Rita Cavaleiro de Ferreira
GIZ - Alemanha
Rita is from Portugal, has 20 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector. Her activities focus on energy efficiency, sector regulation, benchmarking, information systems and evaluation of the quality of water and sanitation services. Since 2011 she provides consultancy and cooperation at international level. Last assignments included assistance in Mexico to CONAGUA and to ANEAS. Currently she is coordinating ProEESA, a Project in Energy Efficiency in Urban Water Supply in Brazil. (Cooperation between the National Secretariat of Sanitation (SNSA) of the Ministry of Cities in and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany.)
Luiz Carlos Xavier da Silva
Pacto Global ONU - BRASKEM
Luiz is na electrical and safety engineer, lawyer with an MBA in Chemical Business Management at FGV-SP and Cranfield University in England and specialist in Sustainable Development at FIA-SP. He has 28 years of experience in the industry sector and is currently responsible for Climate Change issues at Braskem and Coordinator of the Energy and Climate Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact Network Brazil.
André Braga Galvão Silveira
Ministério das Cidades - SNSA
André holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) and a Civil Engineering degree from UFRN. He has specialized in public sector issues and is an infrastructure analyst at the National Secretariat of Environmental Sanitation of the Ministry of Cities of Brazil, where he works on water loss and energy efficiency issues. Has experience in teaching higher education in disciplines related to Basic Sanitation. He is also an advisor of the Directory Board of ABES Section of Distrito Federal/Brazil.
Gari Villa-Landa Sokolova
AEAS - Espanha
Gari is a molecular biologist with 3 master courses: Environmental Management, Planning and Management of Cooperation for Development Interventions and Water Law. She worked for the Spanish General Directorate of Water, 10 years ago, in the Permanent Technical Secretariat of the Conference of Ibero-American Water Directors (CODIA), coordinating the Ibero-American Water Training Program. After this experience, she continued working on other projects with the General Directorate of Water, beginning to deal with regulatory aspects. Since 2015 she has benn the head of International Affairs at the Spanish Association of Water Supply and Sanitation (AEAS). She is a member of the Steering Committee of the OECD Water Governance Initiative and the representative of AEAS in the IWA.
ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas
She is the coordinator of the General Management of Strategy at the Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA). She is a chemist specialized in Water Quality and Water Resources Management and holds MSc and PHD in Chemistry. In her position she supports the Board of Directors in best practice of regulation, different water matters and strategic planning. Before that, she has worked with the ANA’s Water Quality program. She is a focal point for the Water Resources Strategy of National Adaptation Plan to Climate Change. Prior to joining ANA, Flavia was the coordinator in charge of professional post graduate programs at the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (Capes).
ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas
She is an agronomist specialized in Water Resources Management, with a Master’s in Water and Soil. She is the deputy superintendent of the Operations and Critical Events at the Brazilian National Water Agency (ANA), which includes activities related to reservoir operation, drought monitoring and mitigation, river floods monitoring and resilience building and water adaptation to climate change. Previously she has worked with the ANA’s Strategic Management. She has participated in the preparation of the National Adaptation Plan and is a focal point for its Water Resources Strategy. Prior to joining ANA, she was the manager in charge of water allocation in the State of Goiás – Brazil.