Spanning 86,715 km2, the Rio Doce Watershed is considered the most important watershed in Brazil. About 3.2 million people live there, in 228 municipalities: 200 in the state of Minas Gerais and 28 in the state of Espírito Santo. Its resources are overseen by the Rio Doce Watershed Committee (CBH-Doce).
CBH-Doce is a multi-stakeholder organisation whose main objective is to promote programmes and policies for the preservation, recovery, and sustainable development of the watershed, in addition to working together with governments, users, and civil society. Each river has its own committee to ensure the efficient and participatory management of water resources.
CBH-Doce's role in the restoration process is key to ensuring the long-term continuity of the programmes carried out by the Renova Foundation after the disaster.