Bolivia and Peru in controversy against the pollution of Lake Titicaca

Apparently authorities and officials of both countries “in charge” of the responsibility of the serious pollution problem facing the highest navigable lake in the world and the second largest in South America after Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, as is Lake Titicaca , are “questioning” their “level of responsibility.”

According to Bolivian media , the president of the Authority of Lake Titicaca (ALT in spanish), Julián Barra Catacora, surprised the media of the national republic of Bolivia, noting that in its management, “solved the pollution of Lake Titicaca in the Peruvian side, and “now become the fishing life in the region, being a benefit for the locals. ”

Julian Barra and Gilmar Goyzueta (Peruvian official) have completely opposite positions when it comes to cleaning up the inner bay of Lake Titicaca in Puno.

For the director of the Autonomous Authority of Lake Titicaca (ALT) Julián Barra Catacora there is a significant improvement in decontamination with the aerators and the removal of more than 42,000 tons of lentils that have now been replaced by “Fitoplanton” for life water continued. That statement is absurd for Goyzueta.

The ruler of the Puno Municipality , Gilmar Goyzueta Camacho ensures that the lentil, on both the Peruvian and Bolivian side, does not exceed neither the 10 thousand tons, making it impossible that ALT have extracted 42,000 tons, “At best it harvested 1,500 tons, “he said, also called a major mistake installing the aerators.

To Goyzueta odors of the bay have increased, following the extraction of lentils that served as self-cleaning water, and Barra Catacora would only show visible results and there would be no solution at the bottom.

According to a study by the United Nations, Lake Titicaca is in serious danger for the pollution that suffer at the hands of their own cities along the place. They point out that to 1 year, the Titicaca receives over 100 tons of waste by nearly 3 million people living in the coastal areas.


As part of the recovery and environmental regeneration of the ecosystem of the Puno Bay was implemented a ventilation system of funding that consists of the installation of a sort of bottom ventilators for air injection and oxygen in the water.

The solids remain in suspension due to the current produced by the aerators, a high yield of nitrification and denitrification by its ability to circulate, making the oxygen is dispersed in water to avoid sedimentation and reproduction of algae and duckweed obstruct sunlight, directly affecting aquatic life.

This study “involves” both countries and most importantly, the global community to see with “pride” as defined joint strategies and provide solutions that produce “results”.

Gustavo Carrasquel | ANCA 24

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