Sustentabilidade , Thematic Process
[SS-J-SFG+TP 04] The Fundão tailing dam rupture (also known as Mariana Disaster) – the largest environmental disaster in Brazil’s history — unleashed 50 million tons of waste from one of the world´s largest iron mine, killing nineteen people in a flood of toxic mud and contaminating more than 500 km of the Doce River.
This session will address the Mariana case focusing on the impacts on water resources. It will also be discussed what solutions can be proposed to restore the quality and quantity of water thinking on restoring also the quality of life of affected communities.
These solutions will range from nature-based approach to financial and legal framework proposed to offer a sustainable to support the long-term actions demanded to restore the environment. The huge social and economic impact of the disaster will also be discussed as part of the sustainable solution for this case.
• Cássio Roberto da Silva
Administrative Counselor of Geological Survey of Brazil- CPRM
• Onofre Alves Batista Júnior
Attorney General, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
• Alice Silva de Castilho
Coordinator of Hydrology Department – Brazilian Geological Survey – CPRM
• Lucinha Teixeira
President Basin Committee of Rio Doce
• Roberto Waack
Director-President Renova Foundation