This roundtable had panelists who are responsible for institutions that act in the promotion, production and practical actions of projects on water production, in its essence.

The debate made it clear that the challenges of setting up “water factories,” that is, assimilating what conservation soil and water practices really mean, with the voluntary adherence of the producer and the recognition of society as a whole, are not easy.

With tendencies, it was seen in the debates the need for communication as a basic premise for the presentation of successful experiences and a clear observation of the need to effectively use technical and scientific knowledge, in partnership with empirical knowledge.

The scenario shown pointed out that the political strategies must reach and make the sanitation companies understand the need to be aware of water production projects, since nowadays their participation is minimal, especially considering the basins and the public water sources.

Another indication of the debates was that practices, projects and actions should be taken to the rural producer in a more transparent way so that they feel an integral and positive part of the project and no longer want production for production itself.

Another interesting detail of the dialogues with the public was the discussion of the implementation costs of the projects and the time they are developed, considering the return and the cost benefit and, therefore, the conditions for the articulated engagement of mobilization and environment education, adapting practices and incentives seeking interaction and political social awareness.

From another perspective, it was observed in the debates that, despite having laws, techniques and proposals, internalization is still lacking without the indiscriminate use of a partisan political process and in a territory and people vision. Initiatives that produce water can and should excel in restoration techniques, seeking not to create costly projects where the challenges of mobilization, legality, diagnostics, contracts and motivation are transformed into non-bureaucratic involvement and difficulties in understanding where agriculture and livestock and water supply come to live with the proper use of hydric bodies and take responsibility for their water factories.

Luiz Cláudio (Espinhaço Institute)


Francisco Marshal (Agronegócio – GO)
Jacqueline Vieira (Góias State Government)
Demostenes Romano (Environmental Educator and Water Producer – MG)
Rafaela Comparim (Camboriú City Hall – SC)
Marcus Andrei (Water Producer Campo Grande / MS).