• Photo: Fernando Moraes/Rede Abrolhos

    Members of Adalto Bianchini’s research team pick through samples pulled from the Atlantic Ocean to determine the environmental damage wrought by the 2015 Samarco mine disaster. Bianchini’s research is helping Brazil rewrite its rules on water quality. (Photo: Fernando Moraes/Rede Abrolhos)

It’s one of the wealthiest countries in South America, but Brazil’s approach to setting water policy and pollution regulations lags behind that of most of the developed world. Adalto Bianchini is working to change that. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read “The man revamping Brazil's approach to water quality.”