Get to know the NIT, that Itaipu will present at the 10th World Water Forum

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Itaipu’s reservoir at the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Photo: Alexandre Marchetti

Itaipu Binacional, a hydroelectric plant that belongs equally to Brazil and Paraguay, will showcase its efforts in monitoring, researching, and caring for water resources at the 10th World Water Forum in Bali from May 18 to 24, 2024. 

One of its key initiatives is the Territorial Intelligence Center (NIT, in Portuguese), which brings together professionals from the company and students and researchers from the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI-BR) to support the planning of environmental actions.

The Territorial Intelligence Center is organized into thematic areas that focus on water, biodiversity, climate, sanitation, territory, and sustainability and ESG.

The water thematic area carries out research that uses data intelligence to monitor the environmental quality of the reservoir and its tributaries to ensure water security for energy generation and other uses. 

The biodiversity thematic area conducts surveys of fauna and flora species in the Bela Vista Biological Refuge, while the climate thematic area manages atmospheric data to support decision-making for water security and sustainable development.

The sanitation thematic area supports intelligent monitoring activities and epidemiological surveillance of sewage to provide strategic information for managers of the institution and public health in the region. It also supports public planning of basic sanitation and solid waste management systems and the operationalization of recycling and final disposal of waste through the Solid Waste Management Program of Itaipu Binacional, PTI-BR’s technical assistance, and partnership with municipal governments and recycling enterprises.

The territory thematic area uses spatial technologies to support decision-making based on geographic data for environmental management, urban planning, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources, with a focus on water security. 

The sustainability and ESG thematic area focuses on knowledge management, training, and communication on sustainable territorial development and ESG practices through an educational initiative called the International School for Sustainability (EIS, in Portuguese). 

The EIS uses instructional design and integrated communication to promote the development of people and the construction of knowledge in the areas of interest.