A close cooperation between the public and private sector can solve some of the most pressing Brazil water and sanitation problems. The Brazilian government has realized this with its March 2017 concessions through the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). The private sector provides efficiency and the public sector provides resources.
Dearth of Water
Of course, water is essential to human life. Most Brazilians have taken this for granted due to the Amazon rain forest and Atlantic Ocean. But the 2014 – 2016 drought might have changed the rules of water management.
Promises for additional reservoirs have dried up. “After five years of drought, farmer Edivaldo Brito says he cannot remember when the Boqueirão reservoir was last full. But he has never seen it this empty,” Reuters reported in February 2017. The reservoirs have not returned to pre-drought levels yet.
Temer’s administration is also cutting back. Brazilian departments have been trimmed and austerity seems to be the new word of the day. Still, water projects cannot be avoided. What is the answer?
Trata Brasil Waste Projects
The president of waste sanitation firm Trata Brasil, Edison Carlos explained that the vast majority of basic Brazil sanitation services were controlled by the government – 90%. The difficulty that many sanitation services are experiencing is that they are also heavily dependent upon water for their regular operations. Infrastructure expert Felipe Montoro Jens has identified this as a key reason for public funds flowing to private firms. Private firms are simply more efficient with resources.
Mother Nature and the budget have been game changers for Brazil. Private water management expert Felipe Montoro Jens is assisting with the transition to more private control over water and sanitation services. Mr. Felipe Montoro Jens can help the Brazilian government save money and improve water usage. http://www.radaroficial.com.br/d/28075923