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Inequality and territorial diversity and social participation in water resources management: a dialogue between policies and knowledge in the territory

Grant number: 19/24219-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 20, 2020
Effective date (End): May 19, 2020
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Urban and Regional Planning
Principal Investigator:Pedro Roberto Jacobi
Grantee:Gabriel Machado Araujo
Supervisor: Henry Dan Leff Zimmerman
Host Institution: Instituto de Energia e Ambiente (IEE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico  
Associated to the scholarship:18/10305-7 - Territories: transparency and data collection project, BP.IC


The water crisis is a contemporary phenomenon in the São Paulo macrometropolis that requires complex interdisciplinary planning tools that enable accurate and rapid decision making in the face of scarcity. Relying on good governance and increasingly accurate information is essential for these processes to happen. An important part of these instruments use indicators, however, their use, which serves as a political planning instrument, which could facilitate participation in water governance, when disconnected from the territorial structure may lead to limits in democratic governance. For this reason, the objective of the project is to characterize the difference in nature and degree in the territories of the Paulista Macrometropolis (MMP), with the hypothesis that the "territorial holes" are also democratic participation holes. To this end, a bibliographic review based on environmental epistemology will be conducted, with a view to the multiple determinations of the territory. With this, we intend to contribute to the systematization of recognition and dialogues of knowledge in the face of environmental crises and to the theoretical-conceptual advance in the reformulation of territorial policies. (AU)

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