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

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.
Joisa Dutra
FGV Ceri
She has been the director of the Infrastructure Regulation Center (FGV CERI) since 2010 and the coordinator of the FGV/EPGE's Professional Masters in Finance and Business Economics. She is a PhD in Economics from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro (2001). She was a director of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) between 2005 and 2009. She was also a visiting professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government/Harvard University in 2010, and lecturer at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. She has experience in Economics, working mainly in the following areas: Regulatory Economics, Energy Economics, Auctions, Experimental Economics, Organizational Theory and Contracts.
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.
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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