Áreas (des)protegidas do Brasil: as estâncias hidrominerais Protected areas in Brazil: Brazilian spa towns
Unidades de conservação
Departamento Nacional de Produção Mineral
National Department of Mineral Production
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
DOAJ:Earth and Environmental Sciences
Social sciences (General)
Human ecology. Anthropogeography
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AbstractResumo: O presente texto discute a vulnerabilidade das estâncias hidrominerais brasileiras frente à expansão do mercado de águas minerais engarrafadas. Mostra como o isolamento entre as estâncias e as suas águas minerais, de um lado, e as políticas brasileiras de preservação ambiental, como a Política Nacional de Recursos Hídricos e a política de unidades de conservação, coloca em risco a sustentabilidade da produção hídrica, o turismo e os padrões de vida das comunidades residentes nestas estâncias.<br>Abstract: The present paper discusses the vulnerability of Brazilian spa towns that depend on the extraction of mineral water, given the expansion of the market for bottled mineral water. It shows how the isolation of these communities and their sources of mineral water, on the one side, and the Brazilian environmental preservation policies (like the National Water Policy and the Conservation Units Policy), on the other, place risks to the sustainability of water production, to tourism and to the standards of living achieved by the communities depending on the extraction of mineral water.
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