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Grant number: 12/12846-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Geology
Principal Investigator:Ricardo César Aoki Hirata
Grantee:Paulo Henrique Ferreira Galvão
Host Institution: Instituto de Geociências (IGC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/22139-0 - Hydrogeological characterization and water resources management in karst aquifers, city of Sete Lagoas (MG), BE.EP.DR


The City of Sete Lagoas (MG) has faced a strong and rapid population and economic growth, exacerbating the problems arising from increased demand for water that is extracted from a karst aquifer system, such as those associated with restraint in the public supply, contamination soil and aquifer, and cuts the flow of surface water courses. The aim of this PhD project is to develop a management model of groundwater resources in karstic aquifers in order to optimize the supply public and private, reducing the possible social and environmental impacts, establishing recommendations for better planning of the occupation urban. The methodology is divided into two phases, the first subdivided into phases of existing data collection, processing and interpretation of data, highlighting specific approaches to be applied in studies of karstes, whereas the second stage, based on interpretations made in the previous phase, it can develop hypotheses, test working models of the aquifer and, therefore, a model of management of water resources for the municipality in order to establish conditions of exploitation and planning of water use. The work will utilize the large number of data generated in previous projects, allowing to concentrate the studies to obtain additional data, but critical to overcome the inherent problems of great complexity of karst systems. The resources earmarked for the realization of this project will be achieved through a partnership between the CEPAS + IGc-USP and the company Servmar Ambiental & Engenharia S/A.

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Scientific publications (5)
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GALVAO, PAULO; HALIHAN, TODD; HIRATA, RICARDO. Transmissivity of Aquifer by Capture Zone Method: An Application in the Sete Lagoas Karst Aquifer, MG, Brazil. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 89, n. 1, p. 91-102, . (12/12846-9)
GALVAO, PAULO; HALIHAN, TODD; HIRATA, RICARDO. Evaluating karst geotechnical risk in the urbanized area of Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais, Brazil. HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL, v. 23, n. 7, p. 1499-1513, . (12/12846-9)
GALVAO, PAULO; HIRATA, RICARDO; HALIHAN, TODD; TERADA, RAFAEL. Recharge sources and hydrochemical evolution of an urban karst aquifer, Sete Lagoas, MG, Brazil. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, v. 76, n. 4, . (12/12846-9)
GALVAO, PAULO; HIRATA, RICARDO; CORDEIRO, ARNALDO; BARBATI, DANIELA; PENARANDA, JORGE. Geologic conceptual model of the municipality of Sete Lagoas (MG, Brazil) and the surroundings. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências, v. 88, n. 1, p. 35-53, . (12/12846-9)
GALVAO, PAULO; HALIHAN, TODD; HIRATA, RICARDO. The karst permeability scale effect of Sete Lagoas, MG, Brazil. Journal of Hydrology, v. 532, p. 149-162, . (12/12846-9)
Academic Publications
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GALVÃO, Paulo Henrique Ferreira. Hydrogeological conceptual model of Sete Lagoas (MG) and associated implications of urban development in Karst region. 2015. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Geociências (IG/BT) São Paulo.

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