Guidelines for the development and environmental protection of the outcrop area in the Guarani aquifer system in Sao Paulo State, Brazil

Albuquerque Filho, J. L. and de Carvalho, A. M. and Ikematsu, P. and Barbosa, M. Costa and Iritani, M. and Nogueira Pressinotti, M. M. and Rocha, G. and Pereira Militao da Silva, M. and Theodorovicz, A. (2012) Guidelines for the development and environmental protection of the outcrop area in the Guarani aquifer system in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Boletin Geologico y Minero (Geological Survey Bulletin) , 123 (3). pp. 353-366. ISSN 0366-0176

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Abstract

The Guarani aquifer system (GAS) is an important public water source. The unconfined areas are those where the aquifer is more vulnerable to contamination, justifying the creation of a Protection and Recovery Source Area (Area de Protecao e Recuperacao de Manancial - APRM), as established in Act 9.866/97 of Sao Paulo State. We present here the results of the project 'Environmental Diagnosis in Support of the Plan for the Development and Environmental Protection Plan of the Outcrop Area of the Guarani Aquifer System in Sao Paulo State (Plano de Desenvolvimento e Protecao Ambiental da Area de Afloramento do Sistema Aquifero Guarani no Estado de Sao Paulo - PDPA-SAG)' and describe the areas of intervention defined by this law. The characterization of the area studied focuses on the physical and socio-economic aspects of the region, in addition to the pertinent legislation. Partial results indicate that the condition of the aquifer is satisfactory, but territorial discipline continues to be of prime importance.


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Additional Information: The Geological Survey Bulletin is a publication adhered to policies of open access in scientific production (Open Access), which yields to the authors of articles related to the rights distribution and public communication through personal or institutional websites, and institutional and thematic repositories publicly or organized centrally.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 23:23
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: development and environmental protection plan; Guarani aquifer system; protection and recovery source area
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21668

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