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Izabela Zanotelli Collares Launching a book

I am launching my book on basic sanitation, focusing on the universalization of access to drinking water, a topic of global importance.
13 Feb 2024
Izabela Zanotelli Collares (1999-2000) new book
Izabela Zanotelli Collares (1999-2000) new book

Sanitation is health!

This book analyzes water from the perspective of the right to live through the universalization of access to drinking water as a fundamental right that must be guaranteed to all. Therefore, basic sanitation is addressed with regard to water supply service and the promulgation, on July 15, 2020, of the new basic sanitation legal framework in a pandemic scenario of Covid-19 and in which 35 million Brazilians do not have access to water. It analyzes the absence and/or deficiency of this service and the negative externalities generated in essential sectors such as: public health, environment, economic and social development.

The research focused on addressing and provoking reflections on the expansion of the competence of the National Water Agency (ANA), by the NMSB, to edit reference standards with the objective of ensuring the regulatory standardization of the sector, promoting greater legal certainty and, thus, attracting greater investments in order to achieve the goal of meeting 99% of the population by 2033. After analyzing the relevance of a clear and well-defined standard regulatory system, overcoming some of the challenges that restrict the growth of basic sanitation, it is presented, in particular, the analysis of the state regulatory framework regarding the progressive reduction and/or control of water losses, which has a high rate (more than 38% of loss), is presented, being one of, if not, the biggest challenge of the sector to be overcome which would guarantee the water supply to thousands of people.

Firstly, the theoretical methodological resource was used and then the quantitative and qualitative empirical method in order to collect the data carried out with the state regulatory agencies. The result shows that 73% of state agencies do not have any regulatory act regarding water losses presenting a deficient or even absent normative scenario and that 69% of agencies have formally demonstrated to be receptive to these standard legal acts. This demonstrates that the new basic sanitation legal framework will contribute to better legal certainty and the extension of this fundamental right. Like this, it is concluded that regulatory improvement, institutional maturity and entities integration reducing federative conflicts as a way to reverse stagnation and low level of sanitation efficiency are essential.

It is necessary to recognize the provision of water services not only as a service with high social impact, but also as a market within an economic logic, which needs to have efficiency and attractiveness as relevant premises for the provision of quality services.

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