Since the origin of Canal de Isabel II in 1851, different solutions like dams, reservoirs and deep wells have been implemented to meet the progressive increase in demand and respond to drought periods produced by climate variability.

Currently, Canal de Isabel II not only manages the total resource, but also takes further steps from forecasting of weather conditions and future demand, carrying out strategic planning actions, decrease in leaks and fraud projects, improving infrastructure, and reusing waste water for public uses.

All this, together with awareness campaigns and a variable tariff differentiated by uses, produces a reduction in demand, which aims to guarantee water supply, making our services more efficient.

This has enabled us to be leaders in research, development and innovation  (R + D + i) projects, focused on decreasing water consumption, and improving efficiency, as well as developing contingency plans to be prepared to face possible shortage periods using different protocols of action and resilience.

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