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Integrated Water Resources Management in Brazil

  • Demétrius David da SilvaEmail author
  • Silvio Bueno Pereira
  • Edson de Oliveira Vieira
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Abstract

The process of management of water resources in Brazil is incipient and was established through the National Water Resources Policy (Política Nacional de Recursos Hídricos (PNRH)). The PNRH presents the foundation and principles of IWRM established in Dublin in 1992 and has good management instruments, but it is not fully implemented in Brazil. The PNRH gives priority to quantitative aspects and almost does not refer to groundwater. Cultural and regional characteristics have not been considered in the policy even though there is high diversity. Such aspects should be implemented in the basin water plans by the responsible basin committees. There is still much to be done to establish IWRM in Brazil.

Keywords

Brazilian Policy of Water Resources Brazilian Water Plan Water management instruments 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Demétrius David da Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Silvio Bueno Pereira
    • 1
  • Edson de Oliveira Vieira
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EngineeringFederal University of ViçosaViçosaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Minas GeraisMontes ClarosBrazil

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