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Cristina Raquel Faria Mendes
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Raquel Mendes is co-founder and managing partner of acquawise consulting, where she is specialized in technology and management of water resources.

Her working experience covers engineering and operational management in the water industry. She is fully acquainted with the guidelines under which a water company operates and has a good understanding of water regulation, drinking water problems and in inspection/audit procedures. She has also developed general experience in management oriented topics, particularly the use of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 frameworks.

Between 2004 and 2010 she was technical assessor in the Drinking Water Quality Department of the Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR). Her job included conducting audits and providing technical support to water suppliers as well as regular participation in international meetings as an official representative of ERSAR.

In the past she was responsible for initiating and operating water treatment plants and monitoring drinking water quality at Investimentos e Gestão de Água, S.A. (IGA,SA), Madeira´s water company.

Her academic background includes a Chemical Engineer Degree (Faculty of Engineering of Oporto University), and holds a Masters in Technology and Management of Water Resources (Civil Engineer Department of the University of Birmingham, England). She has also a Post Graduation in Environmental Management and a Specialization Course in Renewable Energy Management.

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