Session 112 – SAFE WATER IN SLUMS
The challenges of providing basic sanitation services in these areas, having to deal with the lack of urban planning, irregular land use and occupation, insecurity and crime, depredation and vandalism of facilities, non-payment and use of inappropriate alternative sources of water among others. Also irregular water connections, without complying with the good technique, which compromise water quality and affect the security of distributed water, and the difficulty of access internally in slums impairs the maintenance of installed infrastructure. Presentation of succesfull cases, sharing information about projects and highlighting key challenges and proposals for solutions.
Debater: Samanta Souza – Sabesp;
Moderator: Edes Oliveira – Cedae;
Session 121 – CITYWIDE INCLUSIVE SANITATION
Population growth in cities often outpaces formal planning and the expansion of basic services. The Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 agenda pose an enormous challenge when it comes to improving coverage and serving urban populations in informal settlements and hard-to-reach peri-urban areas. Water supply and sanitation have represented challenges in these areas and have mobilized innovative ideas from local governments, civil society and service providers. This session will present concepts for developing inclusive services, identify good practices from successful stories and discuss key aspects for successful and failure to achieve universal access within a city.
Moderator: Gustavo Heredia – Aguatuya
Session 122 – SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT FOR UNIVERSALIZATION OF SANITATION IN RURAL AREAS
The lack of sanitation in communities not served by state and municipal water and sanitation concessionaires is basically due to the lack of financial viability, the need for differentiated technological solutions and culture, to train technicians to deal with alternative solutions and community participation in the management of the systems. The internationally recognized SABA (Peru) and the SISAR (Brazil) models will be presented. Also, the management challenges and the need to advance the coverage of rural sanitation will be discussed.
Moderator: Mônica Bicalho – ABES
Session 131 – INNOVATION IN WATER AND HEALTH
The lectures will address water safety, information, innovation in sanitation and health, in order to promote the debate between the speakers and the public to answer the three key questions:
1. From the problems identified in the territory, what strategies are capable of generating innovative actions in health and sanitation issues?
2. How to ensure information and intersectoral actions with community participation in the sanitation and health actions developed in the territory?
3. What alternatives are feasible to overcome the current model of sanitation and health?
Session 211 – THE BRAZILIAN AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF WATER GOVERNANCE TO ACHIEVE THE SDG6.
In this session, participants will be able to know more closely the existing and / or currently deployed GRC systems in the sanitation sector, both in Brazil and abroad. They may also have a good opportunity to discuss what has been thought in this area for the future.
Speakers: Joakim Giacomoni-Vincent – SIAAP; Marcelo Fridori – Petrobras Distribuidora; Márcio Gonçalves – ABES SP; Renata Bertele – KPMG;
Debater: João Sérgio Cordeiro;
Moderator: Reynaldo Young – Sabesp;
Sessão 221 – THE BRAZILIAN AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF WATER GOVERNANCE TO ACHIEVE THE SDG 6
This session proposes the presentation of the water policies of California (USA) and South Africa and also their actions to overcome the serious shortage that these places have been through or are still experiencing. From these experiences there will be a brief analysis of how the existing water policies and the actions to face the scarcity affect or have affected the universalization of the water supply and sanitary sewage. Finalizing the panel, we will have an analysis of the effects of the Water Law on the universalization of sanitation and the combat to the scarcity in Brazil.
Session 311 – FACING WATER LOSSES: FUNDAMENTAL FACTOR TO WATER SAFETY
The UN SDG 6.4 promotes water use efficiency to ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply to cope with shortages. The reduction of losses dialogues with this objective as the operational efficiency, while reducing the funding in the water sources, reduces costs, improving the investment capacity of the supply companies. The level of losses acceptable to society, what is being undertaken and how society can engage in the issue will be addressed.
Moderator: Adriana Lagrotta – Sanasa;
Session 312 – UNDERSTANDING THE RATE OF RISE OF REAL LOSS
If we did nothing or stopped our water loss management program, how much would our losses increase per year and how would that impact our utilities ability to provide a sustainable and safe supply of drinking water to our customers? In this session you will learn how to calculate the rate of rise of real losses in your system and also listen to other utilities who have calculated these values and use them to ensure the optimal mix of OPEX and CAPEX intervention each year. Take the opportunity to ask questions of an expert panel of specialists and utility managers.
Moderador: Airton Sampaio Gomes – Banco Mundial
Session 321 – OPPORTUNITIES OF ENERGY PRODUCTION IN WATER AND SANITATION SYSTEMS
The objective is to achieve the current practical knowledge applicable to companies responsible for water production and distribution, presenting technologies that allow adequate planning of infrastructure and operational procedures within energy efficiency, focusing on the use of clean energy, including biogas, combining cost reduction, efficiency and sustainability. It is aimed at professionals, public and private managers, teachers, researchers and students in the area of water and sanitation.
Moderator: Gustavo Rafael Collere Possetti – Sanepar
Session 322 – ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN WATER SUPPLY SERVICES
In this session participants will have an introduction in energy management through the experiences of water companies with enhanced energy management with and without ISO 50001 certification and a panel discussion with experts with practical and relevant experience in the water and sanitation sector related to energy management. Special focus will be put on how to transpose the SDG 7 to the local agenda – Sustainable and modern energy for all.
Moderator: George Soares – CEPEL
Session 331 – WATER FOR ALL IN THE LONG RUN THROUGH EFFICIENT ASSET MANAGEMENT
Panel with water operators, national and regional authorities and experts with different approaches to better asset management. Internal organizational procedures will be discussed for better decision making and asset management (such as infrastructure inventories, information on conservation and economical value and building historical indicators trendlines for asset strategies).
Speakers: Airton Sampaio; Jaime Melo Baptista; Cassio Cossenzo; Carlos Werlang Lebelein – LMDM Consultoria; Miguel Salvado – Vereador em Portugal;
Session 332 – HOW TO MEASURE WATER UTILITIES PERFORMANCE? ASSESSING EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF WATER UTILITIES BY USING RELIABLE, USEFUL INDICATORS
Based on the SDG 6, the session will present performance assessment schemes for water supply companies, drawing attention to the categories they measure. Also, a panel discussion with experts will challenge the public to answer the following questions: How should a water service be evaluated in my region? What are the local aspects that should be taken into account to assess performance?
Moderador: Sérgio Brasil Abreu;
Session 411 – EMPOWERING SOCIETY FOR NEW WATER CHALLENGES
To guarantee equitable access to water for all by 2030, efficient water management systems which commit to society’s engagement in decision-making processes must gain importance. The development of society’s awareness to the topic is essential, which demands systematic strategies capable of impacting several levels of society. Through this session, specialists build on the current action plans being applied in several countries, approaching critical subjects as women empowerment and awareness development in elementary and high schools.
Session 412 – CAPACITY BUILDING AS A STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE SDG 6: STRENGTHENING DECISION MAKERS
Through this session, specialists will build on the strategies currently applied in several countries to improve efficiency of the decision-making process regarding water resource management. Capacity building of decision makers represents a major contributor to enhance political, economic and environmental integration to achieve sustainable water resource management. Specialists will review the current approaches used in several case studies, examining their challenges and potential benefits.
Session 413 – Enhancing efficiency through skilled planning, design and operation
To guarantee the achievement of the SDG 6 by 2030, technical support of strategies utilized represent an important aspect. Thus, capacity building of professionals involved in this field is essential for the improvement of services provided to users. Currently, several approaches regarding operators’ training are being adopted throughout the world to enhance water systems’ efficiency, varying according to local singularities and conditions. This session builds on the discussion of these approaches and the examination of its potential benefits to water resources management.
Session 611 – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF MONITORING SYSTEMS OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 6 – WATER AND SANITATION
The participants will be able to know the existing monitoring systems related to water distribution, sanitary sewage and water resources management, in Brazil and in other countries. The session will also discuss what has been thought for the future and measures in progress. It will be possible to understand if the information and indicators that exist in the country are enough to show the real situation of the goals recommended in the SDG 6, or if it would be interesting to think of new paths to follow to reach that goal.
Moderator: Gesmar Rosa dos Santos – IPEA;
Session 711 – REGULATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE SDG 6
The session will address regulation through internationally recognized successful practices (their challenges and achievements) – respecting the political, social, economic and environmental dimensions of each location – and which can be the subject of benchmarking between regulators and the sector regulated. The session aims to demonstrate the essentiality of regulation for sustainable water management as a tool for control and safety towards achieving the targets set in the SDG 6.
Moderator: Vanessa Schmitt – AGIR-ABAR
Session 712 – CENTRALIZED AND DECENTRALIZED MODELS
Approach to internationally recognized regulatory models essential to sustaining sound public policies on water services. It will also address the regulatory coherence between supranational, national and subnational levels, identifying cross-cutting issues that promote regulatory approaches that recognize current environmental challenges, cycles and hydrological crises, as well as economic and social changes.
Moderator: Alceu Galvão – ARCE
Speakers: Alberto Biancardi – Wareg; Alberto Monfrini – ERAS; Carlos Motta Nunes – ANA; Carlos Roberto – ARES PCJ; Cristián Vergara Castillo – Esval SA/Chile; Fernando Franco – ABAR; Rolando Bruna Villena/SISS Chile;
Session 721 – AVERAGE TARIFF OF WATER AND SEWAGE SERVICES
This session will presente and discuss methodologies used to calculate the average rates of water and sewage services and the relation with the real cost of the cubic meter of the water distributed and the collected sewage; criteria for calculating tariffs through models using exclusively accounting or mixed data; (OECD), OECD (operational costs), amortization, taxes and interest, and the remaining costs of the project.
Moderator: Luiz Antonio Oliveira Junior – Arsesp;
Session 722 – SUBSIDY POLICIES
A discussion on tariff structure and distributive principles, subsidies, internal subsidies, external subsidies and penalties. This, in the logic of using a tariff structure that aims to maintain a low tariff with the subsidies demonstrated in a transparent way. The intention of this panel will permeate this discussion and how we can guarantee access to drinking water as a human right, considering the costs inherent to the production of drinking water and the investments needed to be made.
Moderator: Miguel Fernandez – Aquacon
Session 731 – REGULATOR INTERFACE AND ACTORS
An exchange of international experiences on the process of training the agents of the water supply and sewage sector on issues related to technical and economic regulation, aiming to understand the basic fundamentals and identify the benefits of good regulation for society, the granting authority and to the service provider. It will be discussed how to make society’s participation in the discussions and decisions of sanitation regulation real and effective, and how to empower the granting power, particularly the municipalities.
Moderator: Marisa Guimarães – ABES
Session 811 – COMMUNICATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: BUSINESS AND THE CHALLENGE OF DIALOGUING TO SOCIETY
The debates in this session aim to present successful integrated communication strategies in the mission of communicating sustainability issues and discussing the challenges of dealing with an increasingly diversified and polarized audience to promote environmental management actions in a participatory and awareness-raising manner of society.
Cases: Simone Benassi– Itaipu Binacional; Sabesp
Moderator: Edson Carlos – Trata Brasil
Session 821 – SOCIAL NETWORKS, TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A DYNAMIC WORLD
The discussion is aimed at exchanging experiences between representatives of organizations with a strong presence in social networks and technological innovation, as well as recognized experts to discuss how Communication and Information Technology can better integrate in order to communicate more effectively to an audience and implement projects in relation to environmental issues. The debate will address: technology for communication and technology for the implementation of environmental projects.
Speakers: Enrique Cabrera – IWA; Gabriela Yamaguchi – WWF Brasil; Ifetayo Venner – WEF EUA; Mario Mantovani – SOS Mata Atlântica; Murilo Sant’Anna – PCJ; Ifetayo Venner – WEF EUA; Waldir Lobão – IBGE;
Moderator: Dante Ragazzi Pauli – ABES
Session 911 – PLANNING WASTE WATER REUSE TO GUARANTEE SAFE AND AFFORDABLE DRINKING WATER FOR ALL
Na overview of what is being done by pioneer countries in reuse (The USA, Israel, Namibia and Australia) as an alternative source of water supply in terms of regulations, planning, policies and sustainable development. In addition, international agencies/organizations that have worked on issues related to reuse water effluent quality criteria/parameters will share their perceptions.
Moderator: Sérgio Abreu – Min. das Cidades;
Session 912 – DIVERSIFYING THE WATER MATRIX: DESALINATION – HOW MAKE IT A FEASIBLE ALTERNATIVE
The search for new sources of potable water is emerging as one of the major resource challenges of the 21st century and it is urgent that countries with shortages adopt water security policies. In this session we will have four main topics:
1. desalination technologies,
2. desalination of seawater in coastal areas,
3. desalination of salty groundwater in inland regions,
4. efforts to shape water security policy based on desalinization and community engagement.
Moderator: Renato Giani Ramos – ABES;
Session 921 – CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION – WATER MANAGEMENT UNDER WATER SCARCITY
The speakers will discuss experiences in drought management; also a panel of experts dealing with the challenges of water scarcity in Brazil, South Africa, Peru and the USA, among others; reflection on possible climate change adaptation measures, focusing on water scarcity and subsequent follow-up procedures. Special Focus on the SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, particularly on targets 13.2 – Integrating climate change.
Speakers: Dhesigen Naidoo – WRC/Africa do Sul; Eduardo Sávio Martins – FUNCEME; Fausto Roncal – Ministério de Saneamento/Peru; João Lotufo; Paula Kehoe – S. Fco Public Utilities Commission; Rosa Maria Formiga Johnsson – UERJ;
Moderator: Ana P.Fioreza – ANA; Katharine Cross – IWA;
Session 922 – CLIMATE CHANGE AND WATER – ACCESS TO WATER AND NATURAL RESOURCES CHALLENGES IN THE MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION OF RISKS RELATED TO THE CHANGE OF CLIMATE AND WATER
This session will approach organizations of reference in management and mitigation of the risks associated with the change of climate and water resources, with regional and international action. It is an overview of insights and inspirational points of views on three main challenges (agenda items): local governance arrangements; financing for management and mitigation of risks related to climate and water change; regulation and economic instruments applied to the implementation of public policies aimed at risk mitigation and water management.
Session 931 – NDC IN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION SERVICES – FRONTRUNNERS COUNTRIES SHARE THEIR STRATEGIES
Na overview of what is being done by NDC’s leading countries (Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Brazil) in the field of water supply and sanitation services in terms of sustainable development strategies, policies, planning and regulation. There will also be a panel discussion with experts who conducted the baseline assessments and studies. A special focus is being placed on the SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Speakers: Dhesigen Naidoo – WRC/Africa do Sul; Fausto Roncal – Ministério de Saneamento/Peru; Raul Muñoz – BID; Roberta Miguel Kiska Filippini – SANEPAR; Pablo A. Vieira – NDC Partnership Support;
Moderator: Sergio Arymorais – ANA
WORKSHOP THEME 3
Workshop: Practical calculation on the natural growth of real losses in water distribution networks
The participants should bring information that is available in relation to characteristic numbers of their respective infrastructure (water distribution networks), such as: number of connections, network extension, network dimensions and materials, number of network leaks, number of connections leakage at branches, average service pressure, existence of intermittence and evaluation of average daily time with pressurization, sectorization, IWA standard water balance and loss indexes.
From the available parameters, the current situation (simple diagnosis) will be quantified, and then the time will be estimated in which the system will collapse if nothing is done to combat the actual losses. Also, the basic actions required to maintain the level of real losses will be defined, and actions to improve the condition of the infrastructure will be defined to reduce the value of losses and their natural growth over time.