OUR EXPERIENCE

Here we list the most relevant projects in which we have participated as an NGO and as a research group.

 

All documents are written in Spanish, you will only find their titles translated into English.

TERRAE GEOENVIRONMENTAL NGO

 

2018. Review and technical analysis of the environmental documents of the Escobal mining project, located near San Rafael city, Guatemala. MiningWatch and the Xinka People's Parliament.

 

2018. Volunteer community monitors course for the Protected Area Tucabaca Wildlife Reserve Conservation Unit (Santa Cruz, Bolivia). Probioma

 

2018. Theoretical-practical workshops for the hydrogeochemical monitoring in areas affected by mining in Zaruma, Ecuador. Acción Ecológica.

 

2018. Preliminary evaluation of the status of water quality in areas that are affected or could be affected by mining projects. Study case 1: High basin of the Páez creek and Gold mining in the low and middle basin of the La Baja creek, municipality of California, Páramo de Santurbán, Santander, Colombia. Study case 2: Coal mining in Bruno creek basin, Guajira, Colombia. Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) - True Costs Initiative (TCI).

 

2018. Detailed geological and geomorphological studies for natural hazard assessment. Framework: Tibacuy municipality land planning. Tibacuy, Cundinamarca, Colombia.  INGERCIVIL.

 

2018. Evaluation of geochemical, hydrogeological and geotechnical components from the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Las Bambas open-pit copper mine. Perú. Cooperacción (Solidarity Action for Development).

 

2018. Impacts and environmental damages related to water and air pollution and its relationship with public health due to the activity of El Cerrejón (Angloamerican-Xstrata-BHP Billiton) open-pit coal mine. Framework: Tutela (action for protection of fundamental rights) filed by the Wayuu people of Provincial Reservation (Guajira - Colombia). The Constitutional Court of Colombia.

 

2017. Geo-environmental assessment on the region of projected open-pit gold mine La Colosa (Anglogold). Upper Coello river basin (Cajamarca, Tolima, Colombia). AIDA.

 

2017. Preliminary evaluation of the abiotic component of Environmental Impact Assesment of Ituango Hydroelectric Project. CAJAR (Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective)

 

2017. Geoenvironmental and water assessment for the exploratory oil drilling project El Nogal (Emerald Energy, a subsidiary of Sinochem Group). Defense of water and territory in Caquetá.  Vicaría del Sur (Catholic church organization).

 

2016—2017. A technical concept on physical and environmental impacts of El Roble underground copper mine at Carmen de Atrato, (Chocó - Colombia) - Phase I and Phase II. WWF (World Wildlife Fund.).

 

2016. Technical support for the administrative planning department authority for the strengthening of territorial planning processes in the area of influence of El Quimbo Hydroelectric Dam. The government of Huila.

 

2016. Impacts and environmental damages related to illegal gold mining. Framework: Tutela (action for protection of fundamental rights) filed by the afro communities of the Atrato river (Chocó - Colombia). The Constitutional Court of Colombia.

 

2016. Impacts and environmental damages related to Puerto Bolívar coal extraction project expansion >P40 Cerrejón (Arroyo Bruno). Framework: Tutela (action for protection of fundamental rights) filed by the Wayuu Medialuna community (Guajira - Colombia). The Constitutional Court of Colombia.

RESEARCH GROUP

2016 - Geoenvironmental evaluation of the upper basin of the Coello river (Cajamarca, Tolima). AIDA

2016 - Geoenvironmental evaluation of potential threats related to the La Colosa gold project (Cajamarca, Tolima).

2015 - Environmental assessment of the mining project for the extraction of clays in titles AIT-141 and AIT-144, municipality of Cogua (Cundinamarca). Cogua Verde

2015 - Independent environmental assessment of the exploration drilling area of hydrocarbons Serrania of the company Hupecol in the municipality of La Macarena (Meta). Vivos4life.

2015 - Theoretical - practical workshops for the hydrogeochemical monitoring in areas affected by mining in Bolivia - Acción Ecológica.

2015 - Theoretical - practical workshops for the hydrogeochemical monitoring in areas affected by mining in Ecuador - Acción Ecológica. 

2015 - Workshop on community environmental monitoring (geochemical and hydrological) in Suesca. CAJAR

2014 - Independent environmental assessment of the Magallanes exploratory drilling area of the company Ecopetrol in U'wa ancestral territory. AsoU´wa.

2014 - Workshop on environmental monitoring (Geochemical and hydrological) in the framework of the Diplomate on crimes against the environment and natural resources in the Colombian Amazon region. Bogotá - Chingaza. Universidad Javeriana - Patrimonio Natural. ​

2014 - Rapid survey of water quality in the area affected by coal mining in the Pisba páramo (Tasco, Boyacá). Greenpeace

2012 - Geological, geomorphological and hydrogeological study for the declaration of the regional natural park named Escarpe Sabana de Occidente. Asociación Red colombiana de reservas naturales de la sociedad civil.

Dirección / Address: Transversal 15 B No. 46 – 16 Oficina 506

Teléfono / Phone number: +57 1 3402462 / +57 1 9242089

Bogotá D.C, Colombia

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