Support a policy of sustainable development of basic sanitation in Portugal

Área Temática
Água e cidades
Água, energia e alimentação
Áreas de Aplicação
Serviços de água
Adm. Central
Adm. Local/Regional



As counsellor on Water Public Policies, one of S317 consultants has coordinated a large national project in 1993 on tools to support a policy of sustainable development of basic sanitation in Portugal, requested by the then Directorate General of the Environment and financed by the European Commission Cohesion Fund, which encompassed 17 sectoral studies and a team of close to 50 specialists. 


This study involved describing the situation of basic sanitation in the country, the institutional framework, financial and tariff instruments, the organisation of services, market conditions, delegated and concession management, legislation, technical standardisation, construction and operational costs, materials and facilities, analytical laboratories, performance indicators, statistical information, human resource training and research and development.