With a PhD in Civil Engineering, Helena Alegre is a Senior Research Officer and Director of the Hydraulics and Environment Department of LNEC, in Portugal. She is a member of IWA’s Strategic Council, heads the IWA Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group, and was IWA Senior Vice-President (2010-2012) and Board Member (1999-2001; 2010-2012). She lead the production of the IWA performance assessment systems and corresponding manuals.
She has or had leading roles in +50 international and national projects on urban water systems, mainly related to performance assessment, water losses & energy management, and infrastructure asset management (e.g. www.iPERDAS.org, www.iniciativaGPI.org, www.TRUST-i.net).