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