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Socio-environmental actions management and execution are eminently participative. Actions are developed through partnerships between Itaipu and both public and private institutions, which are social and environmental entities. The organization and execution of these processes are supported by management committees.
 
Itaipu works together with more than 2,000 partners among city halls, cooperatives, class associations, farmers, NGOs, government agencies and an organized civil society. Many of these partners are organized into Management Committees and participate in the actions developed within the territory.
Implementing socio-environmental actions in the micro-watersheds requires the following steps:
 
1. Micro-watershed choice
It starts by talking through the concepts and bases of water resources conservation with local community, authorities, and leaders to define the micro-watershed to be worked on in each city by prioritizing those from sources supplying local population. The micro-watershed technical diagnostics is also performed.
 
2. Awareness
Meeting with communities and leaders to raise awareness concerning problems, required corrective actions and socially, environmentally correct practices.
 
3. Management Committees
Management committees for meeting Itaipu's environmental programs and projects representatives with cooperatives, companies, unions, social entities, universities, schools, farmers and municipal, state and federal agencies are created.
 
4. Environmental Education Workshops
The environmental education workshops work together with the micro-watersheds community by guiding a participatory diagnostics and discussing which are the socio-environmental intervention actions in that territory and their relevance, as well as the community's role in this work. In the workshops, the community expresses its thoughts besides taking a proactive stance in the planned actions and establishing some individual and collective commitments. 
 
5. Agreements and Term of Commitment
Itaipu Binacional, the City Hall and the other partners sign the agreements and other legal instruments in which parties’ conditions and counterparts are clearly established in order to enable the planned actions to be executed considering the technical and participatory diagnostics.
 
Examples of actions carried out in the micro-watersheds: 
 
  • Soil Conservation
  • Riparian forest planting  
  • Building fences to protect the riparian forests and river sources
  • Recovering and protecting river sources
  • Implementing community suppliers
  • Road adequacy
  • Waste distributors
  • Building cisterns 
  • Graveling of roads
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