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Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

In Latin America, there is a relative water abundance, yet water is not accessible to everyone. Rapid urbanization, densification and expansion of cities, development of mining and livestock activities, social conflicts over water, and increasing climate variability, among other... Read more »

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Transformations and pressures on the valley of binational basin Catamayo-Chira

Transformations and pressures on the valley of binational basin Catamayo-Chira

In recent years, Peruvian coastal valleys have been a focal point of development, especially for private sector agrarian investment in crop production for export and biodiesel. Agricultural frontiers have expanded, regreening the arid landscapes of dry forests in the... Read more »

Categories: Agriculture Blog Peru River basins South America Transboundary University of Arizona

After the race to the bottom: water supply challenges in the Ica Valley, Peru

After the race to the bottom: water supply challenges in the Ica Valley, Peru

“¡Dense cuenta que estamos regresando a lo mismo, a las haciendas!” (Realise that we are heading back towards the same (situation), the haciendas!) Neighbour in Pachacutec District (27 April 2015) Provision of drinking water is currently recognised as a... Read more »

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Scenario planning for future water security in Hermosillo, Mexico

Scenario planning for future water security in Hermosillo, Mexico

Hermosillo, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Sonora, has 725,000 inhabitants and is a large, expanding economic and political powerhouse in the region. The city, which has seen a 50 percent population increase since 1995, is critically... Read more »

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