The Guarani Aquifer

water for the future?

Statistics about the region

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During the last 20 years, the amount of water pumped from the aquifer has been
increased steadily in response to demands from various sources (direct water supply,
industrial settlements, tourism-related needs, agricultural activities), which does raise
concerns on the proper (equitable) current use of the water and the sustainability of the
system in the context of integrated water resources management.
It is important to mention that more than 15.000.000 people live in the area, that the
largest South-American industrial cluster is nearby (San Pablo, Brazil)

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Written by Annabel Symington

May 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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