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Drought hits the Paranã River in Goiás

Last week the communication vehicle & #8220; Lance Goiás & #8221; released videos and images of the drought that hit Parana River in the municipality of Flores de Goiás (GO).

According to the information reported, the floodgates were closed on Tuesday (22/08) and the river dried up at several points, which led to several fish to death and harmed the residents of the region. The reports on the site indicate that the gates were closed by the municipal government in order to carry out georeferencing work, but they would be reopened on 25/08.

The Rio Paranã It bathes the states of Goiás and Tocantins and is born near the Federal District, in the region of Formosa. Arriving in the state of Tocantins, it joins the Maranhão River and forms the Tocantins River. Currently, many of the Paranã River springs are in an advanced state of degradation due to the deforestation of Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs).

The full report can be accessed at this link.

Drought in the Paranã River (GO), photo taken from the site Lance Goiás. Source: http://lancegoias.com.br/2017/08/25/rio-parana-seca-em-varios-pontos-em-flores-de -goias /


CNPq Public Call supports projects in Cerrado and Caatinga biomes

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) launched on August 16 Public Call to support research projects in Integrated and Sustainable Actions to Ensure Water, Energy and Food Security in the Caatinga and Cerrado Biomes. Registration is open until October 2nd and the full call is available at this link.

Proposals must be submitted by a Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institution (ICT) Registered in the Directory of Institutions of CNPq and aim to develop sustainable solutions to ensure, in an integrated manner, water, energy and food security to populations living in the Caatinga and Cerrado biomes.

Projects submitted must be within a funding range of R$ 300,000.00 to R$ 500,000.00. The approved proposals will be funded with resources totaling R$ 5,904,000.00 (five million, nine hundred and four thousand reais) from the MCTIC budget. The final disclosure of the approved will occur on November 30, 2017 on the website of CNPq.