Water on agenda in Brazil

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The Brazilian federal government has taken action in order to solve on–going water shortages throughout the country, preparing for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

A Rio de Janeiro energy company, Light, recently divulged information to the government, warning of the threat of a lack of energy due to over production. As a result of the increase of use during the major sporting events, Light believes that a surge will lead to blackouts, thus inhibiting water to be spread throughout the region. Brazil's Minister of National Integration, Fernando Bezerra Coelho, has personally sought out Rio de Janeiro's governor Sergio Cabral in order to discuss the problems. Light proposed three potential solutions that range in price from $30m to $200m. Bezerra claimed that president Dilma Rousseff has already approved any work deemed necessary in order to guarantee the success of each respective sporting event.

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