Manuel Carrilho Alvarinho

President and founder of the CRA

Water and Sanitation Regulatory Council - Mozambique

President, and founder, of the Water and Sanitation Regulatory Council (CRA), with a mandate to regulate urban water supply and sanitation services, from December 1999 to his retirement by May 2017. Chairman of the General Assembly, and founder, of Association Aquashare, a network of water sector professionals in Mozambique, since 2011.

Mr. Alvarinho holds a degree in Civil Engineering, by University Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, in 1978, and he is Doctor Honoris Causa on Technological Sciences, granted by the Technological University of Delft, in January 2017. He has been working for 38 years, for the Government, in water supply and sanitation, rural and urban, in Mozambique. He has been actively involved in the drafting of sector policy and strategies and leading sector reform processes.

He has been participating for the last 20 years in management boards of several international organizations and programmes, namely the “Water and Sanitation Program” Governing Council of the World Bank and the EcoSanRes2 Programme of the Stockholm Environment Institute. He is a Trustee of WaterAid UK, an international NGO, since late 2017.

He is presently a consultant on institutional development and regulation and he leaded in 2019 a team to elaborate a study on water and sanitation sector reform and participate on the drafting of the ESAWAS handbook on regulatory experiences, in 2020.

Updated, March 2021