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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Ana Estela Barbosa

Ana Estela Barbosa
Phone: 218 443 454

Professional Situation

Assistant Researcher at the Hydraulics and Environment Department of the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • Ph.D. and European Doctorate Degree in Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark (1999)
  • Degree in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon (1991)

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Since November 2006 – Assistant Researcher at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
  • 2000 to 2006 – Post-doc researcher at the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering
  • 1995 to 1999 – Ph.D. student at Aalborg University, Denmark
  • 1992 to 1997 – Environmental engineer at Ecossistema, Envir. Eng. Consultants, Lda.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Integrated management of water resources
  • Use of EIA tools in the integrated management of water resources
  • Monitoring pollution sources, water bodies and stormwater treatment systems
  • Processes of retention, transformation and transport of pollutants in soils and water
  • Characterization and mitigation of environmental impacts of road runoff; pollution control in treatment systems
  • Caracterização e minimização de impactes ambientais das escorrências de estradas; controlo da poluição em sistemas de tratamento
  • Evaluation and control of diffuse pollution sources
  • Water resources management and social preparedness under climate change scenarios

Research and Professional Activity

  • The activity developed includes different aspects, integrating desk work, fieldwork and laboratory work, as well as participation in communication and dissemination actions, including presentations at conferences and other national and international meetings, as well as in courses or teaching at Universities.
  • Participated in the preparation of proposals for contract studies and R & D, both national and international; experience in project coordination and R & D studies.
  • Member of multidisciplinary teams carrying out technical and scientific studies.
  • Participated and / or coordinated more than one hundred missions in Portugal aiming at the characterization of water resources, the assessment of the impact of pollutant sources, including runoff water, and monitoring systems for stormwater treatment. Responsible for the planning and implementation of monitoring studies of inland water bodies and pollutant sources, involving specific and automatic equipment.

Scientific Orientation

  • Supervisor or co-supervisor of several academic dissertations, including master and Ph.Ds, and member of the jury of three Master and five Ph.D. defences.

Relevant Publications

The writing activity is disseminated in 171 publications including reports, communications in technical and scientific meetings, journal articles and books or book chapters. Among them the most recent are:
  • Barbosa A.E. and Matos R. (2017) Water Management in a changing climate: Research at the service of society. 14th ICUD, 11-15 September, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Barbosa A.E. and Matos R. (2017) BINGO: Climate change and watercycle impacts. Triggering sustainable development and adaptation pathways in society. Poster presented at the ECCA conference, Glasgow, Scotland, 6-8 June.
  • Simões, A.R.; Barbosa, A.E., Fontul, S. and Freire, A.C. (2016) Os pavimentos rodoviários em cenários de alterações climáticas. Impactes ambientais da drenagem. 8º Congresso Rodoviário Português, Lisboa, LNEC, Abril de 2016, 10 pp.
  • Barbosa A.E., Simões, A.R., Fontul, S., Freire, A.C. (2015) Road runoff impacts under climate change. Adaptation and opportunities for pollution control. 12th UES, Oslo, Norway. 10 pp.
  • Fernandes, J.N., Barbosa, A.E., and Damas A.L. (2015). Effects of dams in the water parameters of the downstream reach, 10 pp. EWRA 9th World Congress - Water Resources Management in a Changing World: Challenges and Opportunities. Istanbul, 10-13 June 2015.
  • Barbosa, A. E., Freire, A.C., Fontul, S. and Fernandes, J. (2014) Os pavimentos rodoviários e a qualidade das escorrências de estradas num cenário de alterações climáticas, 13 pp. 12º Congresso da Água, 16º ENASB e XVI SILUBESA, 5 a 8 de março, Lisboa.
  • Vieira, R., Fernandes, J. N., Barbosa, A. E. (2013) Evaluation of the impacts of road runoff in a Mediterranean reservoir in Portugal, Environ Monit Assess 185: 7659-7673. DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3126-2.
  • Barbosa A.E., Fernandes J.N, David L.M. (2012) Key issues for sustainable urban stormwater management, Water Research, 46 (20) 6787-6798. (Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2012.05.029).
  • Barbosa A.E., Fernandes J.N., Vieira A.R. (2012) Analysis of methodologies for assessment of urban drainage impacts in rivers and reservoirs, The Open Environmental and Biological Monitoring Journal, 5 (Suppl 1:M3) 30-38.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Management of equipment and facilities.
  • Presentation of thematic lectures and courses in Portugal, Denmark (University of Aalborg) and Slovenia (University of Ljubljana).
  • Reviewer of dozens of scientific manuscripts for international journals (Water Science and Technology, Water Research, Water, Air & Soil Pollution, Science of the Total Environment, etc.). Book reviewer of scientific abstracts presented at national and international conferences.

Other Information

Fluent in English. Good oral and written understanding of French and Spanish.

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