- Water resources

Research in this field aims to diagnose and predict social and environmental impacts and risks in watersheds where Vale operates. We analyze the hydrological cycle processes through mathematical modeling, remote sensing, and local data – water availability, evapotranspiration, flooding, morphology, sedimentology, geochemistry, and flood risk in plains. Furthermore, we map and analyze the environmental quality of springs. The information generated by the projects provides subsidies for the management and planning of water resources.