WATER RESOURCES PLAN OF RIO GRANDE RIVER BASIN
National Water Agency - ANA
Rio Grande River Basin is located in the Southeast Region of Brazil and has a surface area of over 143 thousand km², with nearly 9 million inhabitants within 393 municipalities, 325 of which with an area totally located in the basin. The Water Resources Plan of Rio Grande River Basin focuses on implementing the management instruments of water resources in the basin, aiming to foment multiple, rational and sustainable use of water, including the grant, charge and insertion into classes of major uses and information system, besides the preparation of an Operation Manual, which defines the practical and systematic procedures for effectively implementing those instruments. The Plan includes identification of critical areas; reasons of conflicts; and definition of the future situation of water resources from the structure of scenarios of quantity-quality demands of water resources focused on water sustainability and gradual improvement of the basin environmental quality.