Sanitation Situation in Brazil

In an interview conducted by Felipe Montoro, a specialist in infrastructure projects, Edison Carlos discussed the sanitation condition in Brazil. Edison is the President of Trata Brasil, an organization that deals with sanitation. The leader emphasized on the need of partnership between government bodies and other sanitation companies because if both work together, more efficient results will be realized due to their diverse experiences. Also, private companies have more resources like technology, which can help in water management and improve investments in the sewage networks. To that effect, the Brazil government showed interest to partner with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES). Water wastage being the extreme situation, BNDES plans to customize ideas on how to minimize the financial flow from the water sector. The project would consider surveys from different locations.


However, during concession, the people in charge should make sure that they review all the activities taking place including drafting of contracts. The contracts should maintain clear objectives not forgetting what the Government wants to achieve in the long run. The relevant agencies should conduct inspections. Edison points out that both public and private companies are equal when it comes to indexing, and the only difference is what each can bring to the table regarding operation and the citizen’s needs on sanitation.


Felipe Montoro holds a degree in Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation and a graduate degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Felipe serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Energipar. Mr. Montoro is also on the board of directors at Foz do Brasil S.A, and Concessionaria do Centro Administrativo. Native of Glendale, Calif


As a Glendale, Calif native, Montoro was once a head coach of the cross country and track programs at Santa Clara University. He took over the position from Coach Tom Service. According to the Athletic Director at Santa Clara, Felipe is a helpful person to their success.


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