Challenges of the Hydrological Monitoring of Small Hydrographic Basins: Case Study of the Mineirinho Stream Basin, São Carlos (Sp, Brazil) (PAP014892)
Loide Angelini Sobrinha, Leandro Guimarães Bais Martins, Renata Martins Genova, Marcus Vinícius Galbetti, Marcelo Miky Mine, João Luiz Boccia Brandão
Acquisition of hydrological data is essential for managing basins and hydrology studies.Implementing a hydrological monitoring network, however, is a complex and unique task.Its planning andimplementation involve aspects related to the monitoring objective, the nature of the data, the study areaand the available equipment. The implementation is even more complex in urban areas than in rural ormixed basins because the choice of equipment and the selection of installation points present variouschallenges. These challenges involve subjecting the professionals and equipment to risks or relaxing thetechnical recommendations so that the task is fulfilled. This article addresses the obstacles and solutionsfound during the installation of a hydrological monitoring network in the Mineirinho urban stream basin inSão Carlos(SP), Brazil. The network has equipment for rainfall, streamflow and water quality monitoring.The selection of points for installation, the choice of equipment and the advantages and disadvantages ofthe solutions found by the working team are presented.