Ambiente & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 1414-753X
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4422
CARMO, Roberto Luiz do; OJIMA, Andréa Leda Ramos de Oliveira; OJIMA, Ricardo e NASCIMENTO, Thais Tartalha do. Virtual water, scarcity and management: Brazil as a large water exporter. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2007, vol.10, n.2, pp.83-96. ISSN 1414-753X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2007000200006.
The economic valuation of water has recently been discussed in the Brazilian political scenario. Incorporation of water in trade and commerce, especially in commodities is part of the proposed discussion , using the "virtual water" concept. In this article we search for the impact that the utilization of the "virtual water" concept may have in the Brazilian scenario and discuss, at the same time, the consequences of this exportation.
Palavras-chave : Virtual water; Water resources; Commodities.