Environmental Project in Coroico, Bolivia: A Case Study

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Thomas Asbjørn Thomsen
The thesis will feature two main objectives, that will be referred to as the Aims of the Thesis. The Aims of the Thesis are based on conversation with EWB about the goals of their work in Coroico, combined with what is possible to do in the span of a year.
Of greatest importance to EWB was getting good maps of the Coroico Municipality in order to create a basis for their GIS-work in the region in future years.
The second goal of EWB is to point out certain areas that are contaminated by pesticides, in order to protect the locals from pesticide poisoning.
The mapping of contaminated sites will be carried out as a methodological project, where it will be explained how the mapping of pesticide contamination in the area could be approached, once the time is right for that.
The Aims of the Thesis can be seen as process, where it is necessary to complete the tasks chronologically. The Aims of the Thesis are:
1) Create a land use/land cover map of the Coroico Municipality.
2) Detect areas susceptible to pesticide contamination.
The first part of the thesis will focus on getting the GIS-data, and converting it in QGIS and ArcMap in order to create a useful map of Coroico. The creation of the map of Coroico will be beneficial in the second state of the thesis, when screening for potential contaminated sites. The screening will be done through Multiple-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA).
LanguageEnglish
Publication date10 Jun 2015
Number of pages50
External collaboratorEngineers Without Borders Denmark (Ingeniører uden Grænser)
Rikke Østergaard rikkehan@gmail.com
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