Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil’s rivers

Brazil has more freshwater than any other country, but this resource is dwindling because of climate change, rising consumption and inadequate treatment. Brazil’s rivers are increasingly polluted due to a lack of proper land use planning. Agriculture and urbanization are the main culprits, closely followed by mining. Although mining occupies a small percentage of Brazil’s territory, it has a huge impact on water quality, according to a literature review by a group of researchers published in Journal of Environmental Management.

Source: Phys.org