Theme 05


The financing of policies and actions related to environmental sanitation is still one of the major challenges for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are many obstacles to making investments in adequate amounts to the universalization goals, with emphasis on budget limitations and the constraints on public resources, including for granting credit; the technical, managerial and economic-financial incipience on the part of the providers, usually located in the regions with less socioeconomic development; and legal uncertainty related to the sector’s regulatory framework.

These issues are linked to the different levels of development of localities and regions and are common to developing and low-income countries, which often present political and fiscal crisis scenarios and a lack of legal and institutional capacity. For this reason, the reduction of inequalities and the improvement in infrastructure and human and environmental health conditions require relevant efforts to improve the provision, access, agility and effectiveness in the allocation of financial resources.

In this process, issues such as the ability to pay tariffs, operational efficiency, technological development and innovation, sustainable business financing and systems resilience in emerging countries are highlighted, as their aspects motivate partnerships and differentiated strategies for the supply, capture and use of resources and, consequently, for the promotion of investments.

The Brazil Water Week, within the scope of Theme 5 – Financing, by bringing together regional and international financing entities, economic agents and sector specialists, intends to expand this discussion in the light of experiences and lessons learned in Brazil and in several countries, presenting examples, solutions, models and arrangements for financing and enabling resources, tools, cooperation actions, obtained results and challenges for reaching the 2030 targets. It is expected that the debates will also contribute to the decision-making processes on investments, priorities and institutional arrangements.


Eduardo Grisotto


Graduated in Ecology at UNESP/Rio Claro and in Environmental Engineering at São Marcos University. He has na Specialization in Environmental Management and holds a Master´s Degree in Public Health and Doctorate in Sciences at FSP/USP. He is a director of ABES São Paulo Section and representative of the entity in the Hydrographic Basin Committees of Mogi Guaçu and PCJ, acting in the Technical Planning Chambers, Sanitation and Integration and Dissemination of Research and Technologies. He i salso na ABES representative in the Technical Planning and Multiple Use Chambers of the State Council of Water Resources - CERH. He is a director of Cobrape - Cia. Brasileira de Projetos e Empreendimentos and PMP® Manager, working in the areas of environmental sanitation, infrastructure, water resources, regional development and institutional strengthening. He has coordinated studies, plans and projects associated with water resources and sanitation, such as the Water Supply Atlas and Sewage Atlas (ANA), the Master Plan of Water Resources at São Paulo Macrometropolis (SSRH), Master Plan of Macro-drainage of the São Paulo Metropolitan Region - PDMAT3 (DAEE), Plan of the Alto Tietê Hydrographic Basin - UGRHI 06, Feasibility Studies of the Adductor System Regional - SARPCJ, Management of the Várzeas do Tietê Program and the Works of the São Lourenço Production System (SABESP), among others.


Janaina Tinoco de Almeida


A master's student in Integrated Environmental Analysis at Unifesp, graduated in Environmental Management at USP and Environmental Engineering at Unisantos. She is a environmental engineer at Cobrape, with expertise in project management and environmental management of infrastructure ventures, with participation in the Supply Atlas Urban Water, next to ANA; Master Plan for Water Resources for
São Paulo Macrometropolis; environmental sanitation studies and projects
Procities/IDB; in addition to several studies, plans and sanitation projects,
environmental recovery and protection of water sources.

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