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