Theme 02

Planning and regulation

Reaching universalization of water and sanitation by 2030 will require a great effort from the governments, society and organizations as a whole. The climate change is a reality that demands new practices in planning water and sewage systems. Regulation of water and sewage services is even more and more necessary in order to assure fair prices and universal access. Governmental planning, as well as good planning developed by operators, plays an important role in the establishment of good contracts for water services. 

The Theme 2 has the challenge of organizing the discussion, based on national and international practices. There will be room to evaluate the effectiveness of national, regional or municipal plans for water and sanitation and how to get the commitment of the players to reach all actions planned. It will also focus the discussion on how planning and regulation can be more effective in order to universalize water and sewage services, including the challenge to bring services to slums and peri-urban and rural areas, in which some regular services could not be applied. The session will also discuss the impacts of the new Brazilian sanitation law in the planning and regulation.


Alexandre Araújo Godeiro Carlos


He is graduated in Civil Engineering (1985) and in Law (2006) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte/UFRN. He has na specialization for Engineers in Public Health (1993) and holds a Master´s degree (2004) in Public Health, both at the National School of Public Health/ENSP of FIOCRUZ/RJ. He also holds a Lato Sensu specialization in Public Law, from the Anhanguera-Uniderp University (2011). He has been a Funasa employee for 18 years, working as an engineer. Since 2008 he has been holding the position of Senior Infrastructure Specialist at the Ministry of Economy with a focus on Sanitation and, currently, in a decentralized exercise in the Advisory of the Office of the National Secretariat of Sanitation/SNS of the Ministry of Regional Development/MDR.


Lígia Maria Nascimento de Araujo


She is a PhD in Civil Engineering - Water Resources and Sanitation/COPPE/UFRJ,
2016 and holds a Master´s Degree in Civil Engineering - Water Resources Area, COPPE/ UFRJ, 1994. A civil engineer with emphasis on Hydraulic Works and Sanitation, UFRJ, 1980 and she has been an specialist in Water Resources at the National Water Agency (ANA) for nine years: Working Group on Sanitation/Water Resources Usage Planning - Sector Studies /Water Use Regulation/Regulation of Public Services and Dam Safety. She has been a researcher in Geosciences - Hydrologist Engineer at the Geological Survey of Brazil - (SGB / CPRM) for 17 years. She has also been an engineer of studies and projects in irrigation, sanitation and hydroelectric generation in consulting companies for 10 years.


Marcel Costa Sanches


He holds a degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Regulation of Public Services from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida (USA) and the London School of Economics and Political Science - LSE (United Kingdom). He works at Sabesp - Basic Sanitation Company of the State of São Paulo, with a professional career directed to the formulation, implementation and monitoring of public policies in the areas of basic sanitation, urban infrastructure and housing. He has been the Superintendent of Regulatory Affairs of the Company since March/2016, with emphasis on the coordination of contracting processes with municipalities, technical regulation, regulatory inspection and tariff review. He is a member of the State Sanitation Council - CONESAN, a director of the Brazilian Association of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering - ABES - São Paulo Section and the coordinator of the Technical Regulation Chamber of the Brazilian Association of State Sanitation Companies - AESBE.


Marisa de Oliveira Guimarães


A civil engineer graduated in 1979 from the Federal University of Paraná, with a postgraduate degree in Water Resources from USP and specialization in Administration - CEAG, from FGV. She worked at Sabesp for 31 years in the areas of sewage operation in São Paulo, technological development, Tietê River Project, Investor Information, Regional Systems Directorate and Regulatory Affairs Superintendence. She was the coordinator of Sanitation at the Secretariat of Sanitation and Energy, during the period of 2008/2010, being responsible for the elaboration of 116 Municipal Sanitation Plans in the State of São Paulo (water, sewage, solid waste and urban drainage) and the São Paulo Water Recovery Program, financed by IBRD. She is currently a member of the Directory Board of ABES São Paulo Section as the 1st. secretary and the coordinator of the Thematic Chamber of Regulation and Tariffs of ABES. She was the leader of the coordination group for the Sanitation section of the World Water Forum 2018.

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