Laboratório vivo para o fortalecimento do ecossistema de inovação e criatividade da cidade
Living lab for strengthening the city’s innovation and creativity ecosystem
Joaquim Poças Martins
Joaquim Poças Martins

Photography: Pedro Figueiredo

He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Porto, a Master of Science in Public Health Engineering and a PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from the IESE. He holds the degree of Engineer Counselor from the Engineers' Association and is a member of the Water Loss Specialist Group of the IWA - International Water Association.
Associate Professor with Aggregation of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto;
Secretary-General of the ANC - National Water Council.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Order of Engineers - Northern Region;
Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Porto Energy Association and member of the Advisory Board of AEP - Associação Empresarial de Portugal;
Consultant for the World Bank, NATO and EU for the water sector, projects in Brazil, Africa, Eastern and Middle Eastern countries;
Between 1993 and 1995 he was Secretary of State for the Environment and Consumer Affairs of the XII Government of the Portuguese Republic;
Between 1997 and 2013, he was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of ADP- Águas de Portugal, ADP Internacional, EPAL - Águas do Douro and Águas de Gaia and Águas de Gaia and Coordinator of the Restructuring Commission of Águas do Douro Port;
Between 2002 and 2004 he was Vice-President of the Vila Nova de Gaia City Hall;
In 2016 he was awarded the Gold Medal of the City of Porto for his action on water management in the city;
He is the author of a hundred publications and about fifty studies and projects in the water sector;
He is the author of four books, highlighting "Management of Change in Water Companies: In Search of Sustainability and Excellence", published in 2014 by the IWA - International Water Association.


| Talk 14 / Water and the city |


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