Managing water resources: Bolivia uncovers aquifer’s secrets with nuclear technology
Bolivians have found ways to protect and sustainably use water from the aquifer of Purapurani — with the help of nuclear technology.
Despite centuries of supplying water to the cities of El Alto and Viacha near the capital of La Paz, little had been known about Purapurani until recently. Scientists are now using isotopic techniques to gather key information about the age, quality and source of this water hidden underground, information that will allow them to better plan its use. Read more.