RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Northeast is home to 28% of Brazil's population and only 3% of the country's water resources. The São Francisco River holds 70% of the total water resources of the region, which has been hit by severe droughts in the past.
Some 175 years after the first project to solve the drought problem in the Northeast, written in 1847 by the intendant of the city of Crato (CE), Marco Antônio Macedo, the north and east axes of the São Francisco detour, the Velho Chico, have been completed and will benefit the . . .
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