- 23 Jul 201809:00 to 17:00Economics5th Sanitation Seminar: High Impact Social InvestmentLocation: FGV 9 de JulhoAddress: Rua Itapeva, 432 - Bela Vista, Sao Paulo/SPDate: 23 July 2018Time: 09:00
Eleven years after the Basic Sanitation Law came into force in Brazil, half the country's population still has no access to sewage systems. Only 51.9% of Brazilians had access to sewage collection in 2016, which means that more than 100 million people use alternative measures to deal with waste - either through a cesspool or by dumping sewage directly into rivers or lakes. When the Law was sanctioned in 2007, 42% of the population was served by the sewage network.
In the water supply, with a larger coverage, there was a slower evolution, from 80.9% in 2007 to 83.3%. The treated sewage index rose from 32.5% to 44.9%. Investments directed to the sector in 2016 were in the order of R $ 11.5 billion, the lowest level since 2011.
Little progress has been made in these eleven years, due to regulatory issues, financing, the structure of concessions, management model, among other problems.
The 5th Sanitation Seminar: High Impact Social Investment will bring together leading experts on the subject to discuss and propose solutions that can minimize and accelerate the process so that the population has more access to water and sewage systems.