Hidroquimica de las aguas del Altiplano de Bolivia

Translated title of the contribution: Chemical composition of the waters in the Bolivian Altiplano

J. Quintanilla, A. Coudrain-Ribstein, J. Martinez, V. Camacho

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Scopus citations


Surface waters were sampled from 36 points in the basin that includes Lake Titicaca, Desaguadero river and lakes Uru-Uru and Poopo (TDPS basin). Groundwaters were sampled from 37 wells in the TDPS basin and from 33 wells in the Aroma province. The salinity increases from north to south, being very serious in the lakes Uru-Uru and Poopo. Human influence is related to a bacteriological contamination in the area of Oruro and also to a contamination by wolfram, tin, cobalt, cadmium, nickel, antimony and lead in the rural area.

Translated title of the contributionChemical composition of the waters in the Bolivian Altiplano
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)461-471
Number of pages11
JournalBulletin - Institut Francais d'Etudes Andines
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996


Dive into the research topics of 'Chemical composition of the waters in the Bolivian Altiplano'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this