Although water consumption in the tourism sector accounts for 1% of global consumption, tourism is often a significant consumer of fresh water in areas where it is a scarce resource and aquifer renewal rates are limited. A tourist can consume between 300 and 800 liters a day according to data from the National Institute of Statistics. While the national average expenditure is set at around 132 liters per person/day.
Under this context, the SMARTH2OTEL project was born, which aims to study digital and innovative solutions for the efficient and sustainable management of the water cycle of tourist establishments, also considering the energy component. It is a first phase of a project of a total of three phases with tests at laboratory level in this first and with subsequent phases of developing solutions to be implemented in tourist establishments. The project will also contribute to promoting the circular economy based on the reuse and recovery of water and the recovery or generation of renewable energy.
These solutions aim to:
Agrupaciones Emp- SmartH2Otel (AEI-010500-2022B-243) ha estat cofinançat pel Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo (MINCOTUR) en la segona convocatòria d’Agrupaciones Empresariales Innovadoras (AEIs) del 2022 en el marc dels ajuts Next Generation i el Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia.resariales Innovadoras (AEI)
Study innovative and digital solutions for the efficient management of the water cycle in tourist establishments to promote the circular economy based on the reuse of water and the recovery or generation of renewable energy