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Ignacio Escuder, interviewed by Levante and El País - 15/05/2018


Ignacio Escuder: "Dams will play a key role on climate change adaptation and mitigation”

The founding partner of iPresas did these statements to different mass media in Spain.
Without dams in Spain, we would make use ofless than 10% of the water from rivers.
"We have built a shield against drought and floods. The national dam system aplays a key role for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
These statements to different Spanish mass media were made by Ignacio Escuder after being elected as president of SPANCOLD (Spanish National Committee on Large Dams). He  highlighted the importance and the fundamental role of dam infrastructures in urban and rural development of Spain.
"The vulnerability of Spain to the impacts of climate change results on the fact that these infrastructures represent almost the only guarantee to store water during floods, which are expected to be more severe, and to use stored water during drought periods that will be longer", noted the founding partner of iPresas
Hehighlighted that Spain is the first country in the world in terms of number of dams per inhabitant and square kilometer, which has allowed it to reach social, economic and environmental development levels that without these infrastructures would not have been possible.
"In Spain, unlike most European countries, water from our rivers that we could get naturally would be less than 10% of the total, due to the combination of droughts and floods in the same year and in the same basin. In central and northern Europe, this capacity is close to 90%, but in Spain we had to build more than 1200 large dams to achieve those values that guarantee us 70% of drinking water and 15% of the total energy that we produce ", he said.
In fact, he pointed out that water resources planning and water governance systems in Spainthrough River Basin Authorities, are a model recognized internationally.
Based on aforementioned and many other reasons, he highlighted that the maintenance of these infrastructures represents an important investment, with a relatively low cost when compared to the benefits they provide "… we must not forget that dams protect us from the effects of flood events, reducing potential fatalities and hundreds of millions of euros in economic losses every year. 



iPresas presents the software tool iPresas PLANERB for dam portfolio management in Madrid - 18/06/2018
Delegates from the Brazilian Ministry of National Integration visited Spain in June for the final phase of the PLANERB project

iPresas ends the development of a Dam Risk Analysis and Management Guideline for India - 04/06/2018
The Guideline is part of current actions within the DRIP project

iPresas gives a dam safety training course to a delegation of the Government of India - 28/05/2018
The course was held in Valencia from May 21-23

Update on data protection - 25/05/2018
iPresas updates data protection policy based on new EU regulation

Ignacio Escuder, interviewed by Levante and El País - 15/05/2018
He gave several interviews after being elected President of SPANCOLD.

iPresas gives a course on “Risk-informed dam safety management” in Colombia - 26/04/2018
The training, from March 13th to 15th, was held in EPM offices in Medellín

Ignacio Escuder, interviewed by WD E-Magazine (India) - 20/04/2018
This interview was conducted during his stay in India for developing a dam risk analysis and management guideline within the DRIP project

DAMSAFE project: follow-up meeting in Delft - 11/04/2018
iPresas participates in the meeting held in Delft in April

Ignacio Escuder, interviewed by Sector-Ejecutivo magazine - 01/04/2018
The interview, published in March 2018, includes his view on current challenges on dam safety management in Spain and worldwide

iPresas develops a guideline for dam risk analysis and management in India - 08/03/2018
iPresas, in collaboration with EGIS EAU (France), is working on the development of guidelines for risk analysis and management of dams in India.

“Capacity building and institutional strengthening are key issues for a smart infrastructure governance” - 29/01/2018
Ignacio Escuder, interviewed on DD News (National TV Channel in India) after the "2018 International Dam Safety Conference” held in Kerala (India)

iPresas participates during the “International Dam Safety Conference” of India - 26/01/2018
Adrián Morales and Jessica Castillo presented a contribution during the Technical Session T1A and Ignacio Escuder acted as Chairman and invited speaker of Technical Session T1B, both devoted to risk and uncertainty analysis

iPresas software - 2018 demo versions already available - 10/01/2018
iPresas software supports risk-informed dam safety and portfolio management

Ignacio Escuder Bueno, founding-partner of iPresas, new Chairman of SPANCOLD (Spanish National Committee on Large Dams) - 07/12/2017
He was elected in October 2017 during the Plenary meeting held in Madrid and designated by the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment on December 5th.

Adrián Morales, iPresas CTO, speaker in the International Forum on Risk Management in Hydroelectric Power Plants - 17/11/2017
The Forum was held at the Salto Grande Hydroelectric Complex in Uruguay.

iPresas analyzes flood risk of Tegucigalpa (Honduras) with an innovative procedure - 15/11/2017
The methodology developed may be applied to other natural risks to quantify economic benefits of investments in risk reduction

Ignacio Escuder participates in the “14th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams” - 10/10/2017
The objective of this meeting held in Sweden was to exchange knowledge and experience about safety, planning, design, construction, as well as the operation and maintenance of dams

iPresas participates in the workshop “Water Security in Bulgaria” - 30/09/2017
Adrián Morales, iPresas CTO, invited as keynote speaker in session "Regulatory and Institutional Aspects of Dam Safety".

Adrián Morales, iPresas' CTO, 2017 Young Civil Engineer Award - 02/06/2017
The award was launched at the Headquarters of the Professional Association of Civil Engineers in Valencia on June 1, 2017.

iPresas participates in the V Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction - 28/05/2017
This event, organized by UNISDR, was held in Cancun on May 22-26, 2017.