RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's National Water Agency (ANA) has decided to declare a critical situation over the scarcity of water resources in the Paraná basin region, home to Brazil's main hydroelectric reservoirs, until November 30, amid a rainfall crisis that is affecting the country and placing pressure on the energy sector.
Accordingly, the agency "may set transitional conditions for the operation of reservoirs or specific water systems," aiming to ensure multiple water use," according to an ordinance published in an extra edition of the Federal Gazette on Tuesday evening.
"If needed, specific decrees will be issued to . . .