Search for dissertations about: "Bolivian Altiplano"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words Bolivian Altiplano.

  1. 1. Anaerobic Digestion of Solid Residues on the Bolivian Altiplano

    University dissertation from Department of Chemical Engineering, Lund University

    Author : Rene Alvarez; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Bioteknik; Biotechnology; Altiplano; renewable energy; temperature fluctuation; low temperature; farm-scale digestion; manure; solid residues; Anaerobic Digestion; biogas;

    Abstract : Anaerobic digestion and the production of biogas can provide an efficient means of meeting energy needs locally and reducing organic loading due to untreated waste material in water recipients. Furthermore, residues after anaerobic digestion may be used as a fertilizer to improve the soil in many parts of the world. READ MORE

  2. 2. Addressing water scarcity in the Bolivian Altiplano for sustainable water management

    University dissertation from Water Resources Engineering, Lund University

    Author : Claudia Canedo Rosso; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2019-05-16]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Hydrology; Climatology; climate modes; Drought; Water balance; ENSO; Soil moisture; crop yield; Remote sensing; Bolivian highlands; arid and semiarid regions; Climate anomaly;

    Abstract : Water scarcity is a consequence of complex interactions between water access and water use. In fact, the time period over which precipitation deficit accumulates is a determing factor for the occurrence of drought. Drought induces crop production losses and far-reaching societal effects. In the South American Altiplano, drought is a major hazard. READ MORE

  3. 3. Geochemistry of Trace Elements in the Bolivian Altiplano Effects of natural processes and anthropogenic activities

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Oswaldo Eduardo Ramos Ramos; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Arsenic; Bolivian Altiplano; Eastern Cordillera; Trace elements; Surface water and shallow groundwater; Soils and crops.; Mark- och vattenteknik; Land and Water Resources Engineering;

    Abstract : The occurrence of As in groundwater in Argentina was known since 1917; however, the occurrence, distribution and mobilization of As and other trace elements (TEs) in groundwater in the Bolivian Altiplano are still quite unknown. An investigation applying a geochemical approach was conducted in the Poopó Basin and Lake Titicaca to understand processes of TEs in different systems such as water, soils, crops and sediments in mining areas. READ MORE

  4. 4. Water Resources Management efforts for best water allocation in the Lake Poopo basin, Bolivia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Andres Calizaya; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; poverty; institutional arrangements; Bolivian Altiplano; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis; Water conflict; Lake Poopo; IWRM strategy; local capacity building.;

    Abstract : The Lake Poopo basin, located on the Bolivian Altiplano, is extremely vulnerable to environmental degradation. The basin displays extreme spatial and temporal variations of water resources and rapidly decreasing water quality due to anthropogenic and natural pollution. READ MORE

  5. 5. Response of Bolivian Altiplano Lakes to Seasonal and Annual Climate Variations

    University dissertation from Water Resources Engineering, Lund University

    Author : Ramiro Pillco; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENSO; terminal lake; bathymetry; lake level; water balance; lake routing; paleolakes; climate change; precipitation pattern; intermittent rivers.; Desaguadero River; Lake Titicaca; Lake Poopó;

    Abstract : The Bolivian Altiplano is situated between two mountain ranges, the western and eastern central Andes in South America. It has two major lakes, Lake Titicaca to the north, and Lake Poopó to the south, which both are important for the nature as well as for the living conditions on the Altiplano. The two lakes are the remnants of large paleolakes. READ MORE