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The man revamping Brazil's approach to water quality

September 20, 2017
Members of a research team pick through samples pulled from the Atlantic Ocean.
Fernando Moraes/Rede Abrolhos

Following the rupture of a large dam in southeastern Brazil, metal waste and mud flowed downstream, contaminating the water and wreaking havoc as the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Adalto Bianchini's research is helping the country rewrite its rules on one of its most precious resources.

This article is part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between IDRC and Canadian Geographic.

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