The project structure includes R&D and technological partners, the regulator and several end-user partners, in very close collaboration.
A technical and scientific partnership has been established between the National Civil Engineering Laboratory (LNEC), the Technical University of Lisbon (IST), the Water and Waste Services Regulator (ERSAR), the ADDITION and YDREAMS software houses and the Norwegian Building and Infrastructure institute (SINTEF). LNEC, IST and SINTEF, as R&D institutions, are responsible for the technical and scientific components of the project. ERSAR provides close support and critical assessment as well as ensures dissemination and promotes the use of project results in Portugal, given their structural regulatory role for the Portuguese water industry. ADDITION is responsible for coding and production of a robust, user-friendly and ready for professional use software. YDREAMS is responsible for the development of e-learning and dissemination materials, and support to technology and knowledge transfer of the project's outcomes.
The end user partners - SMAS de Oeiras e Amadora, AGS group, AdP Serviços and Veolia Agua - take on a very active role in the development and testing of the project's deliverables from the very beginning of the project, and will ensure demonstration case studies with diverse characteristics and geographical locations, developing their own rehabilitation plans based on the methodologies and software developed. They constitute a permanent advisory board to the project, and are project co-sponsors.
LNEC - National Civil Engineering Laboratory, Portugal
LNEC is the largest Portuguese institute in the field of civil engineering and related environmental areas. Its activities include applied R&D as well as specialised consultancy and general support to the industry. LNEC’s Urban Water Division addresses water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems. www.lnec.pt
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure, Norway
The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. SINTEF's goal is to contribute to wealth creation and to the sound and sustainable development of society. The division of Building and Infrastructure includes the Department of Water and Environment, which deals with research activities for in the areas water supply, stormwater and wastewater. http://www.sintef.com
IST - Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon), Portugal
IST is the most distinguished Portuguese engineering school and part of the Technical University of Lisbon; it combines higher education of outstanding quality in the areas of Engineering, Science & Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Engineering and Architecture Department develops activities in the field of water and environment. www.ist.utl.pt
Addition is a company targeted on systems analysis, web site design and hosting, software deveploment and support of computer infrastructures. Addition is focused on Internet technologies and mobile computing since 1998. http://www.addition.pt/
Ydreams is dedicated to the production, development and commercialization of products and services in the areas of mobile applications, gaming, image processing, virtual reality, location based services, interactive applications and related areas, developing work in four different areas: advertising, education, entertainment and environment & quality of living. www.ydreams.com
ERSAR - Water and Waste Services Regulator, Portugal
ERSAR is the national regulator of water and solid waste services in Portugal and has the mission of protecting user interests by promoting the quality of the service provided by the operators and assuring the balance of the ruling tariffs, as based on the essentiality, indispensability, equity, feasibility and cost-effectiveness principles, and associated to the quality of service. http://www.ersar.pt/website/
Veolia Águas de Mafra
A private operator, Águas de Mafra is a Veolia Water subsidiary whose main activity is the development of activities in the water business, namely, studies & consulting services and exploitation & management of water and waste water services for both the municipal and the industrial sectors. www.veoliaagua.com.pt
SMAS Oeiras & Amadora
A public utility responsible for the provision and water supply, reception and drainage of domestic wastewater and construction of reservoirs and water stations, construction, enlargement and maintenance of water networks and wastewater networks, for the municipalities of Oeiras and Amadora, in the Greater Lisbon region. www.smas-oeiras-amadora.pt
AdP Serviços, S.A.
A public holding responsible for the ADP group's shared services, and including the companies that operate in support and complementary areas. Its mission is to provide services to all of the companies and business units in the group, by facilitating the creation of scale economies, providing technologically advanced solutions, incorporating good management practice and guaranteeing the pursuit of the ADP group’s corporate aims. www.adp.pt
AGS - Administração e Gestão de Sistemas de Salubridade, S.A.
A private holding dedicated to the management, operation and maintenance of water and wastewater infrastructures, in a regime of concession, public-private or service provider. www.ags.pt