Negligence in the management of natural resources, a severe period of drought and the culture of waste: the largest metropolitan area in Brazil the verge of collapse
Publication presents a social and environmental vision of the greatest black water basin in the world, with a length of approximately 70 million hectares, and shared by four countries: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Venezuela.
Families have no access to treated water at home because their taps are not connected to the grid of the concessionaire of the service, privatized 15 years ago.
Rede InfoAmazonia project began operations for monitoring of water quality with three workshops with riverside communities in two cities in the Brazilian Amazon. The next step is to install inexpensive sensors created by the project.
It was necessary for the two largest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, stay under the threat of collapse in providing for the serious reality was imposed to the negligence and incompetence of the government, and the insensitivity of the population.
On the eve of losing their land to another strategic hydroelectric dam for the federal government, the Tapajós River communities, one of the best preserved of Brasil, are preparing to defend what is yours.
Project called InfoAmazonia is training residents of riverside communities to monitor water quality in the region.
In 2015, our team will release InfoAmazonia Network, an environmental monitoring sensor system of low cost that will be able to measure basic parameters of water quality and send alerts to consumers.
To circumvent delays and obey the new Belo Monte plant’s construction schedule, Norte Energia dealership will remove in the next two months more than 2,000 families of the areas that will be flooded.
Concerned about the current water crisis in Brazil, professionals from various disciplines have gathered at the event “Hackatona: data and sensors to measure water quality,” sponsored by the InfoAmazonia Network, data and mapping platform focused on the largest rainforest in the world.