LIS-Water is a non-profit centre of excellence under construction focused on public policies, regulation and management on water services and related water resources. LIS-Water intends to make a pivotal contribution for better water services and a better society. It responds to the challenges deriving from water being one of the top world priorities, recognised by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. LIS-Water is an initiative promoted by the National Laboratory for Civil Engineering with an effective partnership with many internationally recognised Portuguese, non-Portuguese and international organisations. LIS-Water was approved on March 2017 by the European Commission for funding through the Teaming Programme Phase 1 H2020.
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LIS-Water’s vision is to build a vibrant, innovative, open, supportive and widely recognised international Centre of Excellence for leading edge research and innovation. LIS-Water will address the entire value chain and all key stakeholders in the water sector. The vision is supported through a set of key values that include: human resources and knowledge, dynamic and supportive water community, integrated approaches, rigor and quality, and ethical behaviour.
LIS-Water’s mission is to contribute to a better world through implementing excellent research and innovation activities to achieve improved management of water services and related water resources, vital to the well-being of citizens, healthy societies, improved environments and economic growth and providind a healthier society.
Research and innovation
Multidisciplinary research and innovation on key topics including water related public policies, regulation and management, covering emerging issues like water governance, circular economy, climate change and cities of tomorrow.
Education, training and capacity building
High-level education, training and capacity building initiatives for water professionals from all over the world, contributing to reinforcing the intellectual capital in the water sector.
Think-tank and strategic advice
Assistance to different levels of decision makers in the water sector to define the best approach for solving problems and challenges based on an independent, innovative, simple and effective strategic advice.
Business and startup support
Support to industry, entrepreneurship and new venture development helping to explore innovation and create jobs in the water sector, based on sharing knowledge and experience.
Community outreach and engagement
Awareness raising on water issues and enhancement of consumer protection, public engagement, ethics, integrity and information towards society.
As part of its activities, LIS-Water will promote networking, enlarging connections between national and international stakeholders. For this purpose, it will build the LIS-Water ecosystem of members, associates (corporate or individual) and supporters.
LIS-Water associates have the benefits of being able to participate in the Centre’s activities, contribute to the definition of its activities, access to the best available knowledge, collaborate in concrete projects with the Centre, participate as lecturers in training courses and access to the LIS-Water network.
Your participation as an associate is also of great interest to LIS-Water. It allows to expand the Centre’s network, to collaborate more easily with its associates, to expand its portfolio skills, to expand the access to new geographical areas, and increase its visibility both nationally and internationally.
Any organization or individual that share the vision and guidelines of LIS-Water is invited to apply for associateship. There is no financial commitment.
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This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 763562.
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