FLUVIO is an international Ph.D. programme funded by FCT, the Portuguese Science & Technology Foundation. The consortium comprises two faculties of the University of Lisbon (Instituto Superior de Agronomia and Instituto Superior Técnico), three other universities (University of Environmental and Life Sciences of Vienna, Universidade Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil) and two companies (Katopodis Ecohydraulics of Canada and Environmental Consultants Klagenfurt, Austria, ECK). The University of Environmental and Life Sciences of Vienna (BOKU) joined the consortium in the second year of the programme
FLUVIO aims the development and the application of scientific knowledge of environmental sciences, ecology, engineering and urbanism to management and restoration of the fluvial ecosystems, at different spatial scales, from the microhabitat to the river reaches and the drainage basin. Thus it aims to contribute to the sustainable development of human societies and the conservation of natural resources.