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Urban Water Commons is the place for utility-tailored R&D, products and training in the field of urban water systems, with a focus on infrastructure asset management, performance assessment, benchmarking and network modeling.


Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil

LNEC is the largest Portuguese applied research institute in the field of civil engineering and related environmental areas. It combines R&D activities with specialised consultancy and with general support to the industry. LNEC's Hydraulics & Environment Dept. (110 total staff/60 researchers/40 PhD) develops R&D in the field of water and environment. In particular, its Urban Water Division (NES) deals with water supply, wastewater and storm water services, with leading-edge research in areas such as asset management of urban water infrastructures, performance assessment and advanced treatments. Its core activity is urban system analysis, diagnosis and decision-making processes, including civil engineering hydraulics, water quality and treatment processes.



ITA is a research group located at the Universitat Politècnica de València. The UPV is one of the leading Spanish universities in R+D projects both in public funded projects and in joint developments with private companies. The activities of the ITA group mainly focus on urban hydraulics and sustainable management of water. ITA has been leading the urban hydraulic sector in Spain in professional training and research activities, including the participation in many R+D privately funded initiatives and the promotion of a good number of national and international research projects. ITA is a key reference in training and dissemination activities in Spain with hundreds of training courses for professionals, over 50 books published on urban water topics and the development of over 10 commercial software packages.



Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) is the largest and one of the most reputed schools of engineering in Portugal. It has 8500 undergraduate and over 1500 graduate students and Faculty members include over 700 Professors (PhD) with a wide range of specialization fields. CEHIDRO - Centro de Estudos de Hidrossistemas - is a research Centre of IST and carries out basic and applied research on the areas of hydraulics, water resources and environment. It participates in the establishment of science and technology policies of the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DECivil) of IST. The main strategic objectives of the Centre are: Hydraulic and hydrologic security, support to the design and management of hydrossystems, water resources and society challenges, hydraulics and water resources for an improved environmental quality.