The Renova Foundation is making progress in Doce River Basin research and monitoring actions
The teamwork and partnership with the environmental agencies contributed to the fulfillment of two clauses regarding the Research and Monitoring Program of the Doce River Basin, impacted Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Areas, managed by the Renova Foundation.
As provided in the Transaction and Conduct Adjustment Term (TTAC), the result of the actions was filed and presented in December to the Inter-federative Committee and the Technical Board of Water Safety and Quality, chaired by the National Water Agency (ANA).
It is noteworthy that, in addition to meeting the clauses, the focus of the Renova Foundation in all of these initiatives was to develop quality work, collectively and open to new perspectives.
WHAT IT DETERMINES: preparation of a study to identify the rural properties that used the Doce River water for irrigation.
WORK DEVELOPMENT: mapping of the affected area by remote sensing (satellite imagery analysis), field inspections and database creation, using soil samples and collected water. In total, 397 cultivation areas were identified.
NEXT STEP: based on the technical material, actions will be proposed to return the affected properties to normal, with the definition of deadlines for implementation, with the approval of the responsible bodies.
WHAT IT DETERMINES: creation and development of a program of Quali-Quantitative Systematic Monitoring (PMQQS) of the Rio Doce Basin, Impacted Estuarine, Coastal and Marine Areas.
WORK DEVELOPMENT: structuring and validation in the field of a permanent monitoring plan, which defines all steps necessary for laboratory analysis and creating an automatic monitoring network of field parameters, as well as river levels and flows.
NEXT STEP: final approval of the plan by environmental agencies, the acquisition of equipment used for automatic monitoring stations and contracting the labs responsible for the analyses. The program must be implemented by July 2017.