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Brazil - Rio Grande do Norte Integrated Water Resources Management Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Relatorio de avaliacao ambiental - Anexo 2 (Portuguese)

The Rio Grande do Norte Integrated Water Resources Management Program Project seeks to promote economic, social and environmentally sustainable development, through the implementation of an integrated water resources management system. Additionally, the project will support the preparation of a water sector strategy and long-term investment program, pursuing an adequate supply, and efficient use of water resources, key elements to support the State's overall sustainable development, and reduce the vulnerability of the rural poor to cyclical droughts. Regarding essential infrastructure, the project will focus mostly on water supply in poor rural areas, including rehabilitation and expansion of both drinking water supply networks, and pilot interventions to improve irrigation schemes. While environmental issues related with the rehabilitation of existing water infrastructure, and the construction of new, small water supply systems are expected to be of low magnitude, impacts will nonetheless occur, managed through sound, site selection criteria, and construction procedures. The project has been rated as category B for environmental purposes; therefore, this environmental assessment provides the framework, and mitigation measures so as to comply with environmental standards and regulations. Through a social communication program, public awareness will be attained, as will an environmental education program to contribute to a participatory management of the State water resources. This should mitigate both health and safety issues within the communities involved. In addition, the Bofim-Guaraira regulation support program will support the establishment of environmental zoning and environmental management, through the allocation of resources as per the inter-institutional technical cooperation agreement. It is recommended a technical evaluation commission be established to involve representatives from the relevant agencies to coordinate and ensure compliance. The Monsenhor Expedito system loss control plan, will promote actions for the reduction of current water losses, while the environmental program for water infrastructure regularization will foster actions, and measures focused on the environmental regularization of the water infrastructure in the State, initially, to be implemented through the expansion of interventions. A monitoring program will ensure the quality, and appropriate quantity of water flows from water courses and reservoirs. This will further require water testing in view of interventions that may trigger alterations in the natural conditions of water bodies. Contractors will be responsible of the environmental supervision of works, and compliance with the environmental requirements. This involves the environmental planning and management of works, including the control of disposal sites, and construction areas.


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    Relatorio de avaliacao ambiental - Anexo 2

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Brazil - Rio Grande do Norte Integrated Water Resources Management Program Project : environmental assessment (Vol. 3) : Relatorio de avaliacao ambiental - Anexo 2 (Portuguese). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.