By LYDIA BLEIFUSS
Chile is currently attempting to navigate tremendous dilemmas in terms of water management. I will be traveling through Chile to personally conduct as many interviews as possible from a variety of perspectives. The general goal is to gain a greater understanding of how large hydro developments have altered/attempted to alter Chile’s rivers, and the resulting impacts. I will specifically be looking into how such a privatized water management system has impacted the Futaleufú, Bío Bío, and Maipo rivers and how it has sparked both national and international responses. I will be basing my ENVS senior thesis off of this research.