AEGEA Water & Sanitation Project Facility (NDB-aegeawatersanitationp)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • New Development Bank (NDB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Oct 8, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
AEGEA Saneamento e Participações S.A. (AEGEA)
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,000.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
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Original disclosure @ NDB website

Updated in EWS Sep 27, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the most recent national data on Water and Sanitation Services (WSS)1, only 61.9% of the Brazilian urban population have access to sewage collection, and 49.1% benefit from sewage treatment.To address the issue of Brazil's poor WSS infrastructure, a new sanitation legal framework sets national goals of 99% of water coverage and 90% of sewage coverage by 2033. This framework also enables a more attractive business environment for private operators by establishing competitive bidding processes to award concessions for WSS. It is expected that the increased participation of the private sector will increase efficiency of the sector by bringing efficient managerial and operational expertise and investments.


The Project's investments will result in increased access to clean water with simultaneous decrease of water distribution losses, connections of new household to sewage networks, and reduction of untreated wastewater discharge into environment. Ultimately, the Project will contribute to the Brazilian government's goal to achieve universalization of WWS in Brazil by 2033.WSS is one of the priority sectors to NDB, according to the Bank's 2017-2021 General Strategy. The Project is expected to contribute primarily towards SDG #6, in particular:(i) achieving universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all; and(ii) protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems.The Project will also support private sector participation in WSS sector in Brazil.


The NDB is considering a long-term loan to AEGEA, one of the leading Brazilian private operators in the water supply and wastewater treatment sector. The loan proceeds will be used to support the AEGEA in upgrading its water and sanitation infrastructure in multiple municipalities, improving service quality, and increasing safety and efficiency of operations.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - AEGEA Saneamento e Participações S.A. (AEGEA) Investor Water and Sanitation

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