1st Workshop on Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services

On May 25, 2018, the 1st Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services Workshop was held in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Department of Water Resources and Environmental Sanitation, as part of the activities of NINFA (Nucleus of Studies on Infrastructure and Environment). This nucleus is led by Dr. Wilson Cabral, associate professor at ITA. Dr. Cabral is engaged to gather a critical mass of researchers to quantify and model ecosystem services, especially those related to Brazilian water resources. The workshop was attended by professionals with different expertise, e.g., ecologists, agronomists, biologists, and environmental engineers. In oral presentations participants focused on methodological approaches to quantify ecosystem services to avoid inadequate management services. CO.BRA team member, Dr. Julia Arieira, who participated in the event, presented a talk on the importance of wetlands as water repositories, based on 10 years of research in the Pantanal wetlands.

Participants of the 1st Workshop on Infrastructure and Ecosystem Services. Top-left to bottom-right: Walter Mendes Filho, Angelica Giarolla, Julia Arieira, Wilson Cabral de Sousa, Eduardo Arraut, Mariana Chaves, Bruna Pavani, Demerval Gonçalves, José Carlos de Moura Xavier, Thiago C. L. Ribeiro, Mariana G. C. de Abreu.