OPERATIONAL RULES FOR 204 RESERVOIRS
National Water Agency - ANA
Refinement of the Water Balance and Establishment of Operational Rules for 204 Reservoirs located in the Brazilian Semi-Arid, at the initiative of the National Water Agency (ANA), including the definition of guidelines, methodologies and tools to support the establishment of operational rules, including water supply estimates and associated demands, database creation and application of support and decision tool. The total population of the semi-arid region in 2010 was about 22.6 million people, 62% of them living in urban areas and 38% in rural areas. The definition of the operating rules aims to provide subsidies for a greater rationality in the decision processes related to the allocation of water and the level of risk accepted by users and water resources management boards.