ABRHidro – Brazilian Water Resources Association
ABRHidro – Brazilian Water Resources Association is a nonprofit professional association, which aims to bring individuals and companies together to devote themselves to the advancement of water resources management, scientific research and support to technical and university education. Through its members, ABRHidro develops technical and scientific actions, backbone of its political and institutional action, in order to resolve conflicts and enable the construction of robust, efficient and sustainable solutions for the management of water resources in supporting the development of Brazil.
Until recently, especially in our country, water was considered as a renewable natural resource, generally hearty and plentiful, that could meet without restrictions, almost all the needs that were to be required. Its gift was felt only in semi-arid regions, which was considered serious, but natural. However, from the Dublin Conference in January 1993, water came to be regarded as a finite resource, and especially vulnerable. Founded in 1977, the Brazilian Association of Water Resources – ABRHidro, has been following, encouraging and participating in the awakening of Brazilian society to this problem.
Aligning the most modern approaches to science of water management, ABRHidro initially formed predominantly by civil engineers, expanded its frame associated with the participation of professionals from several backgrounds. Acting independently, ABRHidro has sought to serve as a forum for debate and routing solutions of the issues in the area of water resources, to meet the interests of society as a whole first.