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Governança da água na Região Metropolitana de São Paulo - desafios à luz das mudanças climáticas

posted on 27.08.2021, 12:31 authored by Pedro Roberto Jacobi, Marcos Buckeridge, Wagner Costa Ribeiro

ABSTRACT Given the complexity of water governance in the Metropolitan region of São Paulo and the imminence of increasingly stronger effects of climate change, this article analyzes how chronic water scarcity can be further aggravated, either by excessive rainfall with consequent flooding and overflows, or by periods of severe drought, hampering both public supply and other uses of water, including environmental and ecosystemic services. We conclude that water governance must be improved in the metropolitan region of São Paulo with the participation of the government, the population and companies to anticipate the systemic planning necessary to minimize the impacts of climate change in the future.