Empresa Portuguesa das Aquas Livers, SA – PortugalWebsite: http://www.epal.pt
EPAL is the oldest and largest water supply company in Portugal, constituting the reference company within the water sector in Portugal. Founded in 1868 as CAL - Companhia das Águas de Lisboa, a privately owned concession to supply water to Lisbon, it became a State owned company in 1974, named EPAL. Since 1991, EPAL is a public limited company, wholly owned by Águas de Portugal group.
EPAL provides drinking water to 2.6 million people (about one-quarter of the Portuguese population) in 26 municipalities, including Lisbon, covering a region of around 5.4 km2. With approximately 800 staff, EPAL has assets with a net fixed value of more than 700 million EUR and a capital expenditure program of more than 170 million EUR planned during 2009-2011. Contact person:
António Bento FRANCO (Professor)Address:
Laboratorio Nacional de Engenharia Civil – PortugalWebsite: http://www.lnec.pt
LNEC is the largest Portuguese applied research institute in the field of civil engineering and related environmental areas. It combines R&D activities with specialised consultancy and with general support to the industry. LNEC’s Hyd. & Envir. Dept. (DHA) develops research activities applied to the field of water and environment (110 total staff/60 researchers/40 PhD). In particular, its Urban Water Division (NES) deals with water supply, wastewater and storm water services. Its core activity is urban system analysis, diagnosis and decision making processes, including civil engineering hydraulics, water quality and treatment processes.Contact person:
Maria Rafaela MATOS (Dr)Address:
AV DO BRASIL