On Thursday 3, 2021 the Federal Government selected in the first phase, through Public Notice No. 01/2021 SNSH-MDR, the project proposed by TWRA – Tropical Water Research Alliance – in the Águas Brasileiras Program, 26 projects with a total estimated budget of R $ 600 million, with an average of R $ 16 million per project. Among those selected is the project entitled “Sustainable Development and Biodiversity Conservation of the Tocantins-Araguaia Hydrographic Basin as a Demonstration Area”, proposed by the Tropical Water Research Alliance-TWRA. This project aims to advance quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge, strengthening strategies for reforestation, recovery, and hydro environmental restoration, as well as favoring the sustainable development of hydrographic basins in both countries (Brazil and Australia). In addition, the future expectation is to assist and subsidize public policies aimed at strategies for the conservation and management of water resources in river basins, through river basin committees and agencies, public managers, and decision-makers in the Tocantins-Araguaia river basin.
The Águas Brasileiras Program seeks to guarantee the supply of water in quantity and quality through the revitalization of the main hydrographic basins in the country. The action counts on the participation of the ministries of Regional Development (MDR), Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Map), the Environment (MMA), Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), in partnership with states and municipalities. At the same time, the planting of 150,000 seedlings of native Cerrado species will begin in an area of 100 hectares and the cornerstone of the Cerrado Sustainable Forest Development Center will be laid, which will have an area for the production of 600,000 seedlings per year to be distributed. throughout the Araguaia River basin.
Program notice: https://www.gov.br/mdr/pt-br/SEI_MDR3052950Relatorio.pdf