Water Resources in Brazil
The challenges in Brazil in relation to water resource management cannot be addressed separately because of the cause and effect relations existing among them like: increasing water supply and access to water vs. insufficient investment in basic sanitation.
Brazilian authorities are expecting UNESCO to provide assistance and technical support in implementing recommendations approved in forums, where UNESCO has been leading international mobilization, particularly, the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) and the Regional Ecohydrology Programme.
UNESCO’s official responsibilities in these areas lend a distinctive profile to the
sector. In this light, since 1975, UNESCO has been promoting studies within the
ambit of the International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and has an important technical/scientific background in water management.
It is important to remember that water is a UNESCO priority, and that all support should be given to water related initiatives, as UNESCO Brasilia Office has been doing, cooperating with Brazilian authorities in this area for several years, and all support will be given to projects.~