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Global International Waters Assessment

Brazil Current

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: March 2005
  • Page count: 194
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 05.III.D.15

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This report presents the assessment of the GIWA region Brazil Current. 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. Significant changes in the suspended solids transport/sedimentation dynamics in the river basins due to unsustainable land use practices 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. Potential remedial policy options are presented.