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ERIC Number: EJ881783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
The Centrality of the "Mediation" Concept in the Participatory Management of Water Resources
dos Santos, Irenilda Angela; Berlinck, Christian Niel; de Santana Araujo, Symone Christine; Steinke, Ercilia Torres; Steinke, Valdir Adilson; Pianta, Taissa Ferreira; Graebner, Ivete Teresinha; Saito, Carlos Hiroo
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v10 n1 p180-194 2005
This work presents questions related to the viability and the requirements for the implementation of a National Policy of Water Resources in Brazil, and identifies the means to bring about active participation by the population in the management of water resources. While social inequalities may be an impediment to the implementation of full participation, it is argued that facing the problems related to participatory management of water resources is to be dealt with in the field of rationality, and mediation has been chosen as the central theoretical construct to guide the process of environmental education and empowerment through action research. Examples of formal and non-formal environmental education activities are brought from actions developed closely with the Commission for Water Basin Committee of High Maranhao River, Central Brazil. (Contains 2 figures.)
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil