Water is the fundamental element of life. In addition to representing two-thirds of the human body, its multiple uses are essential for a wide range of human activities, such as industrial supplies, agricultural irrigation, electric power production and recreational activities.
In this context, the water shortage experienced by different countries demands that responsibility for this public good be shared among several actors, in order to allow access to water with sufficient quantity and quality for all interested parties. Therefore, water, as a public good of high value, requires effective management and an adequate control system that has the participation of these actors and takes into account the precepts of sustainable development.
This diversity of views and interests is reflected in the existence of multiple institutions involved in the control of water resources, ranging from Ministries, Regulatory Agencies and Courts of Accounts to committees and social organizations, as well as numerous other public and private entities directly or indirectly linked to the management of water resources.
The goal of this panel is to promote the debate among these actors, in order to foster the construction of a collective vision on the possible ways to improve the management and the use of this essential good for our survival. It also seeks to stimulate the establishment of institutional arrangements that can improve governance and the sustainable use of water resources.
Aroldo Cedraz – Ministro do Tribunal de Contas da União (coordenador)
Izabella Teixeira – Ex-Ministra do Meio Ambiente
Fábio Feldmann – Ex-Deputado Federal
Maria Luiza Granziera – Professora Associada da Universidade Católica de Santos