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Latest newsNew National Water Resources Plan is one of the themes of the 21st Encob. Teams of the MDR and the National Water Agency take part in the debatesBrasília-DF, 10/22/2019 – The construction of the new National Water Resources Plan (PNRH), which will be valid from 2021 onwards, will be coordinated by the Ministry of Regional Development ( MDR) with the various water-using sectors in the country. The goal will be to build a unique vision that can meet all those involved, according to the Director of Water Resources and Pasta River Basin Revitalization, Renato Saraiva. On Monday (21), he attended the opening of the 21st National Meeting of Watershed Committees (Encob), in Foz do Iguaçu (PR). Held by the National Forum of Watershed Committees, together with the Paraná Water Institute (Águas Paraná), the event runs until Friday (25) and will be attended by representatives of the MDR and the National Water Agency (ANA). ) We took the opportunity to invite the various actors involved in the theme to build with us the new National Water Resources Plan during the coming year. It is essential that we have everyone’s participation so that we can build, based on dialogue, a consensus position on the PNRH guidelines, ”Saraiva argued. “The focus of the actions of the new PNRH will be to improve the planning and management of water in the national territory, so that the new document can be effectively integrated with other sectoral plans,” he added. An important part of this process is linked to the strengthening of the National Program. Watershed Revitalization, another public policy headed by the Ministry of Regional Development. To give you an idea, Brazil has 12% of the planet’s fresh water. In all, there are 200,000 watersheds spread across 12 hydrographic regions: Amazon, East Atlantic, West Northeast Atlantic, East Northeast Atlantic, Southeast Atlantic, South Atlantic, Paraguay, Paraná, Paranaíba, San Francisco, Tocantins-Araguaia and Uruguay. , reinforces Renato Saraiva, it is necessary to ensure the continuity of the Brazilian rivers so that there is water availability for the entire population and the economic sectors dependent on this resource. “We have abundant water resources, but they are not inexhaustible and are not equally available to them. all. Each basin has its specificity and its challenges. The National River Basin Revitalization Program will be very important to list the actions necessary to ensure the basin’s perpetuity and water availability for the population, ”said the MDR representative. Pasta’s technical teams have been working on the National River Basin Revitalization Program. , which is expected to be delivered by 2020. It should include guidelines, strategies, goals and technical criteria for prioritizing critical sub-basins. The program aims to conserve and restore Brazilian rivers through integrated actions. The initiative promotes the formulation and implementation of state and district river basin revitalization programs. Pilot project One of the actions in this regard is the project Together for Araguaia, launched in June this year. The initiative will be the first to rehabilitate major river networks. To implement the project, a technical cooperation agreement was signed between the Federal Government and the governments of Goiás and Mato Grosso. The document foresees the elaboration of technical studies and the executive project for the definition of priority areas in the Upper Araguaia area, subject to actions of recovery of the basin. The Ministry of Regional Development will invest R $ 2.8 million in the material. Basin CommitteesThe river basin committees are members of the National Water Resources Management System (SINGREH) and function as true “Water Parliaments”. In these colleges, representatives of a river basin community, government and water-using sectors discuss and deliberate on the management of water resources in one or more basins in a participatory and decentralized manner. There are more than 230 river basin committees operating in the region. In the Union-dominated rivers there are ten collegiate bodies in the following watersheds: Doce; Great; Paraíba do Sul; Paranaiba; Paranapanema; Parnaiba; Piracicaba, Capivari and Jundiaí (PCJ); Piranhas-Açu; San Francisco; and Big Green.

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