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