Recent Journal publications of the Water Program
“Urban Water Management – Brazil-EU Cooperation”
Sector Dialogues is a cooperation instrument aimed at reinforcing the
strategic partnership between the EU and Brazil, based on the principles of
reciprocity, complementarity and mutual interest. Sector Dialogues aims to
enhance exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practices at technical
and political level, in key areas of interest for both sides.
Policy brief: Urban Water Management
“Monitoring wastewater for assessing community health in cities:
perspectives and a proposal“
At present more than 4 billion people live in cities
therefore Planet Earth is a Urban Planet (Science, 2016).
Since cities are a critical pathway of changes in life style,
economy, and environment, it is important to standardize a
common gathering program and creating a shared platform
for collecting/accessing/analyzing all information in urban
regions based on high quality data. This will enable the
administration to be more effective in the implementation of
new and advanced public policies. Furthermore, considering
the crucial role that dynamic of the all processes in cities
play on the environment, it is fundamental to monitor
air, water and soil quality and pollution impacts in order
to evaluate the potential effects on human health both in
short-term and long-term. Equally important is to monitor
the effects of bacteriological and virologic infectious
diseases or pandemics such as COVID-19.
“The Challenges of Managing the Urban Waters of the Americas”
As the Americas become increasingly urbanized,
the challenges of providing water supplies for domestic and industrial
uses continue to multiply in number and difficulty. Similarly,
the problems of collecting, treating, and managing wastewater
grow in magnitude and present their own special challenges to urban
areas throughout the hemisphere. This article provides an overview and summary
of these challenges in the entire American continent and part of the Caribbean
and identifies directions for action to address many of them.
“Water Resources of Nicaragua and COVID-19: Between panic and apathy?”
The severe global problem caused by the appearance
and wide dispersion of the corona virus COVID-19 is
manifested not only as a problem of public health, but
also as an ecological imbalance due to a viral contagion
between species of different organisms where the human
species has been severely affected.
“Eutrophication: A growing problem in the Americas and the Caribbean”
Eutrophication is one of the most prevalent and
widespread environmental problems of inland waters in
the world. Eutrophication is a natural process that slowly
occurs over extended (i.e., geological) time scales; however,
anthropogenic activities in the past century have drastically
increased its rate, scope, and impact.