Applying Circular Economy in Water Supply and Wastewater Management

31 May 2019

Water systems and utilities under the circular economy model ensure that the value and usefulness of resources are preserved for a long time. 

In this knowledge sharing session, Claudio de Jesus of Águas de Portugal discussed the opportunity for water utilities to shift from a conventional operational model to one that supports the circular economy, maximizing the use and value of water and conserving both natural and financial capital. 

Águas de Portugal is a state-owned company founded in 1993 with a mission to design, build, and manage water supply and wastewater systems in a framework of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In the last 25 years, Águas de Portugal Group has created 12 water supply and sanitation regional utilities serving 8 million people (80% of the Portuguese population). At present, the company manages different solutions ranging from systems for high density urban areas to rural regions, and from small decentralized systems to large high-tech and smart systems.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
31 May 2019 Presentation Applying Circular Economy in Water Supply and Wastewater Management
Learn how a circular economy can help in maximizing the use and value of water and conserving both natural and financial capital.&...
Claudio de Jesus


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