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Title: Floods and social vulnerability: study on the Xingu river in Altamira/PA
Other Titles: Cheias e vulnerabilidade social: estudo sobre o rio Xingu em Altamira/PA
metadata.dc.creator: FRANCO, Vânia dos Santos
SOUZA, Everaldo Barreiros de
LIMA, Aline Maria Meiguins de
Keywords: Extreme events
Belo Monte
Eventos extremos
Issue Date: 11-Mar-2018
Publisher: Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ambiente e Sociedade
Citation: FRANCO, Vânia dos Santos; SOUZA, Everaldo Barreiros de; LIMA, Aline Maria Meiguins de. Floods and social vulnerability: study on the Xingu river in Altamira/PA. Ambiente e Sociedade, São Paulo,  v. 21, e01573, 2018. Disponível em: Acesso em:.
Abstract: The objective of this research was to classify the social vulnerability in Altamira-PA, considering the occurrence of seasonal floods and the future scenario of stabilization of the water level in the flood quota. The Social Vulnerability Index was determined by using fluviometric station data provided by ANA and socioeconomic variables from IBGE. The results indicate a moderate to low vulnerability that does not reflect the socio-spatial environment of the area, where the alert level of 6 m is recurrently exceeded during the floods of the Xingu river. The Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant will ensure the maintenance of the level of floods, which implies in the demand of urban planning that can reduce the liabilities generated by both the maintenance of wetlands, and for the extensive relocation of people, in addition by studies that assess the influence and consequence of extreme events in the region.
ISSN: 1809-4422
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