Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Cearense Semi-Alarm Plate Tiles: The Case of IPU, Ceará, Brazil

José Falcão Sobrinho1, Cleire Lima da Costa Falcâo2, Edson Vicente da Silva3, and Marcos Venicios Ribeiro

1. Acaraú State University/UVA, Brasil
2. Universidade Estadual do Ceará/UECE, Brasil
3. The Federal University of Ceará/UFC, Brasil

4. Acaraú State University/UVA, Brasil

Abstract: This study is the result of a research carried out in the Acaraú River basin, known as the Vale do Acaraú, located in the state of Ceará, Brazil, which in fact includes a complement of dynamic elements, including human presence that is of fundamental importance in this context, especially in the which refers to the use of natural resources and specifically of water resources. At the outset, we privilege the water resources as object of study, emphasizing the cisterns of plates. As a spatial clipping we have the Municipality of Ipu, inserted in the backcountry surface of pediplanation and sedimentary plateau of Ibiapaba. Therefore, this research aimed at a study of water resources in the semi-arid region of Ceará. The relevance of the research was due to the field activities carried out in the Acaraú valley. The methodology used was based on the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger. From this perspective, we visited and applied questionnaires with families that were treated with cisterns for at least three years. We find that cisterns raise the quality of life of families. The families show their relevance to alleviate the water shortage in the region. In conclusion, families emphasize that the cistern is of great importance because it is an appropriate reservoir to capture rainwater, so the construction of this reservoir contributes to the permanence of families in a rural environment, offering quality water for humans.

Key words: semi-arid, IPU, social technologies

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