PHOTOGALLERY: Environmental Volunteer for Water awarded certificates of merit

«Human Health and Environmental Risk Factors» was the theme of the 5th Regional Meeting of Environmental Volunteering for […]

«Human Health and Environmental Nature Risk Factors» was the theme of the 5th Regional Meeting of Environmental Volunteering for Water, an initiative of the Portuguese Environment Agency – ARH Algarve, which took place on Friday and Saturday in Albufeira.

The Meeting was attended by more than fifty professors, members of associations and representatives of entities from all over the Algarve. At a time when Portugal has recently experienced a serious case of public health caused by environmental reasons (the outbreak of Legionella), the topic has sparked lively debate.

On the first day, the working day culminated in a forum, moderated by the journalist Elisabete Rodrigues and having as guests Carlos Silva e Sousa, mayor of Albufeira, Isabel Soares, member of the Board of Directors of Águas do Algarve, Ana Cristina Guerreiro, regional health delegate and director of the Public Health and Planning Department of the ARS, Paula Teixeira, senior technician at the Silves Chamber and Paulo Cruz, at the Portuguese Environment Agency – ARH Algarve.

The «Environmental Volunteering for Water 2014» merit certificates were also handed out, which distinguished people, schools, associations and institutions that stood out in this area (see list below and photos).

On Saturday, there was a field trip, with an environmental volunteering session in the Ribeira de Alcantarilha watershed, where, last year, another Environmental Health problem occurred, with the pest of mosquitoes that mainly affected the neighboring town of Armação of Pear, in summer.

So it is not surprising that, among the activities planned, there was a session to learn more about the mosquito's life cycle, as well as the monitoring of water quality with an assessment of the mosquito's natural predators.



Certificates of Merit 2014 – Environmental Volunteering for Water


EBI / JI School of Paderne
>>Professor Luciano Nunes

EB2,3 School of Lagos/ Tecnopolis School
>>Professor Cláudia Guedes

João de Deus Secondary School
>>Teacher Anabella Vaz
Tomás Cabreira Secondary School
>>Professor José Carlos Guerreiro do Vale
College of Our Lady of the Alto
>>Professor Carmen Rodrigues

Dr. Francisco Fernandes Lopes Secondary School
>>Professor Alberto Mascarenhas

SB Alportel
EB 2,3 Bernardo de Passos School
>>Professor Fernando Sousa
>>Teacher Antonieta Gomes Rolo

Secondary school. Dr. Jorge Correia
>>Professor Maria Augusta Carvalho
>>Professor Maria Teresa Afonso

Loulé Secondary School
>>Teacher Carla Rêgo
Vilamoura International College
>>Professor Helena Villa de Brito



Dr. Antonio Góis



Priceline (Portugal) Viagens Online, Unipessoal, Lda.
Dr. Carla Rabaçal
Dr. Vanessa Cardim



“A Rocha” Association
Professor Paula Banza
Engineer Isabel Soares
“Almargem” Association
Dr. Ana Filipa Costa
ASSPA – Association for Social Solidarity of Teachers – Algarve
Teacher Madalena Guerreiro
Professor Eduarda Quintino
Professor Marcela Vasconcelos



Tavira Living Science Center
Dr. Ana Moura
Professor Ana Margarida Baioa
University of Algarve – CCMAR
Professor Doctor Alexandra Teodósio
Professor Doctor Pedro Range
Professor Doctor Francisco Leitão
Portuguese Environment Agency – ARH Algarve
Dr. Anabela Dores
Dr. Lucia Silveira
Engineer Marques Afonso
Eng. Pedro Coelho