BRASILIA, Brazil — On a recent trip to Brasilia, World Water Council (WWC) President Benedito Braga congratulated Senator Rodrigo Rollemberg for his election as the governor of Brasilia, according to a press release.

Since 1994 Rollemberg has been an elected official in the Federal District of Brasilia (GDF) and has represented the GDF at the National Congress since 2006, stated the release.

He was elected senator in 2011 and is recognized as a “distinguished politician defending the environmental sector in Brazil,” continued the release.

The release reported that Rollemberg has held the positions of chair of the Senate Environment Commission and member of the Sub-commission on Water, and has led a delegation of more than 12 Brazilian parliamentarians to the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille, France, in 2012.

He will be sworn in as the governor of Brasilia on Jan. 1, 2015, for a four-year term, noted the release.

You can find the release here.