Cities at an international level and in particular in Latin America and the rest of developing countries suffer from an accelerated population growth, generating a pressure on the infrastructures that define the capacities of cities and exceeding them in most cases.
The Smartwater project started focusing on cities as the main point of current water stress. With this approach, the conference tries to provide a cross-sectional view in cities, generating common spaces for dialogue between the water world and the world of architecture, technology and design.
Mutual understanding and cooperation between the regulatory agencies and the large water operators is encouraged during these conferences. This approach is addressed from the different capabilities offered by architecture, technology and design to help in this entire process. As a result, efforts are amplified around water management in order to optimize process and management.
Architecture, technology and design have an impact on people’s lives through buildings, urban spaces, etc., highly important areas in raising awareness among the population of the use of water.