Fundação Renova

Progress of actions managed by the Renova Foundation is the subject of the next live chat session

Published in: 06/30/2017

Chat session

Roberto S. Waack, CEO of the institution, talked to internet users about the main results and challenges of the work developed

The subject of the June chat, organized by the Renova Foundation, was the “Activity Report”, a document created with the objective to inform about the current stage of the reparation process of the areas and communities impacted by the collapse of the Fundão dam, as realistic as possible.

The CEO of the institution, Roberto S. Waack, started the conversation by giving an overview of Renova, explaining, for example, the objectives, the governance model and the three priority axes of action: people and communities; land and water; and reconstruction and infrastructure.

Waack also stressed the importance of building joint solutions, together with various organizations in society, in generating knowledge, implementing actions, as well as criticisms and suggestions. One of the main challenges is to reconcile the urgency of the repair work with the long term, which actions often demand.

Roberto S. Waack presents the main actions developed by the Renova Foundation in live chat session.

Roberto S. Waack presents the main actions developed by the Renova Foundation in live chat session. | Photo: Release


The “Activity Report” was constructed and is told from different perspectives on the recovery process managed by the entity and features testimonies from representatives of the communities and Renova staff. The site is open so everyone can participate, comment, criticize and make suggestions, through the fields of comments, distributed on all pages.

During the chat session, Waack presented some of the key figures related to the work being developed by the Foundation since 2016, such as:

• A minimum wage for each person in the household who has lost income related to work activity
• Additional 20% of the minimum wage for each of the dependents
• The value of a basic basket, according to the DIEESE (Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies) of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santos

• 100% of the schools in the impacted region are operating

• 74% of the workforce is local

• Partnership with the Technical Assistance and Rural Extension Company of the State of Minas Gerais (Emater)
• Restoration of properties, with fencing, silage distribution, planting of more productive pastures
• Protection of 511 springs, in partnership with Instituto Terra (the Earth Institute)

• Development of the Quali-Quantitative Systematic Water and Sediments Monitoring Program (PMQQS), monitoring of different points of the Doce River, estuary and marine waters.

• Tributaries – 101 (reconformation)
• Margins – 1655 km (1028 miles) (reconformation, bioengineering, reforestation)
• River bed – 113 km (70 miles) (removal, deposition of lateral areas, “disposal area”, bed maintenance)

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