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Maria Cristina Sousa Coutinho de Calheiros e Menezes de Noronha Madureira

Cristina Calheiros is an Environmental Engineer and holds a PhD in Biotechnology. She is currently researcher at CIIMAR. Her background is in water management (treatment and reuse) with ecotechnologies, namely biological systems, such constructed wetlands, floating wetland islands and green roofs. She has participated in projects related to bioremediation and treatment solutions, sustainable tourism and rural development, and upgrading wastes as resource. She has integrated several programmes for knowledge valuation through scientific R&D technologies. Her interests focus on green and blue solutions as part of a circular economy strategy, climate change mitigation and adaptation and education for sustainability at different levels of literacy.