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Wilson Cabral Sousa Junior

Wilson Cabral Sousa Junior
Aeronautics Institute of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Wilson Cabral currently works at the Water Resources and Environment Department at Aeronautics Institute of Technology, Brazil. Wilson does researches in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Climate Changes and Sustainability. Its current project is 'ELOS - Expanding connections for the governance of ecosystem services in the Atlantic Forest'.
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - present
University of the Sunshine Coast
Position
  • Visiting Academic Staff
June 1998 - August 2015
Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 1998 - present
Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

Publications

Publications (65)
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The São Paulo Macro Metropolis (MMP) is a geographical arrangement that brings together the most significant Brazilian socioeconomic figures and faces numerous challenges, such as heavy pressure on natural resources. Through compilation, spatialization and cross-referencing of data, this work assessed time series of land use and land cover of the l...
Conference Paper
Over the 21st century, climate change will most likely impact hydrological drought trends around the world. The temporary reduction in water availability triggers public pressure for action, which in the short-term can then result in the expansion of reservoirs to increase water availability. However, the problem becomes more challenging if the lon...
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The São Paulo Macro Metropolis (SPMM) is one of the richest and most inequitable regions of the Global South and is already experiencing the impacts of severe climate events. This study analyzes climate risk assessments and policy responses for this territory as well as its vulnerabilities. The Index of Vulnerability to Natural Disasters related to...
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No contexto da COVID-19, objetivando contribuir para o levantamento e geração de informações úteis para a tomada de decisão local e regional acerca do enfrentamento da doença, o Núcleo de Estudos em Infraestrutura e Ambiente (NINFA), do Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), em conjunto com outras instituições e pesquisadores colaboradores, ap...
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Concerns regarding water scarcity, food security, and land/soil degradation are increasing, and these issues are far from being independent of bioenergy production. The competing need for land and water resources in food and bioenergy production have been at the forefront of policy debates. In this study, we examined policy debates related to land,...
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Most of the water supplied in Brazil comes from water streams that may have higher values for apparent color than turbidity. Treatability trials were performed for color and turbidity removal to evaluate the advantages of coagulation during the charge neutralization mechanism when compared to sweep flocculation for water with those characteristics....
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One of the benefits of forest and reforestation is linked to the erosion control and reduction of the amount of sediments suspended in water. This study proposes a methodology for Payments for Ecosystem Services associated to these benefits in 24 water supply watersheds, under influence of the Paraíba do Sul River Basin Environmental Protected Area...
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This article addresses regional inequalities about critical healthcare infrastructure for coping with the COVID-19, based on geospatial analysis and compartmental modeling (SEIR). The study sites were the São Paulo Macro Metropolis (MMP) and the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba/Litoral Norte (RMVPLN). The results indicated the absence of ICU...
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Rising mean and extreme temperatures due to climate change may influence the maximum takeoff weight of an aircraft. We explore aircraft performances at four airports in Southeastern Brazil. The calculations are based on simulations for Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 and 8.5 scenarios, delivered from high-resolution Regional Climate...
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Rising mean and extreme temperatures due to climate change may influence the maximum takeoff weight of an aircraft. We explore aircraft performances at four airports in Southeastern Brazil. The calculations are based on simulations for Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 and 8.5 scenarios, delivered from high-resolution Regional Climate...
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Vulnerability is a concept that may be applied to many things, and is a way to identify points that must be prioritized by risk analysis. To that principle this chapter will explore the application of the SEVICA index (Zanetti VB, de Sousa Júnior WC, De Freitas DM. Sustainability 8:811–823, 2016) to the city of Santos, and try to identify sensible...
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The choice of areas for nature conservation involves the attempt to maximize the benefits, whether by carrying out an economic activity or by the provision of Ecosystem Services. Studies are needed to improve the understanding of the effect of the extent and position along the watershed of restored areas on soil and water conservation. This study a...
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This paper examines barriers and opportunities for climate change adaptation in an urban coastal setting where adaptation is in its infancy. It draws on a diagnostic framework as a foundation for identifying and organising barriers and opportunities in terms of three broad phases of the adaptation process, i.e. (1) understanding the problem, (2) pl...
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Due to the current growth of the Brazilian population income and energy consumption and an increase in the population density in urban areas, air quality in the crowded Brazilian cities, in a coming future, is being questioned. Trying to find a suitable answer, this paper has analyzed both the Brazilian and Regional (São Paulo state) public policie...
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This study evaluates the performance of two bias correction techniques—power transformation and gamma distribution adjustment—for Eta regional climate model (RCM) precipitation simulations. For the gamma distribution adjustment, the number of dry days is not taken as a fixed parameter; rather, we propose a new methodology for handling dry days. We...
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Despite huge differences in population, household income and development levels, Australia and Brazil have some temporal convergences in their water governance systems. Over the last 20 years, both countries have significantly reformed their water policies and practices by introducing a legal foundation for more integrated and participatory catchme...
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Coastal areas are highly susceptible to the effects of climate change, particularly to sea-level rise and extreme rainfall events, resulting in increased social and environmental vulnerabilities. In this context, the need for predictive planning instruments, especially in densely populated coastal areas, is a critical management priority. A number...
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Loss of containment of industrial facilities and equipment triggered by natural hazards (called na-tech events) has been widely discussed in both the technical and scientific literature at least since the 1980s. Floods and landslides are amongst the most important immediate causes of na-tech events and may increase the risk to people and environmen...
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Foram avaliados diferentes aspectos relativos à demanda e à oferta de água pluvial para atendimento de usos não potáveis no Aeroporto Internacional de São Paulo (AISP), em Guarulhos. Para tal, estudaram-se diferentes estratos de demanda e definiram-se os usos pretendidos. Posteriormente, avaliaram-se a oferta e o volume do reservatório. Os resultad...
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The North Coastal Region of the State of São Paulo, which comprises the Municipalities of Caraguatatuba, São Sebastião, Ilhabela and Ubatuba, is one of the Brazilian areas most prone to flooding and debris flow deposition, owing to hydrological extreme rainfall events, usually coupled with extreme tidal levels. The catastrophic scene of the city of...
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Advances in water management require knowledge of the availability and demand of water resources to define priority actions for water conservation. The aim of this study is to support the development of municipal initiatives involving Water Footprint, based on a case study of Caraguatatuba, using 2012 data. The following water footprints were consi...
Conference Paper
Climate change adaptation is highlighted as critical for the protection of coastal populations and ecosystems, but the extent to which climate change is considered and incorporated into policies is unknown. In this study, we investigate the extent to which climate adaptation is considered within the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We found there are no...
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Climate change adaptation is highlighted as critical for the protection of coastal populations and ecosystems, but the extent to which climate change is considered and incorporated into policies is unknown. In this study, we investigate the extent to which climate adaptation is considered within the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. We found there are no...
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Spatial modelling is a resourceful approach largely used in land use planning and occupation dynamics. The use of land change and urban growth simulations are indispensable for supporting the development and implementation of urban planning policies. This paper develops potential scenarios of land use change (status-quo and law enforcement) and urb...
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Good Stuff International, Switzerland C o o r d i n a t o r : Maite M. Aldaya, Water Observatory – Botín Foundation, and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain C o n t r i b u t o r s : • Latin America may well be water rich, but economic and urban growth from the last two decades has polluted freshwater resources of many countries. • Several fact...
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Santos Harbor Metropolitan Area (SHMA) in São Paulo Coastline (Brazil) is the most important marine cargo transfer terminal in the Southern Hemisphere. In previous studies, the authors showed how this area is subject to climate changes determining, in the long run, a sea level rise and, as a consequence, a consistent impact on the global sea level...
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Good Stuff International, Switzerland C o o r d i n a t o r : Maite M. Aldaya, Water Observatory – Botín Foundation, and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain C o n t r i b u t o r s : • Latin America may well be water rich, but economic and urban growth from the last two decades has polluted freshwater resources of many countries. • Several fact...
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Good Stuff International, Switzerland C o o r d i n a t o r : Maite M. Aldaya, Water Observatory – Botín Foundation, and Complutense University of Madrid, Spain C o n t r i b u t o r s : • Latin America may well be water rich, but economic and urban growth from the last two decades has polluted freshwater resources of many countries. • Several fact...
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One way to reduce water consumption in urban areas is by using alternative sources of supply that can be provided by collecting rainwater and reusing wastewater for less restricted purposes. Thus, this study evaluated the characteristics of effluents produced by the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) of São Paulo International Airport (SPIA), Brazil...
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Devido à importância das plataformas de redes sociais na Internet, neste século, é crescente o estudo sobre seu uso em ambientes acadêmicos para aprendizagem, pesquisa e outras ações. Este trabalho demonstra o potencial das ferramentas da Web 2.0 para a divulgação científica, a partir de um levantamento sistemático das diversas plataformas existent...
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Atmospheric pollutant monitoring constitutes a primordial activity in public policies concerning air quality. In São Paulo State, Brazil, the São Paulo State Environment Company (CETESB) maintains an automatic network which continuously monitors CO, SO2, NOx , O3, and particulate matter concentrations in the air. The monitoring process accuracy is...
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Este trabalho analisa a variação de fatores ambientais (chuva e vento) e sua influência sobre as edificações. Os resultados para o período de 2000 a 2010 mostram uma variação considerável entre índices máximos e mínimos destes fatores no Brasil, e pode subsidiar adaptações nas normas técnicas visando a aumentar a vida útil de edificações e reduzir...
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The Amazon region is the final frontier and central focus of Brazilian hydro development, which raises a range of environmental concerns. The largest project in the Amazon is the planned Belo Monte Complex on the Xingu river. If constructed it will be the second biggest hydroelectric plant in Brazil, third largest on earth. In this study, we analys...
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The knowledge of touristic potential is required to improving income generation by taking advantage of natural and cultural amenities. Tourism can be an economic activity that gives value and incentives for conservation of these resources. Correctly evaluating the potential utilization of a touristic activity is very important for future projects....
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O objetivo deste artigo é a modelagem da dinâmica do uso e cobertura das terras na Bacia-Hidrográfica dos Rios Mogi-Guaçú e Pardo no Estado de São Paulo. Ele foca a restauração dos serviços ecossistêmicos do controle da erosão. São descritos e analisados a dinâmica do uso e cobertura das terras, focados nas suas principais forças direcionadoras, ta...
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Resumo: O conhecimento do potencial turístico é uma demanda de muitos que se interessam em empreender e/ou incrementar formas de geração de renda que aproveitem amenidades naturais e culturais. Acredita-se que o turismo pode ser uma atividade econômica que as valorize e, consequentemente, incentive a conservação destes recursos. Avaliar corretament...
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The development of transportation and energy infrastructure has been a major driver in the conversion of natural ecosystems in Brazil since the nineteenth century. Although this pattern is present in most countries, Brazil differs in the scale of opportunities that are still available to build its physical infrastructure while pursuing an ambitious...
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SAR (synthetic aperture radar) data is an important tool for the study of reservoirs. An important variable for reservoir management is precise definition of the land/water boundary. The double bounce reflection present in SAR data allow one to recognize those areas present in the Amazon basin. The objective of this research is to define a methodol...
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This paper presents a methodology for the assessment of reservoirs surface area. Serra da Mesa reservoir was selected as test site. A digital elevation model (DEM) was generated from 48 topographic charts at the scale of 1:25 000. The generation of the DEM was performed in the SPRING computational environment. The following steps were performed to...
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Resumo-Este artigo trata da construção do Complexo Hidrelétrico de Belo Monte, no estado do Pará. Procura identificar os benefícios e os custos sócio-ambientais, propondo uma metodologia de valoração. Vários são os fatores que tornam este empreendimento alvo de discussão. A Eletronorte afirma que o empreendimento terá capacidade de geração de 11.18...
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A part of HIDROAER project is the development of software for human-machine interface (HMI) to show the flow of water for the S ao Paulo International Airport. This paper presents the elements that form the structure of th e system responsible for interface between the aquisition system of the water consumption from Guarulhos Airport based on a Zig...
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Under the scenario of the Paraguai-Paraná waterway extending, and its social, environmental and economic impacts, this study presents an analysis of the waterway insertion on the logistic structure of Mato Grosso State soybean transportation. Social cost-benefits analysis have been made for 4 distincts scenarios and the results has been shown feasa...
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This paper describes the results from the analysis of two systematic data sources on land use and coverage in order to use as input in LUCC modeling. Data from MODIS Global Land Cover and PRODES Digital (Amazon Monitoring Project) were analysed under their parameters which are interesting to dynamic spatial modeling. Due to the variability of MODIS...
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This paper describes the use of GIS and Remote Sensing on sustainability analysis of land use. We work in a case involving the land use on the context of Cerrado-Pantanal Ecological Corridor, around the Parque Nacional das Emas. Land use mapping and participative diagnostics, taking into account the users's perspectives, were used to generate a haz...
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Airports with high annual passenger movements are important consumers of water in regions where they are installed. São Paulo Inte rnational Airport (SPIA) - Governador André Franco Montoro, target of this work, is located in the City of Guarulhos/SP and the largest cargo terminal in South America. The SPIA works as a medium-sized city in terms of...
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Part of the HIDROAER project is the development of a network for remote monitoring of water consumption for the Internation al Airport of Sao Paulo. For this, electronic modules are used coupled to flow-meters that genera tes pulses at a determined output ratio (pulses / "x" liters). In these modules, an internal microcon troller receives the signa...
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RESUMO -O presente estudo aborda questões relevantes para a gestão das águas na Amazônia, trazendo à análise a bacia do rio Purus, um dos maiores contribuintes da margem direita do rio Solimões. Sendo um rio de bacia transfronteiriça – nasce na Bolívia, passa pelo Peru e adentra o Brasil, passando pelos estados do Acre e Amazonas, o Purus represent...