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Challenges to Promote a Common Approach: Dialogue on Water Governance in São Paulo Macrometropolis (Brazil)

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dc.contributor.author Jacobi, Pedro Roberto
dc.contributor.author Torres, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Rotondaro, Tatiana
dc.contributor.author Milz, Beatriz
dc.contributor.author Haddad, Camila
dc.contributor.author Alonso, Lidiane
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-24T20:13:03Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-24T20:13:03Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10677
dc.description.abstract "Brazil has been suffering serious situations of water scarcity in several regions, and the most dramatic case was the recent (2014-2015) drought in the São Paulo Macrometropolis, which comprises more than 170 municipalities (including São Paulo metropolitan region) and more than 35 million inhabitants. Water scarcity in this region, due to increasingly unsustainable water use is affected mainly by two factors: the rise of climate impacts and pollution of water sources (linked to deficit sanitation services). This is directly related to the impacts of the ecosystems’ deterioration caused by the asymmetric conditions of urbanization and unequal access to drinking water and basic sanitation. This consideration leads us to dialogue with the contemporary debates on water as a commons or commodity, related to the dynamics of sharing of responsibility for water supply between the state, the private sector, and the citizens. These debates on the conflicting approaches over water supply governance take place between the public utility, the private sector, and a new culture of water based on strong considerations on sustainability and equitable access. In this paper we analyze the impacts of the water crisis and the potential of strengthening initiatives to advance in policies that emphasize a logic of commons. The National Water Law in Brazil has existed since 1997. It incorporates modern water resources management principles. The need to manage conflicts arising from water use priorities led to incorporate civil society actors within “Water basin committees”, created by this law. Water governance thus needs to tackle sustainability and social aspects, leaving behind the managerial perspective. Also, the National Law defines the river basin as a territorial unit for water territorial planning, and water as a scarce resource which has economic value, identifying multiple uses and user rights." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.title Challenges to Promote a Common Approach: Dialogue on Water Governance in São Paulo Macrometropolis (Brazil) en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Brazil en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation and Action, the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 1-5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Lima, Peru en_US

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