We work for safe water and sanitation
With consolidated experience in the water and sanitation sector, we want to contribute to universal access to safe water and sanitation in the present and in the future.
Cristina Martinho, the founder
Since 2001 she’s working with water and sanitation.
Specialist in risk assessment and management of water supply systems and sanitation systems.
She belongs to the restricted group of trainers of World Health Organization for Water Safety Plans (WSP) and Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP).
Graduated in Chemical Engineering, with post-graduation in Sanitary Engineering and post-graduation in Industrial Engineering by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon.
She began her career in the Municipal Water and Sanitation Services of Peniche as responsible for the operation of Water Treatment Plants and Wastewater Treatment Plants.
She worked in the Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR) where she mainly developed technical guidelines and collaborated in the development of the national drinking water quality information system “water quality” module.
Then she co-founded Acquawise Consulting, where she supported various utilities in developing and implementing WSPs, as well as developing the Infrastructure Asset Management (IAM). She performed training in WSP, and developed Water Safety Plans Collaborative Projects. She carried out training and institutional awareness in SSP. She also carried out WSP audits and audits to the ERSAR Performance Indicators of the Quality of Service.