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Hydraulics and Environment Department

Maria Helena Alegre
Maria Helena Alegre
Head of Department
DHA develops research in the whole water cycle focused on 5 strategic lines: risk management and safety, hydraulic infrastructures; environment and aquatic systems; urban water; and information technology applied to water and environment. Through its scientific activity, DHA supports the creation and implementation of public policies in the water domain and promotes the transfer of scientific knowledge to the society, intertwining science and engineering for the solution of societal problems. DHA also holds state-of-the-art capacity on high accuracy, high performance numerical modeling, and unique experimental facilities for physical modeling of ports, dams and other hydraulic structures.

DHA is organized in 5 research units:
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  • 23 Jun 2022 jUMP - Discussing a quieter future for today’s Oceans, 1 July, 15H05 to 15H50 GMT+1 (2022 UN Ocean Conference side event One Sustainable Ocean) +
  • 20 Apr 2022 LNEC participates in the Digital Ocean Forum 2022 for the European Digital Twin of the Ocean creation +