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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

2020 - 2021. Characterization of hydrogeological aspects of soils and rocks of the Cerro Seco sub-xerophytic ecosystem, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá. Anonymous donors.

 

2019. Geoenvironmental evaluation of the exploitation and benefit projects of potassium and lithium in the Uyuni salt flat (Bolivia). Documentation and Information Center of Bolivia (CEDIB).

 

2019. Geoenvironmental evaluation of the Quebradona copper mining project located in the Morro de Agua area in Jericó - Támesis, Antioquia, Colombia. Mesa ambiental de Jericó.

 

2019. Technically evaluate (from the geological, hydrogeological, hydrological and biological aspects) the resolutions issued by the ANLA within the framework of the environmental licensing of the El Nogal exploratory block as technical support for eventual demands. Vicaría del Sur - Archdiocese of Florencia (VISUR).

 

2019. Carry out an incidence tour to Guatemala to present the results of the study carried out by TERRAE on the Escobal mine in 2017 and prepare a report on it. Earthworks.

 

2019. Independent analysis of the technical report generated by the Inter-institutional Board regarding the diversion of the Bruno stream as part of the accompaniment to the Wayuu communities in the framework of the follow-up to Judgment SU698 of 2017. Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CAJAR).

 

2019. Evaluation of the geological, geomorphological, geotechnical and geoenvironmental studies of the Hidroituango project, Antioquia. Movimiento Ríos Vivos.

 

2019. Environmental inpacts on surface water bodies located in the ​​influence of the northern pit of Cerrejón. Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CAJAR).

 

2019. Preliminary hydrogeochemical and hydrogeological evaluation in a floodplain sector of the municipality of Paz de Ariporo. Anonymous donors.

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. Anonymous donors.

 

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). Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA).

 

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

 

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 - Archdiocese of Florencia (VISUR).

 

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). Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (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. Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (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.

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