Theme 2: Governance & Planning

Regarding Governance, two aspects will be discussed, both relevant in order to reach the SDG 6 – Water and Sanitation for All.

Corporate Governance is the system of rules, practices and processes by which the company is directed and controlled. In our case, we will discuss about Water Utilities’ corporate governance. It involves balancing the interests of company’s many stakeholders, such as shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community.

Water Governance encompasses the political, institutional and administrative rules, practices and processes (formal and informal) through which decisions are taken and implemented, stakeholders can articulate their interests and have their concerns considered and decision-makers are held accountable for water resources management and water and sanitation services delivery. Water governance is a means to an end that should deliver beneficial outcomes for society, the economy and the environment. An effective governance system is one that ultimately helps managing “too much”, “too little” and “too dirty” water in a sustainable, integrated and inclusive way. It’s a fundamental subject in the way to reach the Universal Access to water and Sanitation.

Expected outcomes: Governance and Planning discussions at RIO WATER WEEK 2018 will provide information about different international water policies that have helped populations to achieve sustainable water and wastewater systems with high levels of access and quality of these services.

These experiences will be used to discuss, by comparison, the effectiveness of National Water Policies in the last 20 years and how it can help the 2030 Development Agenda implementation.

The following three topics will be considered:

Topic 21 – Water Utilities’ Corporate Governance:

Session 211 – How to reach the Good Governance in the WU.
Session 212 – Macro Management.

Topic 22 – Water Resources Governance to reach the SDG6:

Session 221 – Brazilian and International Experience.

Topic 23 – Planning to reach the SDG6

Session 231 – How Political Actions Contribute to Reach the SD6.


The SDGs and other relevant global agendas linkages:

        SDG 6, target 6.5,

     SDG 17 

Ana Tereza Marques
A Bachelor of Laws at the Fluminense Federal University/Brazil. She is post-graduated in Tax Law at the Fluminense Federal University and in Capital Market and Financial Market Law at IBMEC/SP. She holds a Master´s Degree in Private Property Law at the University of Salamanca/Spain. She has strong experience in mergers and acquisitions (M&A and Oil & Gas, contracts, regulation and commercial practices in general). She is also specialized in analysis and negotiation of financial contracts and in the implementation of corporate governance and compliance practices. She is a researcher at the Center for Studies in Regulation and Infrastructure of the FGV.
Célia Regina Alves Rennó
A civil engineer specialized in Sanitary Engineering at EEUFMG and in Environmental Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She holds a specialization in Water Resources Management from the Lund University/Sweden and holds an MBA in Strategic Management of Sanitation Companies at the João Pinheiro Foundation (2002) and Fundação Dom Cabral (2004). She has been working at the Minas Gerais Sanitation Company - COPASA since 1983, having acted in the areas of projects, water resources and environment, as well as operational and technological research and development. She currently works in the Technical Advisory Office of the company's Presidency. She was the president of ABES Minas Gerais Section from 2011 to 2015 and is now a member of the Board of Directors of ABES and deputy coordinator of the Thematic Chamber of Water Resources. Célia also represents ABES in various forums of civil society, such as the National Council of Water Resources - CNRH and CONAMA.
Eduardo Schlaepfer Dantas
He is a civil engineer and holds a Master´s in Environmental Engineering at PEAMB/UERJ. He is a specialist in Environmental Management of Hydrographic Basins/COPPE/PPE, in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering/DRHIMA/UFRJ and in Work Safety Engineering/POLI/UFRJ. He has been working for more than 20 years in the environmental area with emphasis on water resources management. He has extensive experience in water resources colleges, river basin committees and state and national water councils. He was the president of the Technical Collection Chamber for the use of water resources of the National Council of Water Resources (CTCOB/CNRH) and is the current Secretary of the Committee for the Integration of the Paraíba do Sul River Basin. He has been working for Cedae for 12 years, 10 of them as the Head of the Company's Water Resources Department.
Francisco Carlos Castro Lahóz
Consórcio PCJ
Francisco is a civil engineer with a Masters degree in Irrigation and Drainage. He is currently the Executive Secretary of the PCJ Consortium and has been the general project coordinator since 1991. He is a member of the National Council of Water Resources for the Committees/Consortium segment and a Consortium Representative with the PCJ Committees since 1998. He coordinated the Project for Technological Diffusion in Water Resources Management which covered 11 Brazilian States and similar regional programs, having occupied the General Coordination of the PCJ Agency from 2006 to 2010. He is a University Professor and specialist in Water Resources Management, with several books and technical works published.
Juliana Jerônimo Smiderle
FGV Ceri
She is a researcher in the area of sanitation of the Center for Studies in Regulation and Infrastructure of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV CERI). She is a civil engineer and MSc in Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has completed an academic exchange at the University of Derby, where she worked for two sanitation companies. She has experience in sanitary sewage system design and regulation of water supply and sewage services.
Julio Cesar Oliveira Antunes
A civil engineer graduated at UERJ. He is a specialist in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering at UERJ. He holds a Master´s in Science in Water Resources by UERJ. He is a professor of the Environment Department of CEFET/RJ and a manager of Guandu-Lameirão Management of CEDAE-RJ. He is also a representative of ABES-Rio de Janeiro and a general director in the Basin Committee of Guandu-RJ.
Luciana Capanema
Luciana is the Manager at the Department of Environmental Sanitation of BNDES - National Bank for Economic and Social Development, where she is responsible for the studies and the relationship with representatives of the sector. She has graduated in Chemical Engineering and has a Masters in Mining and Metallurgy Engineering by UFMG (Minas Gerais), with a Specialization Course in Economic and Social Development by UFRJ. She worked in the Planning Area of Finep Studies and Projects Financier from 2001 to 2003. Since June 2003, she has been a BNDES employee, where she has worked in innovation, agronomy and industrial complex and the health industry.
Marcelo de Paula N Lelis
Ministry of the Cities/Brazil
He is a civil engineer from the Federal University of Viçosa - UFV with a specialization in Elaboration and Management of Projects in Water Resources and a Masters Degree in Sanitation, Environment and Water Resources by the Federal University of Minas Gerais - UFMG. He is an Infrastructure analyst at the National Secretariat of Environmental Sanitation of the Ministry of Cities, where he held the position of general coordinator between 2013 and 2018. He was a member of CONAMA - National Environment Council and member of the Interministerial Committee on National Waste Policy Solids. He was the manager of the Modernization Program of the Sanitation Sector - PMSS (2004 to 2009) and a technical coordinator of the Laboratory of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering of the UFV (1998 to 2003)
Mayná Coutinho Morais
An executive advisor to the Presidency of CEDAE. She is an environmental engineer graduated in Engineering of Water Resources and Environment at Fluminense Federal University and a technician in Environment at Pedro II College. She is a technical director of the Guanabara Bay Committee and a full member of: the Technical Chambers of the National Water Resources Council, CT of the National Water Resources Plan, CT for Integration of Watershed Management and Estuarine Systems and Coastal Zone, CT for Collection of Water Resources; of the AESBE Technical Chambers; the State Council of Water Resources and the State Environmental Council of Rio de Janeiro and of the Hydrographic Basin Committees.
Morganna Capodeferro
A researcher in the area of sanitation at the Center for Studies in Regulation and Infrastructure of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV/CERI). She is an environmental engineer and MSc in Civil Engineering with emphasis on Water Resources and Environment at the Civil Engineering Program of COPPE/UFRJ. She has worked as a researcher in projects of environmental sustainability and management of port waste.
Reynaldo Young Ribeiro
He holds a Master's degree in Urban Engineering - UFSCar, an MBA in Sanitary Engineering - FSP/USP, an MBA in Water Pollution Controll - ICETT - Yokkaichi/JP and he is graduated in Mechanical Industrial Engineering/ Unisanta. He has been working for more than 30 years in operational and business management practices at Sabesp, where he began his career in 1981. He has experience in the state and municipal public sectors, having worked in the operational areas of water and sewage treatment, public supply control, systems quality management and operational and environmental risk projects. He currently works in the area of Risk Management and Compliance of Sabesp.

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