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Geoenvironmental zoning as an aid to environmental management of hydrographic basins

Grant number: 97/12794-7
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 1998 - October 31, 2000
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Geotechnical Engineering
Principal Investigator:José Eduardo Rodrigues
Grantee:José Eduardo Rodrigues
Host Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This project seeks to provide a contribution to the refinement of programs of environmental management of hydrographic basins in operation in the State of São Paulo. The objective is to develop, and apply in a basin, a work method that permits the evaluation of the vulnerability of the physical environment and the actual stage of environmental degradation. For the development of the research we will retrieve the already existing information, which will be analyzed in conjunction with other data obtained by means of field surveys and laboratory trials. This analysis will involve the processing of satellite images and consequent treatment in a Geographical Information System (GIS). The proposal involves a regional study, which permits hierarchization, in the environmental context, of the microbasins of a hydrographic basin and a quantitative study, aimed at the microbasins, which includes the evaluation of the quality of the waters in tributary canals and in free aquifers. The final product should be the geoenvironmental zoning of the terrain. (AU)

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