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João Paulo C Lobo Ferreira

João Paulo C Lobo Ferreira
Phone: 218 443 609

Academic and Scientific Degrees

1987 to 1990Research Officer, Dr.-Ing.Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil. Public Science and Technology Institution1976 to 1986Invited Professor of the Post Graduation Course on "Sanitary Engineering".Invited Professor on Mathematical modelling of flow and transport of pollutants in groundwater andMathematical modelling of water balances including groundwater recharge assessmentNova Faculty of Lisbon. Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia. UniversityResearch Assistant at the Hydrology and River Hydraulics DivisionMathematical modelling of flow and transport of pollutants in groundwater andMathematical modelling of water balances including groundwater recharge assessmentLaboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil. Public Science and Technology Institution1972 to 1975"Monitor" (tutor)Operational Research tutor and assistantInstituto Superior Técnico - Technical University of Lisbon. University

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

2000 to 2013At LNEC (the Civil Engineering National Laboratory of the Portuguese Ministry of Economy):
  • Board of Directors, International Relations, Coordinator, since May 2013
  • Head of LNEC Groundwater Division (July 1990 – April 2013)Dr.-Ing. Habil, Principal Research Officer
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, LNEC (National Laboratory of Civil Engineering – Groundwater Division).Public Science and Technology Institution of the Portuguese Ministry for Public Works, Transports and Communications 1991 to 1999University
  • Invited Professor of the Master degree Course "Water, Environment and Development".
  • Invited Professor on Mathematical modelling of flow and transport of pollutants in groundwater and
  • Mathematical modelling of water balances including groundwater recharge assessment
  • Faculty of Sciences of the Coimbra University.
  • Invited Professor of the Master degree Course on "Hydrogeochemistry and Groundwater Pollution".
  • Invited Professor on Mathematical modelling of flow and transport of pollutants in groundwater and
  • Mathematical modelling of water balances including groundwater recharge assessment
Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Portugal.University

Areas of Research / Interest

Technical skills and competences   
  • "First Prize of Research Works on the Environment", awarded by the Portuguese Secretary of State of the Environment and Natural Resources, in 1986.
  • "Prémio Manuel Rocha", awarded by Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, in 1987.
  • "First Prize of the Portuguese Water Resources Association", in the "Engineering Field", in 1987.
      Computer skills and competences
  • Mathematical modelling of flow and transport of pollutants in groundwater and
  • Mathematical modelling of water balances including groundwater recharge assessme

Activity Developed

Selected Professional Activities   
  • 2010 – Onwards: Project FTC "PROWATERMAN – Water, Aquatic Ecosystems and human activity. An integrated and participatory framework to define innovative prospective strategies for water resources management in south Portugal”.     
  • 2007 – 2010: Project FCT "SUBSIn - Utilização do InSAR na detecção e caracterização de subsidência e deslizamentos do solo na região de Lisboa”.      
  • 2005 – 2009 Present: Project FCT "How do wild forest fires influence groundwater quality and quantity in Portugal?".
  • 2005 – 2009 - Present: Project FCT "Methodologies for a better rural land use planning and management considering aquifer vulnerability to diffuse pollution".

Scientific Orientation

Organisational skills and competences, highlighting projects and conferences coordination and/or co-organization with China Coordinator and/or participant of the following international projects with P.R. China:
  • Project ASEMWATERNET "Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ASEM S&T Cooperation on Sustainable Water Use”. EU International Cooperation Project. http://www.asemwaternet.org.pt/
  • MANPORIVERS - Management of Pollutants in Chinese River Basins: An Interdisciplinary Approach. EU International Cooperation Project. http://www.lnec.pt/organization/dha/nas/estudos_id/manporivers
  • Development of Methodologies for the Assessment and Management of Groundwater Resources and Risks in Coastal Zones, 4th Framework Programme, INCO-DC, Contract No IC 18960048, http://www.lnec.pt/organization/dha/nas/estudos_id/eu-prchina
Coordination and co-organization of the following conferences in P.R. China:
  • Co-organizer and co-editor with TILAK-VIEGAS, F. J. (2000) of the "S&T Co-operation with Asia in the Area of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources. A Co-ordination Meeting, China 1998" CD-ROM with the Proceedings of the Meeting published by LNEC and CE-DGXII, June 2000.
  • 1st ASEM Workshop on Water Management Issues. "How to identify opportunities, set and support priorities for S&T co operation", June 10-13, 2002, Changsha, Hunan Province, China, hosted by Government of Hunan Province, P.R. of China.
  • Final Meeting of the Coordination Action ASEMWATERNet, Changsha (China), 16-19 November, including "WP Basin Conference of the Coordination Action ASEMWATERNet (cf. http://www.asemwaternet.org.pt/).
Participation in international conferences held in China, during 2009:
  • Third Forum of the river Yangtze, Shanghai (China), 18-21 April
  • 4th International Yellow River (IYRF), Zhengzhou (China), 20-23 October
Coordinator and/or participant of the following international projects with other countries:
  • GABARDINE Project - "Groundwater artificial recharge based on alternative sources of water: advanced integrated technologies and management” - 6th Framework Programme. EU International Cooperation Project (EU, Israel and Palestine Authority) http://www.lnec.pt/organization/dha/nas/estudos_id/gabardine
  • ECOMANAGE - Integrated Ecological Coastal Zone Management System EcoManage. EU International Cooperation Project. Contract INCO-CT-2004-0 03715 with Brazil, Argentina and Chile. (Dec. 2004 - Nov. 2007) http://www.lnec.pt/organization/dha/nas/estudos_id/ecomanage
  • Measuring, Monitoring and Managing Sustainability: The Coastal Dimension (COASTIN-Teri India). EU International Cooperation Project. http://www.lnec.pt/organization/dha/nas/estudos_id/costin
  • Plan for the Sustainable Management of the Cunene's River Basin (Angola) Hydrogeological Resources: Characterization and Evaluation of Groundwater Availability. Portuguese International Cooperation Project.
  •  International Cooperation on Groundwater Resources (CIAS Project) LNEC-Universidade Federal de Per nambuco, Brazil, Angola and Guiné-Bissau, co-financing GRICES-CNPq (Brazil) and FCT (Portugal).
  • International Cooperation on the Semi-Arid: LNEC-Universidade Federal de Per nambuco, Angola and Cape Verde .

Relevant Publications

Thesis
  • Lobo Ferreira, J. P. (2000) - "Inventariando, Monitorizando e Gerindo de Forma Sustentável Recursos Hídricos Subterrâneos. A Situação Portuguesa, os Desafios da União Europeia e a Globalização". Lisbon, LNEC, Thesis and Research Programme Nº 14
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P. (1986) - "A Dispersão de Poluentes em Águas Subterrâneas. Análise Custo-Eficácia de Modelos Matemáticos e Ensaios de Traçadores para a Realização de Estudos de Impacto Ambiental". Thesis presented to obtain the degree of "Especialista LNEC”, LNEC, Lisbon.
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P. (1986) - "The Dispersion of Pollutants in Groundwater". Dissertation presented to obtain the degree of "Doktor-Ingenieur" da Technische Universität Berlin, Germany .

Books

  • Cirilo, J.A.; Cabral, J.J.; Lobo Ferreira J.P.; Oliveira M.M.; Leitão T.E.; Montenegro S.M.; Góes V.C., eds - O Uso Sustentável dos Recursos Hídricos em Regiões Semi-Áridas, Editora Universitária UFPE, ISBN 978-85-7315-451-1, 507 pp
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P; Vieira, J. (eds) - Water in Celtic Countries: Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability, IAHS Red Books, London, IAHS Publication 310, ISBN 978-1-901502-88-6, 358 pp
  • Lobo Ferreira, J. P. C.; Leitão, T. E.; Oliveira, M. M.; Rocha, J. S.; Barbosa, A. E. (2009) - "Protecção das Origens Superficiais e Subterrâneas nos Sistemas de Abastecimento de Água". Série Guias Técnicos, 11, Edição IRAR e LNEC, ISBN 978-989-95392-6-6, 198 pp

Books of Chapters

  • Cirilo, J.A.; Lobo Ferreira J.P.; Netto, M.S. (2008) - "Capítulo 1 - Aspectos gerais das regiões semi-áridas, áridas e processos de desertificação". In Cirilo, J.A.; Cabral, J.J.; Lobo Ferreira J.P.; Oliveira M.M.; Leitão T.E.; Montenegro S.M.; Góes V.C., eds - O Uso Sustentável dos Recursos Hídricos em Regiões Semi-Áridas, Editora Universitária UFPE, ISBN 978-85-7315-451-1.
  • Diamantino, C.; Henriques, M.J.; Oliveira, M.M.; Lobo Ferreira, J.P. (2007) - "Methodologies for pollution risk assessment of water resources systems". In Lobo Ferreira, J.P; Vieira, J. (eds) - Water in Celtic Countries: Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability, IAHS Red Books, London, IAHS Publication 310, ISBN 978-1-901502-88-6, pp. 298-30, 9 pp.
  • Chachadi, A.G.; Lobo Ferreira, J.P. (2007) - "Assessing aquifer vulnerability to seawater intrusion using GALDIT method: Part 2 - GALDIT Indicators Description". In Lobo Ferreira, J.P; Vieira, J. (eds) - Water in Celtic Countries: Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability, IAHS Red Books, London, IAHS Publication 310, ISBN 978-1-901502-88-6, pp. 172-180, 9 pp.
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P.; Chachadi, A.G.; Diamantino, C.; Henriques, M.J. (2007) - "Assessing aquifer vulnerability to seawater intrusion using GALDIT method: part 1 - application to the Portuguese Monte Gordo aquifer". In Lobo Ferreira, J.P; Vieira, J. (eds) - Water in Celtic Countries: Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability, IAHS Red Books, London, IAHS Publication 310, ISBN 978-1-901502-88-6, pp. 161-171, 10 pp.
  • Lobo-Ferreira, J.P., Krijgsman, B. e Chachadi, A. (2003) - "A new methodology for delineating wellhead protection areas" in "Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development", Chapter 19, pp. 387-404. Editors: L. Noronha, N. Lourenço, J.P. Lobo Ferreira, A. Lleopart, E. Feoli, K. Sawkar, A.G. Chachadi, 464 pp, TERI (India), ISBN 81-7993-017-3.
  • Lobo-Ferreira, J.P., Cunha, M.C., Chachadi, A., Nagel, K., Diamantino, C. e Oliveira, M. (2003) - "Application of optimization models for satisfaction of water resource demand of tourist infrastructure", in "Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development", Chapter 14, pp. 305-320. Editors: L. Noronha, N. Lourenço, J.P. Lobo-Ferreira, A. Lleopart, E. Feoli, K. Sawkar, A.G. Chachadi, 464 pp, TERI (India), ISBN 81-7993-017-3.
  • Lobo-Ferreira, J.P., Chachadi, A., Oliveira, M., Nagel, K. e Raikar, P.S. (2003) - "Groundwater vulnerability assessment of the Goa case study area"; in "Coastal tourism, environment, and sustainable local development", Chapter 8, pp. 167-178. Editors: L. Noronha, N. Lourenço, J.P. Lobo-Ferreira, A. Lleopart, E. Feoli, K. Sawkar, A.G. Chachadi, 464 pp, TERI (India), ISBN 81-7993-017-3.

Papers in International Scientific Periodicals with Referee

  • Leitão, T.E., Cunha, M.C., Laranjeira, I., Lobo Ferreira, J.P. e Paralta, E. (2008) - "An integrated framework for sustainable agriculture land use and production practices". Second International Conference on Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies, 11-13 June 2008, Alicante, Spain, 10 pp.
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P.; Cunha, M.C.; Chachadi, A.G.; Nagel, K. Diamantino,C, Oliveira M.M (2007) - "Aquifer development planning to supply a seaside resort: a case study in Goa, India". In Journal of Hydrogeology, Volume 15, nº 6, pp. 1147-1155. September 2007. ISSB 1431-2174 (Print) 1435-0157 (Online), Springer, 9.
  • Lobo Ferreira, J.P.C. e Oliveira, M. M. (2003) – "On the Experience of Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment in Portugal”, 1st International Workshop – Aquifer Vulnerability and Risk, Salamanca, Gto. México, 28-30 May, 2003, 10 pp.
  • Lobo-Ferreira, J.P. e Oliveira, M.M. (1997) - "DRASTIC Groundwater Vulnerability Mapping of Portugal". In Groundwater: An Endangered Resource. Proceedings of Theme C of the 27th Congress of the International Association for Hydraulic Research. S.Francisco, USA, August 1997, pp. 132-137.
  • Leitão, T., Lobo-Ferreira, J.P. e Valocchi, A. (1996) - "On the Application of Reactive Solute Transport Models to the Rio Maior Aquifer, in Portugal". Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 24 (1996) 167-181.
  • Lobo-Ferreira, J.P. e Delgado Rodrigues, J. (1988) - "BALSEQ - a Model for Recharge Estimation in Arid and Semi-arid Zones", in "Estimation of Natural Groundwater Recharge", NATO-AS1 Series C: Vol. 222, Dordrecht, D. Reidel Publishing Comp., 1988.


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