The technopolitics of water in Brazil

Souza-Jr, Wilson Cabral, and Fidelman, Pedro (2010) The technopolitics of water in Brazil. In: Ribeiro, W.C., (ed.) Water Governance in Brazil: an interdisciplinary perspective. Annablume, pp. 195-211.

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Abstract

From the etymological point of view, the technocracy is defined as government of technicians, or a government whose main source of influence is represented by predominantly technical sectors. The source pointed out by many linguists to the word "technical" goes back to the Greek techne, which can be attributed to the synonymy of art, knowledge and science. In recent history, the term gained a connotation based primarily on physical science. For the purposes of the discussion presented here, we make use of the first definition - the government alike - to discuss their developments under the National Water Resources Management (Singreh). The following is the discussion on the typology of collegiate environments responsible for the structural definitions and guidelines for setting the policies of water resources management in Brazil: the National Council of Water Resources and Watershed Committees. It argues, therefore, technology and politics in water management in the country.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
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Original title of the book: Governança da Água no Brasil: Uma Visão Interdisciplinar. Resumo: Do ponto de vista etimológico, a tecnocracia é definida como o governo dos técnicos, ou um governo cuja maior fonte de influência é representada por setores predominantemente técnicos. A origem apontada por muitos lingüistas para a palavra "técnica" remonta ao grego techne, à qual pode ser atribuída a sinonímia de arte, conhecimento e ciência. Na história mais recente, o termo ganhou uma conotaçāo baseada essencialmente nas ciência físicas. Para as fins da reflexão ora apresentada, valemo-nos da definiçāo primeira - governo dos técnicos - ao discutir seus desdobramentos no âmbito do Sistema Nacional de Gestão dos Recursos Hídricos (Singreh). O texto a seguir trata do debate sobre a tipologia dos ambientes colegiados responsáveis pelas definições estruturais e pelo estabelecimento das diretrizes políticas da gestão recursos hídricos no Brasil: o Conselho Nacional de Recursos Hídricos e os Comitês de Bacia Hidrográfica. Discute, portanto, a técnica e a política na gestão das águas no país.

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ISBN: 978-85-7419-927-6
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 22:30
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1606 Political Science > 160605 Environmental Politics @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160507 Environment Policy @ 40%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 60%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960708 Urban Land Policy @ 20%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960706 Rural Water Policy @ 20%
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