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Published on November 27, 2017
This report examines the current system of water abstraction and pollution charges
in operation in Brazil. It assesses the current system’s implementation challenges
and provides possible solutions. The report explores how water charges can be both
an effective means for dealing with water security issues, and a tool for enhancing
economic growth and social welfare. Specific analysis is put forward for three case
studies in the State of Rio de Janiero, the Paraiba do Sul River Basin and the Piancó-Piranhas-Açu
River Basin. The report highlights that water charges need to operate in conjunction
with an effective water regulatory regime and concludes with an Action Plan based
on practical steps and recommendations for its implementation in the short, medium
|Foreword and acknowledgements|
|Assessment and recommendations|
|Why water charges matter in Brazil|
|Water charges in Brazil — The state of play|
|Practical issues for setting and managing water charges in Brazil|
|Sector-specific issues for setting and managing water charges|
|Governing water charges design and implementation|
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The OECD report on Water Charges in Brazil was launched at XXII Brazilian Symposium of Water Resources, Florianopolis on 28 November 2017 in Brazil.
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