Pacific Institute Research Associate Giuliana Chaves Moreira will speak at the Socioenvironmental Program for the Protection and Recovery of Springs (Pro-Springs) Meeting in Minas Gerais City, Brazil this week. The meeting will be held by Companhia de Saneamento di Minas Gerais (COPASA), a state organization of Minas Gerais that provides water and sewage services to the region’s municipalities. COPASA seeks to protect and recover the watersheds and aquifer recharge areas of springs used for the state’s water supply.
Ms. Moreira will deliver a lecture on the UN Global Compact and the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, focusing on how the private sector can engage with the Agenda to promote sustainable water efficiency practices. Along with the UN Global Compact, the Pacific Institute is co-secretariat of the CEO Water Mandate, an initiative that mobilizes business leaders on water, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Approximately 600 people from 162 municipalities of the state of Minas Gerais will attend the event, held on December 4th in Minas Gerais city.
More information about the Pro-Springs program can be found here.