HYDRO-METEOROLOGICAL MONITORING, WATER QUALITY AND DROUGHT PREVENTION: CAE IS THE KEY PARTNER FOR PROMOTING THE DIALOGHE BETWEEN ENAS AND HIDROCAPITAL
The cooperation program involving ENAS (the Sardinia Water Authority) and Hidrocapital (the Venezuelan Water Authority for the city of Caracas and the neighboring states of Miranda and Vergas) is going ahead under the CAE’s sponsorship, after the starting of the Hidrocapital hydro-meteorological and water quality real time monitoring project with CAE technology.
In compliance with its role of key technological partner for the two Institutions, a CAE delegation recently assisted the second meeting between ENAS and Hidrocapital, to continue the dialogue between the two sisters Institutions. The Company’s top technology, used since years in Sardinia and under implementation in Venezuela, remains the “common denominator” to help this dialogue.
The meeting took place in Caracas in October 2009. The Italian delegation included, other than CAE’s representatives, the ENAS’ President Prof. Sergio Vacca and Dr. Andrea Virdis, an outstanding ENAS’s chief expert. The delegation was welcomed in Venezuela by the Italian Ambassador Dr. Luigi Maccotta, the First Secretary of the Embassy Dr. Alberto Pieri, the Venezuelan Vice Minister of Environment Dr. Cristobal Francisco and the President of Hidrocapital Dr. Alejandro Hitcher.
A valuable exchange of views and scientific results was started by the two Institutions, comparing the experiences acquired in different and often complementary ways, but on both cases oriented toward the best possible integrated water management in the respective operating environments. Prevailing attention was devoted to the use and processing of data collected by the newly installed CAE monitoring system.
New synergies were found for the future cooperation, as a method to improve capabilities of interpreting and using the huge mass of data derived by the automatic real time monitoring system. The continued sharing of matured in different environmental contests, will lead both Institutions towards a more efficient and effective use of water, for the benefit of served populations.
CAE remains the key partner for both Institution for the development of this project. The competence and experience acquired by the Company for the technological control of the installed networks, will represent a value added to the ongoing water management improvement process, either in Sardinia or in Venezuela.
After the October 2009 Caracas’ meeting, a comprehensive training program will be organized by ENAS (task leader), to be launched in Sardinia shortly. It will be the starting point for the transfer to Venezuela of the overall Italian / Sardinian experience. This first step will be mainly oriented to the correct management of CAE’s systems, using the collected data to optimize the overall system performance, reducing - among other – treatment costs.
ENAS, considering the peculiar hydro-morphological and climatic configuration of the island of Sardinia, had the opportunity, during the years, of acquiring an extremely valuable experience in forecast and prevention of both flood and droughts. Today, the Institution disposes of advanced technological instruments to effectively manage extreme climatic and environmental situations, preventing the most disastrous effects. This almost unique “know-how” is of very special interest for Hidrocapital, particularly after the 2009 prolonged drought period that affected the Country, dramatically reducing its water reserves. The newly installed CAE system is a key asset for Hydrocapital to acquire and this experience, helping the Institution to accomplish its commitment of pure and constant water supply to the more than 8 millions of people depending from it.