To increase the reliability of electric power supply for its mining operations, Peruvian mining company Buenaventura elected to develop a hydroelectric project in the Pallca River basin of the Andes Mountains in Peru, approximately 130 kilometers east of the capital city Lima. Water conveyance for hydropower in the high mountains of the Andes is often
enjamin Franklin, Philadelphia’s favorite son, described his city’s stormwater problem well: By “covering a ground plot with buildings and pavements, which carry off most of the rain and prevent its soaking into the Earth and renewing and purifying the Springs … the water of wells must gradually grow worse, and in time be unfit for
Experts on flooding agree that it’s a terrible idea to build in or along these channels of cascading floodwater. But Harris County and Houston have allowed 20,000 parcels worth $13.5 billion to be developed in or along them, a Houston Chronicle investigation reveals. Read the first, second and third part of our Developing Storm series here.