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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department

Teresa E. Leitão

Teresa E. Leitão
Phone: 218 443 802

Professional Situation

Principal Researcher

Academic and Scientific Degrees

  • Habilitation degree with the work "Integrated and Sustainable Management of Groundwater Quality in Portugal. Contribution for a Good Status in 2015", Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil, 2010
  • Ph.D. in Hydrogeology with the work "Methodologies for the Rehabilitation of Polluted Aquifers", Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, 1997
  • Degree in Geology, Scientific and Technical University of Coimbra, 1988

Functions and Relevant Public Offices

  • Senior Research Officer with Habilitation degree, since May 2009
  • President of the Directive Board of the Portuguese Water Association, from March 2004 to March 2006
  • Member of the Water National Council, from March 2004 to March 2006
  • Vice-President of LNEC’s Scientific Council, from July 2002 to May 2004
  • Vice-President of the Directive Board of the Portuguese Water Association (APRH), from March 2002 to March 2004
  • Trainee at the Sondagens e Fundações A.CAVACO, Lda. Firm, from December 1988 to February 1989

Areas of Research / Interest

  • Integrated management of water quality, specially groundwater
  • Hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical studies, including MAR
  • Groundwater monitoring and numerical and physical modelling (laboratory scale and prototype scale)
  • Pollution prevention, control and rehabilitation (soil, vadose zone and groundwater) of:
    • diffuse pollution (agriculture, road and traffic sources, forest fires, golf) and
    • point pollution (airports, landfills, several industry types)
    • Managed aquifer recharge

Research and Professional Activity

  • Participation in 39 national and European research projects (13 for the EU, since the 4th Framework programme)
  • Participation in 50 consultancy projects
  • Coordination or co-coordination of 17 research projects or work packages
  • Elaboration or cooperation in the development of 129 proposals

Scientific Orientation

  • Of 18 trainees since 1996, 8 being Portuguese
  • Of 4 master degree
  • Orientation of 2 PhD theses (ongoing)
  • Member of the scientific panel of 1 Habilitation degree (in LCPC, France), of 3 PhD (1 in ETH, Switzerland), of 3 Master degrees, and of several scientific committees in various events

Relevant Publications

More than 400 different articles were published including:
  • 1 Habilitation thesis
  • 1 PhD thesis
  • 146 LNEC Reports
  • 20 books and book chapters
  • 1 LNEC Memoir
  • 89 papers presented at national and international scientific meetings
  • 42 articles in national and international journals
  • 16 posters presented in international meetings
  • 95 Other Technical Reports
  • 23 Other Publications

Other scientific and technical Activities

  • Member of the scientific and technical review panel for the:
    • Slovenian Research Agency, SRA (2012)
    • EU 7th Framework programme (2013)
    • Agence National de la Recherche, ANR, France (2014)
      • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO (2015)
  • Peer review in 19 international scientific journals
  • Co-coordinator of "MAR to MARket" WG from IAH-MAR Commission (International Association of Hydrogeologist), since April 2014
  • Member of the jury from "Prémio APRH", 2004/05 and 2012/13
  • Director of "Boletim Informativo da APRH", between January/96 and September/99
  • Member of the Groundwater Commission (CEAS) of  APRH, between May/92 and May/96
  • Activity dissemination done with more than 185 communications in scientific meetings (96 with paper), 20 courses and 7 participations in roundtables
  • Organization of 32 scientific events
  • Participation in 280 congresses or seminars
  • Frequency of 24 training activities / courses

Other Information

Award in the framework of APRH prizes for the biennium 1996/1997, with the Ph.D. thesis "Methodologies for the rehabilitation of polluted aquifers"

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