Agua, Gas y Agroindustria: Gestión Sostenible de Agua para Riego Agrícola en Santa Cruz, Bolivia
The published book “Agua, Gas y Agroindustria: Gestión Sostenible de Agua para Riego Agrícola en Santa Cruz, Bolivia” or Water, Gas and Agro Industry. Sustainable use of water for agricultural irrigation in Santa Cruz, Bolivia is a detailed study that analyzes the potential for large-scale irrigation in Bolivia’s most important agricultural region and the environmental impacts that will accompany that development. The study uses the available information from geology and climatology to model water flows in the region’s rivers, the dimensions of underground aquifers and the connections between the two. The study uses available geological, hydrological, and climatic information to model the dimensions of underground aquifers and groundwater recharge rates from river flows and rainfall. It also models the long-term sustainability of a production system based on irrigation and evaluates how such a system will impact the region’s ecosystems and indigenous peoples.