Movement for the Reduction of Water Losses in the Distribution Systems in Brazil

Movement for the Reduction of Water Losses in the Distribution Systems in Brazil

  • Overview

    Project objectives

    The current project idea aims to reinforce and encourage capacity building along with a broader debate with the participation of government, civil society and the private sector on sustainable water management, with particular focus on improving water use in different sectors in order to reduce the levels of losses in distribution systems. This action also aims to be a preparatory step towards the adoption and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the long run in Brazil, especially towards the SDG 6, “Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”

    Given the current context, water losses are of about 6.5 billion m3 of water wasted per year, and given also the recent water crisis in the southeast part of the country, Brazil has a major concern to ensure the full realization of the human right of water and sanitation. Therefore, and based specifically on SDG 6.4 of the post-2015 Development Agenda “by 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity”. We will therefore seek to develop opportunities to strengthen a multi-stakeholder network with a common interest to substantially reduce the water losses by 2030 that nowadays represent about 40% of treated water.

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    Sustainable Development Goals

    6. Clean water and sanitation

    Partnership types of interest

    Advocacy of global issues; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; Standards and guidelines development

    Regions / countries / territories

    Africa: 54 countries

    • Angola
    • Benin
    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Canary Islands
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Djibouti
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Mali
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mayotte (France)
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Reunion (France)
    • Rwanda
    • Saint Helena
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Senegal
    • Seychelles
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan (Republic of)
    • Sudan
    • Swaziland
    • Togo
    • Uganda
    • United Republic of Tanzania
    • Western Sahara
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Americas: 53 countries

    • Anguilla
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Aruba
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Cayman Islands
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Easter Island (Chile)
    • Ecuador
    • El Salvador
    • Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
    • French Guiana
    • Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)
    • Greenland
    • Grenada
    • Guadeloupe (France)
    • Guatemala
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • Jamaica
    • Martinique
    • Mexico
    • Montserrat
    • Netherlands Antilles
    • Nicaragua
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Suriname
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Venezuela
    • Virgin Islands (British)
    • Virgin Islands (United States)

    Detailed location

    All regions of Brazil

    Issue areas

    Water and Sanitation


    Existing partners

    Main contact: Sonia Karin Chapman
    Global Compact Network Brazil (GCBN), SANASA, BASF, Nestle, 3M, Sabesp, Odebrecht Ambiental, Agencia Nacional das Aguas, UNDP, CDP, CEBDS, Instituto Akatu, FGV

    Preferred partner organisation(s)

    Business Association Global; Business Association Local; Company; Public Sector Organization; Small or Medium-sized Enterprise; Social Enterprise

    Collective Action
    • This initiative has a potential for scalability.
    • This initiative is seeking additional partners.
    • This initiative respects all dimensions of sustainable development.
    • This initiative is not submitted with commercial intent.