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The question of water in the Amazon (207)
Autor(es): Luis Eduardo Aragón Vaca
Ano: 2007
Resumo: This paper summarizes results of the research conducted by several scholars and published by UNESCO on Issues of local and global use of water from the Amazon under the auspices of the South-South Cooperation Programme for Ecodevelopment of UNESCO/MAB, UNU and TWAS. Nine main issues concerning the use of fresh water from the Amazon are discussed in the book: (1) ethics, (2) anthropogenic impacts on the water cycle, (3) pollution, (4) transportation, (5) hydroelectric dams, (6) geopolitics, (7) legislation, (8) management, and (9) international cooperation (Aragón and Clüsener-Godt, 2004; 2003). The paper presents a synthesis of the main conclusions of the studies, relating them to the current basic human needs for water and human wellbeing, and the drivers of change related to water management in the Amazon.
Palavras-chave: Amazon. Water. Human needs. Management.
Abstract:

This paper summarizes results of the research conducted by several scholars and published by UNESCO on Issues of local and global use of water from the Amazon under the auspices of the South-South Cooperation Programme for Ecodevelopment of UNESCO/MAB, UNU and TWAS. Nine main issues concerning the use of fresh water from the Amazon are discussed in the book: (1) ethics, (2) anthropogenic impacts on the water cycle, (3) pollution, (4) transportation, (5) hydroelectric dams, (6) geopolitics, (7) legislation, (8) management, and (9) international cooperation (Aragón and Clüsener-Godt, 2004; 2003). The paper presents a synthesis of the main conclusions of the studies, relating them to the current basic human needs for water and human wellbeing, and the drivers of change related to water management in the Amazon.

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