Cursos de agua superficial y subterranea
Water courses are the main arteries of our society. The European Commission shares this vision: rivers do not know borders and flooding, water pollution and extreme forms of increasing desiccation and water logging are thus becoming common problems of the Member States.
Therefore, various directives are established such as the Urban Waste Water Directive, the Water Framework Directive and The Flooding Directive to name a few. What is standing out in these directives, is the integrated vision of the EC: our natural systems such as rivers, streams, canals and groundwater are inseparably linked to other, less natural, water systems such as sewers and drinking water networks. Everything is placed under the header: “Integrated Water Management”.
These directives, which have their own translation and interpretation in each EU Member State, ensure that the Integrated Water Management is viewed by governments as sustainable, but not always easy to do. During the search for solutions for specific hydrological ‘river’ and/or ‘groundwater’ problems, more and more attention is paid to the interactions with e.g. the sewer system, the socio-economic and ecological impact on humans and the environment, the sustainability framework, etc...
The technical means used to find solutions do not consist anymore of only ‘stand-alone’ and ‘closed’ software models: Open GIS systems are now seamlessly linked to the different calculation models (rivers, groundwater, sewerage, socio-economic and ecological impact assessment, etc…) from different providers (Innovyze, DHI, etc…). The results are sent to the cloud and made accessible to the numerous and different target groups.
It is right here, that HydroScan can provide added value: our experts firmly keep the finger on the pulse and this even to the very level of the European Commission!