Imperial College London

Dr Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate



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BibTex format

author = {Ochoa, Tocachi BF and Buytaert, W and De, Bièvre B},
booktitle = {Andean Hydrology},
editor = {Rivera and Godoy-Faundez and Lillo, Saavedra},
pages = {126--163},
publisher = {CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)},
title = {Participatory monitoring of the impact of watershed interventions in the tropical Andes},
url = {},
year = {2017}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This chapter documents the motivations and methods of the Regional Initiative for Hydrological Monitoring of Andean Ecosystems (iMHEA). First, it introduces the context that led to the formation of a diverse consortium of institutions with a joint interest in Andean ecosystems and water. The methodological approach adopted by the monitoring network is then presented in detail. Lastly, this chapter shows preliminary main results, the most relevant milestones and breakthroughs, and the major remaining challenges and perspectives in the scientific, technological and social domains. The objective of the monitoring, as promoted by iMHEA, is to generate standardized data that can be used to increase the knowledge about hydrological ecosystem services in Andean watersheds and the impacts of watershed interventions. The correct use of the generated knowledge, from community level to national governance entities, proves crucial to increase catchment intervention efficiency and improve decision-making on water resources management in data-scarce regions, with potential application to other regions of the world.
AU - Ochoa,Tocachi BF
AU - Buytaert,W
AU - De,Bièvre B
EP - 163
PB - CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
PY - 2017///
SN - 9781498788403
SP - 126
TI - Participatory monitoring of the impact of watershed interventions in the tropical Andes
T1 - Andean Hydrology
UR -
UR -
ER -