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Brazil Private Water Market Surges: Tender Analysis, Competitive Positioning, and Water Market Trends

19 January 2021
Market Insight

Brazil’s water sector is undergoing an overhaul with the focus on reaching universal water and sewer service coverage by 2030. A combination of lackluster progress towards this goal, combined with structural challenges in the sector and an economic downturn have all encouraged the government to increase private participation in the sector. Through 31 March 2022, Brazil’s regulator ANA (National Water Authority) is tasked with ensuring all state water and sewer service providers have viable universal coverage plans or pursue alternative management models to meet those targets–including private concessions.

In this Market Insight:

  • Sector overview
  • Regulatory framework
  • Private concessions market

Key Features

Table of Contents

  1. Summary : Background & Takeaways
  2. Sector Overview
  3. Demographics & Water Access
    • Brazil Population Growth, 2010 – 2060
    • Access to Water & Sanitation, 2019
  4. Overall Municipal Water Market Structure by State
    • Total Market Size: Revenues of Water & Wastewater Services
    • Total Market Size: Active Water Connections
  5. Overall Municipal Water Market Structure by Operator Type
    • Population Served by Operator Type
    • Performance Overview: Averages by Company Type
  6. Current Status – Water/Wastewater Coverage Evolution
    • Percent of Population Served
  7. Water & Sewer Infrastructure Spend Slowing
    • Total Spend (Public & Private) Water Infrastructure
    • 2020 Spending Breakdown : Federal Funding
  8. Regulatory Framework: Overview and Key Takeaways
  9. Key Drivers of Private Participation
    • Key Functions of Laws/Legislation/Programs
  10. PLANSAB Overview
    • Details of Program Features
  11. PLANSAB Progress
    • Percent of Municipalities with Basic Sanitation Plan
  12. Sanitation Law 4.162/2019
    • Key Points & Analysis
  13. Sanitation Law 4.162/2019 : Pending Issues
  14. Municipal Options Under PL 4.162
  15. Private Participation Initiatives
  16. Private Concession Tenders to Set Example for Market
  17. Water & Sewer : 35 Year Concession Tenders Detail
    • Current State of Planned concessions
  18. Tender Process Overview
  19. Private Concessions : Key Risk Allocation Summary
    • Risk Allocation by Stakeholder
  20. Complex Enabling Environment for Concessions
    • R$ vs. USD
    • Brazil Lending Risk Premium Index
    • Foreign Direct Equity Investment : Water Treatment & Distribution
    • GDP Growth Outlook
  21. Tariff Comparisons
    • Representative Municipal Water Tariffs
  22. Private Concession Footprint
    • Number of Municipalities with Private Concessions by State
  23. Tender Awards : 2000-2020
    • Number of Contracts Awarded
  24. 3 Tiers of Concession Players
  25. Competitive Landscape : Private Concessionaires
    • Full Concession : Water & Wastewater Treatment Population Served
  26. Key Concession Contracts in Leading Player Portfolios
  27. Major Concession Opportunities Overview
  28. Alagoas : Concession Tender Results
  29. Espirito Santo : Concession Tender Results
  30. Mato Grosso do Sul : Concession Tender Results
  31. Competitive Landscape : Upcoming Tenders
  32. Key Barriers, Foreign Entrants

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