GEF hires consultant to survey researches on structured water

Will be held, within the scope of the CITinova Project, financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a diagnosis of the state-of-the-art knowledge on water nanostructure – in Brazil and in the world – and a survey of researchers and organizations who are working on the topic.

Currently, water managers around the world, water supply companies, the medical sector and the agricultural and industrial sectors are largely unaware of the properties of water nanostructures and how associated technologies can bring great innovations to the expansion of water access and thus ensure greater water security.

Knowing more deeply the anomalous behavior of water and its nanostructure can bring numerous benefits, such as: opening up the field for the development of new technologies that help in the more efficient absorption of water, reducing water consumption in agriculture, and expanding the food supply; assist in the purification of contaminated water; reduce production costs; in addition to advances in the field of medicine, in helping to fight diseases, or even in industry.

“As it is a new field of science, it is important to map all the researchers who have worked in the area and the scientific and technological production that exists on the subject. Based on this study, a network of researchers can be created, who can develop cooperation projects on this very promising topic and with practical applications in maintaining the population’s health and quality of life and in building more sustainable cities”, highlights Tânia Brito, the contracted consultant.

The study will contribute to the following knowledge innovation platforms: Observatory of Sustainable Cities (CGEE), Sustainable Cities Program (“Nossa São Paulo”) and International Panel on Water Structure (IPWS).

CITinova is a multilateral project conducted by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UN Environment management. The Secretariat for the Environment (SEMA, GDF), in Brasília, is responsible for carrying out actions for the GDF in partnership with the Center for Strategic Studies and Management (CGEE)