Ambiente & Sociedade
Print version ISSN 1414-753X
CAMPOS, Valéria Nagy de Oliveira and FRACALANZA, Ana Paula. Water governance in Brazil: conflicts over water appropriation and the pursuit of integration as a consensus. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2010, vol.13, n.2, pp. 365-382. ISSN 1414-753X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2010000200010.
Abstract: This article analyses the water resources management in Brazil considering: the public policies related to water resources; the public agencies involved; decentralization and conflicts over water appropriation. It demonstrates that the implementation of the new water resources management System in Brazil needs to overcome some obstacles and frames that had their origins in the old water resources management system, in order to reach a refined and mature system. This process will take a long time.
Keywords : Integrated water resurces management system; Decentralization; Participation; Conflicts; Alto Tietê River basin.