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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Catarina Jorge Benavente

Catarina Jorge Benavente
Phone: 218 443 847

Professional Situation

Senior technician

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • 2022 - Instituto Superior Técnico. PhD, Civil Engineering. PhD Thesis "Assessment and improvement of energy use in wastewater systems”
  • 2014 - Instituto Superior Técnico. MSc, Environmental Engineering. MSc Thesis "Efficiency assessment of the household water use”

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • 2014, joined the NES/LNEC team, as research fellow (main projects: iWIDGET, iPERDAS, AdaPT AC:T, iAFLUI), and as Senior Technician, since 2021.
  • 2012, Summer internship at SOLVAY Portugal.

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Urban Water Systems
  • Performance assessment
  • Efficient use of water
  • Energy efficiency
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Condition assessment and hydraulic modelling of drainage systems
  • Water loss management
  • Control of undue inflows

Research and Professional Activity

Integration in recent Projects:
  • ERSAR 4G: Revision of the indicator system for the assessment of quality of service: 4th generation – water sector (2021).
  • CML-GC: Structured Assessment of Lisbon’s Large Sewers (2020 –2024).
  • IAFLUI: National Control of Undue Inflows Initiative. 1st (2016 – 2018) and 2nd editions (2019 – 2021).
  • IPerdas: National Water Loss Initiative (2014 – 2015)
  • AdaPT AC:T 2015: Method for integrating adaptation to climate change in the tourism sector (2015).

Relevant Publications

Books or book chapters
  • Rodrigues, S., Costa, A., Cardoso, J., Rodrigues, R., Cardoso, M.A., Rosa, M.J., Brito, R.S., Silva, C., Beceiro, P., Jorge, C., Alegre, H., Martinho, G., Pina, J., Silveira, A., Alves, A., Ana, J., Ramos, M., Carrega, M. (2021). Guia de avaliação da qualidade dos serviços de águas e resíduos prestados aos utilizadores - 4.ª geração do sistema de avaliação. Guia Técnico 27, ERSAR. Lisboa, Portugal. ISBN 978-989-8360-42-7. 354P.
  • Almeida, M.C., Brito, R. S., Cardoso, M.A., Beceiro, P., Jorge, C. (2018). Approach to assess and control inflows into sewers.Technical Course N. 8, ERSAR. ISBN 978-972-98996-8-3).
Scientific journals
  • Vieira, P., Jorge, C., and Covas, D. (2017). Assessment of household water use efficiency through performance indices, In Resources Conservation and Recycling, Volume 116, 94-106.
  • Vieira, P., Jorge, C. and Covas, D. (2018). Efficiency assessment of household water use, In Urban Water Journal. DOI: 10.1080/1573062X.2018.1508596.
  • Almeida, M.C., Brito, R.S., Jorge, C., Cardoso, M.A. (2021). Performance Assessment System to Wastewater Utilities Strategic Planning. Water, 13, 2489. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13182489.
  • Jorge, C., Almeida, M.C., Covas, D. Performance Assessment System for Energy Efficiency in Wastewater Systems. (2021).  Water, 13, 1807. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13131807.
  • Jorge, C.; Almeida, M.C.; Covas, D. (2021). Energy Balance in Wastewater Systems with Energy Recovery: A Portuguese Case Study. Infrastructures, 6, 141. https:// doi.org/10.3390/ infrastructures 6100141.
  • Jorge, C.; Almeida, M.C.; Covas, D. (2022). A novel energy balance tailored for wastewater systems. Urban Water Journal, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/1573062X.2022.2035409.
  • Jorge, C.; Almeida, M.C.; Brito, R. S.; Covas, D. (2022). Water, Energy, and Emissions Nexus: Effect of Inflows in Urban Drainage Systems. Water, 14(6), 868.
  • Jorge, C., Almeida, M. C., Covas, D. (2023). From assessment to a decision: a global framework for the management of energy use in wastewater systems. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 1-16.
  • Cardoso, M.A.; Brito, R.S.; Silva, C.; Rodrigues, S.; Rodrigues, R.; Costa, A.; Cardoso, J.; Jorge, C.; Alegre, H.; Rosa, M.J. (2023). Quality of Urban Water Services Provided to Users: Assessment System and the Portuguese Path through Four Generations, Lessons Learned and New Challenges. Sustainability, 15.

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Portuguese – Mother language
  • English – Proficient
  • Statistical analysis: STATISTICA, SPSS, R
  • Modelling: SWMM, EPANET
  • Programming: Matlab, VBA
  • Microsoft: Word, Excel e Power Point
  • Others: AutoCAD, WordPress

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