State regulatory frameworks for basic sanitation in Brazil
Marcos regulatórios estaduais em saneamento básico no Brasil
Galvão Junior, Alceu de Castro
Nishio, Sandra Regina
Bouvier, Beatriz Baraúna
Turolla, Frederico Araujo
This paper analyzes state regulatory frameworks for the water and sanitation sector in Brazil. The documental research identified that only five states have their own policies (São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte, and Goiás). The frameworks are described according to a selected set of attributes, namely: universal access to water and sanitation, financial instruments, regulation and social control. The main conclusion is that the policies under study are in an early stage of development and may receive a boost from the approval of new federal legislation in December 2006.