The technical departments of the National Environmental Fund (FNMA – Fundo Nacional do Meio Ambiente) and the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB – Serviço Florestal Brasileiro) will hold two courses, which will last a day and a half. The first course is scheduled to be realized on October 19 and 20, and the second will take place on October 21 and 22. Registrations are open for public and private NGOs interested in participating in a face to face training, with a view to present projects for the recovery of springs or areas that border water bodies.
Both trainings are intended to prepare the proponent organizations to meet the needs created by Notice No. 01/2015, which addresses the Recovery of Permanent Preservation Areas for Water Production. The purpose of this federal government initiative, led by the Ministry of Environment (MMA) in the long term, is to expand the water supply for 18 metropolitan areas in Brazil.
The main objective of the training is to enable interested parties to understand the notice, the technical and financial aspects of project design, the vegetation restoration methodologies, as well as guidance on the correct completion of data in the System of Federal Government Covenants (SICONV – Sistema de Convênios do Governo Federal).
According to Notice No. 01/2015, published on September 22, R$45 million will be used to finance 30 projects for the preservation of Permanent Preservation Areas. Each project will receive R$1.5 million to R$3 million in order to foster the recovery of vegetation. It is expected to recover up to 10,000 hectares in four years.
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