Spanish town showcases a smarter way to manage water

The city of Almería in Spain is set to pioneer efficient new water management methods as part of an EU-funded project. The URBANWATER initiative will enable consumers to use water more responsibly. Central to the project will be the installation of thousands of smart meters, which will enable customers to assess their water consumption in real time and make necessary adjustments to their consumption habits if necessary.

The project, which is receiving some EUR 3 million in EU funding, aims to demonstrate that the application of ICT can improve water management in urban areas, at all levels of the supply chain.