of the 21st century, SICE's participation in projects
environmental issues has grown considerably. Although they had already
carried out work related to air quality in Madrid and
Quito, this green revolution gained strength since the company began its
work in the Hydrographic Confederations.
Started after the merger
with the company SEI when SICE assumed the
management and maintenance tasks of the systems installed in various
basins. Shortly after, in 2004, SICE was awarded the installation of the
SAIH SAICA systems in the Hydrographic Confederation of Miño-Sil.
Since then the company has developed
various projects to provide service to the main Hydrographic Confederations and
autonomous bodies dependent on the General Directorate of Water,
that transcend provincial, regional and even regional borders.
state. This is the case in the cases of the Tagus or the Miño-Limia basin, which
They extend throughout Spain and Portugal. The flexible structure of the
company, optimized to meet customer needs, along with
an important local development to develop field work,
has allowed SICE to respond quickly to the high level of demand of
in the Hydrographic Confederations
involve the installation of a high number of sensors throughout the entire
the basin to obtain a large amount of information about the
flow, precipitation, snow accumulation, water quality or
solar radiation, among other factors.
This information is sent via satellite or radio to the center
control, where it is processed using hydrological models. This
allows knowing the state of the basin and making forecasts about its
behavior in the future. Based on the results, the technicians
of the Hydrographic Confederation can request, for example, the
opening or closing of dams to avoid or reduce the impact of
floods or droughts.
of Hydrological Information (SAIH), and the
Automatic Water Quality Information Systems (SAICA), are
complementary. The sensors installed for the latter along
of the entire basin automatically analyze the quality of the water,
assess its suitability for irrigation and human consumption or detect
even if there has been a spill.
The diversification of services
Over the years SICE has diversified the
services it offers to the Hydrographic Confederations and has expanded
their projects related to the Environment, working on other
needs related to the integral water cycle, such as
purification and irrigation.