Publicado el 19 June, 2023 / News

Interdisciplinary team will present results of the Project “Risk Analysis as a tool for prioritizing NSCA in the main rivers of Northern Patagonia, under drought hydrological scenarios”

In recent years, the northern area of ​​Chilean Patagonia (between the Puelo and Aysén river basins) has witnessed the impacts of climate change, with a decrease in precipitation and a slight rise in temperature. In the future, the projections are not more encouraging, in fact there is a high probability that these changes will continue and intensify.
In this scenario, and during the last 18 months, an interdisciplinary team made up of researchers from the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, the CIEP Center, the INCAR Center, the University of Talca, the Universidad de Concepción, the Universidad from Bío Bío and the Universidad Austral de Chile, together with collaborators from the Oregon State University, the Catalan Institute for Water Research and the communities of the Puelo, Yelcho, Palena, Cisnes and Aysén river basins, executed and participated of the project “Risk Analysis as a tool for the prioritization of Secondary Environmental Quality Standards in the main rivers of Northern Patagonia, under drought hydrological scenarios”, financed by the Drought Strategic Research Fund of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID).
The results of the project will be presented in three cities in Chile, beginning in Santiago on June 20, at 3:00 p.m., at the Extension and Postgraduate Building of the University of Talca, located at Quebec 415, Providencia; continuing in Puerto Montt, on June 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hotel Vicente Costanera, located at Diego Portales 450, and ending in Coyhaique on Thursday, June 22 at the Cultural Center of that city, located at Eusebio Lillo 23.
At the meeting, the results of the community monitoring of water quality (weekly resolution) will be presented, carried out between the months of April 2022 and 2023 in the areas of the mouth of the Puelo, Yelcho, Palena, Cisnes and Aysén rivers, as well as information on the present and future influence of these rivers in the coastal system of northern Chilean Patagonia. In addition, the validation of surface salinity data obtained from the integration of data collected in situ (CTD) and re-analysis products will be presented, and the integration of data generated in rivers and coastal areas with those reported by aquaculture activities (salmon farming) will be discussed. and mussel farming).