Rui Cunha Marques

Graduated, Post-graduated, MSc, PhD and Postdoc (habilitation), is a Full Professor of the Scientific Area of Systems and Management of Infrastructure in the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geo-resources at the Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon (IST), Portugal. He is a researcher of the Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability of IST (CERIS / CESUR), of the Public Utility Research Center (PURC) at the University of Florida and of the Center of Local Government (CLG) at the University of New England in Australia, where he is a Visiting Professor at the Business School. His areas of expertise include regulation of public services, performance assessment, project management, procurement, particularly public-private partnerships and infrastructure services. He is the author of over 500 scientific publications in several countries, including 13 books and two theses and more than 210 referred journal articles.He also produced more than 400 technical reports. Currently he is a consultant of the World Bank and in the past he collaborated with other international organisations, such as the European Investment Bank, the European Union, the United Nations and the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as well as with other government entities and public and private companies from several countries. He has developed work in more than 50 countries in the five continents.



Universidade de Lisboa

Instituto Superior Técnico

Departament of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Georesources

Av. Rovisco Pais

1049-001 Lisbon



T: +351218418305








Regulation; Benchmarking; Public Policies; PPPs; Privatizations; Local Public Services; Infrastructure; Water; Solid Waste; Transport.


1st October 2020

Webinar ABAR

Contribuições da ABAR para elaboração das novas diretrizes para o saneamento a serem produzidas pela ANA.

IWA (international Water Association) Prize Awarded for academic and scientific career

"In more than 20 years of academic dedication he carried out an honorable, respected and successful career with more than 400 scientific publications including books, theses and more than 160 refereed journal articles. Drive and motivation are enormous. Also a lot of knowledge, share and wisdom in the aim of the regulation, procurement and performance evaluation of infrastructure services".

New Books

Temas de Direito da Água  - Vol. 2 | Faculdade de Direito

Direito do Saneamento - Vol. 2 | Faculdade de Direito

New Articles

Analyzing Barriers of Stormwater Management Utilities. Water Supply | IF: 0.900

Financing the water and sanitation sectors: a hybrid literature review. Infrastructures.

Adapting water tariffs to climate change: linking resource availability, costs, demand, and tariff design flexibility. Journal of Cleaner Production. IF: 7.246

Sustainability in refugee camps: a comparison of the two largest refugee camps in the world. Journal of Refugee Studies. IF. 1459

Strategies to Foster Competition for the Market in the Urban Bus Sector in Developing Countries. Infrastructures.

A critical look at the Portuguese public-private partnerships in healthcare. International Journal of Health Planning and Management | IF: 1.367

Waste services' performance assessment: The case of Tuscany, Italy . Waste Management | IF: 5.448

Irrigation water tariffs: lessons for Portugal. Water Policy | IF: 1.093


Regulation and Universal Access to Sanitation. Urban Sanitation and PIR Workshop with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (GF), Lisboa, August.

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in water sector: Review. Presented at EURAM 2019, Lisboa, June.

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