For the second consecutive year, Defining Future Options published the “2021 Utilities’ Ranking”, which aggregates all the performance indicators published by the Portuguese Regulator, ERSAR, and ranks the utilities in terms of Quality, Price and Quality-Price ratio....
Are we on the path to sustainability?”, (in Portuguese) is an article published by the prestigious Portuguese Water Utilities’ Association (APDA), about subsidies, tariff adjustment, inflation, and the conditions to promote Utilities’ sustainability. Download...
“Portuguese Ranking – Water&Wastewater Utilities”, developed by Defining Future Options, aggregates all the performance indicators published by ERSAR and presents the ranking of the Portuguese Utilities in terms of Quality, Price and in the Quality-Price ratio.
“The water and the rivers in the Future” (written in Portuguese) is a book published by the national water council, CNA – Conselho Nacional da Água, that compiles the visions of numerous Counselors in a wide range of water resources’ aspects. The book aims to sustain future public policies about water in Portugal.
“The importance of seeing ahead” (in Portuguese) is an opinion article about the role of on-time information and the need of decision making supporting tools, such as Business Plans.
The “Portuguese Water and Sanitation Outlook 2020” is a short document, in English, intended to explain to foreign entities the main features, evolution and organization of the Portuguese water sector.
The “Ambition of the Government guidelines” (in Portuguese) is an opinion article about what is necessary to face successfully the structural and contextual challenges that the Portuguese water sector is facing.
“PENSAAR 2020 – Monitoring and Current Situation” (written in Portuguese) presents the monitoring results of the Portuguese National Strategic Plan by the end of 2017.
Defining Future Options has a distinct offer: expertise that covers international political and strategical experience, public and private utilities’ management experience, and engineering and economical background in the Water Sector.
In the 3rd China PPP Forum, under the theme “Better Governance for Sustainable PPP Development”, Diogo Faria de Oliveira spoked about “PPP in water and sanitation – How can they contribute to Sustainable Development Goals”, with the objective of presenting: (1) The Water and Sanitation International Framework; (2) The Role of PPPs as a tool For Society; (3) Creating the conditions to attract funding, and also presenting; (4) the UNECE affiliate International Specialist Centre Of Excellence on PPP in Water and Sanitation.
To identify the investment needs and its sources
To present the requirements for “Creditworthiness”
To identify the main risks and its control and mitigation
To present the financing of the Portuguese water sector
Water and Sanitation Sector in Portugal (written in English) is a short presentation about the water and sanitation reforms in the past 25 years, the results of such reforms and lessons from the Portuguese experience.
In Portugal, there are 754 thousand households that are not connected to public water distribution networks, although these networks are available. “The Just and the Sinner” (written in Portuguese) is an opinion article about facts and consequences of “to be, or not to be, connected”
Water Sector’s Public Private Partnerships are facing ferocious opposition. This opinion article (written in Portuguese) is about tariffs, about people and, of course, about the need to adapt PPPs to new management models.
Opinion Articles - Água & Ambiente - Dez2013 a Mar2015 Diogo Faria de Oliveira’s opinion articles (written in Portuguese) is a compilation of monthly articles published in Água & Ambiente site (ambienteonline.pt) when Diogo was President of the Association of...
Diogo Faria de Oliveira’s newspaper articles (written in Portuguese) is a compilation of several articles published in newspaper and magazines between 2010 and 2015.
“PPP: advantages and disadvantages” (written in Portuguese) is an article about the advantages and disadvantages of Public-Private Partnerships in the Water Sector.
“Concessions: Problem or Solution” (written in Portuguese) is a presentation about the advantages and disadvantages of Public-Private Partnerships in the Water Sector.
“Direito da Água”, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa / ERSAR, 2012 “Water Law” (written in Portuguese), is a technical book published by the National Regulator, ERSAR, and the law university “Instituto de Ciências...
Véu da Ignorância do Sector da Água – APDA, Fevereiro 2013 The “Veil of Ignorance of the Water Sector” (written in Portuguese) is a presentation based upon John Rawls’ theory and adapted to the Water Sector in Portugal. The "Veil of Ignorance of the Water Sector" is a...
Long Term Water PPP Contracts - Portugal the experience of Aquapor – UNECE, October 2014 “Long Term Water PPP Contracts - Portugal the experience of Aquapor” (written in English) is a speech held for the occasion of the International Conference “Public–Private...