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SUSTAINABLE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE RIO GRANDE IN UBATUBA: A SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF WATER YIELD AND WATER QUALITY

IWRA World Water Congress 2003 Madrid Spain
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Author(s): Viviane Coelho BUCHIANERI
Maria José de Brito ZAKIA
Walter de Paula LIMA

Viviane Coelho  BUCHIANERI
Agronomist Engineer-  Instituto Florestal - Secretaria do Meio Ambiente  do Estado de São
Paulo.  Mastering in Ecosystem Conservation at the Agricultural School "Luiz de Queiroz” ,
University of São Paulo. Rodovia Oswaldo Cruz, 5061- CEP 11680 000 - Ubatuba - SP- Brasil
E-mail: vbuch@iconet.com.br
 
Maria José de  Brito ZAKIA,
Forestry Engineer, Doctor in Environment Sciences. Av.  Pádua Dias, 11- CEP 134000-970 -
Piracicaba-SP- Brasil
E-mail: zzakia@carpa.ciagri.usp.br
 
Walter de Paula LIMA
Agricultural Engineer- Professor Titular at the Forest Sciences Department, University of São
Paulo. Av.  Pádua Dias,  11- CEP 134000-970 - Piracicaba-SP- Brasil
Email: wplima@carpa.ciagri.usp.br



Keyword(s): water resources, water supply catchments and participative planning
Article:

Abstract

The actions referred to in the Sustainable Watershed Management Plan for the Rio Grande in Ubatuba are as follows: The survey of the hydrological potential of the most important water supply watershe; the identification of the main problems affecting the water yield and water quality;and the definition, in association with the local community and several governmental entities, of the strategies for the preservation of the watershed. 

To preserve this important watershed, which has its headwaters located in the coastal hills of  Serra do Mar, draining to an area almost completely covered by native Atlantic Forest vegetation, and declared by UNESCO as a patrimony of humanity, is the challenge shared by the technicians and the community representatives in order to guarantee water yield and water quality for present and future generations. The present project intends to present the participative process in the elaboration of the Sustainable Watershed Management Plan for the Rio Grande in Ubatuba and the main results obtained during the two years of implementation.

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