Population and Water Resources in Brazil: Water Uses and Conflicts

Roberto L. Carmo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

The paper provides an overview of the implications of certain aspects of demographic dynamics on Brazil's water resources, calling attention to factors such as the spatial distribution of the population and the availability of the water. Also presents an analysis of the main types of water consumption, conflicts among the divergent demands for water, and impacts of the urbanization process on the available water resources.

Presented in Session 36: Human Impacts on the Environment