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A Contribution to Overcome Water Management Challenges in Brazil

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Water is a vital resource for life on earth. The importance of an effective and efficient management of water in buildings and cities is highlighted, as well the need to preserve soil and ecosystems to avoid water waste and degradation. The Brazilian context regarding water conservation and management is explained, as despite owning the biggest water resources worldwide, there are still people suffering from water supply and sanitation problems. Some technologies used in Brazil, promoting better water management use in buildings and cities, are presented. The need to progress towards net zero water buildings is emphasized, as well the urgency in finding new strategies for net zero water and waste requirements.


  • Water management
  • Technologies for buildings
  • Strategies for Net Zero Water (NZW)

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LIbrelotto, L.I., Ferroli, P.C.M., Craveiro, F., Bártolo, H. (2021). A Contribution to Overcome Water Management Challenges in Brazil. In: da Costa Sanches Galvão, J.R., et al. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Water Energy Food and Sustainability (ICoWEFS 2021). ICoWEFS 2021. Springer, Cham.

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