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Brazil’s Itaipu presents its water care actions for global community at Expo 2020 Dubai

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DUBAI
– March 23, 2022:
Itaipu Binational, a
global leader in clean and renewable energy generation, showcases its tried and
tested practices in water conservation for biodiversity, climate, and energy,
at a thematic exhibition during Water Week at the Brazil Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai.

The
world’s second largest hydroelectric power plant located on the Brazilian and
Paraguay border, equally owned by Brazil and Paraguay showcases the
interconnections between water, biodiversity, climate, and energy.

Under
the patronage of ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion
Agency, the 12-day exhibition concluding on March 31, 2022, is aimed at helping
the Expo visitors experience the abundance of water resources from the South
American nation. The exhibition will also present two ballet performances
between 7 pm and 8:50 pm every night until the Expo’s last day.

“With
state-of-the-art interactive and immersive technologies, we are presenting the
richness of Brazil’s ecosystems and sensitize visitors about environmental
conservation, and water care,” said Anatalicio Risden Junior, Director General
of Itaipu Binational.

“The
sustainability theme reflects the potential of Brazil for a green economy,
which associates economic development with nature, exemplified by Itaipu’s
case. Our activities also featured events addressing sustainability and
covering a variety of themes such as territorial development, renewable
energies, preservation of water resources, and biodiversity, among others,” he
added.

Commenting on the Itaipu exhibition, Elias Martins Filho, Commissioner-General for Brazil
pavilion at the Expo 2020, said, “We are extremely proud to host the 12-day
exhibition at our pavilion and expand our
contributions to the global community, with the sharing of successful
experiences in the management of water, energy and ecosystems. Itaipu extensive
initiatives at the pavilion received positive response for the practices on how
to balance energy generation with the environment.”

The
activities include presentation of state-of-the-art technological resources,
such as augmented reality, virtual reality, immersion in scenarios with
360-degree projection, among others. Visitors will have the experience of
visiting Itaipu, the natural beauties that surround the plant, and other
scenarios that show the exuberance of nature in Brazil.

These
attractions are presented, throughout different itineraries: Water as Movement
(with emphasis on the “flying rivers” installation, which shows the
interconnections between Brazilian biomes through the rain); Water as Energy
(where it is possible to learn about the importance of water and biodiversity
for energy generation); Water as Life (which includes ballet performances
specially created for the Expo by Quasar Cia. de Dança); and Waters for Peace
(in which the partnership between Brazil and Paraguay that generated Itaipu
will be explored, including the company’s contributions to the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, and the importance of this agenda
for the world).

Starting
from March 20, the exhibition also presents ballet performances taking place
every night at 7 pm until the last day of Expo.

Brazil and Paraguay created Itaipu to jointly generate hydropower on the
Parana River, the border between the two countries. It is the single plant that
has produced the most energy in history, with more than 2.8 million
Gigawatts/hour, enough to supply the world for 45 days.

Around its reservoir, the plant develops a series of environmental and
social actions.
An example is the green belt of
more than 100,000 hectares of Atlantic Forest, which received the title of
Biosphere Reserve from UNESCO, in The Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme.

The
Brazil Pavilion at the Expo’s Sustainability District showcases a water mirror
at the ground level referring to the enormous availability of water resources
in Brazil, which owns 12 per cent of the world’s fresh water and a coastline of
almost 11 thousand kilometres in length. The Pavilion received a series of
attractions prepared by Itaipu that aimed to raise awareness of the importance
of water for ecosystems and, consequently, for the quality of life of all
people.

DF

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