Brazil is key country in global water management

Given the privileged position of Brazilian fresh water resources, technical and academic authorities point to four priorities for public action on the issue.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is the world's largest water source: it holds 13.7% of all freshwater and 20% of all groundwater on the planet. The country's responsibility in the global management of water resources is therefor inescapable.

In the UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, the sixth goal sets the target of achieving universal and equitable access to safe and clean water for all.

Parallel goals include universalizing basic sanitation, improving water quality by reducing pollution, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater, and substantially increasing the efficiency of water use.

Given the privileged position . . .

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