Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Aisha Mamade

Aisha Mamade
Phone: 218 443 626

Professional Situation

Junior Research Fellow

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2007-2013 - IST - INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO
  • Integrated Master in Civil Engineering
  • Specialisation: Hydraulics and Hydraulic Resources
  • Dissertation title: Profiling consumption patterns using extensive measurements – A spatial and temporal forecasting approach for water distribution systems

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • March 2015 – Present     LNEC – Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon
    • IST – Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon
    • PhD Student under the H2-Doc Programme
  • Sep 2012 - Aug 2013    LNEC – Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, Lisbon
    • Development of master dissertation
  • Jul 2011 - Aug 2011    Ambio – Consultora de Engenharia e Ambiente, Lisbon
    • Summer internship
    • Design of solutions for the water supply system of Alvito (Portugal) taking into consideration socio-demographic evolution

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Interest in relating with people and learning from them
  • Good organisation skills and persistence in achieving proposed goals

Activity Developed

  • iPerdas was a joint training and capacitation programme through which 17 water utilities develop their water-energy loss management plans. The core of the participation included analysing energy audits and calculating energy indices.
  • iWIDGET is a European FP7 project that aims at improving water efficiencies through the use of novel ICT. Main responsibility is to help developing widgets that evaluate water and energy efficiency on the water utility side.

Relevant Publications

  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Covas, Alegre, H. (2015). Energy auditing as a tool for outlining major inefficiencies results from a real water supply system. In CCWI Conference, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2-4 September 2015
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Covas, D., Coelho, S.T. (2014). Water demand profiling as a decision support system for network operation and planning. In IWA World Water Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-26 September 2014.
  • Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T., Martins, A., Mamade, A. (2014). A new approach to improve water loss control using smart metering data. In:Water Science and Technology: Water Supply,  Vol 14 No 4 pp 618–625.
  • Cabral, M., Loureiro, D., Covas, D., Mamade, A. (2014). Construction of demand scenarios in District Meter Area based on scenario planning. In: 16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, Bari, Italy. 14-17 July 2014.
  • Loureiro, D., Rebelo, M., Mamade, A., Martins, A., Vieira, P., Ribeiro, R. (2014).Linking water consumption smart metering with census data to improve demand management. In: IWA World Water Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, 21-26 September 2014.
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Covas, Alegre, H. (2014). Energy auditing as a tool for improving service efficiency of water supply systems. In: 16th Water Distribution System Analysis Conference, Bari, Italy. 14-17 July 2014.
  • Loureiro, D., Mamade, A., Ribeiro, R., Vieira, P.,Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T. (2014). Implementing water-energy loss management in water supply systems through a collaborative project. In: IWA Water Loss Conference, Vienna, Austria. 30 March-2 April 2014.
  • Loureiro, D., Amado, C., Martins, A., Vitorino, A., Mamade, A. (2014). Water distribution systems flow monitoring and anomalous event detection: a practical approach. In Urban Water Journal (Manuscript accepted ID NURW-2014-0037.R1).
  • Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Coelho, S.T., Covas, D., Mamade, A. (2013). Assessing the potential of pressure management to control leakage and water consumption. In: 7th IWA International Conference on Efficient Use and Management of Water (Efficient 2013), Paris, France. 22-25 October 2013.
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Covas, D., Coelho, S. T., Amado, C. (2013). Spatial and temporal forecasting of water consumption at the DMA level using extensive measurements. In:  Procedia Engineering, Volume 70, 2014, Pages 1063-1073.
  • Mamade, A. (2013), Profiling consumption patterns using extensive measurements - A spatial and temporal forecasting approach for water distribution systems. Master thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Lisbon.
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Rebelo, M., Santos, A., Covas, D., Coelho, S. (2012)” Socio-demographic analysis of water distribution systems; a systematic approach for profiling domestic consumption” (in portuguese). In: Actas do 15.º ENaSB/15.º SILUBESA, 9-12 October 2012, University of Évora, Évora, Portugal.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Languages
    • Portuguese – Mother language
    • English – Proficient
    • French, Arab – Basic
  • IT
    • Statistical analysis: STATISTICA, SPSS, R
    • Programming: Matlab (Certified by QualiCAD), VBA
    • Microsoft: Word, Excel (Certified by QualiCAD) and Power Point
    • GIS: ArcGIS, PostGIS e PostgreSQL ( Certified by Faunália)
    • Others: AutoCAD

Other Information

  • 2014 -    Best Poster Award – IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition
  • APRH in 2013/14 in Engineering Section: Best Research work – the Master of Science Thesis

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