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dc.contributor.authorUniversity of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialSouth America
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T20:08:21Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T20:08:21Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttps://wedocs.unep.org/20.500.11822/8804
dc.descriptionThis report presents the assessment of the GIWA region Brazil Current, including drainage basins and their associated coastal/marine zones. Three separate sub-regions have been assessed within the region: the South/Southeast Atlantic Basins, East Atlantic Basins, and So Francisco River Basin. Increased anthropogenic pressures due to economic development and urbanisation in the coastal area have polluted the water environment and caused severe impact on important ecosystems such as coastal plains and mangrove ecosystems. Significant changes in the suspended solids transport/sedimentation dynamics in the river basins due to unsustainable land use practices associated to intense deforestation and damming has caused increasing erosion of coastal zones, siltation of riverbeds, and modified the stream flows resulting in periods of water scarcity and flooding in some basins. The root causes of pollution and habitat and community modification are identified for the bi-national Mirim Lagoon Basin, a transboundary freshwater body shared between Brazil and Uruguay, and Doce River Basin that hosts biomes of global importance. Potential remedial policy options are presented.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Kalmar on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectnatural resource
dc.subjectresource conservation
dc.subjectresources management
dc.subjectwater
dc.subjectwater analysis
dc.subjectwater conservation
dc.subjectwater consumption
dc.subjectwater demand
dc.subjectwater management
dc.subjectwater monitoring
dc.subjectwater protection
dc.subjectwater quality
dc.subjectwater resource
dc.subjectwater resources management
dc.subjectwater utilisation;environmental assessment
dc.subjectfreshwater conservation
dc.subjectfreshwater degradation
dc.subjectfreshwater ecosystem
dc.subjectfreshwater monitoring
dc.subjectfresh water pollution
dc.subjectfreshwater resource
dc.subjectpollution control
dc.subjectpollution cost
dc.subjectwater pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental conservation
dc.subjectenvironmental impact
dc.subjectenvironmental impact assessment
dc.subjectenvironmental protection
dc.subjectcoast protection
dc.subjectcoastal area
dc.subjectcoastal ecosystem
dc.subjectcoastal environment
dc.subjectcoastal pollution
dc.subjectcoastal water
dc.subjectmarine conservation area
dc.subjectmarine ecosystem
dc.subjectsea resource
dc.subjectsea water protection
dc.subjectcoastal fishing
dc.subjectcoastal management
dc.subjectriver basin development
dc.subjectriver management
dc.subjectwater resources conservation
dc.subjectwater resources development
dc.subjecttransboundary pollution
dc.subjectenvironmental pollution
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.subject.classificationEnvironmental Governance
dc.titleGlobal International Waters Assessment: Brazil Current, GIWA Regional Assessment 39
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id11014
wd.identifier.uneplive1
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Water
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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