Last tuesday, march 22nd, world water day, there was a cocktail for the launch of the eBook “Management of Local Water Resources: a reflection for the city of Rio de Janeiro”. The happening gathered teachers that were involved in the book’s elaboration, as well as NIMA’s team and a few guests.
The publication - previously presented at the COP 21, in December 2015, by PUC-Rio’s scholars and the dean Father Josafá Antônio de Siqueira S.J.- was officially released as an eBook and is now available for download free of charge.
The importance of environmental education for conscious water preservation actions, the importance of geographic knowledge and the use of maps for the management of water resources and the legal protection of hydric resources in brazilian constitution are among the aspect approached on the essay, in order to create a multidisciplinary content. In the opening speech, PUC-Rio’s dean, Father Josafá Carlos de Siqueira S.J., enlightened the value of exchange amidst academic fields and the availability of democratic contents: the purpose of scholarship is to compose knowledge - he declared.
The eBook is a compilation of considerations towards the course Challenges of Water Management in the city of Rio de Janeiro, delivered in PUC-Rio, august 2015. The course was arranged concerning the multidisciplinarity in water issues, so that the students can take part in leaderships towards their community.
In total, ten professors and researchers from various academic fields worked on developing the classes text records, offering an interdisciplinary outlook for management of water resources, embodying the values of Environmental Ethics and the Laudato Si’ encyclical.