The Water Series Brazil is the result of joint work over the past years by the World Bank and its national partners. It raised and discussed key issues for solving some of the major problems of water resources agenda in Brazil.
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In this work, Impact of Climate Change and Projections Demand on the Process of Water Allocation in Two Bowls of semiarid Northeast, the authors present the results of an innovative approach, implemented in conjunction with the World Bank and the National Water Agency, which assesses the implications of climate change for water management in Northeast Brazil. The project has contributed to raising awareness of drought conditions in the Northeast and also discusses how stress related to climate change, combined with population growth and changes in patterns of demand for water can affect the water systems in this region. This project proved to be a critical first step in better understanding of how climate change will translate to water scarcity, and how the Northeast region, which is prone to drought and rapid development, could adapt by managing and water allocation strategies. The project yielded many useful products and tools, including a process model to facilitate most discussions of integrated water resources in planning and training. The next step includes working with decision makers on how to take into account the possible outcomes of hydrological impacts of climate change in their investment plans and future choices. The authors hope that the lessons of this project should help shape future investments, build knowledge and also enable cross-sectoral integration and institutional strengthening.
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Publication 84030 NOV 01, 2013
De Nys, Erwin; Savio, Eduardo; Martins, P.R.; Frazao, Cybelle; Braga, Costa
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has a unique mix of qualities and challenges when it comes to the environment. It is exceptionally endowed with natural assets, with globally significant biodiversity and valuable crops, and also harbors the world's greatest carbon sink in the Amazon. ... See More + Over the past twenty years, the LAC region has made impressive gains in tackling these issues. It leads the developing world in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management and is at the forefront in reducing urban pollution. The environment and water resources occasional paper series is a publication of the Environment and Water Resources Unit (LCSEN) of the sustainable development department in the World Bank's Latin America and the Caribbean Region. The purpose of the series is to contribute to the global knowledge exchange on innovation in environmental and water resources management and the pursuit of greener and more inclusive growth. The papers seek to bring to a broader public-decision makers, development practitioners, academics and other partners-lessons learned from World Bank financed projects, technical assistance and other knowledge activities jointly undertaken with partners. This project proved to be a critical first step in better understanding how climate change will translate to water scarcity, and how the drought-prone and rapidly developing Northeast Region of Brazil could adapt through more flexible water management and allocation strategies. See Less -
Working Paper 79528 JUL 01, 2013
De Nys, Erwin; Alvarez, Victor Vazquez; Engle, Nathan Lee; Frazao, Cybelle
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|Impacto das mudanças do clima e projeções de Demanda sobre o processo de alocação de água em Duas bacias do nordeste semiárido (Portuguese) See More +||NOV 01, 2013||84030||Publication|
|Climate change impacts on water resources management : adaptation challenges and opportunities in Northeast Brazil (English) See More +||JUL 01, 2013||79528||Working Paper|