The session will explore what good regulation looks like by setting out internationally recognised good practice principles that are widely transferable. It will also use case studies – in particular, from the Americas - to illustrate the practical application of the principles of good regulation.
The intention is to demonstrate that regulation is essential for sustainable water management and can facilitate and help to accelerate progress towards SDG 6. However, it needs to be based upon good practice and be tailored to the local hydrological, social, economic and environmental circumstances. Fundamentally, it is not just about the role of regulators in helping to deliver SDG 6, but how they fulfil that role which is important. Regulation is a means to an end, not an end in itself, and so its focus should be on the delivery of the policy outcomes: a healthy water environment, and affordable safe drinking water and sanitation for all.
Federal District’s Water, Energy and Basic Sanitation Board (ADASA).