Environmental Policy and Law in Portugal - Constitutional Principles and Framework Law for the Environment
23 Maio 2018, 11:30 • Francisco Carlos da Graça Nunes Correia
Hierarchy of legislation in general and the specific case of environmental policies. Overarching nature of the Constitution and how it afforests the environmental issues in Portugal. The "double" nature of the environment: a right and a duty. The Framework law of the Environment: objectives, principles, rights and duties, natural components of the environment, environmental problems resulting from human activities, and need for integrating environmental concerns in all sectorial policies. The specific case of water in Europe and in Portugal. Important contributions of the EU Framework Water Directive and its main dimensions of innovation. The transposition of the Water Framework Directive into the Portuguese legislation.
9 Maio 2018, 11:30 • Luis Filipe Tavares Ribeiro
Environmental impact of water resources projects and strategic environmental assessment of plans and programs.
2 Maio 2018, 11:30 • Manuel Duarte Pinheiro
Environmental impact of water resources projects and strategic environmental assessment of plans and programs. What is environmental impact? How is the evolution in the decision process to consider environmental assessment; Why are important to be consider this environment assessment?; What is environmental impact assessment and strategical environmental assessment? What is the approach use to assess strategical effects and impact assessment? What will be the challenges?
18 Abril 2018, 11:30 • Rodrigo Proença de Oliveira
What is at stake? Types of dams and reservoirs. Dam structures. Reservoir zones. Reservoir water balance equation. Performance measures: reliability, vulnerability, resilience. Storage-yield performance relationships. Methods for reservoir sizing. Operating rules. Simulation vs optimization. Reservoir operation simulation models. Methods for reservoir operation optimization. •Final remarks.
4 Abril 2018, 11:30 • Rodrigo Proença de Oliveira
What do we mean by watershed models? Model classification. A bit of history. Components of a watershed model. Data requirements and data sources. Model calibration and validation. Brief description of SWAT. Ocham’s razor. Model inter comparison exercises. Final remarks