WIT Press


The National Plan For The Use Of Water Resources And Its Consequences To States And Municipalities

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

12

Published

2000

Size

1,132 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000421

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A. Diaferia & G.N. Dalla Pria Pereira

Abstract

A whole new system affecting the use of water resources is being conceived in Brazil. Such new system primarily derives from the 1988 Brazilian Constitution and has been consolidated with the enactment of Law 9.433/97 (National Policy of Waters) This paper aims to identify the main aspects concerning federal regulations establishing national policies for the use of water resources and the implementation of the national system for their management. It focuses on the activities which will need to be carried out by the municipalities in the face of this new demand. 1 Introduction A new perspective for the management of natural resources is being implemented in Brazil. More specifically in what regards water resources, such management is being decentralised into

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