• Water planning and management

    Water planning and management

    Our aim is to ensure everyone has access to the water they need through effective use and planning.

 

Effective water planning and management

As an essential yet scarce resource, effective management and planning where water is concerned is both complex and essential. The effects of climate change require us to design strategies and models which ensure people get the water they need in terms of quantity and quality.

We have extensive experience in providing consulting and technical assistance services covering all aspects of water cycle management. With a particular focus on sustainability, we help those responsible for managing this resource make the right decisions. Having participated in numerous projects in the field, our team has extensive expertise in areas such as the environment, hydrology, hydraulics, land-use planning, agronomy, irrigation, dams and water economics.

Our expertise and technology

We analyse, plan and assist with water management, placing particular emphasis on ensuring it is used effectively.
Water planning
We create river basin management plans for the three planning cycles, we also develop a series of cross-cutting activities. We undertake analyses of pressures and impacts (IMPRESS) for river basin districts. We also study the impact of climate change on the quantity and quality of waters in different scenarios.
Drought management
At Ayesa, we develop special drought and water shortage plans, which include the various states of alert, the criteria for declaring each one and mitigation measures. We also develop supply plans on the demand and availability of water resources, in coordination with specific special drought plans.
Water status and quality
At Ayesa we have carry out assessments to determine the status of bodies of water, and if needed where there is no monitoring system in place, we use status models based on the existence of significant pressures. We monitor and inspect surface water biological quality monitoring networks, as well as adapting them to the provisions of Directive 2000/60/EC (the Water Framework Directive).
Economic studies
We conduct economic analyses of water use, in which we look at how each use contributes to the overall economy of the river basin district. At Ayesa, we carry out analyses of costs, revenue and level of recovery of costs for water services. What’s more, we calculate water tariffs and taxes.
Hydrogeological studies
We are a leading company in providing technical assistance for managing groundwater and optimising abstraction work in mines. We ensure our projects are carried out to the very highest of standards by using specific software for simulating the flow of groundwater. The use of innovative tools is key to ensuring we don’t stress aquifers in the course of our projects.

Experience

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News

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The management system implemented by Ayesa for the forestry group Arauco is awarded the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award 2020 by ESRI

The management system implemented by Ayesa for the forestry group Arauco is awarded the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award 2020 by ESRI

Ayesa to lead the sanitation project for Panamá Oeste, the fastest-growing province in Panama

Ayesa to lead the sanitation project for Panamá Oeste, the fastest-growing province in Panama

Ayesa to design the Jubail II desalination plant in Saudi Arabia for SEPCOIII

Ayesa to design the Jubail II desalination plant in Saudi Arabia for SEPCOIII

  • Services we offer

    How we apply our expertise in different industries.

    We study
    We undertake multidisciplinary studies of all kinds so that our clients are able to make informed decisions and choose the very best solutions throughout the course of their projects.
    We design
    When it comes to designing infrastructure, no matter what the challenge, we have the solution.
    We advise
    We have the expertise necessary to guide you on your journey of transformation and growth.
    We supervise
    Our broad portfolio of experience in this area has seen us supervise the construction and operations of large civil infrastructure, buildings and industrial facilities around the globe.
    We manage
    We combine technology and engineering to deliver comprehensive management services able to meet all the needs of our clients.
    We implement IT solutions
    We implement, maintain and tailor technology solutions designed to make public- and private-sector companies more competitive.
    We install intelligence
    We turn data into useful information in order to make the way systems are managed more efficient and optimise decision-making.