PROGRAM

8th. WORLD WATER FORUM

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AGENDA

8º FÓRUM MUNDIAL DA ÁGUA

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How regulatory South American and European authorities could promote the Human Rights to water and sanitation?

Wednesday - 11:00 - 12:30

THEME

People

ROOM

Room 8

DESCRIPTION

[OS-RP-22] The objective of this session is to debate the role of the regulatory authorities in the implementation of Human Rights to water and sanitation, once they are essential actors to sustain sound public policies on water services to accomplish these Rights. Europe and South American practices will be presented, focusing in regulators’ role in promoting and controlling the other components: strategic plans, legislative framework, institutional framework, governance models, quality of service goals, tariff and tax policy, financial resources, construction of infrastructures, operation and maintenance, human resources, research and innovation, entrepreneurship, competition, consumer’s protection, social engagement, ethics, integrity, and information. Good results and learned lessons will be showed in a way to promote better awareness of the regulatory authorities to reach Human Rights to water and sanitation.

"IWA
ADERASA
LIS-Water
ABAR
Jaime Melo Baptista
jmbaptista@lnec.pt"