presentation.

Cases of use

  1. Delimitation of the river territory, the Public Water Domain and its protection areas. View the presentation
  2. Assessment and prediction of the state of conservation of the Public Water Domain through non-traditional techniques. Determination of the presence of certain pollutants in the receiving environment downstream of an area of concern using non-traditional techniques. View the presentation
  3. Estimation of the available flow by indirect methods. View the presentation
  4. Quantification of underground resources by innovative techniques. View the presentation
  5. Ecological flows in transitional water bodies. View the presentation
  6. Tools for collecting and incorporating data in real time into the Augas de Galicia information and decision-making system. Free mobile app allowing citizens to notify Augas de Galicia of a spillage or other information of interest. View the presentation
  7. Model for bioaccumulation of Escherichia Coli bacteria in Mytilus Galloprovincialis toward a microbiological water quality standard for fishing for shellfish. View the presentation
  8. Assessment and prediction of the state of conservation of the Public Water Domain through non-traditional techniques. Analysis of the capacity of the environment to assume new conditions. View the presentation
  9. Assessment and prediction of the state of conservation of the Public Water Domain through non-traditional techniques. Prediction of cyanobacterial blooms and anoxia events in reservoirs. View the presentation
  10. Quantification of hydrological, biological and geomorphological parameters of interest using non-conventional techniques. Integrated diagnosis for compliance with the Environmental Objectives established for water bodies. View the presentation
  11. Quantification of hydrological, biological and geomorphological parameters of interest using non-conventional techniques. Measurement of hydromorphological variables. View the presentation
  12. Advanced management of reservoirs via real-time data collection and processing. Data processing system for reservoirs and hydraulic works. View the presentation
  13. Advanced management of reservoirs via real-time data collection and processing. Checking of interdiction and franking systems in hydraulic works. View the presentation
  14. Predictive management of reservoirs. View the presentation

Strengthening capacities to prepare for and adapt to climate change

Budget: €2-3 million

Unmet needs:

  • Integration of variables
  • Prediction capacity
  • Real-time rainwater overflows
  • Identification of vulnerable elements
  • Reducing negative impacts

Challenge 2 general introduction. View the presentation.

Cases of use

  1. Tool for improving the resilience of supply systems to drought events Prediction of drought events. View the presentation
  2. Tool for improving the resilience of supply systems to drought events Proposal of measures to alleviate drought events and location and characterisation of strategic reserves. View the presentation
  3. Reduction of the impact of unitary system reliefs on productive and recreational uses associated with water. Real-time monitoring of the systems in order to plan corrective measures to avoid affecting water bodies. View the presentation
  4. Improved early warning systems for flood risk: simulation adapted to the hydrogeomorphological conditions of Galicia Development of flood risk early warning systems that integrate the effect of phenomena not covered in business models. View the presentation
  5. Assessment tools for response to flood events. During a flood event it is necessary to optimise, automate and synchronise the protocols for incident warning, monitoring and detection. View the presentation
  6. Assessment tools for response to flood events. During and after a flood event it is necessary to assess the response and relate it to the impact and damage caused in order to establish future improvements. View the presentation

Circular economy in the Integral Water Cycle

Budget: €0.75-1.25 million

Unmet needs:

  • Diagnosis of opportunities
  • Circular economy model: energy and waste
  • Real-time management: intelligent WWTP
  • Water use efficiency
  • Small and medium-sized plants

Challenge 3 general introduction. View the presentation.

Cases of use

  1. Circular management of urban waste water treatment plants for the optimisation of energy consumption and the recovery of by-products. View the presentation
  2. Innovative disinfection and effluent control technologies for the reuse of treated water. A. Implementation of emerging, low-cost disinfection systems for the production of reclaimed water. B. Installation of systems for the real-time control and analysis of the microbiological quality of effluents from waste water treatment plants, and adaptive management of these. View the presentation