European Water Association

Founded on 22 June 1981, as the European Water Pollution Control Association, the scope of the Association was enlarged in 1999 with the change of name to the European Water Association (EWA).
EWA is an independent non-governmental and non-profit making organisation dealing with the management and improvement of the water environment. It is one of the major professional associations in Europe that covers the whole water sector, wastewater as well as drinking water and water related waste. With member associations from nearly all European countries EWA consists of most European Union Member States, including all countries from Central and Eastern Europe which joined the European Union on 1 June 2013. Other European countries represented within the EWA are Albania, Serbia, Norway, and Switzerland.
The aim of EWA is to provide a forum for the discussion of key technical and policy issues affecting the growing European region. This is done through conferences, workshops, meetings and special working groups of experts all organised on an international basis together with regular publications. EWA informs its members on the development of EU legislation and standardisation and seeks to influence the drafting when appropriate. It has close contacts with the European Commission (DG Environment), the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Environment Agency (EEA) and the European Parliament. Through this exchange of knowledge, the main objective of EWA is to contribute to sustainable water management, a safe water supply and the protection of the water and soil environment.
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Josè matos
Function Vice-President
Phone +351 964409972


Areas of expertise Born in 1956 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique, graduated in civil engineering in 1978 at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. The PhD in Civil Engineering and the Aggregation were accomplished respectively in 1992 and 2003. He is presently Full Professor at the Scholl of Engineering of the Lisbon University (IST- UL), Portugal, where is sharing sanitary engineering and water quality and pollution control courses at Master and PhD level, in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Author of more than 250 publications (6 books, 16 chapters of books, and more than 230 papers in national and international Journals and Conference Proceedings). Co-author of more than 300 studies and projects of water supply and sanitation in Portugal, South America and African Countries, mainly Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.
Current fields of work : sewer systems and processes, urban drainage, climate change adaptation, sanitation in developing countries and water and energy management.


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