Architecture, technology & design
in the service of water & society
Smart Water was created to provide a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary vision of the water problem, mainly oriented towards the construction developments and projects.
The initiative focuses on strategic development areas, mainly in emerging countries, such as cities, tourist destinations and specific initiatives that are experiencing a great strategic and social development like shopping malls, retail and mixed uses.
Its development incorporates regulatory bodies, architects, designers, developers, operators, among others, which, under a structured idea, provide a different perspective, ways to collaborate and mutual knowledge that have not been previously explored and which provide greater sensitivity and actions on good practices in water management. With their participation a value chain is created and reinforced that proactively works to provide solutions to the water problem, as well as raising awareness of it.
The project was created in Latin America, a region of high sensitivity and strategic value for water worldwide, and is mainly developed through International Conferences that gather renowned professionals, institutions and companies. Each Conference focuses on a specific topic, included in one of the three main areas embraced by the project:
Smart Water, Smart (collective) Creativity
The intention is to have a discussion and debate, under this title, of the cross-cutting vision of water in projects, the connection with what we call the blue economy (recycling plastic from the bottom of the seas and oceans for its integration into the value chain of projects) and its impact on tourist destinations.
Smart Water, Smart Reaction
Through water, a smart reaction is based on dialogue and cooperation to overcome the survival and justice challenge humanity is facing. The world that designs, creates and builds living spaces must evolve even more towards collective intelligence.
Smart Water, Smart Building
The construction of buildings and cities cannot manage without water. The smart building industry must generate different responses to traditional models.
Smart Water, Smart Shopping
Shopping malls, the retail and mixed uses sector are having a great development and strategic value in its environment. They also have a direct influence on the consumer/citizen on a daily basis.
Smart Water, Smart Destinations
Good water management helps to manage the tourist destination and the infrastructures that make it up, such as hotels.
Smartwater International Conferences have been held in Mexico City (2014, 2015 and 2017), in Barcelona (2016) and Madrid (2018). Panama or Colombia, among others, will be some of the next meeting points.