National collaborations

Universidade do Porto
Universidade do Minho
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Coimbra
Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
ITQB - Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Águas de Portugal
Águas do Sado
SMAS Almada
Pharma 73

International collaborations

Technical University of Munich
Aalborg University
Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua (ICRA) - Catalan Institute for Water Research
Universidad de Valencia
Technical University of Denmark
Newcastle University
Ghent University
University of Bologna
Sapienza University, Rome
Université de Liège


COST Action: Conceiving Wastewater Treatment in 2020
Energetic, environmental and economic challenges (ES1202)

Water 2020 COST Action
Co-Chair: Maria Reis
Working Group - Environmental and Economic Impact
Co-Chair: Adrian Oehmen

BIOENG is member of the International Water AssociationIWA Specialist group on Microbiology Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE)
Secretary: Adrian Oehmen
Maria Reis is member of the expert board for Environmental Biotechnology section of the European Federation of Biotechnology

Mermaid is a European network formed to train promising young researchers to describe and control the microbial communities central to the treatment of residual water and the production and distribution of drinking water. The ambition is to strongly establish the emergent discipline of Microbial Resource Management & Engineering, which we define as managing and engineering open microbial communities to attain specific services for the benefit of society and the environment.

Mermaid is funded by the Marie Curie initiatives of the European Commission. The network was launched September 1st, 2013 and will be active for four years.