Introducing the 2030 WRG São Paulo Representative

Stela Goldenstein joined the 2030 Water Resources Group team as Representative for its program in São Paulo, Brazil. She has assumed her duties as of July 1st, 2017.

Stela is a geographer and brings an extensive experience from working with the public sector in Brazil, at the federal, state and municipal levels focusing on environmental, water resources, housing, and urban planning and development policies. She was part of the development of the Environment Council and the Environment Secretariat of the State of São Paulo. In the Environment Secretariat, she was Coordinator of Environmental Planning; Sub-Secretary and Secretary of Environment of the State of São Paulo. She was also Municipal Secretary of Environment of the City of São Paulo. She coordinated, representing the environmental sector, the definition of the environmental legislation of water resources and the implementation of the Hydrographic Basin Committees in the State of São Paulo.

Before joining the 2030 WRG, Stela was the executive director of the NGO Águas Claras do Rio Pinheiros. She is a council member of other associations and has also worked with the private sector as an environmental management consultant.

To learn more about the São Paulo program, please read our post about the first meetings of the São Paulo Working Groups.

For more information and to participate, contact Stela Goldenstein ( or Julia Cadaval Martins (