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Environmental management tools supporting decisions in basins with mining activities
Pérez Foguet, Agustí; Yacoub, Cristina; Miralles Esteban, Núria; Giné Garriga, Ricard
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada III; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Química; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut Universitari de Recerca en Ciència i Tecnologies de la Sostenibilitat; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. EScGD - Ciències de l’Enginyeria i Desenvolupament Global; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SETRI - Grup de Tècniques de Separació i Tractament de Residus Industrials
The socio - environmental conflicts related to water quality and quantity associated with mining in the Andean region is cause for concern. There is a role for scientific data an d social participation in mining related conflicts and the evolution to an ecosystem approach in water management, however few academic studies can be found which assess the environmental problems in the region and proposing methodologies adapted to mining contexts. The Jequetepeque river basin, located in Northern Peru, was chosen for action - research carried out from 2006 - 2011 and included a sequence of projects involving different local stakeholders (government, universities, NGOs). The application of hyd rological modeling, “smart” environmental monitoring and the use of aggregated indices on raw data for management is evaluated. The approach facilitates innovative work in the water sector, while partners that participate gain knowledge and capacities to take informed decisions related to mining and water resource management.
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Àrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Desenvolupament humà::Aigua i sanejament
Water resources development
mining
ecosystems
hydrologic modeling
environmental monitoring
socio - environmental indicators
Aigua--Abastament
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