Idrica has developed new software solutions for the optimization of the entire water cycle, increasing its outreach to new areas. These solutions are part of its GoAigua platform and broaden its portfolio to sustainably address the main global challenges in the management of this precious resource.
“These technological developments are part of the strategy to position the GoAigua platform as a key digital tool to cover the entire water cycle, providing solutions in all areas: drinking water, sanitation, urban irrigation, agriculture, water resources and reuse,” said Idrica’s Business Development Director, Chema Nebot.
Over the coming years, the digital transformation of water management will be essential to ensure access to good supply and sanitation services, optimize urban and agricultural irrigation, and implement early warning systems in river basin management,” says Nebot.
Currently, there are major moves being made to promote the use of new digital solutions in the sector, as evidenced by the plans launched by governments in many countries, such as the Spanish PERTE for the digital transformation of the water cycle, the European recovery and resilience programs, the U.S. water infrastructure investment plan, and the projects promoted within the framework of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.
New solutions for urban irrigation, agriculture and river basins
In addition to providing new tools for the digital transformation of the sector, the multinational specializing in smart water is expanding its software solutions to include three new areas, based on Big Data and artificial intelligence techniques, water efficiency algorithms and advanced data analytics.
The new solutions help to define optimal irrigation plans and automate the watering process in landscaped spaces, an area in which water reuse and energy efficiency are key. Thanks to the GoAigua Smart Green solution, cities can centrally control irrigation in their parks and gardens, adapting it to the needs of each green area and its terrain.
In the agricultural sector, GoAigua AgroTwin centralizes control over infrastructure, billing, collection, and field work monitoring. The solution helps irrigation associations to view the key indicators of their activities from a centralized, single management point and to detect possible leaks, fraud and consumption in excess of the set allocations from an early stage.
Finally, Idrica has added the GoAigua EWS early warning system to its portfolio to improve the management of extreme events in river basins. The solution integrates hydrometeorological sensor networks and the results of hydrological and weather models for the basin, including the simulation of reservoir inflows, to trigger warnings and alarms in real time.
Upgrades for its drinking water and wastewater treatment solutions
Idrica has also developed new solutions to upgrade its portfolio of GoAigua water supply and sanitation solutions aimed at improving at different aspects such as operational efficiency and controlling non-revenue water to name but a few.
Specifically, in addition to centralizing the operational management of drinking water distribution companies to reduce costs, maximize efficiency and enhance service, the different solutions facilitate decision-making and optimize operational processes, from collection and treatment to distribution and management of the billing cycle. The new GoAigua Water solutions include GoAigua Work Orders, for the management and planning of field work; GoAigua Billing for comprehensive management of the billing cycle, including reading, invoicing and collection; GoAigua Customer Portal for digitally transforming customer relations; and GoAigua Water Twin Ace, a digital twin for real-time simulation and intelligent operations.
GoAigua also centralizes operational management and monitoring of sewage network and treatment plants in a single platform, and optimizes operations, from predicting and monitoring events and discharges to detecting overflows due to blockages or viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. The new solutions added to the GoAigua Wastewater area include GoAigua BioRisk for monitoring viruses and substances; GoAigua Sentinel for controlling the quality of wastewater and industrial discharges; the GoAigua Clog Spot solution which optimizes network cleaning processes to prevent overflows; GoAigua Sewer Protect for detecting seepage, and the early warning system GoAigua Sewer Twin Ace.
The expansion of its range of solutions for the entire water cycle will enable Idrica to break into new markets as part of its international expansion plan. Idrica opened five new subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Chile, Canada, Brazil and Saudi Arabia during 2021, adding to those in the USA, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Qatar and Romania that became operational in 2020. In just two years, the Spanish-based multinational has established operations in 14 countries in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latin America.