Theme 6: Monitoring & Reporting

The Rio + 20 Conference, held in Brazil in 2012, established the basic conditions for UN member states to collectively build the Agenda 2030, which corresponds to a set of programs, actions and guidelines that will guide the work of the United Nations and developed and developing countries towards sustainable development in three dimensions: social, economic and environmental.

The Agenda 2030 proposes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 169 corresponding targets, whose implementation occurs in the period 2016-2030 and that are monitored by indicators. The results of each country and its historical evolution can be compared and monitored by the United Nations throughout the world.

The SDG 6 – “Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all" – allows assessing each country’s scenario regarding the availability of water resources, demands and uses of water for human activities, conservation of aquatic ecosystems and waste reduction.

It brings to the world the challenge of universalizing sanitation and sustainable water management in all its areas: water supply, sewage, solid waste and urban drainage.

The Theme 6 “Monitoring & Reporting”, which will be addressed at Rio Water Week, aims to present, from a technical view, an overview of the progress of the SDG 6 targets and monitoring strategies adopted nationally and internationally, addressing issues of transparency in information management, reporting and ways of communicating with all sectors involved, including the civil society.


The theme will be developed through only one Topic and one Session .

Topic 61 – Monitoring Systems:

Session 611 – Experiences on Indicators for
Monitoring on SDG 6.

Alexandre Lima
ANA – Agência Nacional de Águas
Alexandre is a civil engineer graduated at UFRJ with a master's degree in Water Resources at COPPE. He has been a specialist in Water Resources at the National Water Agency since 2004 and is currently coordinating the Conjuncture and Information Management at ANA (the National Water Agency). Since 2009, he has coordinated the preparation of the reports for the Brazilian Water Resources Forum, which is the reference in the production of indicators on water resources, including those related to the Sustainable Development Goals 6 (SDG 6). He also acts directly in the management and production of the information and indicators of the National System of Information on Water Resources (SNIRH) and has participated in the discussions, both nationally and internationally, for the production of indicators of SDG 6.
Ângelo José Lima
Observatório das Águas
Ângelo has 30 years of experience in Environment and Water Management, he is a PhD in Geography Environmental Analysis and Territorial Dynamics (UNICAMP/2018) and holds a Master´s Degree in Sciences of Energy Planning, area of concentration in Environmental Planning (COPPE / UFRJ / 2000). He is a specialist in Legal, Economic and Institutional Instruments for the Management of Water Resources (UFPB/ 2000) and a biologist (UFRRJ/1988). His professional experience involves a holistic view of the country's problems, especially environmental problems and water resources. His activities reflect his profile, developing participatory governance, management and planning activities, analysis and opinion of reports and projects, elaborating projects and terms of reference, organizing events, giving courses and seminars that seek to exchange and inform experiences.
Enrique Cabrera
Enrique Cabrera Jr. has over 20 years of experience in the field of management of urban water services. His PhD thesis dealt with performance assessment of drinking water services, and more especifically performance indicators and benchmarking. He is co-author of the IWA Manuals of Best Practices on Performance Indicators for Water Supply Services and Benchmarking. Currently, he is the co-chair of the IWA Benchmarking and Performance Assessment Specialist Group. Additionally he has played a key role in the drafting of the ISO 24500 standards on water services, where he acted as convenor of Working Group 2 (which drafted the ISO 24510 standard) and member of the Coordination Group. Enrique is a Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia where he lectures on Fluid Mechanics and currently serves as vice-dean of the Industrial Engineering Faculty.
Ricardo Röver Machado
ABES - CT Perdas e Eficiência Energética
Ricardo is a civil engineer and has been working for Companhia Riograndense de Saneamento - CORSAN for 33 years, during which time he has worked as an Operational Coordinator - responsible for supply systems, Regional Superintendent and Operations Director. He coordinates the Special Program of Management of Losses and Sustainability, tied to the Office of the Presidency. He has an MBA in Business Management and Negotiation. Ricardo is the vice-president of the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering – in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (ABES-RS) and coordinates the National Thematic Chamber of Water Loss Management and Energy Efficiency of ABES and he is also an instructor of the "Basic Course of Control and Reduction of Losses" on e-learning education at UNIABES.
Sergio Brasil Abreu
Ministério das Cidades
He is a civil engineer from the Federal University of Ceará, helds a Masters Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a PhD in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering from the Polytechnic School of USP. He is a public sector worker as an Infrastructure analyst of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management, currently working in the National Secretariat of Environmental Sanitation of the Ministry of Cities. For three years he was the general coordinator of the National Information System on Sanitation (SNIS) and currently coordinates the project to prepare the Proposal for an Action Plan to institute a policy for the reuse of sanitary effluents treated in Brazil.

Comming soon!