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Title Waters of Brazil : strategic analysis / Carlos Eduardo De Mattos Bicudo, Jose Galizia Tundisi, Marcos Corteso Barnsley Scheuenstuhl, editors.
Imprint Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

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Subject Water -- Brazil.
Water-supply -- Brazil.
Water quality -- Brazil.
Brazil -- Environmental conditions.
Alt Name Bicudo, Carlos E. de (Carlos Eduardo),
Tundisi, J. G.,
Scheuenstuhl, Marcos C. Barnsley,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Dedication; Preface; Knowledge; Contents; Chapter 1: Management of Water Resources and Irrigated Agriculture in Brazil; Situation of Water Resources in Latin America and in Brazil; Irrigated Agriculture in Brazil; Integrated Management of Water Resources: Democratic and Sustainable Vision; Final Remarks; References; Chapter 2: Water and Health: Global and National Aspects; Introduction; Water and Health; Situation in Brazil; Perspectives; Recommendations; References; Chapter 3: Water and Economy; Introduction; Charging for the Use of Water; Brazilian Legislation of Water Resources.
The User Payer Principle (UPP) Billing for Water Abstraction; The Billing for Discharge of Effluents (PPP); The Brazilian Experience in the Management of Inland Waters; References; Chapter 4: Conservation and Reuse as Management Tools to Mitigate the Billing Charges for Use of Water in the Industrial Sector; Introduction; Brazilian Industry and Environmental Management; Opportunities and Constraints for Industrial Sustainability; Options for Promoting Industrial Sustainability in Terms of Water Resources; Maintain the Traditional Situation.
Purchasing Reuse Water from Sanitation Companies Treat and Reuse Your Own Effluents; Management of Demand; Management of Supply; Assessment of Viability; Current State of Industrial Reuse in Brazil and in the State of Sao Paulo; Simulation of the Reduction of Costs Associated to the Billing of Water due to Reuse, in Some Industries of the State of Sao Paulo; Conclusions and Recommendations; References; Chapter 5: The Issue of Water in the Brazilian Semi-Arid Region; Introduction; Physical Characteristics of the Semi-Arid Northeast; Regional Water Potentials: Surface Waters.
Regional Water Potencials: Ground Waters Public Health; Occurrence of Desertification Process in the Northeast; Potential Impacts of Climatic Changes; Solutions for the Problem of Water in the Northeastern Semi-Arid; The Droughts and Their Consequences; The Search for Solutions; Well Drillings; High Rate of Dry Wells, Given the Geological Peculiarities; Rural Tanks; Ground Water Dams; Treatment and Reuse of Wastewaters; Long Distance Water Transportation; Conclusions; References; Chapter 6: Amazonia: Water Resources and Sustainability; Characterization and Extent of Water.
Quality and Monitoring of Water Systems Functioning of Water Systems; Diversity of Aquatic Organisms in Amazonia; Function, Valuation and Social Issues; Waters of Amazonia and International Environmental Law; Future of Water Systems of Amazonia; References; Chapter 7: Urbanization and Water Resources; Population and Urbanization; Urbanization Processes; Uses and Impacts of Urbanization on Water Resources; General View; Main Risks; Integrated Management of Urban Waters; Management Structure of the City; The Services; Integration.
Summary This book is a product of Brazilian Academy of Sciences Study Group about water issue. The water cycle was addressed based on an integrated point of view, aiming at joining technological and ecological solutions and integrating quantitative and qualitative aspects of this important environmental asset. Issues such as the water resources management and irrigated agriculture, water and health, water and economy, conservation and reuse as management tools, water in the Brazilian semi arid, water in Amazon, urbanization and water resources, education for the sustainability of water resources, groundwater, availability, pollution and eutrophication of water and science, technology and innovation are of the utmost importance for this exact moment in Brazil, and particularly to the State of Sao Paulo. Addressing these issues will undoubtedly contribute towards a sustainable management of water resources trough the coordinated work of different fields of science, progressing a systemic view about water, that would then finally allow management professionals the possibility of an integral action in anticipating problems and thus anticipate solutions.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319413723 (electronic bk.)
3319413724 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 959980227
Additional Format Print version: Waters of Brazil. [Place of publication not identified] : Springer Verlag 2016 9783319413716 (OCoLC)951761006

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