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1 Río Piedras Dam Saira Fida (UF) Emily Williams (UF) Grant WeinKan (UF) Mario Iván Rojas Sánchez (UNED) Julio 2012

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5 Natural Processes of Consideration Precipitation –Timing –Antecedent moisture conditions –Intensity –Duration Slope Land use Evaporation rates

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7 Inclinación (respaladizo) / Slope

8 Land use

9 Predicting flows on an ungauged river

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12 Core Institutions MINAET Direccion de Aguas AyA Munis & ASADAS ICESENARA Water UseDrinking WaterHydropowerIrrigation Concessions Register & authorize well construction Nat’l Water Policy Collect water pollution fees Potable water Sanitation Sewerage Hydro production Concessions Irrigation Drainage Flood protection

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14 Social Considerations Land Use –Income generator for who? –Benefits foreign investors Economic implications of project –Jobs for dam construction and maintenance –Loss of jobs in inundated area Ranchers, farmers –Job creation resulting from project Service jobs at resorts/hotels

15 Comparative International Law United States NEPA 1969 United Nations Principles of EIA 1987 Costa Rica SETENA, Law No. 7554 1995

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17 D1 SETENA Terms of reference EIA Environmental Viability SETENA

18 Soil Construction process and operation Water Social Air Biota

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