Support to development of the Public Policy regarding suitable Water and Waste services in Portugal

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



Since 1993, when in Portugal it was decided to define a new public policy which would ensure suitable water and waste services to the population, one of S317 members gave his contribution, among various others, to a global integrated approach involving various components. 


The project has very positive results, regarding the accessibility of the drinking water supply, the waste water management and solid waste management service, the quality of drinking water, and the impact on environmental quality and also on public health.


• Adoption of strategic plans for the sectors

• Definition of the legislative framework

• Definition of the institutional framework

• Definition of the governance models for the services