2015: Southeastern Brazil is facing its worst drought in more than 80 years. For São Paolo, the most populous state in Brazil, water levels have reached worrying lows due to drought and water supply reduction
One of the symbols of this crisis, which in São Paolo started back in 2014, was the drastic reduction in the Cantareira System; an immense reservoir administered by SABESP and responsible for the water supply of about 8.8 million people. The drought in the southeast, in combination with factors related to infrastructure and planning, was responsible for the worst water crisis faced by the region. SABESP´s role in the crisis was to identify quick solutions to increase water supply to the people and to create new procedures and emergency projects to improve the situation and prepare for the coming years.
The crisis scenario threatened to create serious problems for the country, mainly to the Greater São Paulo (RMSP) which is the financial centre of Brazil. The area is home to about 20 million people, making it the seventh most populous urban area in the entire world. Because of its immense size and industrial value, the area faces several challenges when it comes to managing its scarce water resources in the most efficient way.
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