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Portuguese Water Cluster Factsheet

About the quality of water management in Portugal

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98.7 % – percent of monitored and good quality tap-water in 2015 (50% in 1993 and above 95% since 2005). (1)

95% – percent of households with access to drinking water supply service in 2014 (81% in 1993). (2)

82% – percent of households with access to wastewater service (collection and treatment) in 2014 (28% in 1993). (2)

8 – cases of hepatitis A in 2012 (630 in 1993).  (3)

78% – percentage of surface waters in good quality status in 2012 (28% in 1993). (4)

95% – percentage of river bathing waters in good quality status in 2012 (17% in 1993 and above 85% since 2001). (4)

100% – quality of costal bathing waters in 2012 (58% in 1993 and above 90% since 2000). (4)

314 – number of “Blue Flag” beaches in Portugal in 2016 (89 in 1993). (5)

 

About the Portuguese Water Cluster:

145 – members of the Portuguese Water Partnership – public and private enterprises, research centres, technical and professional associations, and government agencies (2018). (6)

1 200 million euro – water sector revenues, generated in 2018, by the 80 members that participated in the annual survey undertaken by the PWP.(6)

55% – share of international business in the overall activities of the 80 members that participated in the annual survey undertaken by the PWP (2018). (6)

16 200 – number of people employed by the members of the Portuguese Water Partnership (2018). (6)

138 – number of countries with a sustained and continued presence of Portuguese firms operating in the water sector (2018). (7)

22% – share of the water cluster in the number of tenders won by Portuguese firms in projects financed by multi-lateral financial institutions in the period 2011-2015. (8)

(1) Source: ERSAR - The Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority, RASARP (The Annual Report on Water and Waste Services in Portugal 2016)

(2) Source: ERSAR, RASARP 2015

(3) Source: DGS - Portuguese Directorate- General for Health

(4) Source: APA - Portuguese Environment Agency

(5) Source: ABAE - European Blue Flag Association

(6) Source: PWP - Portuguese Water Partnership – Balanço Internacionalização 2018, Feb. 2019

(7) Source: PWP Member directory 2019

(8) Source: GT Mercado das Multilaterais AICEP/ GPEARI, Sep. 2016. PWP Analysis.

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