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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Maria Adriana Cardoso

Maria Adriana Cardoso
Phone: 218 443 618

Professional Situation

Assistant Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • PhD, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, 2007
  • MSc on Hydraulics and Water Resources, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, 1992
  • Civil Engineer (five years course, branch Hydraulics), Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon, 1987

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Applied research in urban water management,
  • urban hydrology and hydraulics;
  • urban drainage modelling and monitoring,
  • performance assessment of urban water services;
  • sewer systems rehabilitation,
  • asset management of urban water infrastructures,
  • water cycle safety planning and resilience.

Research and Professional Activity

Collaborated in more than 60 national and international research, development and innovation projects, including advanced consultancy and other scientific and technical activities such as knowledge transfer, representation in technical and professional organizations, author or co-author of over 160 publications.Some projects:
  • RESCCUE – Resilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban Areas – a multisectorial approach focusing on water [2016-2020].
  • IAflui – National Initiative for Infiltration/Inflow control [2016-2017].
  • iGPI 2015 – National Initiative for Infrastructure Asset Management [2015-2016].
  • Molines – Modelling floods in estuaries. From the hazard to the critical management [2013-2015].
  • PREPARED Enabling Change [2010-2014].
  • AWARE-P – Advanced Water Assets Rehabilitation in Portugal [2008-2012].
  • iGPI – National Initiative for Infrastructure Asset Management [2012-2013].
  • SPESSA – Sustainability of small sanitation systems [2005-2008].
  • CARE–S – Computed Aided Rehabilitation of Sewer Networks [2002-2005].
  • APUSS – Assessing the infiltration and exfiltration on the performance of urban sewer systems  [2001-2004].

Scientific Orientation

Supervision 22 academic works Scientific Initiation Research, graduation, professional training for Chambers of Engineers, MSc., PhD.

Relevant Publications

  • Almeida, M.C., Strehl, C., Vieira, P., Mälzer, H.-J., Cardoso, M.A. (2015). Guidance on Water Cycle Safety Planning risk treatment steps. In Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction. Eds. Adriana Hulsmann, Gesche Grützmacher, Gerard van den Berg, Wolfgang Rauch, Anders Lynggaard Jensen, Victor Popovych, Mario Rosario, Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia and Dragan A. Savić. IWA Publishing. London. ISBN 9781780404998. pp. 116-118.
  • Almeida, M.C., Cardoso, M.A, Vieira, P., Ugarelli, R. (2015). Guidance on risk identification using Risk Identification Database (RIDB) in the scope of Water Cycle Safety Planning. In Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction. Eds. Adriana Hulsmann, Gesche Grützmacher, Gerard van den Berg, Wolfgang Rauch, Anders Lynggaard Jensen, Victor Popovych, Mario Rosario, Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia and Dragan A. Savić. IWA Publishing. London. ISBN 9781780404998. pp. 99-102.
  • Cardoso, M.A., Almeida, M.C., Vieira, P., Luis, A., Martins, B., Martins, V., Aprisco, P., Rodrigues, A., Martins, J., Alves, R., David, C., Telhado, M.J., Baltazar, S., Fernandes, F., Azevedo, L. (2015). Demonstration of the Water Cylce Safety Planning in Lisbon. In Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction. Eds. Adriana Hulsmann, Gesche Grützmacher, Gerard van den Berg, Wolfgang Rauch, Anders Lynggaard Jensen, Victor Popovych, Mario Rosario, Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia and Dragan A. Savić. IWA Publishing. London. ISBN 9781780404998. pp. 78-83.
  • David, L.M., Cardoso, M.A., Ugarelli, R., Bruaset, S. (2015). New concepts and best management practices for mitigating impact of sea water level rise on drainage systems. In Climate Change, Water Supply and Sanitation: Risk Assessment, Management, Mitigation and Reduction. Eds. Adriana Hulsmann, Gesche Grützmacher, Gerard van den Berg, Wolfgang Rauch, Anders Lynggaard Jensen, Victor Popovych, Mario Rosario, Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia and Dragan A. Savić. IWA Publishing. London. ISBN 9781780404998. pp. 318-323.
  • Cardoso, M.A., Almeida M.C, Santos Silva, M. (2016): Sewer asset management planning – implementation of a structured approach in wastewater utilities, Urban Water Journal, 13(1), 15-27,doi: 10.1080/1573062X.2015.1076859.
  • Cardoso, M.A., Poças, A., Santos Silva, M., Ribeiro, R., Almeida, M.C, Brito, R.S., Coelho, S.T., Alegre, H. (2016). Innovation results of IAM planning in urban water services. Water Science & Technology Vol. 74, No. 7, pp. 1518–1526, IWA Publishing, DOI: 10.2166/wst.2016.291.
  • Leitão, J.P., Coelho, S. T, Alegre, H., Cardoso, M.A., Silva, M.S., Ramalho, P., Ribeiro R. Covas, D., Vitorino, D., Almeida, M. C., Carriço, N. (2014). Moving urban water infrastructure asset management from science into practice. Urban Water Journal, DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2014.939092.
  • Alegre, H., Coelho, S. T., Covas, D., Almeida, M. C., Cardoso, M. A. (2013). A utility-tailored methodology for integrated asset management. Water Science & Technology, Water Science & Technology: Water Supply Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 1444–1451, IWA Publishing 2013 doi:10.2166/ws.2013.108.
  • Cardoso, M.A., Almeida, M.C., Vieira, P., Luís, A., Martins, B., Martins, J., David, C., Telhado, M.J., Baltazar, S., Fernandes, F., Alves, R., Martins, V., Aprisco, P., Rodrigues, A., Matos, R. (2013). Demonstration of the WCSP, RIDB, RRDB, GIS applications for risk assessment in Lisbon. Deliverable D 1.4.2. PREPARED Report number 2013.023. PREPARED project. 55 p.
  • Cardoso, M. A., Santos Silva, M., Coelho, S. T., Almeida, M. C., Covas, D. I. C. (2012). Urban water infrastructure asset management – a structured approach in four water utilities. Water Science & Technology Vol. 66, No. 12, pp. 2702–2711, IWA Publishing 2012 doi:10.2166/wst.2012.509.
  • Almeida, M. C., Cardoso, M. A. (2010). Gestão Patrimonial de Infra-estruturas de Águas Residuais e Pluviais. Uma Abordagem Centrada na Reabilitação. ERSAR/LNEC, (254 pp.). ISBN: 978‑989‑8360‑05‑2, (337 pp.).
  • Cardoso, M. A. (2007). Avaliação de desempenho de sistemas de drenagem urbana. Dissertação de doutoramento, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal (546 pp.).
  • Cardoso, M. A., Coelho, S. T., Praça. P., Brito, R. S., Matos, J. (2005). Technical performance assessment of urban sewer systems. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities 19 (4), pp. 339-346, ASCE.
  • Matos, M. R., Cardoso, M. A., Ashley, R., Duarte, P., Molinari, A., Shulz, A. (2003). Performance Indicators for Wastewaters Services. Manual of Best Practice. IWA Publishing, London, Outubro, ISBN: 1900222906, (192 pp.).

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Member of the Water Supply and Wastewater Specialised Group of the Portuguese Association of Water Resources (APRH) 1993-2003. General Secretariat of the Portuguese Association for Water Supply, Wastewater and Solid Wastes (APESB) 1996-1999.
  • Member of the IWA Task Force on "Performance Indicators for Wastewater Services” (2002-2004). Committee member of CEN/TC 165/WG 1 Working group General requirements for pipes.
  • Training courses in the field - mathematical modelling and simulation of urban drainage systems, monitoring, control of infiltration/inflow, performance assessment, rehabilitation and urban water infrastructure asset management, ISO 24500 standards systems.

Other Information

Prize APRH (Portuguese Association of Water Resources) 2006/2007 - Engineering category "Performance Assessment of Urban Drainage Systems”, PhD Thesis.

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