07. Knowledge and Information Management
From the 1990s onwards, the installation of desalination equipment using reverse osmosis membranes in the wells of the semi-arid region of Brazil began to provide drinking water to communities in this area. Currently, this process is being used by the federal government's Program named ?Água Doce?, which aims to implement 1357 reverse osmosis plants in the semi-arid region by 2020, with an investment of approximately R$ 252 million. Thus, this paper aims to identify, classify and indicate the order of priority in dealing with the risks of this Program through the application of the risk management methodology, indicated by the Project Management Institute - PMI and described in its guide PMBOK ® 6th ed. As a result, 36 risks were identified, classified, analyzed regarding their causes and consequences and ordered according to the priority in their treatment. These are facts that provide greater assertiveness in the development of an action plan to treat these risks, in order to reduce the probability and/or impacts of their occurrence. These results lead to the conclusion that the use of Risk Management in the Program under study, as in other public sector projects, is an opportunity to systematize the determination of priorities concerning the treatment of risks, avoiding/reducing deviations in schedule, cost, scope, quality and health, safety and environment (HSE).
PALAVRAS-CHAVE: risk management; pmi; reverse osmosis .