A Legal Assessment of Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Lands and Natural Resources over Transboundary Aquifers Contaminated by Mining Production within the Lake Titicaca Region

Robert, Pauline (2016) A Legal Assessment of Indigenous Peoples' Rights to Lands and Natural Resources over Transboundary Aquifers Contaminated by Mining Production within the Lake Titicaca Region. Working paper. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

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    Abstract

    Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world.1 Due to pressure on natural resources and losses from environmental events, Peru and Bolivia put forward a Binational Master Plan for the Lake Titicaca – Desaguadero River – Lake Poopó – Coipasa Salt Lake (TDPS) System to protect its waters through a Joint Sub-Commission for the Development of the Integrated Region of Lake Titicaca (SUBICOMILAGO), between October 1989 and June 1993. In 1996, both countries established an Autonomous Binational Authority of the TDPS System (ALT). This framework embraces the entire TDPS System and includes Peruvian and Bolivian institutions related to water resources.2