Prof. Benedito Braga is CEO of SABESP, the water utility of the State of São Paulo, Brazil. He is a retired professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Escola Politecnica of University of São Paulo. He holds a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Stanford University and is an Honorary Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.
He is the author of more than 200 papers and 25 books and chapters of books published internationally. Braga was a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian National Water Agency (2000-2009), Secretary of State for Sanitation and Water Resources of the State of São Paulo (2015-2018) and President of the Intergovernmental Council of International Hydrologic Program of UNESCO (2004-2005).
He chaired the International Steering Committee of the 6th, 7th, and 8th World Water Forums held in France, Korea and Brazil, respectively. He was the President of the International Water Resources Association (1998-2000) and President of the World Water Council (2012-2018).