The Confederación Hidrográfica del Ebro, (known as CHE), is responsible for the management of Aragon and Catalonia Canal (the largest canal in Spain). The CHE had difficulties in quantifying the water resources used for irrigation. The Canal distributed water to users through the manual operation of a series of modular beacons so that the CHE didn’t have accurate or enough intervals informationt. That’s why the CHE decided to implement an Automated System for monitoring the amount of water consumed by each irrigators community and to permit the remote operating of the canal. Once implemented, the Remote Control System enables a dynamic and centralized management of the Canal by the motorization of each existing modular beacons in every inlet and installing drives and other devices necessary to enable the remote operation thereof. Creativity and Technology performs Control and Surveillance of the Works.
In addition, an innovative computer software called GeoDatabase has been designed and implemented, whose function is to integrate and automatically link GIS information with databases related, associated to every remote station during Control and Surveillance works.
- Remote stations: 321 points
- Geographic area covered: 980 Km2
- Canal length: 306 Km