Integrated management features of watershed: the case of the urban area of the Água Boa microbasin in the municipality of Dourados (MS), Brazil


  • José Henrique Pastorelli Junior Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP
  • André Munhoz de Argollo Ferrão Universidade Estadual de Campinas


environment resources, terrirorial planning, watershed planning


Water, an indispensable element for the physiological activities of living beings or as a way of life for plant and animal species, is probably the only natural resource existing in all aspects of human civilization, from agricultural and industrial development to cultural and society. Actions that can contribute to better territorial planning and management of environmental resources are necessary to safeguar it. In fact, sustainable development is based on competent planning and democratic governance of water use. In this sense, the integrated environmental management of watersheds is determinant since it requires a systemic analysis with interdependent variables and multidimensional processes that take place in the context of the basin. The objective of this article is to analyze the territorial organization of the Água Boa stream microbasin, located in the city of Dourados (MS), through a thorough review of the literature on political, institutional, economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects. integrated management of the territory. The evaluation grants a perception over the analyzed aspects are intrinsic and that the systemic approach is very efficient to understand from an integrative vision the current use of water and edaphic resources. Thus, an integrated river basin management plan can be shaped from the logic applied in the present work, using a systemic approach, complex thinking, process vision and transdiciplinarity as conceptual bases.

Author Biographies

José Henrique Pastorelli Junior, Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP

Departamento de Recursos Hídricos, Energéticos e Ambientais

André Munhoz de Argollo Ferrão, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Departamnto de Recursos Hídricos