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Hydrologic Evaluation of Compactness of the
Elqui River Drainage Basin in Chile:
Antecedents for Sustainable Management

Marcelo Garrido Pereira


Geographic focus: Chile / Elqui River Drainage Basin

Date completed: 2002

River basins constitute very complex geographic units, making efforts to guide non-environmentally degrading human activities very difficult. Marcelo Garrido Pereira, a student in Santiago, Chile, studied compactness of the Elqui River Drainage Basin, using GIS to create maps of sub-drainage basins within the larger watershed.

Topics / keywords: Hydrography; Water Pollution  

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