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 215 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

Quality assessment of the Portuguese public hospitals: A multiple criteria approach. Omega | IF: 5.324 

What Can Urban Buses Learn about Sunshine Regulation Adopted in Other Sectors? Sustainability | IF:  2.576

The convergence of the World Health Organization Member States regarding the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal ‘Good health and well-being’. Omega | IF: 5.324

Measuring the efficiency of the Portuguese public hospitals: A value modelled network data envelopment analysis with simulation. Expert Systems With Applications | IF: 5.452


Isomorphic mimicry and the effectiveness of water-sector reforms in Brazil. Utilities Policy | IF: 1.835

Access to water and sanitation services in Brazilian vulnerable areas: the role of regulation and recent institutional reform. Water | IF: 2.544

Ageing as a determinant of local government performance: Myth or reality? The Portuguese experience. Local Government Studies. | IF: 1.909

Investment in drinking water and sanitation infrastructure and its impact on waterborne diseases dissemination: The Brazilian case.  Science of the Total Environment | IF: 6.551



Indicadores de desempenho para empressas de saneamento. Presented at Encontro Técnico AESABESP, Brasil, November 2020.


Las politicas del agua en Portugal. Presented at Mesa de Intercambio Internacional: Lecciones aprendidadas en el acesso universal a los servicios, Peru, October 2020.

Base de remuneração regulatória de serviços públicos de água e saneamento. Presented at Brazil Water Week, Brazil, October, 2020