Paradigms and Public Policies on Drought in Northeast Brazil: A Historical Perspective

@inproceedings{Campos2015ParadigmsAP,
  title={Paradigms and Public Policies on Drought in Northeast Brazil: A Historical Perspective},
  author={Jos{\'e} Nilson B. Campos},
  booktitle={Environmental management},
  year={2015}
}
This paper describes the evolution of drought-related public policies in Northeast Brazil (NEB). Using a historical approach, we show that the evolution of public policy has not been characterized by abrupt shifts, but has instead been shaped through debates between renowned intellectuals. The resulting public policies formed a hydrological infrastructure that delivers clean water needed for robust economic activity. However, outcomes of the 2012-2013 drought show that populations that depend… CONTINUE READING