Creating a common data environment
Spanish software solutions company GoAigua recently celebrated winning an Aquatech Innovation Award during the event in Amsterdam.
Born out from a Spanish water utility, the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data platform won the ‘Control Technology & Process Automation’ category.
The award jury praised the solution for not only being "user-friendly" but also unique because it can connect with many different platforms and systems.
Commenting on what makes GoAigua’s solution different to others on the market, Miguel Ángel Ayllón, chief operating officer (COO), said: “What’s different is that GoAigua is an end-to-end solution. It means it covers almost all of the needs of a water utility, including managing and operating the commercial cycle.
"Another very important thing is that all of the data and results that we gather live together in a common data environment. All of the information is available, always – this makes the solution scalable.”
Ayllón cited an example in Valencia, where the technology is used to manage the hydraulic efficiency of the networks. This is used for over 300 networks that are all over Spain, “managed by a single engineer”.
Over the course of 2018, over 14,000 leaks could be detected and repaired, saving 11,000 m3/day, the COO added.
Today the Spanish firm operates in 400 cities in Spain and internationally in Qatar, Colombia, Angola, Venezuela and Ecuador.