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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Luís Almeida has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and spent 2 years researching in ballistics at this same University. After this period, he focused his attention in learning more programming languages. Working in HIDROMOD since February 2018, Luís has been responsible for projects covering fullstack development – C#, Angular, Xamarin and Flutter are the main coding languages and platforms he has been using.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico with specialization in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. Between 2017 and 2019, Filipe has integrated several research and Development (R&D) projects on Nature Based Solutions for Water/Wastewater Treatment. In 2019, His like for programming, software tools and digital models took him to a new professional adventure on software development and IT. Since May 2020, Filipe is working on HIDROMOD’s IT department as a fullstack software developer.
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.
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.
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.