The waste disposal suitability of Almada River Watershed

ABSTRACT This work had the objective to identify the suitability of the Almada River Watershed (ARW) front of the deployment areas for waste disposal from the recognition of physical environment and land use occupation characteristics. The methodology had initially its activities associated with the survey of environmental studies and consolidation of thematic maps already made in the ARW area. Then the plans of thematic information, like bedrock, soils and landforms, had its features framed in suitability classes to the implementation of waste disposal in accordance with the proposal of Zuquette. The results attested to the scenario in which the area of ARW has a higher concentration of severe and restrictive suitability located in the west, north and east portions, due to the extensive occurrence of permanent preservation areas in upper 45º slope areas and top portions of hills, associated with the presence of dense forest.