Sustentabilidade , Thematic Process
[SS-J-SFG+TP 01] Brazil is a country of continental dimensions and composed of several biomes where the availability of water resources and their relation to social and economic issues are proportionately distinct and complex.
While the Amazon has one of the largest water availability per inhabitant in the world, the Caatinga Region coexists with a permanent water shortage that shapes its biodiversity and defines the complex social issues faced by its millions of inhabitants.
The Atlantic Forest, on the other hand, coexists with reduced water availability due to a high population density associated with the destruction of almost 90% of its original coverage.
The Pantanal, one of the largest wetlands in the world, has suffered the consequences of deforestation and the construction of dams at its headwaters, causing siltation and significant changes in its original shape.
All these issues ultimately affect the human being who depends on the natural resources provided by these areas. Local communities, riverside and with access to less financial resources are the most affected.
This session will discuss the opportunities and possibilities to contribute to the sustainable use of water resources, respecting the characteristics of each biome, both in the environmental aspect, as well as in its social, cultural and economic specificities.
Deputy Conservation Manager – The Nature Conservancy – Brazil
• Nayandra Kellen Pereira
Innovative Solutions Program Project Assistant at Sustainable Amazon Foundation
• Solange Kimie Ikeda Castrillon
Prof. at UNEMAT / Gaia Institute
• Claudio Maretti
Director at Department of Socioenvironmental and Territorial Consolidation Actions - ICMBIO – Brazil
• Thiago Piazzetta Valente
Environmental Analyst – Boticario Group
• Marcelo Camargo Furtado
Facilitator at Brazil Climate, Forest and Agriculture Coalition