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Sabesp - SP
SABESP, the largest water and sanitation company in Latin America, uses the localized rain induction technology developed and patented by ModClima since 2001. It cannot run out of its raw material – water. With a strategy focusing on prevention, SABESP has contracted ModClima for over 7 years to optimize the rainfall on the Cantareira system (300,000 ha) and Alto Tietê (250,000 ha) system, which supply water to over 20 million people in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area.
Barragem de Mirorós: Perímetro de Irrigantes – BA
This project was undertaken to benefit the Miroros dam that continues to face serious problems of water shortage. It was the first time that ModClima applied its technology in the semiarid region of Brazil. Surprisingly, our technology reached higher success rates in Bahia than in the Southeast of Brazil.
However, a project targeting the Miroros dam should be structured in the same way as those performed for SABESP in Sao Paulo. For SABESP, the largest water and sanitation company in Latin America, ModClima has dedicated staff and continuous operating structure to optimize the rainfall in the catchment area of the water reservoir, making sure that all seeding opportunities are executed. By structuring a medium-term project in this way, we believe that we can help restore the dam and its levels of water in the reservoir.
Pineapple in Bahia: Department of Agriculture of Bahia - Itaberaba – BA
After five months without rain and facing the worst drought in 47 years, farmers of the Chapada Diamantina region worked together to ask the Secretary of Agriculture (SEAGRI) to sponsor a project to benefit their pineapple plantation. The project benefited over 2,000 small producers of pineapple, the main crop of the Itabaraba region. With 17 flights and 14 rains, the project was a success and an extension of the project is now being negotiated.
Chapada Diamantina National Park – BA
After a great outbreak of forest fires in the Chapada Diamantina national park, ModClima and a team of volunteers donated 2 hours of flight to the national park. In this project we performed two flights and achieved two rains during the International Water Day in February 2009.
Soy, Rice, and Eucalyptus in Norte-East Brazil
In Maranhao (North-East of Brazil) ModClima was hired for the third straight year by a group of entrepreneurs and farmers to induce localized rains in the region. These farmers already use our technology to induce rain strategically in order to improve the production and productivity of soybeans, rice and eucalyptus.
Cooperatives, resellers, and hydroelectric plant in Parana
In early 2012, the western part of the state of Parana suffered a loss of $3 billion dollars due to droughts. After this event, ModClima was sought by the president of the rural association of Toledo in the State of Parana, to experiment with the technology in the region. With the support and coordination of COONAGRO, we consolidated a group of five cooperatives, six resellers, and a hydroelectric plant to start the project.
Over the past 15 years, in 30 crops harvested in the region, 15 crops were affected by droughts. This shows that acting preventively and having an ongoing project to induce rains in the region can be a smart and strategic way to minimize the losses caused by climatic events and increase the productivity of soybean, corn, and other crops.