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Drought affects 38 municipalities and Government manages cloud bombing

By Jose Rocha, Los Tiempos, 03/03/17, (translated from Spanish with Google Translate)

Summary

Through these times of scarcity and drought, the government of Cochabamba hopes that the proposal for “cloud bombing” will get approved by the federal government sometime this March. Aside from this technique, the government also has a couple of other solutions to help the situation such as the third phase of My Irrigation, scheduled to beginmid-year, and an investment fund of $250 M for water projects. 

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72 watchmen for Alalay and the Rocha River

By Edwin Soria, Los Tiempos, 03/5/17, (Translated from Spanish with Google Translate)

 

Summary

With pollution and water contamination increasing rapidly in areas such as Alalay Lagoon, Rocha River and San Pedro Hill, the Environmental Guard has increased its budget to allow for more supervision of these areas. 

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Tension increases in Tunari Park for land and water

By Jessica Vargas, Los Tiempos, 02/05/17, (Translated from Spanish with Google Translate)

Summary

More and more conflict zones are being identified throughout areas, adding land as another basis for conflict. Because land ownership and water rights are not well defined by law, the high rates of urbanization have worsened the need for water felt among the Tunari Park region. 

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Democrats classify possible cloud bombing in Cochabamba as “theft”

By Giuliana Jaldín, Los Tiempos, 01/02/17, (Translated from Spanish with Google Translate)

Summary

In efforts to alleviate the water shortages caused by the drought in Cochabamba, members of the Defense Ministry are pushing for the execution of cloud bombing. This technique relies on the disbursement of silver iodide in the clouds to essentially manipulate the weather and cause rain. Democrats are now criticizing this plan claiming that the 10 percent margin of guarantee for this approach is a misappropriation of $500 Million.      

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“‘Prepared for the worst’: Bolivians face historic drought, and global warming could intensify it”

By Samantha Schmidt, The Washington Post | 11/30/2016 

Summary

Bolivia is experiencing its worst drought in 25 years. Lakes and reservoirs continue to dry out, which has negatively impacted agriculture and livelihoods throughout the country. One of the gravest concerns is the rapid melting of glaciers due to climate change, as many residents depend upon glaciers for water during the dry seasons. President Evo Morales tells his constituents they have to prepare for the worst.

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