The Final Evaluation of PENSAAR 2020

The Final Evaluation of PENSAAR 2020

The Final Evaluation of PENSAAR 2020 (in Portuguese) is an article published by the prestigious Portuguese Water Utilities’ Association (APDA), about the results obtained with the 2020 Water Supply and Sanitation National Strategy Plan. It presents the overall...
2021 Utilities’ Ranking

2021 Utilities’ Ranking

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?

Are we on the path to sustainability?

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

Portuguese Ranking – Water&Wastewater Utilities

“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...
A água e os rios no futuro

A água e os rios no futuro

“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...
The Importance of Seeing Ahead

The Importance of Seeing Ahead

“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.   Download PDF document
Portuguese Water and Sanitation Outlook 2020

Portuguese Water and Sanitation Outlook 2020

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.   Download PDF document
Ambition of the Government guidelines

Ambition of the Government guidelines

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.   Read PDF article
Corporate Presentation

Corporate Presentation

Created in 2015, Defining Future Options, is a Portuguese investment, management and advisory company for the Water Sector. Defining Future Options has a distinct offer: expertise that covers international political and strategical experience, public and private...
Better Governance for Sustainable PPP Development

Better Governance for Sustainable PPP Development

Objectives 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...
Workshop Water Security in Bulgaria

Workshop Water Security in Bulgaria

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.   Read PDF article
O Justo e o Pecador

O Justo e o Pecador

The Just and the Sinner 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...
New trends in Water Sector Public Private Partnerships

New trends in Water Sector Public Private Partnerships

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. Read article
Opinion Articles

Opinion Articles

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...
Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Articles

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.   Read PDF articles
PPP: Vantagens e Desvantagens

PPP: Vantagens e Desvantagens

PPP: Vantagens e Desvantagens – A&A, Fevereiro 2016 “PPP: advantages and disadvantages” (written in Portuguese) is an article about the advantages and disadvantages of Public-Private Partnerships in the Water Sector. Read article
Concessões – Solução ou Problema

Concessões – Solução ou Problema

Concessões – Solução ou Problema – APRH, Outubro 2015 “Concessions: Problem or Solution” (written in Portuguese) is a presentation about the advantages and disadvantages of Public-Private Partnerships in the Water Sector. Read PDF...
“Direito da Água”

“Direito da Água”

“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

Véu da Ignorância do Sector da Água

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...
Long Term Water PPP Contracts

Long Term Water PPP Contracts

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...
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