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Temporary effluent Of Parapeti Bassin, Bolivian Chaco.

Hydrological Balance, biological quality and water management in the Bolivian Chaco.

Team 6: Source and transfer of organic matter in aquatic ecosystems
2013 to 2016
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This project aims at establishing scenarios of availability evolution and water management from the Parapeti basin in the semi-arid region of Bolivian Chaco.

International teams of climatologists, hydrologists, ecologists and specialists of the water management collaborate for:

  • Set up scenarios of long-term evolution of the hydrological balance (100 years) within the framework of the regional climate change predictions.
  • Adapt bio-index based on river macro-invertebrates to watch the global ecological quality of the rivers.
  • Adapt a tool for environmental flow evaluation based on fish assemblage (flow to maintain in the rivers to protect their biodiversity and the ecological associated services.
  • Develop a model of water management and propose strategic actions for a sustainable use of water resources.

This project is financed by IRD and Total E&P Bolivia, and benefits from an institutional support of all the partners.