In recent years, major technological breakthroughs have occurred in the fields of information technology, electronics and data management. They offer considerable opportunities in the water and urban services sector, particularly in terms of asset monitoring, real-time infrastructure management and the creation of new services for users (smart metering to detect leaks, real-time consumption monitoring, hydrological and hydrogeological monitoring solutions, etc
In addition, future challenges such as climate change, rapid population growth, increasing urbanisation and growing demands for services will require new approaches to water resource management. These factors call for a change in behaviour, and smart grids are essential tools for achieving this. However, despite the availability of technologies and the recognition of needs, the adoption of these solutions on the market is progressing slowly. What are the issues at stake, the obstacles and the drivers influencing technological implementation for the management of water resources?
In this context, the Pôle Eau Dakar (PED) and the Africa Europe Water & Energy Network (AEWEN), pursuing their shared objectives of developing and disseminating knowledge and innovation in the water sector, are organising a webinar on “Digital tools for water resource management”. The aim is to present digital tools for intelligent and rational management of water resources, thereby promoting technology transfer to support social, economic and scientific cooperation between Europe and Africa, while helping to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) by 2030.
Join the webinar on Thursday 25th of January at 10 am (GMT) / 11 am (CET). Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mf0-IS74QJWEkyXJoJNTjg
Agenda – CET time
11.00 – Welcome and introduction, Pôle Eau Dakar
11.15 – Digital solutions for optimising urban services, HydroScan
11.30 – Digital tools for managing, planning and monitoring water resources, Hydras Water Management
11.45 – Digital tools for knowledge and management of water resources, DGPRE (Direction de la Gestion et de la Planification des Ressources en Eau)
12.00 – Remote management system for hydrometric stations and hydraulic infrastructures in the Senegal River Delta, SAED (Société d’Aménagement et d’Exploitation des terres du Delta du fleuve Sénégal)
12.15 – Conclusion, AEWEN
NB : The webinar will be held in French, translation will not be provided.