Renova Foundation organized second workshop on the topic, which included the participation of national and international experts, environmental agencies and academics
As part of the process for the preparation of a plan focused on the management of tailings in the Doce River basin, this Thursday (02/23), the Renova Foundation held the second part of a workshop at the Dom Cabral Foundation (FDC), in Nova Lima (MG), called: “Tailings Management: How to deal with the accumulated sediment in the bed of the Doce River”. The Foundation’s initiative brought together representatives of the population, universities and environmental agencies, who worked on the further development of the document.
Roberto Waack, CEO of the institution, stressed that one of the most important aspects of the Foundation is the collective reflection on the problem so that it can be better outlined in detail. He believes that the entity has consolidated itself as an organization dedicated to the development of collective solutions.
During the day, the participants were divided into working groups formed by professionals from diverse disciplines, such as biology, soil studies, chemistry and geology, among others. Marco Aurélio Carbone Carneiro, professor of the Department of Soil Science at the Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), spoke about the exchange of knowledge during the workshop. “I participated in a round-table discussion on the soil science field as a factor in the rehabilitation of the areas affected by the collapse. My expectation is to contribute greatly to the development of this important document, “he says.
This second edition was attended by representatives of the population, universities and environmental agencies, who participated in discussions, in collaboration with representatives of the Doce River Basin Committee (CBH-Doce), the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and experts of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF). Since the first edition, the list already includes professionals from the technical boards of the Inter-federative Committee – Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), the State Department for the Environment (Semad) and the State Environmental Institute (IEMA) – of the Dom Cabral Foundation (FDC), the Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), the Federal Universities of Lavras, Viçosa and Minas Gerais, as well as international consultants. New participants will be included according to how the work develops.
The presentation of the Doce River Basin Tailings Management Plan is scheduled for March, when it will be evaluated by the environmental agencies Semad, IEMA and Ibama.
As during the first edition, the workshop “Tailings Management: How to deal with the accumulated sediment in the bed of the Doce River” was covered online, in real-time, on the website of the Foundation.