Our Work in São Paulo

Our Role

In July 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) was signed with the Sao Paulo Secretariat of Water Resources and Sanitation, laying the foundation for a comprehensive program of joint action. Also since July 2017, a 2030 WRG Representative is based in Sao Paulo in order to set-up and lead the program.

The overarching goal of the partnership, as articulated in the MOU, is to support the government and private sector to establish a systematic dialogue platform that can identify priorities and develop solutions to the local water challenges. The 2030 WRG supports this platform through its convening role, as well as through analysis, guidance and identifying pilot projects on the themes defined as priorities by local stakeholders.


Different meetings were organized in São Paulo, including a workshop, working group meetings, a roundtable, as well as bilateral meetings, convening partners from the public, private, and civil society sectors.

There is strong support from the government, private sector and civil society actors for a São Paulo Partnership. On the basis of stakeholder consultations, two multi-stakeholder work streams are under development: (1) Water Demand Management, Reuse and Recycling, and (2) Sustainable Financing of Water Infrastructure

Our Future

It is expected that the work streams will support the development of initial projects by convening various stakeholder consultations and workshops on a factual basis. The initial priority areas and work streams are under investigation and the MSP governance structure is expected to be defined in the coming months. In addition, 2030 WRG will coordinate studies identified by working groups.