IH Cantabria's experience in the fields of water supply and treatment, covers all the processes that reproduce the water cycle in urban systems. From the characterization of the resource, to the study of environmental problems caused by wastewater discharge. This experience is supported by its participation in numerous studies in Spain and the world.
The design of outfalls using strict environmental criteria, is a priority line of research and knowledge transfer of the Institute since the 90s. Within this field, we can include studies on urban drainage, design of storm drains, outfalls and, in general, on the control of the effects of wastewater discharges and runoff in rivers, estuaries and coasts.
To carry out all these works IH has its own numerical models to study transport, dispersion and reaction of pollutants in aquatic environments.