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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department
CML-GC –– Structured assessment of large sewers in the city of Lisbon
Co-creative improved understanding and awareness of multi-hazard risks for disaster-resilient society
Urban Planning and design ready for 2030

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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  • 29 Nov 2022 On November 24 the AQUAMON project organized a session to demonstrate some of the project results. +
  • 26 Sep 2022 Helena Alegre, Director of DHA, and Jaime Melo Batista (President of LIS-Water and researcher at DHA) were distinguished by the International Water Association (IWA) as Distinguished Fellows IWA. +