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09:00
10:30

Opening Ceremony

  • Alceu Guerios Bittencourt, National President of ABES
  • Marcel Sanches, Secretary of the National Board of ABES
  • Luiz Pladevall, President of ABES – São Paulo
  • Pedro Maranhão, National Secretary of Sanitation (SNS) – Brazil
  • Verônica Sánchez da Cruz Rios, CEO of ANA – National Water and Sanitation Agency – Brazil
  • Miguel da Silva Marques, President of Funasa – National Health Foundation – Brazil
  • Rodrigo Garcia, Governor of São Paulo
  • Benedito Braga, President of Sabesp
  • Loïc Fauchon, President of the World Water Council
  • Esteban Leigue, President of AIDIS – Interamerican Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
  • Jennifer Molwantwa, CEO of the Water Research Commission (WRC)
  • David Michaud, Director of Water for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank
10:30
10:45

Break

10:45
12:15

Theme 1 - Water, Sanitation and Health for All

Session 1.1

The challenges for the effective universalization of sanitation services in low-income areas from the perspective of the SDG 6 and the Sanitation Regulatory Framework

Abstract

This topic will address the challenges for the effective universalization of access to adequate and quality sanitation services under conditions of equity. In other words, how to ensure water and sewage services to residents of areas of extreme socioeconomic vulnerability and who live in more critical housing and infrastructure conditions, having as a reference the Sustainable Development Goal – SDG 6 and, in the Brazilian case, the goals of the new Sanitation Regulatory Framework. The issue of physical and economic accessibility of the most vulnerable areas to services will also be addressed, with the intention of discussing technical solutions, social tariff policies and subsidized connections, in order to guarantee to all the right to water, sewage and health. And also how such populations have been included in private concession arrangements, taking into account the importance of the private partner in serving these populations.

  • Alexandre Bianchini, Presidente da Águas do Rio
  • Jean-Martin Brault, Especialista Sênior em Saneamento do Banco Mundial
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Superintendente de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento da Diretoria Metropolitana da Sabesp

Coordinator and moderator: Ernani Ciriaco de Miranda, coordenador de Água e Esgoto da Superintendência de Regulação em Serviços da ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas e Saneamento Básico

Facilitator: Keyla Nunes da Silva – Analista de Infraestrutura da Coordenação-Geral de Projetos de Água e Esgoto da Secretaria Nacional de Saneamento – SNS/MDR

12:15
13:30

Break

13:30
15:00

Theme 2 - Circular Economy

Session 2.1

Water reuse as a strategy to increase water resilience in smart cities

  • Menahem Libhaber, Consultor do Banco Mundial – Israel/Estados Unidos
  • Nuno Brôco, Presidente Executivo da Águas de Portugal – Grupo AdP
  • Stela Goldenstein, Country Coordinator do International Finance Corporation (IFC) – 2030 Water Resources Group

Moderator: Renato Giani Ramos, Coordenador da Câmara Temática de Reúso da ABES

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:45

Theme 3 - Planning and Regulation

Session 3.1

Challenges and opportunities in the transition of regulatory models and operators of water supply and sewage services in Brazil

Abstract

The session aims to present and discuss the main regulatory models applicable to the sanitation sector, highlighting the main differences between models (discretionary regulation vs. contractual regulation). By defining clear objectives for public policies in the basic sanitation sector, the New Brazilian Legal Framework advocates the universalization of water supply and sanitation by 2033, through the direct provision by the holders or concession of services through a bidding process. It so happens that a large part of the Brazilian sanitation market is currently operated by State Sanitation Companies, which may have difficulties in proving their economic-financial capacity and the regularity of their contracts. The challenges and opportunities in this transition between models and operators still depend on clear rules for compensation for investments made and not amortized by tariffs, in addition to other aspects to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. There is also the issue involving the selection process of operators, such as the highest grant or lowest tariff, in addition to the modeling and quality of the bidding documents. This condition brings enormous challenges to the sector and, as a consequence, insecurity and indecision on the part of new market entrants, affecting investment risks and their recovery. To mitigate such effects, pre-established rules for reviews, readjustments, economic-financial rebalancing and indemnification of unamortized assets will be issued via ANA’s (the Brazilian National Water and Sanitation Agency) reference standards. In this sense, the speakers will present their considerations and experiences on the subject and the best international practices on each point to be addressed, in order to encourage discussions on the subject.

  • Marcel Sanches, Superintendente de Assuntos Regulatórios da Sabesp
  • Cintia Leal Marinho de Araújo, Superintendente de Regulação Econômica da ANA
  • Rui Cunha Marques, Professor Catedrático do Instituto Superior Técnico da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Fernanda Ruiz Nunez, Senior Infrastructure Economist no World Bank
  • Samuel Moreira, Deputado Federal

Moderator: Luiz Antonio de Oliveira Júnior, membro Câmara Temática de Regulação e Tarifa da ABES e Superintendente de Fiscalização Econômico-Financeira e Contábil da Arsesp

09:00
10:30

Theme 4 – Efficient Management

Session 4.3

Technological advances in the operation and control of water supply systems

Abstract

The technological advances in today’s world have raised the level of automation, monitoring and information management of supply systems in an unimaginable way. New possibilities arise every day, both in the forms of monitoring and in the flow of data and, more recently, in the use of artificial intelligence. The insertion of sanitation in the field of smart cities is something already seen as natural, but there are still important ways to go.

Currently, the technological advance in the management of water supply systems, in the world and in Brazil, happens in a previously unimaginable way, with a level of automation, monitoring and information management that allow operators to reduce the attendance of intercurrences and, consequently, reduce system losses. New possibilities arise every day, both in the forms of monitoring, in the flow of data and, more recently, in the use of artificial intelligence. The insertion of sanitation in the field of smart cities is something already seen as natural, but there are still important ways to go. The applicability of these technologies is still timid, and we have a long way to go to achieve operational excellence.

In this Brazil Water Week panel we will discuss the current situation, bringing the experience of professionals and companies that have technologies and expertise in the sanitation sector, to share knowledge and practices that allow advances and consolidate guidelines for obtaining better results from the application of new technologies.

  • Cristiano Gonçalves Nascimento Gouveia, Superintendente de Gestão Operacional da Caesb
  • Luiz Gravina Pladevall, Sócio-Diretor da CPS Engenharia e Soluções e Presidente da ABES-SP
  • Flávio Eduardo Soares e Silva, Engenheiro Eletricista do Departamento de Inovação Tecnológica da Corsan
  • Elio Arniella, Diretor Técnico – Smart Water Analytics LLC (Geórgia/EUA)

Moderator: Milene Aguiar, representante para a América Latina do Comitê de Controle de Perdas da IWA – International Water Association

10:30
10:45

Break

10:45
12:15

Theme 5 - Expanding International Cooperation and Capacity Building

Session 5.1

Empowered and engaged society: the role of different actors in valuing water and managing sanitation services

Abstract

Expanding international cooperation and capacity building requires going beyond fragmented approaches in research, but holistically strengthening the different social, political and economic structures of the sanitation sector. The access to knowledge and global partnerships design training and development approaches that involve more than simply training individual skills and must be translated into new products, services and processes as instruments of universalization. To achieve such challenging goals, all the actors involved in the process must be aligned with the same expectations and knowledge, in general. In this sense, the objective of this session is to present initiatives that address the engagement of civil society, women, youth, technicians and decision-makers. Adopting a systemic approach brings us three global questions that we want to answer during the session: How to reach all the actors in society involved with the water issue? How to align the expectations of these actors to the same knowledge and objectives? How to formulate an integrative proposal to reach the SDG6? Knowledge is an intangible asset necessary for social and economic progress.

  • Alexandra Serra, Presidente do Conselho de Administração da Águas do Tejo Atlântico
  • Farith Diaz, Co-founder da Clean Water Science Network – CWSN (Colômbia)
  • Lylian Ferreira, Diretora de Desenvolvimento da Agroparistech Suez Chair Water for All – General Management and Sanitation Services – Co-funder Womenvai
  • Renata Rozendo Maranhão, Coordenadora de Capacitação do SINGREH e Setor do Saneamento da ANA

Coordinator: Ana Silvia Pereira Santos, Professora da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ

Facilitator: Sérgio Ayrimoraes, Coordenador da Superintendência de Planejamento da ANA

12:15
13:30

Break

13:30
15:00

Theme 6 - Financing

Session 6.1

Conditions for the Feasibility of Investments in Sanitation Projects and for the Structuring of New Concessions

Abstract

In view of the universalization goals imposed by the new Brazilian Sanitation Legal Framework, the feasibility of investments has become one of the main challenges for the sector, whether in new concessions or in the financing of existing projects and contracts. In a context of pandemic crisis, wars and strong budgetary and fiscal constraints, this session is dedicated to discussing ways and conditions to enable and intensify these resources, so that it does not further delay the much-needed expansion of services and that guarantees the sustainability of the providers of services. Issues such as the institutional, technical and operational capacity of borrowers to minimize risks and make investments viable; regulatory aspects; economic-financial capacity of companies; and also the role of investments in the structuring of water and sewage concessions should be highlighted and debated in this panel, contributing to the achievement of the aforementioned goals.

  • Rodrigo Silveira Veiga Cabral, Diretor Financeiro Sênior da Tesouraria do Banco Mundial
  • Luciene Machado, Chefe de Departamento da Área de Parcerias em Infraestrutura Social e Serviços Ambientais do BNDES
  • Osvaldo Garcia, Diretor Financeiro da Sabesp
  • José Guilherme Souza, Sócio e Head de Infraestrutura da VINCI

Moderator: Christian Borja-Vega, sênior Economist – World Bank

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:45

Theme 7 - Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability

Session 7.1

Climate change and extreme events – what are the impacts on water and sanitation?

Abstract

We will discuss the impacts caused by extreme events of intense rainfall – large volumes and short duration – that generate catastrophes, mainly in urban areas, with material and financial losses and, mainly, lost human lives and more severe and prolonged droughts.

The first lecture will contextualize climate change and its effects on extreme events.

The second will present examples of watershed-scale effects and impacts on multiple uses of water and the occurrence of water crises.

The others discussions will focus on urban areas and the impacts on water supply and sanitation (droughts) and those related to floods.

  •  Flávia Moraes, Lecturer in Geosciences – Georgia State University Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Saulo Aires de Souza, Coordenador de estudos hidrológicos da ANA
  • Emerson Martins Moreira, Sabesp
  • Maryann Anttonieta Ramirez Calisto, PUCV – Valparaiso, Chile

Moderator: Sergio Ayrimoraes, Coordenador da Superintendência de Planejamento da ANA

09:00
10:30

Theme 1 - Water, Sanitation and Health for All

Session 1.3

Reduction of inequality generated by ineffective sanitation solutions in low-income areas and isolated communities: the adoption of low-cost, easy-to-apply and replicable technologies to meet the SDG6

Abstract

The current technological paradigm is not sustainable or technically possible in the developing world. Irregular settlements and high levels of urbanization, areas with historical underdevelopment, water and energy supply, climate change events, lack of technical capacity and accessibility of services are the main points of this session. The presentations will bring innovative ways of providing services. This session will present study examples of where innovation has brought new models of service delivery. The purpose of the session is to highlight business risks and opportunities for new paths.

  • Valter de Souza Lucas Júnior, gerente de Hidrometria da Copasa
  • Meunim Oliveira Júnior, Sabesp
  • Apollo C. Tiglao, head, Wastewater Management Division – Maynilad Water Services, Inc.
  • Akin Akinsete, Water Research Commission – South Africa

Moderator: Sudhir Pillay, research Manager: Sanitation Water Research Commission – South Africa

10:30
10:45

Break​

10:45
12:15

Theme 5 - Expanding International Cooperation and Capacity Building

Session 5.2

(Round Table) International cooperation to achieve the goals of the SDG6: debate on Portugal's support for Africa

Abstract

The binomial water and sanitation is a human right that cannot be renounced. The SDG6 is about access to safe water and adequate sanitation for all. But still, more than 2 billion people in the world do not have access to a safe water supply service and more than 4 billion to sanitation service. The Sub-Saharan Africa region is still more punished, where 80% of the population does not have access to safe water. In countries like Angola and Mozambique, the lack of access to these services is one of the factors that most contributes to the high incidence of diarrheal diseases in children. In this sense, the expansion of international cooperation requires the strengthening of institutions, in global partnerships, considering solidarity aspects in the construction of a fairer society for a more sustainable management of the water worldwide. The objective of the session is to present the case of Águas de Portugal (AdP) that works in these two countries, bringing dignity to people. Adopting a systemic approach brings us three global questions that we wish to answer during the session: What are the main instruments of this cooperation to guarantee success? What are the positive and negative experiences? How to move towards deeper actions of international cooperation?

  • Palestra principal: Fátima Loureiro, Gestora de Projetos da Águas de Portugal Internacional (AdP Internacional)
  • Debatedora: Vimbai Pachawo, Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Development (Zimbabwe)
  • Debatedor: Caetano Dorea, Professor – University of Victoria (Canadá)
  • Debatedor: Claudio Lopes, Presidente da Agência Nacional de Água e Saneamento de Cabo Verde (ANAS)

Coordinator: Sérgio Ayrimoraes, Coordenador da Superintendência de Planejamento da ANA

Moderator: Ana Silvia Pereira Santos, Professora da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

12:15
13:30

Break​

13:30
15:00

Theme 3 - Planning and Regulation

Session 3.2

The role of Regulatory Agencies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6)

Abstract

The session aims to present and discuss the main challenges and responsibilities of the Regulatory Agencies for the universalization of drinking water supply and sanitary sewage services, in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goal – SDG 6.

The speakers will present national and international experiences on the performance of the regulatory agencies for basic sanitation services, including aspects of their governance.

The expectation is to provide reflections on the challenges of the regulatory agencies and their contribution to the achievement of the universalization goals, ensuring adequate services and fair tariffs, providing a favorable regulatory environment for the necessary investments to the expansion of the access until its universalization and the achievement of the SDG 6, as well as the transition process between regulatory models underway in Brazil.

  • Sanford Berg, Professor Emérito da Universidade da Flórida
  • Jorge Werneck, Diretor da Adasa
  • Jaime Melo Baptista, Presidente do Conselho de Administração da LIS-Water, Lisbon International Centre for Water
  • Bruno Vieira Andrade, Superintendente de Regulação da Copasa

Moderator: Marisa Guimarães, Coordenadora da Câmara Temática de Regulação e Tarifa da ABES

Debater: Cíntia Vilarinho, Subsecretária da Câmara Temática de Regulação e Tarifas da ABES

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:45

Theme 4 – Efficient Management

Session 4.2

Energy Efficiency Management in Practice: Focus on Achieving Results

Abstract

Climate change and the recurring water scarcity in areas of large dams have brought relevant importance to the management of electric energy, one of the main expenses of the sanitation companies and whose performance directly affects not only operating costs, but also the environment and the fees paid by customers.

In this scenario, we see great differences in the behavior and performance of companies, both in terms of energy efficiency of their assets and in the search for technologies and new generation sources.

To discuss this issue in a practical and objective way, making it possible to reinforce knowledge and leverage improvements in companies, Brazil Water Week will carry out this qualified debate, bringing national and international professionals of great recognition.

  • Emerson Santana Rocha, Gerente de Gestão de Energia e Eficiência Energética da Aegea
  • Andréa Andrade de Matos, Engenheira – Gestora De Energia da Sabesp
  • Diego Rosso, Water UCI, Califórnia
  • Carlos Póvoa, responsável pela área de I&D da AdRA – Águas da Região de Aveiro – Portugal
  • Mário Duarte, responsável pela área de manutenção da AdRA – Águas da Região de Aveiro – Portugal

Moderator: Rita Cavaleiro, Consultora Independente  

09:00
10:30

Theme 2 - Circular Economy

Session 2.2

The role of the circular economy to promote sustainable sewage treatment plants

  • Daniel Nolasco, Diretor da International Water Association – IWA
  • Carlos Augusto Lemos Chernicharo, sócio-diretor da Chernicharo & Bressani Consultoria e Capacitação em Saneamento, e do Centro de Referência em ETEs Sustentáveis

Moderator: Marcelo Miki, Coordenador Adjunto da Câmara Temática de Tratamento de Esgotos da ABES

10:30
10:45

Break

10:45
12:15

Theme 6 - Financing

Session 6.2

Instruments for Financing and Challenges for Achieving the Goals of the New Brazilian Sanitation Legal Framework

Abstract

This panel aims to discuss options and instruments for financing sustainable business models and for the financial resilience of companies and sanitation service providers. Instruments to improve the efficiency and costs of implementation and operation of the projects will be addressed and discussed, in addition to market instruments (such as debentures) and guarantees (in the face of contractual, political, fiscal, currency, monetary, economic and operational risks). The objective is to present good practices and experiences on how these instruments – especially market ones – can create better conditions for obtaining capital for companies in the sector, which have strong investment needs, with lower risks and tax burdens.

  • Maria Eduarda Gouvea, Financial and Institutional Specialist – BID
  • Satheesh Sundararajan, Setor de Financiamento para Infra do BIRD
  • Tatiana Thomé de Oliveira, Vice-Presidência Governo da Caixa Econômica Federal
  • Júlio Alvarenga Meirelles, Santander

Moderator: Marcelo Trindade Miterhof, Economista do Departamento de Saneamento Ambiental do BNDES

12:15
13:30

Break

13:30
15:00

Theme 7 - Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability

Session 7.2

Climate change and extreme events – how to manage impacts on water and sanitation to improve resilience?

Abstract

Investing in prevention so that the effects are smaller and contained, with greater agility in the care of victims and less damage becomes the highlight of the moment. In this way, this panel proposes to assess the causes beyond climate change, bringing to the debate the changes in attitude that public managers and society must adopt, anticipating the reduction of effects. It will also seek to present technologies and contingency methodologies that exist in the sanitation sector and that can be used in times of extreme events.

Initially we will present the theme with the preventive actions adopted in the world, with emphasis on what can be applied in Brazil. Then the contingency plans used in disasters that are applicable to the real situation of developing countries. Finally, we will get to know the practical situation experienced in communities at risk in Brazil.

  • Maximiliano Mardoff, Engineering Manager for Adedge Water Technologies – Chart Industries Company
  • Filipe Duarte dos Santos, Presidente do Conselho Nacional do Ambiente e do Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CNADS) – Portugal

Moderator: Rafael Volquind, Coordenador da Câmara Temática de Meio Ambiente da ABES

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:45

Theme 1 - Water, Sanitation and Health for All

Session 1.2

Planning for the universalization of rural sanitation and isolated communities: State, federal policies and private companies under the same purpose

Abstract

The population residing in rural areas and isolated regions often face the greatest difficulties for general access to services and also the less clear aspects of plans and service provision contracts. The lack of definitions of more firmly established commitments leaves this part of the population at risk of having their care postponed, due to the lack of defined and programmed solutions.

Solutions to serve rural areas and isolated populations will be discussed, highlighting what the state, federal policies and private companies can do to expand services to these regions in partnerships that benefit the quality of service and infrastructure. How national funds and international investments can contribute, including focusing on technologies and indicators for monitoring and controlling the management of systems, ensuring the continuity and security of sanitation services in rural areas. Successful experiences in Latin America will be addressed and could be used or adapted to different regions of Brazil.

  • Marcelo Chaves Moreira, coordenador de Assistência Técnica à Gestão em Saneamento da Funasa
  • Marcondes Ribeiro Lima, diretor-presidente do Instituto SISAR
  • Malva Rosa Baskovic, especialista Sênior de Abastecimento de Água e Saneamento do Banco Mundial
  • Helder Cortez, diretor de Unidade de Negócios do Interior da Cagece
  • Carlos Singh, representante Del Program Saneamiento de la Ciudad de Panama del Ministerio de Salud Y Miembro de AIDIS

Moderator: Mônica Bicalho, coordenadora da Câmara Temática de Saneamento Rural da ABES

Facilitator: Juliana Almeida Dutra, Deep

17:00
18:30

Special event - BWW

Sanitation and Environmental Health of the National Health Foundation - FUNASA

FUNASA’s performance in promoting the implementation of Home Sanitary Improvements (MSD): Advances and Challenges.
Speaker: Ana Elisa Martinelli Finazzi, OPAS Consultant

Funasa’s performance in the implementation of support action for collectors from the perspective of the new regulatory framework for civil society organizations.
Speaker: Rodrigo Passos Barrêto, OPAS Consultant

09:00
10:30

Theme 2 - Circular Economy

Session 2.3

Urban Solid Waste: technologies and good practices of sustainable management

  • Hélinah Cardoso Moreira, Diretora de Projeto Cooperação para Proteção do Clima na Gestão de Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos (ProteGEEr)
  • Luís Marinheiro, Global Market Director da AST – Soluções e Serviços de Ambiente, Lda. e Board Member da Aquasmart – Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions, Lda., Wedotech, Lda. e SLMK – Consultoria, Lda.
  • Flávio Matos, Conselheiro da ABREN

Coordinator: Alice Libânia Santana Dias, membro da Câmara Temática de Resíduos Sólidos da ABES

Moderator: Rubens Herbert Aebi, Vice-Presidente Executivo da ABREN

10:30
10:45

Break

10:45
12:15

Theme 3 - Planning and Regulation

Session 3.3

The use of metrics for monitoring national strategic objectives for the basic sanitation sector.

Abstract

The supply of water to populations and sanitation constitute one of the greatest structural challenges for the development of modern societies.

The growth of population aggregates generated an increase and a concentration of water needs for the various uses and the consequent need for wastewater disposal in increasingly high amounts.

Thus, these activities constitute public services of a structural nature, essential to the general well-being, public health and collective safety of populations, economic activities and the protection of the environment.

Althoug the application of indicators and performance indexes for sanitation in Brazil is a reality, it is also verified that they are not uniform in territorial terms, being different between the entities that use them and often not monitored, which has contributed to discredit and low reliability of the results.

Speakers will present the paths taken and the results obtained in the implementation of methodologies and the comparison of the operators’ performance results.

The expectation is to debate and reflect on the challenges overcome in the implementation of the indicators and quality indexes in different parts of the world and how these experiences can be used in the implementation of the goals defined by the new Regulatory Framework for the Sanitation Sector in Brazil.

  • Helena Alegre, Membro do Conselho Digital Water Committee da International Water Association (IWA)
  • Joaquim Barreiros, membro do Conselho de Administração da ERSAR – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços de Águas e Resíduos – Portugal
  • Irene Guimarães Altafin, Superintendente de Regulação de Serviços da Agência Nacional de Águas e Saneamento Básico (ANA) 
  • Christian Minelli, WAREG – European Water Regulators

Moderator: Hugo Pacheco, ERSARA – Entidade Reguladora dos Serviços de Águas e Resíduos dos Açores 

12:15
12:30

Book release: Conjuntura da Cobrança pelo Uso de Recursos Hídricos no Brasil: base legal comentada

  • Livia Soalheiro
  • Jefferson Nascimento de Oliveira

Moderator: Josivan Cardoso Moreno, coordenador da Câmara Temática de Recursos Hídricos da ABES

12:30
13:30

BWW Connection – Special Reuse

  • Ana Sílvia, professora da Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
  • Sérgio Ayrimoraes, Coordenador da Superintendência de Planejamento da ANA
  • Lívia Soalheiro
  • Luiz Pladevall, presidente da ABES-SP
  • Maycon Rogério de Abreu, diretoria ABES-SP

Moderator: Josivan Cardoso Moreno, coordenador da Câmara Temática de Recursos Hídricos da ABES

13:30
15:00

Theme 4 – Efficient Management

Session 4.1

Loss Management in Practice: Focus on Getting Results

Abstract

In recent years, sanitation companies have given great importance to the theme “loss reduction”, which was consolidated with the edition of the New Brazilian Regulatory Framework and the Ordinance 490/MDR. Still, the results leave something to be desired.

Scholars on the subject recommend that, in order to have good results, we must focus on management, in its various aspects: training, materials, technologies and methods, among others that dialogue directly with the reduction of losses.

To address this issue with the necessary depth, Brazil Water Week brings to this panel professionals with high knowledge and great practice in the subject, to objectively reach the correct direction of actions that will reduce the loss rates.

  • Ricardo Jorge Guimarães, Responsável de Área da Direção de Gestão de Ativos – EPAL – Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres
  • Ariel Flores, LADWP – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • Carlos J. T. Berenhauser, Diretor Presidente da ENOPS Engenharia
  • Marcelo Depexe, Engenheiro da Diretoria de Operações da Sanepar

Moderator: Ricardo Röver Machado, Coordenador da Câmara Temática de Gestão de Perdas de Água e Eficiência Energética da ABES

15:00
15:15

Break

15:15
16:45

Theme 7 - Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability

Session 7.3

Reflecting on progress in ESG indicators to achieve water sector sustainability

Abstract

Since 2020, the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) topic has gained enormous momentum, especially in the financial debate. According to the World Economic Forum, ensuring an adequate supply of clean water despite the harmful effects of climate change is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. The issue of water is closely linked to the balance of ecosystems, community health and political conflict, among many others. Thus, it can be said that ESG is at the center of the water debate. However, water governance and security must become a priority in the policy debate and the linkages between water security, sanitation and ESG reporting need to be better understood if real progress is to be made towards the SDGs. In this sense, the ESG indicators are an important metric to achieve the best sustainability standards and have been a challenge for companies and organizations, including water companies.

  • Main lecture: Marília Carvalho de Melo, Secretária Estadual de Meio Ambiente e de Desenvolvimento Sustentavel de de Minas Gearis (SEMAD)
  • Debatedora: Karla Bertocco, Sócia e Head de Infraestrutura da Mauá Capital
  • Debatedor: Gustavo Guimaraes, Co-Head Sanitation Perfin & Startups Investor
  • Debatedor: Dean Amhaus, President & CEO da Water Council

Moderator: Marcela Nectoux, Membro da Infra Women Brazil

09:00
10:30

Cerimônia de abertura

10:30
10:45

BWW Connection

10:45
12:15

Sessão 2.1 - Transformando a sustentabilidade: novas fronteiras na expansão e otimização do tratamento de esgotos

Tema 2 – Tratamento de Esgotos - ETEs sustentáveis

Os desafios para a efetiva universalização dos serviços de saneamento em áreas de baixa renda sob o olhar do ODS 6 e do Marco Regulatório de Saneamento

Resumo

Este tema tratará dos desafios para a efetiva universalização do acesso a serviços de saneamento adequados, de qualidade e em condições de equidade. Ou seja, como assegurar os serviços de água e esgotos aos moradores de áreas de extrema vulnerabilidade socioeconômica e que vivem em condições de moradia e infraestrutura mais crítica, tendo como referência o Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável – ODS 6 e, no caso brasileiro, as metas do novo Marco Regulatório do Saneamento. Será ainda abordada a questão da acessibilidade física e econômica das parcelas de maior vulnerabilidade aos serviços, com a intenção de discutir soluções técnicas, políticas de tarifas sociais e de conexões subsidiadas, de modo a garantir a todos o direito a água, esgoto e saúde. Também será vista a forma como tais populações têm sido incluídas nos arranjos de concessão privada, levando-se em consideração a importância do parceiro privado no atendimento a estas populações.

  • Alexandre Bianchini, Presidente da Águas do Rio
  • Jean-Martin Brault, Especialista Sênior em Saneamento do Banco Mundial
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Superintendente de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento da Diretoria Metropolitana da Sabesp

Coordenador e moderador: Ernani Ciriaco de Miranda, coordenador de Água e Esgoto da Superintendência de Regulação em Serviços da ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas e Saneamento Básico

Facilitadora: Keyla Nunes da Silva – Analista de Infraestrutura da Coordenação-Geral de Projetos de Água e Esgoto da Secretaria Nacional de Saneamento – SNS/MDR

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13:30

BWW Connection

13:30
15:00

Sessão 4.1 - Regulação social: o papel das Agências Reguladoras

Tema 4 – Regulação

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15:15

BWW Connection

15:15
16:45

Sessão 3.1 - Avanços no reúso de água: tecnologias e políticas para uma gestão hídrica sustentável

Tema 3 - Economia Circular e Soluções Baseadas na Natureza

09:00
10:30

Sessão 1.1 - Solução unificada: redefinindo a visão das conexões à rede regular de esgoto e saneamento em áreas vulneráveis

Tema 1 – Inclusão social e acesso universal

Os desafios para a efetiva universalização dos serviços de saneamento em áreas de baixa renda sob o olhar do ODS 6 e do Marco Regulatório de Saneamento

Resumo

Este tema tratará dos desafios para a efetiva universalização do acesso a serviços de saneamento adequados, de qualidade e em condições de equidade. Ou seja, como assegurar os serviços de água e esgotos aos moradores de áreas de extrema vulnerabilidade socioeconômica e que vivem em condições de moradia e infraestrutura mais crítica, tendo como referência o Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável – ODS 6 e, no caso brasileiro, as metas do novo Marco Regulatório do Saneamento. Será ainda abordada a questão da acessibilidade física e econômica das parcelas de maior vulnerabilidade aos serviços, com a intenção de discutir soluções técnicas, políticas de tarifas sociais e de conexões subsidiadas, de modo a garantir a todos o direito a água, esgoto e saúde. Também será vista a forma como tais populações têm sido incluídas nos arranjos de concessão privada, levando-se em consideração a importância do parceiro privado no atendimento a estas populações.

  • Alexandre Bianchini, Presidente da Águas do Rio
  • Jean-Martin Brault, Especialista Sênior em Saneamento do Banco Mundial
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Superintendente de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento da Diretoria Metropolitana da Sabesp

Coordenador e moderador: Ernani Ciriaco de Miranda, coordenador de Água e Esgoto da Superintendência de Regulação em Serviços da ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas e Saneamento Básico

Facilitadora: Keyla Nunes da Silva – Analista de Infraestrutura da Coordenação-Geral de Projetos de Água e Esgoto da Secretaria Nacional de Saneamento – SNS/MDR

10:30
10:45

BWW Connection

10:45
12:15

Sessão 5.1 - Integração tecnológica na minimização de perdas em sistemas hídricos

Tema 5 - Gestão Eficiente

12:15
13:30

BWW Connection

13:30
15:00

Sessão 6.1 - Cooperação internacional e assistência técnica no setor de água

Tema 6 - Cooperação Internacional

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15:15

BWW Connection

15:15
16:45

Sessão 7.1 - O desafio da universalização do saneamento sob o enfoque dos investimentos: como alavancar recursos para o alcance das metas do novo marco legal

Tema 7 - Financiamento do setor de saneamento

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10:30

Sessão 8.1 - Medidas de adaptação para redução das consequências de riscos hidrológicos

Tema 8 - Meio Ambiente, Mudanças Climáticas e Segurança Hídrica

Os desafios para a efetiva universalização dos serviços de saneamento em áreas de baixa renda sob o olhar do ODS 6 e do Marco Regulatório de Saneamento

Resumo

Este tema tratará dos desafios para a efetiva universalização do acesso a serviços de saneamento adequados, de qualidade e em condições de equidade. Ou seja, como assegurar os serviços de água e esgotos aos moradores de áreas de extrema vulnerabilidade socioeconômica e que vivem em condições de moradia e infraestrutura mais crítica, tendo como referência o Objetivo de Desenvolvimento Sustentável – ODS 6 e, no caso brasileiro, as metas do novo Marco Regulatório do Saneamento. Será ainda abordada a questão da acessibilidade física e econômica das parcelas de maior vulnerabilidade aos serviços, com a intenção de discutir soluções técnicas, políticas de tarifas sociais e de conexões subsidiadas, de modo a garantir a todos o direito a água, esgoto e saúde. Também será vista a forma como tais populações têm sido incluídas nos arranjos de concessão privada, levando-se em consideração a importância do parceiro privado no atendimento a estas populações.

  • Alexandre Bianchini, Presidente da Águas do Rio
  • Jean-Martin Brault, Especialista Sênior em Saneamento do Banco Mundial
  • Marcello Xavier Veiga, Superintendente de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento da Diretoria Metropolitana da Sabesp

Coordenador e moderador: Ernani Ciriaco de Miranda, coordenador de Água e Esgoto da Superintendência de Regulação em Serviços da ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas e Saneamento Básico

Facilitadora: Keyla Nunes da Silva – Analista de Infraestrutura da Coordenação-Geral de Projetos de Água e Esgoto da Secretaria Nacional de Saneamento – SNS/MDR

10:30
10:45

BWW Connection

10:45
12:15

Sessão 2.2 - Além do convencional: tecnologias avançadas e economia circular no tratamento de esgotos

Tema 2 – Tratamento de Esgotos - ETEs sustentáveis

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13:30

BWW Connection

13:30
15:00

Sessão 3.2 - Gestão estratégica de resíduos sólidos: caminhos para eficiência e sustentabilidade

Tema 3 - Economia Circular e Soluções Baseadas na Natureza

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BWW Connection

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16:45

Sessão 4.2 - Regulação de saneamento: a transição de regulação discricionária para contratual e a relação com os modelos de prestação de serviços

Tema 4 – Regulação

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