In this sense, today a technical meeting was held with the Professor of the Polytechnic University of Barcelona, Manuel Gómez Valentín -reputed engineer specialized in hydrological engineering- to explain the problems of this area, the means of rain evacuation that are operational and the different alternatives that are being studied at the municipal level.
The expert engineer in urban hydrology has been able to know the conditioning factors of the Xàbia problem and has promised to study the case and thus advise the municipality which is the best way.
In Arenal, several circumstances coincide that cause its flooding when heavy rains are recorded: it is at a low elevation, it collects runoff from the ravines in the south of the municipality, it has less and less permeable land and a high density of construction that makes it difficult to install new pumping systems. In addition, its tourist nature forces us to renounce solutions that imply a visual impact on the beach.
The meeting was also attended by the mayor, José Chulvi, the councilor for Urbanism, Isabel Bolufer and the professor of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Enrique Cabrera Marcet, also specialized in hydraulic engineering.