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With 12% of the Planet’s Water Brazil Can’t Manage the Liquid

A plan to control the country’s water resources until the year  2020 is expected to be approved in January. "The importance of the water plan is that it will be an integral part of sustainable development projects for all of Brazil," says João Bosco Serra, the head of Water Resources at the Ministry of Environment.

Serra says that under the plan Brazil will be achieving one of the UN Millennium Goals (MG) just one month late (the MG was to have a national water plan by the end of 2005).

The plan encompasses short-, medium- and long-term targets involving the reutilization of water, use of rain water and environmental awareness in the population through educational programs.

Brazil has 12% of the world’s fresh water. However, 70% of that fresh water is in the Amazon region where only 5% of Brazil’s population lives.

As a result of the unequal population/water distribution there are parts of the country that have already faced water shortages, such as the semi-arid Northeast region where the problem is historical and the metropolitan regions of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro where the problem is more recent.

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  • Guest

    Well said !
    Another program that will be annouced with much fanfare but will never get the voted money for the projects.

    Just As Usual.

  • Guest

    No they cannot
    The only thing they manage and it is not 12% is the payola running amok.

    Who needs water mgmt?
    They all commited to the 100% corruption management.
    They have no time for stupid things like water shortage but they get pissed off if ho $$$ comes inti their pockets.

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