Hidrovias en el Amazonia

Article by Marc Dourojeanni from the Universidad de la Molina
Sunday, October 31, 2010

As part of the South America Initiative for Infrastructure Integration (IIRSA) several waterways, or hidrovias are planned in the main rivers of the Peruvian Amazon. The studies have begun. Despite the apparent social and environmental virtues of the old world experience the transformation of Amazonian rivers in waterways pose new problems that must be considered carefully. This paper discusses the pros and cons and social environment waterways in the Peruvian Amazon, where  5023 kms of river channalization are planned. Dourojeanni discusses pros and cons of the hidrovias.