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Brazil - Second Water Sector Modernization Project (English)

The Second Water Sector Modernization Project strengthens regulation; increases private sector participation in investment and management; improves the overall efficiency of Brazil's water supply and sewerage (W&S) sector; and increases coverage of W&S services while improving the quality of water bodies located in states and municipalities served by participating utilities. The project has four components: 1) financing the costs of goods and consultant services needed for day-to-day management of project implementation and the promotion and dissemination of project experiences; 2) financing technical assistance to support programs by the federal, state, or municipal governments aimed at institutional and regulatory reform of the water sector; further developing sector programs and data banks; developing and implementing a utility rating data base and a yardstick regulation system; environmental management programs; and studies and sector planning at the local level. This component also supports institutional reform programs. The third component finances unaccounted-for water control subprojects and other small but profitable operational, financial, and administrative actions in water utilities. It finances consultant services, goods, and works needed to support supply and installations; reviews and updates commercial cadastres and commercial, financial, accounting, and information systems; decentralizes operations and management; and funds marketing and communications.


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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Brazil - Second Water Sector Modernization Project

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    Finance, Private Sector & Infrastructure;access to water supply and sanitation;water supply and sewerage service;Secretaria do Tesouro Nacional;water and sewerage service;expansion of water supply;Economic Rate of Retum;monitoring and evaluation arrangement;demand for water supply;drinking water distribution system;efficient use of resource;access to basic service;construction of sewerage system;State Environmental Agencies;construction and operation;poverty targeted program;per capita cost;improvements in water;foreign exchange risk;urban poverty alleviation;condition of effectiveness;sanitation infrastructure projects;quality at entry;public sector employment;unaccounted for water;negative environmental impact;capital market transaction;Exchange Rates;intermittent water supply;quality of water;multilateral financial institution;provision of service;weights and measure;per capita investment;weak enforcement capacity;water supply reservoir;allocation of resource;efficiency and viability;bank supervision missions;independent regulatory agency;public water company;water supply investment;provision water;economies of scale;water supply system;impact of tax;lack of credibility;quality of rivers;procurement and disbursement;minimum consumption level;lack of service;lack of accountability;provision of water;lack of competition;bill collection rate;public water supply;improved water supply;Promoting Private Sector;wastewater treatment plant;



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Brazil - Second Water Sector Modernization Project (English). World Development Sources, WDS 1998-1 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.