Case Studies

To view additional case studies, go to the Data Portal (click the map image below).

Example: WFD application in Brazil

The South American country of Brazil has one of the world’s largest coastlines, stretching over 8.500 kilometres. Additionally, it is home to largest contiguous mangroves, unique flora and fauna species and ecosystems such as river deltas, lagoons, dunes, and sandbars. Around 51 million people (roughly 27%) of the population live near coasts. Brazil has total of 28 metropolises and of them 16 are located in coastal regions. The BMU funded GIZ project “Protecting Brazil’s marine and coastal biodiversity (TerraMar)” supported environmental planning for Brazilian coastal and marine zones. It also focused on marine litter issue. Under this project two coastal regions of Costa dos Corais (Coral coast) and Abrolhos were chosen, due to their unique ecosystems and their significance for costal and marine biodiversity.

The project is working in 6 municipalities in the Costa dos Corias (Coral coast): Sirinhaém, Rio Formoso, Tamandaré, Barreiros, São José da Coroa Grande and Maragogi, and in Porto Seguro of Abrolhos.

The Waste Flow Diagram has been used in all seven municipalities for baseline assessments around the end of 2021. This includes calculations based on average population of resident and average of floating population for the year, as Brazil is one of the popular tourist destinations. These case studies worked with multiple scenario building in terms of environmental education, improvement of containers and elimination of overflows, etc. More details on the project can be found here. The registered users can access these case studies data and results.

Waste Flow Diagram