In a time of increasing pressure on inland and marine water resources, continuous acquisition of knowledge of these systems’ dynamics is fundamental.
HIDROMOD creates and provides practical solutions, based on numeric modelling and Information Technologies. Many clients have benefitted from our proven work in various areas of the hydrological cycle, covering different sectors. We provide skills and technical tools with the ability to reduce implementation and operational costs.
Presently, with a background of around 500 projects, alongside a quality management system certified by the ISO 9001 standard, we offer a combination of engineering experience, scientific knowledge and capacity for technological implementation.
Our goal is to serve our clients by continuously improving products and services, using highly qualified human resources, technological innovation and teamwork. This allows us to create projects according to clients’ requirements and needs, using the most suitable techniques to solve their problems.
HIDROMOD’s quality management system is aims to:
- Focus our attention on the satisfaction of internal and external clients;
- Enlarge our company’s fields of technical expertise, with the aim of satisfying our clients’ present and future needs;
- Comply with each project’s defined steps and milestones, ensuring that the client’s requirements are met;
- Increase everyone’s participation in continuous improvement and innovation.
José Chambel Leitão
He was one of the founders of Hidromod and is currently one of the managers. He graduated in Civil Engineering and got a PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, and has been working in the specialization areas of the company since 1992. He has collaborated on several hundred projects and has taken the lead in multidisciplinary work teams in the maritime and coastal areas, river basin planning, data management and operational modeling.
Adélio Silva is Hidromod’s manager, contributing to the scientific and strategic leadership for the company. He has a Civil Engineering degree from Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon) and a PhD in coastal modelling from the same institution. Over the last 30 years he has gathered a grounded experience in developing and applying models to a wide range of problems, such as wave generation and propagation, hydrodynamics, sediment transport and water quality issues. Throughout all these years he also kept a strong link with R&D activities through active participation in several EU and national R&D projects.
Civil engineering Degree, M.Sc. In Ecology, Management and modelling the Marine Environment and a PhD in Environmental Engineering. One of the main developers of MOHID numerical system open source project. With more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing and validating numerical model focus in transport of momentum and mass in aquatic systems.
Environmental engineering degree, MSc In Ecology, Management and modelling the Marine Environment and certified by Microsoft as Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer. Started Hidromod’s IT department in 2006. Currently leads Hidromod’s IT department and the development of it’s flagship product AquaSafe used to manage all Hidromod operational services.
Pedro Chambel Leitão
Agricultural Engineer, Msc in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Environmental Engineering. In my 20-year professional experience, I have specialized in two specific areas, farm scale and watershed scale modelling. I have participated in many research and engineering projects. In addition to my education in agriculture, my research in “Modelling of trophic processes in artificial reservoirs and of respective basin loads”, in the “Development of techniques to improve water irrigation productivity” or in the “Integrated Phosphorous Management for controlling eutrophication in watersheds” gave me a strong background to assess existing agricultural production and specific water related (rain fed and irrigated) constraints and potential for improvement. I’m also experienced in implementing operational systems for water management on the farm and watershed scale.
Computer Science degree at University of Beira Interior. During the degree he belonged to HULTIG research group at the same institution. He has obtained MCSD (“Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: Web Applications”) certificate recognized by Microsoft for demonstrating his expertise at implementing modern web apps.
In Hidromod he participates in several projects of operationalizing mathematical models and geographic and temporal data processing (HDF5, NetCDF, etc) using the latest technologies.
Margarida Nascimento attended university in Mechanical Engineering at the Lisbon Engineering Superior Institute (ISEL). She has worked for HIDROMOD since 1997 and is currently in charge of administrative and financial matters, as well as the implementation and maintenance of the company’s Quality Management System.
Degree in Marine Sciences from the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, with the main scientific areas being Physical Ocenography, Mathematics, Physics, Mathematical modeling and programming. Specialist in the development, implementation and validation of marine and hydrodynamic agitation models.
Sofia Bartolomeu has a BSc in Meteotology, Oceanography and Geophysics and a MSc Degree in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from the University of Aveiro. she does the AquaSafe system’s control and monitoring in HIDROMOD. Sofia idealizes, organizes and develops the means to present the information to the client through AquaSafe and assists in the data analysis and validation of waves, meteorological and oceanographic models.
João Rodrigues holds a BSc in Meteorology, Oceanography and Geophysics and a MSc in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography from University of Aveiro. In HIDROMOD, João is responsible for maintaining operational forecast and hindcast ocean models, up and running. He is also one of the enthusiasts in the developing of new Linux and Python tools to assist the operational group.
Agata is a frontend developer with architectural background. She holds a master’s degree in architecture and urban planning. Agata has joined her design and coding skills to become a frontend developer and now implements her own visual ideas in the digital world. In Hidromod Agata is responsible for the design, UI and UX of the flagship product AquaSafe.
She has a Civil Engineer degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), a Master’s Degree in Water Resources Engineering (also from UFMG) and a PhD in Statistical Hydrology from Instituto Superior Técnico and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. She works at Hidromod as a data scientist, dealing with data collection, processing, analysis and modelling for inland waters.
With a Masters in Environmental Engineering, specilizing in Environmental Engineering Technologies, Flávio Santos was employed as a researcher at MARETEC, the reserach center for costal and hydrographic modelling of Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon University. At MARETEC, Flávio worked in reservoir, drainage network and flood modelling. At HIDROMOD, Flávio works in hydrographic modelling and he developed a model to predict evapotranspiration and soil moisture content in agricultural parcels.
Miguel has a master’s in mechanical engineering and integrates the IT development team of Aquasafe. Miguel acquired experience in web fullstack development during his master, 2020, and following years. In Hidromod, Miguel is a collaborator mainly in frontend, backend and DevOps development of Aquasafe.
Débora holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Reverse Engineering and Computational Mechanics, from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. At Hidromod, she works as a data scientist resorting to time-series data resulting from satellite imagery to solve crop classification problems.
Eduardo has an Environmental Engineer degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, with an Exchange period at the University of Adelaide, and holds a MSc in Water and Coastal Management from the universities of Bologna, Cadiz and Algarve consortium. Also has post-graduate studies in Physical Oceanography at The University of Sao Paulo. Eduardo have done research and engineering internships at the mentioned universities, but also at institutions such as LNEC and IH Cantabria, working mostly with numerical modelling of coastal processes, oceanographic data assimilation and risk management.
On August 15th 2012, the International Water Association announced the 2012 IWA Project Innovation Awards Global Winners. “AQUASAFE – Smart Management Tool Implementation of SIMTEJO Wastewater System” from HIDROMOD, LDA and SIMTEJO, SA, was one of the Honour Award winners, in the Operations/Management category.
During the 8th IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, in Busan (Korea), Adélio Silva from HIDROMOD made a short presentation on AQUASAFE and received the award.