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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Dália Cruz Loureiro

Dália Cruz Loureiro
Phone: 218 443 836

Professional Situation

Assistant researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD on Civil Engineering - Consumption analysis methodologies for efficient management of water distribution systems”, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 2010.
  • MSc on Hydraulics and Water Resources – The influence of transients in hydraulic and water quality parameters, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 2003.
  • Civil Engineer (five years course, branch Hydraulics), IST, Technical University of Lisbon, 1999.

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Assistant researcher, Urban Water Unit, since 2016
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Urban Water Unit, 2010-2016
  • Doctoral researcher, Urban Water Unit, 2006-2010    
  • Assistant Professor, Technical Institute of Setúbal (ESTBarreiro / IPS), 2003-2008
  • Research fellowship, Urban Water Unit, 2000-2006

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Water and energy efficiency in urban water systems and collective irrigation systems
  • Infrastructure asset management and performance assessment in urban water systems and collective irrigation systems
  • Consumption analysis, hydraulic and water quality modelling in drinking water supply systems
  • Link between water loss management and water quality control in drinking water supply systems
  • Link between urban water engineering and social sciences for the management of urban water infrastructures

Research and Professional Activity

Coordination activities in 12 projets and participation in other 20 R&D projects (national and international), e.g.:•    2018-2021 Avaler+: Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability in urban water services•    2017-2020 AGIR: Assessment of water and energy efficiency in collective irrigation systems•    2014-2015 e 2015-2016 iPerdas: National Initiative for water loss management Other activities, e.g.:•    Member of the working group (ISO/TC 224) Service activities relating to drinking water supply, wastewater and stormwater systems•    Member of technical committee (CT 90) Urban water systems / SC 4 Performance of drinking water systems and wastewater systems•    Lecturer about the assessment  of water and energy efficiency in urban water systems, hydraulic and water quality modelling in drinking water supply systems•    Member of the scientific committee and chairman in technical-scientific congress (e.g. SEREA 2019)•    Referee in ISI Journals (e.g., Water Science and Technology: water supply, Journal of Hydroinformatics, Urban Water, Water).

Scientific Orientation

  • Post-Doctoral fellows: 1
  • PhD thesis in collaboration with IST: 3 (1 concluído, 2 em curso),.
  • Master Theses and Graduation theses in collaboration with IST, ISCTE (nos últimos10 anos): 12

Relevant Publications

+150 publications (h-index 7, 300 citações - plataforma scopus).
  • Loureiro D., Silva C., Cardoso M.A., Mamade A., Alegre H., Rosa M.J. (2020) The Development of a Framework for Assessing the Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Systems and Its Demonstration in the Portuguese Water Sector. Water 12(1). 14 pp. doi: 10.3390/w12010134
  • Cabral, M., Loureiro, D., Covas, D. (2019) - Using economic asset valuation to meet rehabilitation priority needs in the water sector, Urban water Journal, 205-214. doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2019.1648528
  • Cunha, H., Loureiro, D., Sousa, G., Covas, D., Alegre, H. (2019) - A comprehensive water balance methodology for collective irrigation systems, Agricultural Water Management, Volume 223 (20). doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2019.05.044
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro,D., Alegre, H., Covas, D. (2018) - Top-down and bottom-up approaches for water-energy balance in portuguese supply systems, Water 2018, 10 (5), 577. doi.org/10.3390/w10050577
  • Silva, M, Amado, C., Loureiro, D. (2018) - Propagation of uncertainty in the water balance calculation in urban water supply systems – A new approach based on high-density regions, Measurement, 216, 356-368. doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2018.05.061
  • Mamade, A., Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Covas, D., (2017) - A comprehensive and well-tested energy balance for water supply systems. Urban Water Journal, 14. doi.org/10.1080/1573062x.2017.1279189
  • Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Silva, M.S., Ribeiro, R., Mamade, A., Poças, A. (2016) Implementing tactical plans to improve water-energy loss management, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 17 (2), 381-388, doi.org/10.2166/ws.2016.092
  • Loureiro, D., Amado, C., Martins, A., Vitorino, D., Mamade, A., and Coelho, S. T. (2015) Water distribution systems flow monitoring and event detection: a practical approach, Urban Water Journal, 13, 242-252. doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2014.988733
  • Loureiro, D., Alegre, H., Coelho, S., Martins, A., and Mamade, A. (2014) A new approach to improve water loss control using smart metering data, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply 14(4), 618-625. doi.org/10.2166/ws.2014.016
  • Loureiro, D., Vieira, P., Makropoulos, C., Kossieris, P., Ribeiro, R., Barateiro, J., and Katsiri, E. (2014) Smart metering use cases to increase water and energy efficiency in water supply systems, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 14(5), 898-908. doi.org/10.2166/ws.2014.049

Other Information

Prize APRH (Portuguese Association of Water Resources) 2010/2011 - Engineering category "Consumption analysis methodologies for an efficient management of water distribution systems”, PhD Thesis.

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