Theme 5: Financing

Funding policies and actions related to environmental sanitation in developing countries remains one of the major challenges to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (in particular, the ODS 6 and the ODS 17). Budgetary constraints, often combined with political and fiscal crises and deficiencies in the legal and institutional capacities of these countries, hamper improvements in infrastructure and human and environmental health conditions, requiring significant efforts to provide, agility and efficiency in the allocation of resources financial resources.

In addition to the expansion of water supply, sanitary sewage, urban drainage and solid waste systems, aspects related to the socioeconomic conditions of the population and their ability to pay tariffs, operational efficiency and technological development and innovation, which motivate partnerships and differentiated strategies for the mobilization of resources and the promotion of investments, are also important.

By bringing together regional and international financing entities, economic agents and industry experts, the Rio Water Week, in the scope of “Theme 5 – Financing", intends to expand this discussion in the light of the experiences and lessons learned in Brazil and in several countries, presenting examples, solutions, models and arrangements for the financing and the feasibility of resources, tools, cooperation actions, results achieved and challenges to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is expected that the debates will also contribute to the decision-making processes on investments, priorities and institutional arrangements.


The theme will be developed through 2 Topics and 3 Sessions:


Topic 51 – Financing the SDG 6:

Session 511 – Financing Methodology for the Development of Water Projects;

Session 512 – Financing for waste Water Projects.


Topic 52 – Economics and Financing Innovative Investments:

Session 521 – To Be Defined

Edson Daniel Gonçalves
He is a PHD and holds a Master´s Degree in Economics at FGV/EPGE and has graduated in Mechanical Engineering at UNICAMP. He is currently a senior researcher at FGV/CERI and a professor at Escola de Economia (EPGE), Administration (EBAPE) and Applied Mathematics (EMAp) at FGV in Rio de Janeiro. He was a consultant to Accenture and RiskControl /Banco BBM and has experience in corporate finance, risk management and decision analysis applied to regulated firms.
Fernanda Baldim Jardim
She holds a Master´s Degree in Economics at the Graduate School of Economics FGV (EPGE/ FGV). Shw holds a degree in Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EBEF) and has experience in Economics, with emphasis on Mathematical, Econometric and Statistical Methods and Models, Impact Assessment of Public Policies and Social Programs, Corporate Finance and Regulation Economics. She has been a research fellow at the Center for Studies in Regulation and Infrastructure of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV CERI) since 2016.
An environmental manager from USP (University of São Paulo) and environmental engineer from Unisantos. She is a member of the Technical Chamber of Water Resources of the São Paulo Section of ABES – the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering and a specialist working at Cobrape in management of projects and environmental management of infrastructure projects, the Atlas of Urban Water Supply of ANA (The National Water Agency in Brazil); the Master Plan of Water Resources for the macro metropolis of São Paulo; environmental studies of hydroelectric projects on the Madeira River (Rondônia); studies and projects of environmental sanitation of Procidades/IDB; in addition to several studies, plans and projects of sanitation, environmental recovery and protection of water springs.
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.
Luis is an ecologist and environmental engineer, specialized in Environmental Management. He holds a Master´s degree and a PHD in Public Health at USP. He is a former advisor and now coordinates the Technical Chamber of Water Resources at ABES. He is also a director of the São Paulo Section of ABES – the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. He is a manager at Cobrape, with activities in studies, plans and projects of sanitation and infrastructure, auditing, environmental licensing and project management. He has coordinated the Atlas of Urban Water Supply with ANA (the National Water Agency in Brazil) and has worked on several water and sanitation plans (municipalities, hydrographic basins, São Paulo macro-metropolis and states), macro drainage plans and projects, the São Lourenço water system and the Sewage Atlas, among others.
Marcos Thadeu Abicalil
World Bank
Marcos Thadeu Abicalil joined the Bank in 2007 as a Senior Specialist in Water and Sanitation. Since then, he has been working extensively on integrated projects in the water sectors but also in the territorial and urban development sectors, leading or contributing in various investment and policy operations to federal, state and municipal governments. Abicalil has also contributed to Bank-financed projects in other countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and participates in studies, technical assistance activities and sector dialogues. Prior to working at the World Bank, he worked as a senior consultant for AESBE, was the coordinator of the Federal Program for Modernization of the Sanitation Sector, has worked with the federal government and, for the city of Angra dos Reis. Thadeu has also worked as an independent consultant in the water, sanitation and urban development sectors for public, private and international institutions. He is 53 years old, Brazilian, an Architect and Urbanist at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Victor Bustani Valente
Victor is a Project coordinator for Sanitation and Urban Mobility at KfW Development Bank in Brasilia/Brazil. He has graduated in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, post-graduated in Business Management from Boston University and has a Masters Degree in Energy Planning from COPPE/UFRJ. Prior to the German Financial Cooperation, Victor worked for 7 years in the German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), where he managed projects in the area of climate change, renewable energy and sanitation.

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