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Alex Fries, Dave Nemazie, and Bill Dennison traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the initiation of a Guanabara Bay report card. IAN is partnering with KCI, a Maryland-based engineering firm, and PSAM, a municipal sanitation management agency in Rio. We actively participated in two workshops-a small technical workshop at INEA, which is an environmental agency based in Rio, and a large public workshop at the new Museum of Tomorrow, overlooking Guanabara Bay. Alex produced a draft newsletter in Portuguese which we used in the workshop at the Museum of Tomorrow. We will be returning to Rio in the coming months to complete the Guanabara Bay report card.
IAN staff headed back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for another stop in their journey to create the first Guanabara Bay Report Card. This visit included a workshop in Niteroi, a city across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro as well as a boat tour of the bay. The workshop included discussions reviewing values of and threats to the ecosystem, adding new indicators to the report, and presenting survey results from the previous workshop. Clear communication on the restoration of Guanabara Bay was identified as a key effort in stakeholder engagement, especially during the report card process. The boat tour showcased both the good and bad of Guanabara Bay, including fishing and pollution.
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