Floods, Water Scarcity and Extreme Events
LNEC Congress Center | Lisbon | Portugal | 19-20 October 2023


Thursday, 19th October

08:30 – 09:30

Registration and Welcome

09:30 – 10:00

Opening Session
LNEC President, Laura Caldeira
Conference Chair, Helena Alegre (LNEC)
Lisbon Mayor, Carlos Moedas

10:00 – 10:30

Opening keynote
Setting the scene for the LNEC Lisbon conference 2023
Helena Alegre (LNEC)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Extreme Events
Moderator: Luís Portela (LNEC)

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote. Extreme impact weather events: the roles of social vulnerability and climate change
Miguel Miranda
(Former president of IPMA, the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere)

11:30 – 12:30

Round Table
Jann Martinsohn (JRC. Joint Research Centre, European Commission)
Celso Pinto (APA. Portuguese Environment Agency)
Miguel Miranda (Former president of IPMA)
Rodrigo Oliveira (IST/UL. Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
Rui Taborda (FCUL. Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon)

12:30 – 13:00

DHA's 75-year cellebration movie

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30

Research challenges and strategies I
Moderator: Anabela Oliveira (LNEC)

Joint Research Centre (JRC, European Commission). Jann Martinsohn
University of Algarve, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (UAlg). Carla Rolo Antunes
University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences (FCUL). Ricardo Trigo

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:30

Water Scarcity
Moderator: Maria João Rosa (LNEC)

16:00 – 16:30

Keynote. From scarcity to abundance: how Israel went from desert to oasis
Clive Lipchin (Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, Israel)

16:30 – 17:00

Keynote. Water reuse: proven solution to secure water supply
Valentina Lazarova (France)

17:00 – 18:30

Round Table
Alexandra Serra (Águas de Portugal)
Catarina Freitas (Lisbon Municipality)
Clive Lipchin (Arava Institute, Israel)
Kristina Wencki (IWW, Germany)
Teresa Leitão (LNEC)
Valentina Lazarova (France)

18:30 – 19:00

Portuguese guitar concert, given by Ricardo Gama

19:00 – 20:00

Welcome drink

DHA's strategic research movie
Water associations LNEC movie


Friday, 20th October

09:00 – 11:00

Moderator: Teresa Viseu (LNEC)

09:00 – 09:30

Keynote. Flooding of estuarine and coastal margins: problems, processes, and predictions
André Fortunato (LNEC)

09:30 – 10:00

Keynote. In search of the risk associated with dam failures: a tale of efficient computing and meta-modelling to implement an integrated probabilistic framework
José Pedro Matos (University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico)

10:00 – 11:00

Round Table
André Fortunato (LNEC)
Christian Stamm (EAWAG, Switzerland)
Elsa Alves (LNEC)
José Pedro Matos (IST/UL)
José Saldanha Matos (IST/UL)
Maria do Céu Almeida (LNEC)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Research challenges and strategies II
Moderator: Juana Fortes (LNEC)


Aqua Research Collaboration (ARC). Kristina Wencki
Lisbon Municipality – Lisbon Living Laboratory. Catarina Freitas
National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC). Helena Alegre

13:00 – 15:00

Lunch Break & Visit to LNEC Laboratories

15:00 – 16:30

Research challenges and strategies III
Moderator: Alexandra Carvalho (LNEC)


Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST/UL). Dídia Covas
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG, Switzerland). Christian Stamm
Zero Pollution and Green Cities, DG Environment, European Commission. Lukas Repa

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap-up & Recommendations
Moderator: Helena Alegre and Conf Organizing Committee (LNEC)

Closing Session
Conference Chair, Helena Alegre (LNEC)
LNEC President, Laura Caldeira