In the country’s far northeast, water shortages have reached a critical level and local officials are trying to make good on promises.
The drought is hitting the hardest in the country, where more than a quarter of the country is under a severe water shortage.
But despite that, Brazil’s President Michel Temer is calling for more water, and has vowed to expand water deliveries by a factor of five, to reach 1.5 million cubic meters (12 million gallons) per day by June 30, 2018.
Temer said on Monday that a combination of water conservation measures and infrastructure improvements will ease the burden on farmers and other people in the drought-stricken state of Minas Gerais.
The president is planning to invest in the creation of a network of reservoirs to deliver water to farmers and residents in the region.
Temers government has already announced the expansion of water supplies to nearly 10 million people, and hopes to add that to the current total of 1.2 million people expected to receive water.