WIT Press


A Groundwater Information System For Recife Metropolitan Region

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000471

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,743 kb

Author(s)

J.J. da Silva Pereira Cabral, S. Melo dos Santos, J.G. Alves Demetrio, & S.M.G. Lima Montenegro

Abstract

Pernambuco State is one of the Brazilian federative units to have a water Resources Politics, with definition of objectives and legal instruments for the establishment of a Water Resources Integrated Management System. Pernambuco also has a specific law to control exploitation and use of groundwater. However, currently, the state water company has a requirement to supply only 75% of Recife Metropolitan Region (RMR) demand. Moreover, RMR currently suffers the worst crisis of water supply in this century, due to scarcity of rain and lack of investment for construction of new dams. Consequently, people have intensified groundwater use. To apply legislation, to make in situ checking and to grant exploitation license, water authorities need to

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