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  1. Hybrid Fv - Biogas/Diesel System Measuring With Homer. Case of Application: Farm Pozo Verde, Jamundi Municipality, Cauca Valley, Colombia; Dimensionado de un Sistema Hibrido Fv - Biogas/Diesel mediante el Empleo de la Herramienta Homer. Caso de Aplicacion: Granja Pozo Verde, Municipio de Jamundi, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Dominguez, J.; Manrique, P. A.; Pinedo, I.

    2009-11-25

    This report completes the previous one, by adding the characterization of renewable energy systems based on optimization and sizing tools. A case study has been carried out in the Valley of Cauca (Colombia) using HOMER, once the solar energy potential was defined. This work is about the production of electricity using hybrid power systems (HPS). The HPS chosen for this study is based on two of the most common energy resources in most of Colombian rural areas: solar energy and biomass waste. The biomass waste is obtained by animal manure from livestock farms, particularly from pigs, which is highly valued in terms of energy production. The breeding of pigs has a huge economic, environmental and social importance in this Colombian region. In this report, the HPS technology and the energy contribution of the biogas produced from animal manure are described. A technical and economic simulation of a HPS has been performed using the optimization tool HOMER. These reports are the result of a collaboration established between Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and CIEMAT (Spain), and have been done by the author while his staying at our center included on his PhD program. Keywords: renewable energies, hybrid systems, biogas, technology sizing, rural electrification, Latin America. (Author) 8 refs.

  2. Analysis of the Solar Resource Information Datasets for Thermal and/or electric Generation Using a Geographical Information System. Cases of Application: Central Cafeteria - University of the Valley, Cali Municipality and Farm {sup P}ozo Verde{sup ,} Jamundi Municipality , Cauca Valley, Colombia; Analisis de las Fuentes de Informacion sobre Recurso Solar para Generacion Termica y/o Electrica Empleando un Sistema de Informacion Geografica. Casos de Aplicacion: Cafeteria Central - Universidad del Valle, Municipio de Cali y Granja {sup P}ozo Verde{sup ,} Municipio de Jamundi, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Dominguez, J.; Manrique, P. A.; Pinedo, I.

    2009-10-12

    In this report, two examples of renewable energy assessments based on Geographical Information Systems are presented. Several case studies have been carried out in the Valley of Cauca (Colombia), and one on them has been used to size a hybrid system. The results of this particular case study are presented in a second report. The aim of this document is analysing the different sources of data that could be used in the characterization of solar energy for electricity and electricity-heat use. With this purpose, data of two areas in Valley of Cauca obtained from the Atlas of Solar Radiation of Colombia, SWERA project and SSE-NASA have been compared. The data coming from these sources has been analysed using a Geographical Information System, and the conclusions are described along with cartographic and numeric products. These reports are the result of a collaboration established between Universidad del Valle (Colombia) and CIEMAT (Spain), and have been done by the author while his staying at our center included on his PhD program.

  3. Characterization of the coal of the Cauca Valley in the Swallows sector, Cali Municipality

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    Barros de Ferreira, Lucy; Garcia Gonzalez, Fabio; Saldarriaga Bermudez, Cesar

    1992-01-01

    The study of the geologic, physical-chemical and petrography characteristics of the coal of the Cauca valley, are indispensable for the knowledge of the Colombian coal. For technical and logistical reasons the sector Cerro Golondrinas was chosen, near to the Cali city, where were taken samplings in many mines realizing analysis and interpretation of the results. The importance of the development of the pacific region in the industrial aspect it is excellent. Therefore, the best knowledge in its energy resources is basic for an appropriate use. It was possible to determine the presence of bituminous coal high volatile A, with a heating, dry power free of ashy (slcz), around 8.000 calories for gram, also, a content average of 6% of hydrogen with a relationship H/C (slcz) near to 8 x 10 2 , that which gives to these coal the possibility of being used in gasification processes and liquefaction. The mill index shows an average of 46 corresponding to the range of coal of the area that which means that in the mill they should be kept in mind the conditions that require fairly hard coal. Even when there was not a mathematical correlation of the mill index with the ashes, the variability and the quantity of these last it is also an important parameter to keep in mind in the preparation of the coal. The same composition of the ashes is also variable in the whole area: of 75 samples of analyzed ashes, 56% is classified as bituminous and 44%, as lignite, in most of them was a deposition factor (slagging) low and an fouling factor, also low, that which indicates that these ashes don't present problems of accumulation of deposits in the combustion processes. The temperature of initial deformation in reducing atmosphere (itr) it reveals the presence of two populations, one with the maximum between 1.100 and 1.200 Celsius Degree and another with the maximum, superior to 1.500 Celsius Degree, fact that should be kept in mind for the correct use of the coal. One can say that the

  4. [Risk Factors Associated With School Bullying in Local Authority Schools in Four Municipalities of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Year 2009].

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    Hernández Carrillo, Mauricio; Gutiérrez Martínez, María Isabel

    2013-09-01

    To determine the association between family and social relationships and School Bullying (SB) among peers in public education institutions in four municipalities of the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, during 2009. A case-control study matched by sex and educational institution was carried out. The study population came from a secondary database provided by the Departof Health Secretaryhealth, which consisted of data gathered in a survey of schoolchildren enrolled in grades 6 to 11. The CISNEROS scale and the Family APGAR test were applied to measure outcome and exposure variables. A conditional logistic regression model was obtained to explain SB. It was found that schoolchildren living with a family where verbal and physical violence prevails, as well as in a hostile neighborhood, are more vulnerable to SB. The probability of being an SB victim is explained by: family dysfunction (OR=2.67; 95%CI, 1.05-6.82), verbal aggression at home (OR=2.81; 95%CI, 1.45-5.46), physical punishing parents (OR=2.53; 95%CI, 1.12-5.75), and neighbors who are physically aggressive to each other (OR=1.87; 95% CI, 1.00-3.56). The study confirmed that reported by Lopez, who suggested that victimization and school rejection in adolescence is related to factors outside the classroom, such as the quality of communication between parents and children. As regards family influence in the SB, Bowes indicates that a positive family atmosphere is significantly associated with the resilience of school victimization. Furthermore, being physically punished by parents generates low self-esteem in the schoolchild that leads to lack of self-protective attitudes to the attacks that occur within the school. Copyright © 2013 Asociación Colombiana de Psiquiatría. Publicado por Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  5. Analysis of landscape patterns and their relationship with oak (Quercus Humboldtii Bonpl.) regeneration in the municipality of Popayan, Cauca

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    Cabezas Gaviria Alexander; Ospina Montealegre Roman

    2010-01-01

    Landscape patterns were determined for three different areas having oak populations in the Popayan municipality (Clarete, Rejoya and Pisoje). Two Landsat images from different years and polygons with areas equal or greater than 1.5 hectares were used for land use classification. Patch Analysis software was used in order to determine quantitative variables. Structure description included: number of patches, mean patch size, mean patch index, mean patch fractal dimension and mean perimeter-area ratio. Dispersion and fragmentation were evaluated with the three indexes: Mean Nearest Neighbor Distance, Mean Proximity Index and Interspersion Juxtaposition Index. Community variables included: basal area, terrain slope, light percentage and regeneration density, and were measured in an area of 3600 m2 for each landscape. Landscape and community information were analyzed using principal component analysis (PCA). The first two components explained 91.4% of data variability; they were determined mostly by landscape variables than community factors. Correlation analysis and the Kruskal-Wallis test showed that the variable of major importance regarding oak tree regeneration were the Neighbor Distance in secondary forest patches, the Mean Proximity Index in oak tree forest patches and the Juxtaposition Index in patches of planted forests.

  6. EVALUACIÓN DE LOS EFLUENTES PROVENIENTES DE LA AGROINDUSTRIA DEL FIQUE EN EL MUNICIPIO DE TOTORÓ - CAUCA. EVALUATION OF THE ORIGINATING EFFLUENTS OF THE AGRO-INDUSTRY OF THE FIQUE IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF TOTORÓ - CAUCA.

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    CRISTIAN F DAGUA-MOSQUERA

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluaron los efluentes provenientes de la agroindustria del fique en el río Molino del corregimiento de Paniquitá (Totoró-Cauca en tres fincas y en cuatro sitios a lo largo del río (1: Bocatoma del acueducto de Paniquitá, 2: Finca La Esperanza, 3: El Puente y 4: San José Bajo para generar alternativas de manejo. Los resultados muestran que la carga contaminante para el sitio 3 fue la DBO5 (8.42 kg/día, SST (61.16 kg/día, el 4 registró un valor de DBO5 (113.33 kg/día, SST (70.76 kg/día y el 1 presenta las características del nacimiento de un río. Para las tres fincas evaluadas registraron valores promedios de DBO5 (3113.88 kg/día, SST (3673.13 kg/día.The originating effluents of the agro-industry of fique in the Molino river of the group of judges of Paniquitá (Totoró-Cauca in three farms and four sites along river (1: Of the aqueduct of Paniquitá, 2: Farm La Esperanza, 3: El Puente, 4: San José Bajo generating handling alternatives. The results show that the polluting load for site 3 was the DBO5 (8,42 kg/día, SST (61,16 kg/día, the 4 registered a value of DBO5 (113,33 kg/día, SST (70,76 kg/ día and the 1 presents/displays the characteristics of the birth of a river. For the three evaluated farms they registered values averages of DBO5 (3113,88 kg/día, SST (3673,13 kg/día.

  7. Characterization of the coal of the Cauca Valley in the Swallows sector, Cali Municipality; Caracterizacion de los carbones del Valle del Cauca en el Sector de Golondrinas, Municipio de Cali

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    Barros de Ferreira, Lucy; Garcia Gonzalez, Fabio; Saldarriaga Bermudez, Cesar

    1992-07-01

    The study of the geologic, physical-chemical and petrography characteristics of the coal of the Cauca valley, are indispensable for the knowledge of the Colombian coal. For technical and logistical reasons the sector Cerro Golondrinas was chosen, near to the Cali city, where were taken samplings in many mines realizing analysis and interpretation of the results. The importance of the development of the pacific region in the industrial aspect it is excellent. Therefore, the best knowledge in its energy resources is basic for an appropriate use. It was possible to determine the presence of bituminous coal high volatile A, with a heating, dry power free of ashy (slcz), around 8.000 calories for gram, also, a content average of 6% of hydrogen with a relationship H/C (slcz) near to 8 x 10{sup 2}, that which gives to these coal the possibility of being used in gasification processes and liquefaction. The mill index shows an average of 46 corresponding to the range of coal of the area that which means that in the mill they should be kept in mind the conditions that require fairly hard coal. Even when there was not a mathematical correlation of the mill index with the ashes, the variability and the quantity of these last it is also an important parameter to keep in mind in the preparation of the coal. The same composition of the ashes is also variable in the whole area: of 75 samples of analyzed ashes, 56% is classified as bituminous and 44%, as lignite, in most of them was a deposition factor (slagging) low and an fouling factor, also low, that which indicates that these ashes don't present problems of accumulation of deposits in the combustion processes. The temperature of initial deformation in reducing atmosphere (itr) it reveals the presence of two populations, one with the maximum between 1.100 and 1.200 Celsius Degree and another with the maximum, superior to 1.500 Celsius Degree, fact that should be kept in mind for the correct use of the coal. One can say that the

  8. Environmental management to preserve the tourist potential on the basis of hydric supply of alluvial soil terracing, between Quebrada Seca, La Nuarque and the Cauca River, Municipality of Olaya, Department of Antioquia

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    Henao, Leonardo de Jesus; Obregon R, Gerardo

    2007-01-01

    It is predict changes on the soils uses at the tourist zone of the right margin of Cauca river, Olaya village, department of Antioquia, republic of Colombia: La Florida and Quebrada Seca sectors, this is the consequence of the growth of tourist population generated by the opening of the Tunel de Occidente. The study area is between the streams: La Seca, La Nuarque and the Cauca river, it has 1367 hectares. The work contemplates to carry out of a hidric balance, the projection of population and its hidric requires to the year 2016, on the basis of the previous ideas it was defined: the offer-demand relation at the year 2016 and the instructive to the environmental management for the conservation, optimization and use of the hidric resources and the environmental arrangement of the territory, reasonable to the density of houses in agreement with the soil's potentials

  9. el Valle del Cauca

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    Carlos Humberto Ortiz

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo se enfoca en la identi- ficación de aquellos factores estructurales que explican la pérdida de dinamismo económico de largo plazo en Colombia y, en particular, en el Valle del Cauca. Se examina la competitividad del Valle en relación con Colombia y con el resto del mundo. Se cuestiona la insistencia en una estrategia exportadora como dinamizadora del desarrollo económico. Se identifica que una gran parte de la población está excluida de los beneficios del desarrollo económico. Para construir un modelo de desarrollo que incluya a esta población se recomienda recuperar la senda de la industrialización, invertir en el capital humano (educación de alta calidad, salud, salubridad y nutrición, e invertir en infraestructura. La participación del Estado en estas inversiones sociales es necesaria para disminuir la desigualdad y aumentar el crecimiento económico.

  10. Intrapopulational genic variation of the giant African Snail (Achatina fulica in the Valle del Cauca

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    Angie Patiño-Montoya

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To evaluate the intrapopulation genetic variation of A. fulica in the Valle del Cauca. Materials and methods. Ten microsatellite loci from specimens collected at eight municipalities in the Valle del Cauca Department were amplified. Allelic frequencies and descriptors of intrapopulation genetic diversity were estimated. Bayesian analysis was used to estimate the number of groups present in the study area. Results. Two groups were identified in the Valle del Cauca (p > 50%: one group comprised individuals from the north and center of the department, and one group comprised individuals from the south and west of the department. These groups were genetically different from each other (FST 0.16; p<0.05. Isolation by distance was confirmed (Mantel p 0.01; R2 0.06, and a high level of endogamy was detected through a deficit of heterozygotes in the evaluated loci (FIS 0.45. Conclusions. We suggest that the A. fulica population present in the Valle del Cauca could have been introduced at more than one location, or that there could have been more than one wave of invasion. The high level of endogamy is probably the result of control activities that eliminated adult individuals in the population, which has led to an enhanced founder effect.

  11. Water grabbing in the Cauca basin

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    Velez Torres, Irene

    2012-01-01

    This article examines water grabbing in the Alto Cauca in Colombia as a form of accumulation through ethnicised and racialised environmental dispossession in the capitalist system. Characterised by privatisation and historical trends of exclusion, this violent accumulation model has shaped...... Cauca – the article concludes that many actors are responsible for the negative effects of the regional development model. These include the state, national and foreign private companies, and powerful international economic stakeholders....

  12. Evaluación de la adecuación de humedad en el compostaje de biorresiduos de origen municipal en la Planta de Manejo de Residuos Sólidos (PMRS del Municipio de Versalles, Valle del Cauca

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    Gustavo Castro García

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El aprovechamiento de residuos sólidos orgánicos de origen municipal (biorresiduos, es una atractiva opción para la obtención de materiales aptos para su aplicación en suelo como fuente de materia orgánica. Sin embargo, en Colombia, esta tecnología presenta deficiencias en su ejecución en plantas de manejo de residuos sólidos PMRS. Una de las principales limitantes en el compostaje de biorresiduos es el alto contenido de humedad inicial en las materias primas. En este artículo se presenta los resultados del compostaje de biorresiduos separados en la fuente, en donde se evaluó la incorporación de compost maduro para el control de la humedad de la mezcla, observando como interactuó con el proceso, y su relación con las principales variables ambientales del compostaje, como los son la temperatura, pH, humedad, porosidad y espacio libre de aire (ELA.

  13. The Demographic Pressure upon the Land in Toribío, Cauca (Colombia

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    Jairo Alexander Castaño López

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon of recoveries of land by the indigenous Nasa of the Northern Cauca region (mainly in the municipalities of Toribio, Jambaló, Caloto, Santander de Quilichao and Corinto began in the 1970s and continues today with recoveries in the flat area of the municipalities of Caloto and Corinto. One argument of indigenous organizations in favor of reclaiming this land has to do with the growing number of families who have no access to land by way of family inheritance or by assignment of the cabildos. This article explores the process of demographic change in the municipality of Toribío over the past 21 years, from a comparative analysis of the major socio-demographic results shown by the dane Population Census of 1993 and 2005 and some results on the Encuesta piloto experimental indígena Nasa sobre el Buen Vivir (2014. Similarly, based on the results of this last survey, the relationship between sociodemographic conditions and access to land by Unidades Domésticas y de Producción Nasa (udpn in the three resguardos (San Francisco, Tacueyó and Toribío that make up the municipality of Toribío. It is suggested that recent sociodemographic changes within a territory that has not varied in size, produces a “bottleneck” of available land in the Municipality.

  14. Biopower, Development and Diet in El Rosal, Cauca (Colombia

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    Astrid Lorena Perafán Ledezma

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the concepts of biopower, governmentality, and development in order to analyze an agrofood intervention program in a rural locality in the southern Colombian Andes (El Rosal, Cauca. Through the use of a methodology that links document analysis, local discourses, and agrofood start-up programs, the ways that biopolitical projections operate with regard to nutrition and food in specific contexts were illuminated. After reviewing several investigations on the theme of biopower in food practices, the relationship between the implementation of food policies on a local level and discourses about food and nutrition produced on a global level were clarified. An example is the attempt to transform the agrofood practices in El Rosal through the implementation of a departmental program centered on the cultivation and consumption of quinua (Chenopodium quinoa, a food considered to be ancestral and of great nutritional value. In order to observe this first-hand, various visits to El Rosal were undertaken during 2008, 2009 and 2010. These were complemented with archival work and interviews with central stakeholders from local institutions, municipalities and departments. The results allow us to show, on the one hand, space-specific biopolitical interventions such as the kitchen garden, the cafeteria, and other pedagogical spaces of the local school; and, on the other hand, the processes of construction of subjects who possess and repeat agrofood practices and discourses considered to be acceptable in an expert framing of knowledge. Likewise, we show the contradiction between the incorporation of agrofood knowledge and those practices considered to be ancestral or traditional. Although the intervention project highly values the importance of the ancestral, in practice these concerns were subject to adjustments and technoscientific updates in order to make them coherent with national and transnational development projections and

  15. Particulate matter characterization of Cauca River water in Colombia

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    Gutierrez Marin, Juan Pablo; van Halem, D.; Rietveld, L.C.

    2016-01-01

    The particulate matter composition in the Upper Cauca River section was studied, considering the importance of this river for the water supply of Cali, Colombia, and the implications that the turbidity of this water source has had for the city's water treatment. Additionally, the upstream Palo River

  16. Riqueza del complejo chisa (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae en cuatro agroecosistemas del Cauca, Colombia

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    Morón R. Miguel A.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available La composición y variación de la riqueza del complejo de larvas Melolonthidae se examinó en cuatro circunstancias agroecológicas en los municipios de Caldono y Buenos Aires, Cauca (1400 a 1500 m.s.n.m, 21,5ºC. y 2000 mm/año de precipitación promedio. Quincenalmente, durante un año, se visitaron parcelas de media hectárea de yuca, pastizal, cafetal y bosque, en cada parcela y ocasión se realizaron 10 muestreos ( 1m2 por 15 cm de profundidad. Se colectaron 10.261 larvas pertenecientes a 32 especies y 12 géneros de Melolonthidae, así: Phyllophaga, Plectris, Astaena, Macrodactylus, Ceraspis, Barybas, Isonychus, Anomala Callistethus, Strigoderma, Leucothyreus, Cyclocephala. La riqueza de especies presentó variaciones estadísticamente significativas entre localidades (F=87.24 p =2.72-18, muestreos (F=22.29 p =5.18-13, parcelas (F= 23.39 p=1.40-13 así como entre la mayoría de interacciones. Los promedios de riqueza fueron: yuca (4.5 , pastizal (3.6, café (2.1 y bosque (2.2, cada uno con grandes fluctuaciones que hicieron la diferencia. Se discuten las curvas de isodensidades de cada parcela y sus implicaciones en el programa de manejo. Abstract Richness of the white-grub complex (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae in agroecosystems of the Cauca province, Colombia. The composition and variation in the richness of the complex of rhizophagous Melolonthidae larvae was examinated in four agroecological zones in the Municipality of Caldono (1400-1500 m, 21.5ºC, average rainfall 2000 mm/yr with complementary surveys in the neighbouring site of Buenos Aires, Cauca. Half-hectare plots (cassava, pastures, coffee and wooded areas were selected and visited every 15 days (total of 15 visits per plot, and a total of 10 samples were taken (1 m2 by 15 cm deep. In total, 10,261 larvae of 32 species were collected: Phyllophaga, Plectris, Astaena, Macrodactylus, Ceraspis, Barybas, Isonychus, Anomala Callistethus, Strigoderma, Leucothyreus, Cyclocephala

  17. Una mirada a la situación de la niñez en el Valle del Cauca

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    Ana María Osorio

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento identificamos un conjunto de indicadores a nivel departamental y municipal (en la medida en que la información lo permite con perspectiva de niñez, indicadores que facilitan analizar el bienestar y cumplimiento de los derechos de los niños y niñas en distintas áreas: salud, educación, alimentación, vivienda digna, y la exposición a riesgos tempranos como el trabajo y la maternidad. La construcción de indicadores a nivel municipal que reflejan el bienestar y/o el cumplimiento de los derechos, ofrece una oportunidad para obtener una imagen completa de la situación de la niñez en un departamento, y constituye una herramienta sumamente importante en el diseño de la política pública y la focalización del gasto. Los indicadores del Valle del Cauca aquí presentados reflejan inequidades geográficas en la provisión y acceso de servicios sociales básicos; en ellos se evidencian grandes brechas entre municipios frente al promedio departamental y la ciudad de Cali. Los mayores rezagos se concentran en algunos municipios del norte del Valle y el municipio de Buenaventura. Todo esto plantea importantes retos de política pública, e invitan al debate, al análisis y a la visualización de las condiciones de vida de la niñez en el Valle del Cauca.

  18. Una mirada a la situación de la niñez en el Valle del Cauca

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    Ana María Osorio

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available En este documento identificamos un conjunto de indicadores a nivel departamental y municipal (en la medida en que la información lo permite con perspectiva de niñez, indicadores que facilitan analizar el bienestar y cumplimiento de los derechos de los niños y niñas en distintas áreas: salud, educación, alimentación, vivienda digna, y la exposición a riesgos tempranos como el trabajo y la maternidad. La construcción de indicadores a nivel municipal que reflejan el bienestar y/o el cumplimiento de los derechos, ofrece una oportunidad para obtener una imagen completa de la situación de la niñez en un departamento, y constituye una herramienta sumamente importante en el diseño de la política pública y la focalización del gasto. Los indicadores del Valle del Cauca aquí presentados reflejan inequidades geográficas en la provisión y acceso de servicios sociales básicos; en ellos se evidencian grandes brechas entre municipios frente al promedio departamental y la ciudad de Cali. Los mayores rezagos se concentran en algunos municipios del norte del Valle y el municipio de Buenaventura. Todo esto plantea importantes retos de política pública, e invitan al debate, al análisis y a la visualización de las condiciones de vida de la niñez en el Valle del Cauca.

  19. Solid waste management in local hospitals of the north of Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Patricia Torres L

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Health-care institutions must offer adequate conditions for both employers and users in order to maintain, improve or recover their health status; inadequate health-care solid waste (h s w management is an obstacle to achieve this goal. Objective:to estimate the quantity and composition of h s w in ten healthcare public institutions located in ten municipalities in northern Valle del Cauca region (Colombia. Methodology: quantity and composition of h s w was estimated through two 24 hours sampling rounds. Results: the proportion of hazardous healthcare solid waste (h h s w was usually equal to or higher than 25% and it also surpassed the mean average values reported by organizations like World Health Organization; bio-sanitary waste was the category with major proportion in the h h s w fraction. Discussion: the values obtained in order to determine indicators as kg/bed-day and kg/patient-day were in a lower or equal range of those values reported by different institutional or scientific sources. Considering the health-care services offered in the evaluated institutions, the kg/patient-day indicator is considered more representative than the kg/bed-day.

  20. niñez en el valle del cauca (Colombia

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    Luis Fernando Aguado Quintero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se construye un Indicador de Carencias en la Niñez (icn para los 42 municipios que integran el departamento del Valle del Cauca. El índice agrupa un conjunto de indicadores en áreas sensibles al bienestar de la población menor de 15 años de edad: asistencia escolar, cobertura de aseguramiento en la atención de servicios de salud y déficit cualitativo de la vivienda. Los principales resultados muestran que la brecha de carencias infantiles más grande la presenta el municipio de Buenaventura, con un icn de 0.40 y la menor la reporta el municipio de Cali (0.17. Igualmente, con respecto al acceso a servicios sociales básicos para los niños, se hace evidente la gran distancia entre la capital y el promedio departamental, y entre éste último y los municipios más rezagados que conforman la subregión norte del departamento del Valle del Cauca.

  1. Seven new species of Loneura Navás (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Ptiloneuridae) from Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

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    Nieto, Julián Alexander Mendivil; Aldrete, Alfonso Neri García; Obando, Ranulfo González

    2017-02-06

    Seven species of Loneura from natural areas of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, are described and illustrated. The female of L. andina is described for the first time. Two additional species, known only from the National Natural Park Gorgona (Cauca), are also recorded in Valle del Cauca. The new species are assigned to the infrageneric groups known in the genus. An identification key to males of Loneura is included.

  2. Exportaciones del Valle del Cauca. Determinantes, comportamiento y prospectiva

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    Dubán F. Peña Benítez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo centra su análisis en los determinantes de las exportaciones del Valle del Cauca en el periodo 1970 - 2004 y, en una predicción de corto y mediano plazo a través de un VAR y una función generalizada de impulso respuesta. Los hallazgos mostraron significancía de variables como el ingreso mundial (IM, el precio de los bienes exportables (TCR, los acuerdos comerciales (Aptdea y la dinámica de la oferta exportable (XV-1. La predicción para las exportaciones de la región estableció que la TCR tiene efectos positivos en el corto plazo, el ingreso mundial (IM impacta de forma positiva más en el largo que en el corto plazo y la variable acuerdos comerciales muestra importancia sólo de corto mas no de largo plazo.

  3. El Cauca, un río "desenfrenadamente raudo"

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    Luis Horacio López Domínguez

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En sus cuencas de drenaje el río Cauca ha sido escenario de numerosos sucesos históricos del occidente de Colombia que se semejan al curso mismo, colmado de atavismos y de retos de supervivencia ambiental, marcados por catástrofes naturales y desafueros, desencadenados por una presión antrópica, impuesta esta por quienes han incursionado a sangre y fuego para explotar sus recursos por siglos. Historia del río marcada por altibajos sociales como su lecho, apenas consignados por cronistas de Indias y por registros documentales del acontecer fluvial, visible a tramos, en archivos, crónicas lugareñas y por la exhumación arqueológica amenazada por una guaquería sin sosiegos.

  4. Personal Docente del Nivel Primario. Series Estadisticas Basicas, Nivel Educativo: Cauca (Teaching Personnel in Primary Schools. Basic Statistics Series, Level of Education: Cauca).

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    Ministerio de Educacion Nacional, Bogota (Colombia). Instituto Colombiano de Pedagogia.

    This document provides statistical data on the distribution and education of teaching personnel working in the elementary schools of Cauca, Colombia, between 1958 and 1967. The statistics cover the number of men and women, public and private schools, urban and rural location, and the amount of education of the teachers. For overall statistics in…

  5. Interculturalidad y percepciones en salud materno-perinatal, Toribio Cauca 2008-2009

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    Sandra Felisa Muñoz Bravo

    2012-04-01

    municipality of Toribio 2008- 2009. Materials and methods: qualitative and ethnographic study. Involving 19 health agents E.S.E Cxayutc'e Jxut*, 24 health promoters, 10 pregnant women Nasa and 6 midwives and Thewala of the Association of indigenous cabildos of north of Cauca. For the collection of data using a semi-structured interview, ethnographic survey, and focus group was used for data collection. Results: cultural differences between the traditional and optional medical systems create barriers around the care of the pregnant woman; it determine the search for optional health services. Highlight the preservation of the care of cultural for the Nasa family and the recognition of optional medicine. The study allowed to elucidate the committed staff of health as a passive actor uncommitted. The agents aspire to recognize local health practices and its incorporation into the health systems, to strengthen attention to intercultural and institutional as complement. Conclusions: 1.Barriers to intercultural care range from the divergence of concepts, the little credibility, lack of knowledge of the capabilities and limitations, negative experiences when trying to integrate the two systems of health. 2.The search for balance and harmonization of the accompanied by prenatal body, are health activities of the native that gestated and care practices, are governed by the cultural locally and family hegemony as a right. Salud UIS 2012; 44 (1: 39-44

  6. Cambios en coberturas de áreas y usos del suelo en tres humedales en el Valle del Cauca Changes of the coverage of three wetland areas in Cauca Valley

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    Christian Andrés Núñez Restrepo

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este proyecto fue aplicar la tecnología de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG, en especial los programas ARCGIS y ERDAS, como metodología para identificar los cambios de cobertura de área y uso del suelo en las zonas de los humedales la Bolsa, Charco de Oro y el Pital, localizados en la parte plana del municipio de Andalucía corregimiento de Campoalegre y El Salto (Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Para el estudio se utilizaron fotografías aéreas de 1950 y 1998, imágenes Landsat 2002 y cartografía base de la zona. Los procesos dentro de la metodología fueron depurados, un ejemplo es la georreferenciacion de las fotografías y la creación de fotomosaicos que conllevan una imagen con mejor apariencia visual y más fácil identificación de los humedales, de manera que al hacer comparaciones, aquellos arrojen cambios de cobertura en la zona de estudio. Así, la utilización de los SIG y un correcto tratamiento de las imágenes satelitales resultan de gran ayuda no sólo en la obtención de los cambios en el uso del suelo y los humedales, sino también en diferentes áreas donde la utilización de esta tecnología es poco común.The objective of this project was to apply geographic information system (GIS technology, mainly ARCGIS and ERDAS software, as a methodology to identify changes in coverage and land usage of the terrain comprising the wetlands La Bolsa, Charco de Oro, and El Pital, located in the flat zone of the Andalucia municipality, in the villages of Campo Alegre and el Salto (Valle del Cauca Department, Colombia. The study employed aerial photos from 1950 and 1998, Landsat images from 2002, and base cartography of the zone. The processes within the methodology were purged. For example, the geo-referencing of photographs, and the creation of photo-mosaics to convey an image with a better visual appearance, and easier identification of the wetlands, in such a way that when making comparisons, they reveal changes

  7. Salud, trabajo e informalidad en el Cauca, Colombia

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    Augusto Muñoz C

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir las condiciones de salud y trabajo de las personas ocupadas en el sector informal del comercio, en cinco municipios del departamento del Cauca, durante el año 2011. Metodología: estudio descriptivo, transversal, desarrollado con 223 sujetos a quienes se les aplicó una encuesta estandarizada a nivel nacional. Resultados: la mayoría (80% de la población está asegurada en salud, pero no a pensiones ni a riesgos profesionales. Más del 70% tiene acceso a telefonía celular, acueducto y energía, pero baja cobertura del servicio de gas y alcantarillado. El 60% manifestó tener una buena salud y más del 50% percibió su lugar de trabajo como un lugar seguro para trabajar. El grupo que mejor se siente con el trabajo que realiza es el de vendedores de leche (92,3%. Discusión: los resultados obtenidos en cuanto al sexo, edad, estado civil y nivel educativo, entre otros, coinciden con los arrojados por un estudio desarrollado a nivel nacional con la misma población. Se encontró que en los municipios incluidos en este estudio no se ha promovido la conformación de Grupos Organizados de Trabajadores Informales, lo cual puede impedir su organización y la mejoría de sus condiciones

  8. Characterization of malaria mortality in Valle del Cauca, 2005-2006 Caracterización de la mortalidad por malaria en el Valle del Cauca, 2005-2006

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    Gloria Castro

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Valle del Cauca is one of the states in Colombia that reports a high number of deaths due to malaria. Understanding the basis of malarial deaths is useful for assessing the efficacy of the health system and to identify areas where improvements are necessary to decrease malaria mortality.
    Objective. Potential determinants of mortality in malaria cases are characterized in a demographic study centered in Valle del Cauca.
    Materials and methods. A descriptive analysis was directed to 25 cases of malaria death occurring in Valle del Cauca during 2005 and 2006.
    Results. The mean age was 31.3 years (range, 2 to 71 yr, 11 were women (1 pregnant, 11 were from the malaria-endemic port of Buenaventura, and 5 from other Pacific coastal states. After entering the health system facility, the standard malaria diagnostic, the thick smear, was not ordered for 7 cases at any time during the treatment period. In cases where a thick smear was taken at first contact, 11 had a positive and 5 had a negative initial report. Cerebral malaria (7/18 cases and renal failure (6/18 cases were the most frequent complications. During hospitalization, 13/18 cases developed other complications, mainly acute lung edema (8/18 cases and shock (5/18 cases.
    Conclusions. Failures in primary health care of patients with malaria were recognized. This information has been used to implement actions aimed at improving initial care of malaria subjects in the health services of Valle del Cauca. The study recommends that other states in Colombia increase their efforts to decrease malaria mortality.Introducción. El Valle del Cauca es uno de los departamentos que mayor número de muertes por paludismo reporta en Colombia. El análisis de estas muertes permite una aproximación diagnóstica al funcionamiento del sistema de salud y contribuye a generar propuestas tendientes a disminuir la mortalidad por esta enfermedad.
    Objetivo. Caracterizar demogr

  9. El proceso de sustitución de combustibles pesados por gas natural en el sector industrial del Valle del Cauca y del Cauca - Colombia 2004-2012

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    Andrés Eduardo Rangel Jiménez

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este documento tiene por objetivo analizar el proceso de sustitución de la utilización de combustibles pesados hacia el gas natural por parte de medianas y grandes empresas ubicadas en el Valle del Cauca y norte del Cauca, que se observan durante el periodo 2004-2012. Asimismo, utilizando un modelo Probit de efectos aleatorios en Panel, se estima la propensión de estas industrias a sustituir un combustible altamente contaminante por gas natural. Los resultados muestran que la diferencia de gasto en gas con relación a otros combustibles es determinante en la probabilidad de conversión. Adicionalmente, se confirma que las industrias con menos probabilidad de realizar la conversión son aquellas que utilizan carbón en los procesos de producción.

  10. Municipal opportunities

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    Cousens, D.; Chuddy, B.; Gleeson, A.; Leckie, D.; Wahl, K.; McGarry, D.

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    The panel discussing market opportunities for municipal electric companies was moderated by Markham Mayor Don Cousens. He expressed himself in favour of deregulation and was optimistic about the benefits it will bring to municipal electric utilities and their customers. Barry Chuddy, General Manager of Business Development for TransAlta Energy discussed the advantages of recent cogeneration and district energy for municipal utilities in Ontario and Quebec, and expressed his support for incentive-based regulation based on a level playing field, competitive generation, and a reasonable charge for stranded assets. Toronto City Councillor Dan Leckie described cogeneration and district energy as a tremendous opportunity to reduce the cost of doing business in the city core through local job creation and by keeping money in the local economy. Karl Wahl, General Manager of Hydro Mississauga expressed optimism that the government will move expeditiously toward competition, choice and lower-cost supply. David McGarry, President of Elecsar Engineering of Sarnia spoke about the significant job creating potential that deregulation will bring to the electrical industry. He cited several examples from Ontario and British Columbia

  11. ACTIVIDAD ANTIBACTERIAL Y COMPOSICIÓN CUALITATIVA DE PROPÓLEOS PROVENIENTES DE DOS ZONAS CLIMÁTICAS DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA ATIVIDADE ANTIBACTERIANA E COMPOSIÇÃO QUALITATIVA DE PRÓPOLIS DE DUAS ÁREAS CLIMÁTICAS DO DEPARTAMENTO DO CAUCA ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY AND CUALITATIVE COMPOSITION PROPOLIS FROM TWO CLIMATIC REGIONS CAUCA DEPARTMENT

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    NANCY SAMARA ORTEGA

    2011-06-01

    as própolis estão compostas por flavonóides, alcalóides e cumarinas, entre outros, além demais, a própolis de Buenos Aires possui uma maior complexidade química, sugerindo a presença de compostos antibacterianos que podem atuar de forma eficaz contra as bactérias Gram positivas e Gram negativos.In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of two Propolis ethanol extracts (EEP from apiaries of municipalities Totoro and Buenos Aires in the Cauca deparment, against one Gram positive and one Gram negative bacteria and determined the qualitative composition of second metabolites the two extracts. Bactericidal activity was evaluated by the broth dilution method and phytochemical analysis was performed by color reaction, two-dimensional chromatography and thin layer chromatography. Both EEPs had a bactericidal effect, in which the Buenos Aires Propolis was more effective than the Totoro one against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, by inhibiting it's growth at a lower concentration (p0.05 between the two extracts. Chemical analysis showed that both were composed of flavonoids, alkaloids and coumarins, among others, and that the Buenos Aires Propolis had a greater chemical complexity, suggesting the presence of antibacterial compounds able to act effectively against Gram-positive and Gram negative bacteria.

  12. Socio-demographic transformations and living conditions among two indigenous and black populations in Northern Cauca during the period of 1993-2005.

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    Urrea Giraldo, Fernando; Rodríguez Sánchez, Diego Alejandro

    2012-04-01

    To describe the changes that occurred in some patterns of socio-demographic variables and in living conditions among the Nasa, Guambiana and Afrocolombian populations in the northern region of the Department of Cauca, and those occurring in two residential communities, one white-mestizo and one black, in Cali during the 1993-2005 period. This paper presents a descriptive study that analyzes several socio-demographic indicators from the census of 1993 and 2005, the specific data include: rate of juvenile dependency; total masculinity index; average size of the household; specific global and local birth rates, and infant mortality rates; life expectancy at birth; average years of schooling; health cover age status; and percentage of the population with unmet basic needs (UBN). In this way, it is possible to note differences in the course of socio-demographic evolution and in the standard of living trends in the differing populations under study. The Guambiana Indian population in the municipality of Silvia presents lower birth rates than the Nasa population, characterized by their seasonal birth rates. Differing from the pattern of the indigenous people of Northern Cauca, the Afro-Colombian population both from this region and from the population residing in the urban zones of Cali's tend to show similar socio-demographic patterns. Although there have been profound changes recorded during this period among these populations under study, the ethnic-racial inequalities and those of social class seem to persist. From this first diagnosis, attention is called to the need for a more adequate reproductive health policy to attend the specific needs presented by the indigenous population.

  13. BIODIVERSIDAD EN EL CAMPUS DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DEL CAUCA, POPAYÁN, COLOMBIA BIODIVERSIDADE NO CAMPUS DA UNIVERSIDAD DEL CAUCA, POPAYÁN, COLÔMBIA BIODIVERSITY AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DEL CAUCA CAMPUS, POPAYAN, COLOMBIA

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    HÉCTOR E RAMÍREZ-CHAVES

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La Universidad del Cauca se encuentra en la ciudad de Popayán, capital del departamento del Cauca, Colombia. Los alrededores de esta ciudad y en general del departamento presentan particularidades ecológicas que albergan una gran diversidad biológica, con una alta riqueza de especies vegetales y animales. La rápida urbanización en la ciudad de Popayán que expande sus límites y la pérdida acelerada de áreas verdes justifican un estudio detallado de la biodiversidad que todavía se puede encontrar en estos ambientes urbanos, con el fin de generar información útil para la futura planificación y conservación de zonas verdes. Presentamos los resultados del inventario de fauna y flora presente en áreas verdes de cuatro facultades de la Universidad del Cauca, la cual está representada por 114 especies de aves, tres especies de anfibios, tres especies de reptiles, seis especies de mamíferos y una especie de pez. La riqueza vegetal en las cuatro áreas estudiadas corresponde a 114 especies de plantas leñosas. Igualmente, presentamos observaciones sobre la relevancia de la conservación de estas áreas para el mantenimiento de la diversidad, la importancia de la presencia de las especies y sus relaciones ecológicas con el entorno urbano.A Universidade de Cauca localiza-se em Popayán, capital do departamento de Cauca, Colômbia. Os arredores da cidade e do departamento, em geral, apresentam particularidades ecológicas abrangendo uma grande diversidade biológica, com alta riqueza de espécies vegetais e animais. Com a urbanização desordenada da cidade de Popayán, há rápida expansão de seus limites e crescente perda de suas áreas verdes, justificando o estudo detalhado da biodiversidade que ainda pode ser encontrada nesse ambiente urbano com o intuito de gerar informação útil para a futura planificação e conservação de áreas verdes. Nós apresentamos os resultados do inventário da fauna e da flora presentes em

  14. Structure and floristic composition of the sub-Andean coastal subbasin of Yumbillo, Yumbo (Valle del Cauca

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    Carlos Gustavo Chaves Campo

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    Full Text Available The structure and floristic composition of riparian forest in the sub-Andean basin of the river Yumbillo in the municipality of Yumbo, Valle del Cauca, eastern slope of the western cordillera of the Andes, Colombia were analyzed. By 20 plots of 100 m2, in the altitude range between 1500 to 2235 m., Data was recorded in individuals with a diameter of a breast height (DBH > 10 cm, floristic composition and vertical and horizontal structure by calculation of abundance, frequency, dominance and importance value index (IVI. The floristic composition consisted of 825 individuals in 93 species, 71 genera and 50 botanical families, the dominant families were Myrtaceae,  Lauraceae,  Melastomataceae,  Moraceae,  Euphorbiaceae,  Fagaceae,  and  Tiliaceae  acanthaceae. The species were heavier ecological Truco (Hyeronima  sp and the most frequent were Truco (Hyeronima scabrida, Roble (Quercus humboldtii and the “Higueron de nacimiento” (Ficus  Apollinaris. The highest values corresponded to species of importance such as Truco (Hyeronima  scabrida Arrayan (Myrcia  sp, Nacedero (Trichanthera, Otobo (Dialyanthera  lehemannii and Naranjuelo (Lacistema  aggregatum. Vertical structure was categorized into three strata, 508 individuals in the I (3 and 16 m, 270 in the II (17 and 23 m and 47 in the Emerging (heights above 24 m. It was concluded that the riparian forest has high and typical pioneer species of forest recovery, highlighted the presence of Medio comino (Ocotea sp threatened timber species that can be part of ecological restoration actions and floristic enrichment in areas of riparian forest and watershed protection.

  15. Ectopsocidae (Psocodea: 'Psocoptera') from Valle del Cauca and NNP Gorgona, Colombia.

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    Manchola, Oscar Fernando Saenz; Obando, Ranulfo González; Aldrete, Alfonso N García

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    The results of a survey of the psocid family Ectopsocidae in Valle del Cauca and NNP Gorgona, are here presented. Fifteen species were identified, in the genera Ectopsocus (14 species), and Ectopsocopsis (one species); four of the Ectopsocus species are new to science and are here described and illustrated. The male of E. thorntoni García Aldrete is here described. Records of Ectopsocopsis cryptomeriae (Enderlein), Ectopsocus briggsi McLachlan, E. californicus Banks, E. columbianus Badonnel, E. maindroni Badonnel, E. meridionalis Ribaga, E. pilosus Badonnel, E. richardsi Pearman, E. titschacki Jentsch, and E. vilhenai Badonnel, are provided. Ten species were found only in Valle del Cauca, two species were found only in the NNP Gorgona, and three species were found at both sites. The specimens studied are deposited in the Entomological Museum, Universidad del Valle, Santiago de Cali, Colombia (MUSENUV).

  16. Flow prediction models using macroclimatic variables and multivariate statistical techniques in the Cauca River Valley

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    Carvajal Escobar Yesid; Munoz, Flor Matilde

    2007-01-01

    The project this centred in the revision of the state of the art of the ocean-atmospheric phenomena that you affect the Colombian hydrology especially The Phenomenon Enos that causes a socioeconomic impact of first order in our country, it has not been sufficiently studied; therefore it is important to approach the thematic one, including the variable macroclimates associated to the Enos in the analyses of water planning. The analyses include revision of statistical techniques of analysis of consistency of hydrological data with the objective of conforming a database of monthly flow of the river reliable and homogeneous Cauca. Statistical methods are used (Analysis of data multivariante) specifically The analysis of principal components to involve them in the development of models of prediction of flows monthly means in the river Cauca involving the Lineal focus as they are the model autoregressive AR, ARX and Armax and the focus non lineal Net Artificial Network.

  17. Analysis of persistence in fluctuation of the Cauca river through the Hurst coefficient

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    Prada, D. A.; Sanabria, M. P.; Torres, A. F.; Acevedo, A.; Gómez, J.

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    Study the continuous changes in the fluctuations in the levels of watersheds, it is of great importance because it allows you to adjust predictions about behaviors that can lead to floods or droughts. The Cauca River is one of the most important rivers in Colombia due to its 1350km long, its drainage area of 59.074km 2 which represents 5% of the national territory. The Government entity Cormagdalena records daily levels of the Cauca River to the height of La Mojana in the rods. From these data, we developed a series of time on which normal test were applied to calculate the coefficient of Hurst and the fractal dimension to determine the persistence associated with this behavior.

  18. Analysis of the rendering services individual register of phonoaudiology program of the Cauca University, Colombia

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    Ángela Eugenia Zúñiga-Pino; Isabel Muñoz-Zambrano; Augusto Muñoz-Caicedo

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    The program of Phonoaudiology of the University of Cauca has included the systematization of RIPS in their practices: Integrated I, Integrated II and Community VII, VIII and IX semester. The systematization uses the communicative pathologies codes stipulated in the procedure manual for the practice of audiology MPPF-II of the Colombian Association of Audiology and Technical Annex 2 of the agreement 008, 2009. The aim of this study was to analyze the information available in the RIPS, about th...

  19. SEROPREVALENCIA Y SEROTIPIFICACIÓN DE LEPTOSPIROSIS CANINA EN EL MUNICIPIO DE BUENAVENTURA (VALLE DEL CAUCA)

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    Romero Peñuela, Marlyn Hellen; Astudillo Hernández, Myriam; Quintero Martínez, Mauricio Elías

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    El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo verificar la infección con serovares de Leptospira spp. en caninos con propietario en Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Las muestras de suero fueron tomadas de 100 caninos y fueron probadas con los serogrupos de Leptospira interrogans: Bataviae, Mini, Autumnalis, Canicola, Shermani, Icterohaemorrhagiae, Cynopteri, Australis, Celledonis, Grippotyphosa, Hebdomadis, Javanica, Manhao, Pomona, Pyrogenes, Sejroe, Tarassovi y Ballum, usando la técnica de...

  20. Political Discourses, Territorial Configuration and Taxation : : Conflicts in Antioquia and Cauca, Colombia (1850-1899)

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    Kerguelén Méndez, Ricardo José

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    This dissertation analyzes Colombia's conflictive nineteenth-century state-building process, focusing in the subnational territories of Antioquia and Cauca. It studies the interconnected processes of territorial reconfiguration and decentralization (and recentralization) of state-authority from 1850 to 1899. Throughout these decades, the conflictive relations between the central government and the political elites in the nine subnational territories, and among them, set the stage for uncompro...

  1. Pentachlorophenol reduction in raw Cauca river water through activated carbon adsorption in water purification

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    Camilo Hernán Cruz Vélez; Magally González; Héctor Mario Gutiérrez; Luz Edith Barba; Juan Carlos Escobar; Luis Germán Delgado; Patricia Torres

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    Reducing chemical risk in raw water from the River Cauca (caused by the presence of pentachlorophenol and organic matter (real color, UV254 absorbance)) was evaluated at bench scale by using three treatment sequences: adsorption with powdered ac-tivated coal (PAC); adsorption – coagulation; and, adsorption – disinfection – coagulation. The results showed that although PAC is appropriate for pentachlorophenol removal, and its use together with the coagulant (aluminium sulphate) significantly i...

  2. Pueblos, rituales y condiciones de vida prehispánicas en el Valle del Cauca

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    Rodríguez Cuenca, José Vicente

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    El Valle del Cauca estuvo habitado por diversos pueblos que desarrollaron ingeniosas estrategias adaptativas con el propósito de mantener el equilibrio homeostasis entre la producción de recursos y su consumo. Los sacrificios humanos, las cabezas trofeo, el canibalismo ritual, los festejos asociados a las cosechas, los rituales funerarios, el sostenimiento de tierras de nadie en áreas fronterizas, los mismos combates organizados entre grupos rivales, la exogamia, la reprocidad y el intercambi...

  3. Prevalence of Strongylida nematodes associated with African Snail, Achatina fulica, in Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Full Text Available Objectives. To establish the presence and prevalence of Strongylida nematode parasites in Achatina fulica in the Valle del Cauca, especially of nematodes that are potentially pathogenic for humans. Materials and methods. A. fulica individuals were collected in nine cities of the Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Direct visual examination was used to identify A. fulica parasites. Nematodes were separated from tissue or collected from mucus, washed in saline solution, and fixed in a hot AFA solution. Samples were mounted in glycerine and observed under the microscope. Results. The general nematode parasite prevalence was 35% in 2013. The city with highest prevalence during 2013 was Cartago (60%, following by Buenaventura (42.9% and Cali (33%, while during 2014 were Cali (30% and Buenaventura (30%. The Strongylida nematodes registered were classified in three genera: Angiostrongylus (14.7% prevalence, Aelurostrongylus (2.6%,and Strongyluris (2.6%. The city with highest positive records of Angiostrongylus was Cali during 2014 and Aelurostrongylus was Buenaventura during 2013. Strongyluris genus was recorded only in Cali during 2013, with a prevalence of 11%. Of the nine evaluated cities, five has presence of Angiostrongylus. Conclusions. Three genera of Strongylida nematode were recorded associated with A. fulicas specimens in the Valle del Cauca during 2013 and 2014. Therefore, the role that A. fulica and native mollusk species could be playing in the life cycle of these parasites at the local level should not underestimated.

  4. ANÁLISIS DEL FUNCIONAMIENTO DE PLANTAS DE MANEJO DE RESIDUOS SÓLIDOS EN EL NORTE DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA ANÁLISE DO DESEMPENHO DE PLANTAS DE GESTÃO DE RESÍDUOS SÓLIDOS NO NORTE DO VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLÔMBIA PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF SOLID WASTE RECOVERY FACILITIES IN NORTHERN VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA

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    Luis F. Marmolejo

    2011-12-01

    produtos, as possibilidades de geração de emprego e os custos evitados ao não ter que enviar resíduos a recheados sanitários regionais justificam sua continuidade. Como elementos-chave para fortalecer o funcionamento das PMRS, se identificaram a sensibilização contínua dos usuários do serviço de asseio, a adaptação das tecnologias ao contexto, o fortalecimento do gerenciamento administrativo e o maior impulso ao aproveitamento no marco político nacional.In Colombia, the acceptance of resource recovery is demonstrated through the high number of municipalities which have introduced this alternative in their integrated solid waste management plans, together with the increasing number of solid waste management facilities (SWMFs that have been established. This situation also highlights the need for a comprehensive evaluation of the existing experiences as well as research and development around this topic. In this paper, the performance of five SWMFs located in municipalities in northern Valle del Cauca is analyzed. The analysis shows that, despite the fact that SWMFs have operational deficiencies, features such as markets for their products, employment generation and avoided costs in waste disposal in landfills show sufficient grounds for their continuity. Key elements to strengthen SWMFs performance are long-term awareness of service users, adaptation of technologies to the context, enhancement of managerial capacity and better support to resource recovery within the national political framework.

  5. Caracterización petrográfica, geoquímica y geocronológica en rocas ígneas intrusivas de la cuenca Cauca-Patía (CCP), Departamento del Cauca, Colombia

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    Jerez Heredia, Edith Katherine

    2012-01-01

    Al sur de la Cuenca Cauca-Patía, en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia, afloran once cuerpos intrusivos neógenos cuya composición varía de diorita, granodiorita a granito. La composición química de los granitoides muestreados presenta afinidad calcoalcalina, calcoalcalina alta en potasio y toleítica, dentro del rango de los granitoides cordilleranos tipo I. Según el análisis de datos geocronológicos se infieren tres eventos plutónicos que afectaron el área durante el Oligoceno-Mioceno inferi...

  6. Allegheny County Municipal Boundaries

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This dataset demarcates the municipal boundaries in Allegheny County. Data was created to portray the boundaries of the 130 Municipalities in Allegheny County the...

  7. Adaptive municipal electronic forms

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    Kuiper, Pieternel; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Bondarouk, Tatiana; Ruel, Hubertus Johannes Maria; Guiderdoni-Jourdain, Karine; Oiry, Ewan

    Adaptation of electronic forms (e-forms) seems to be a step forward to reduce the burden for people who fill in forms. Municipalities more and more offer e-forms online that can be used by citizens to request a municipal product or service or by municipal employees to place a request on behalf of a

  8. Distribución espacial del Bosque Seco Tropical en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Diana Patricia Alvarado-Solano

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available En el departamento del Valle del Cauca, la distribución de Bosque Seco Tropical (BsT se ha asociado al valle geográfico del río Cauca ubicado en la zona plana. Actualmente en esta zona, su cobertura se ha reducido a pocos relictos que se encuentran bajo alguna figura de conservación y mantienen áreas representativas de las formaciones vegetales sssstípicas de este bioma. Este trabajo se enfocó en el reconocimiento de la distribución espacial de formaciones vegetales de BsT en el departamento del Valle del Cauca. Se empleó información cartográfica secundaria para reconocer los biomas, ecosistemas y usos del suelo del área de estudio y en zonas adyacentes del piedemonte y montañas. Un modelo digital de elevaciones fue utilizado para realizar análisis altitudinales. En un sistema de información geográfico se aplicaron técnicas de geoprocesamiento y análisis geoespacial entre la información cartográfica y satelital. Los resultados evidencian que pese al avanzado deterioro de las coberturas de bosque seco en la zona plana, alrededor del 80 % se localiza en ecosistemas de montaña, específicamente en zonas de transición hacia bosques húmedos. A futuro, el potencial de estas áreas deberá evaluarse para ser incluidas en estrategias de conservación y restauración del bosque seco así como en el diseño de procesos adaptativos frente al cambio climático.

  9. Intercambio cationico calcio-magnesio-sodio en algunos suelos del Valle del Cauca

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    Torres M. Jorge Ilian

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    Full Text Available Para estudiar la influencia de diferentes cantidades de Ca, Mg y Na en las aguas de riego sobre las propiedades químicas y físicas de los suelos, se caracterizó el intercambio Ca-Mg en presencia de diferentes saturaciones de Na en la solución de equilibrio en términos de las isotemas de intercambio de 4 suelos pertenecientes a los tres principales ordenes predominantes en el Valle del Cauca. En general hubo ligera preferencia por Ca sobre Mg en los suelos; pero a bajas concentraciones de Mg en la solución el suelo Doronzoro mostró preferencia por Mg y el suelo Crucero una tendencia hacia mayor afinidad por el Mg+2a altos valores de Mg y de la RAS en la solución. Las preferencias de los suelos por Mg parecen estar asociadas en parte con la presencia de carbonatos y materia orgánica. Con excepción del suelo Crucero, las isotermas no mostraron influencia de la RAS o del PSI resultante sobre la selectividad por Ca+2 o Mg+2. Las altas saturaciones de Mg+2 encontradas en muchos suelos del Valle del Cauca se deben a la presencia de altas cantidades de este ión en las aguas de riego en las aguas freáticas y no a preferencia de los suelos por el mismo.To study the influence of different amounts of Ca, Mg and Na in the irrigation water on chemical and physical properties of soils, four soils from the Cauca Valle y were used to characterize their cation distribution and the Ca-Mg exchange in presence of different concentrations of Na in the equilibrium solution. A general preference for Ca over Mg was found; however, the Doronzoro soil isotherms showed that at low ion concentrations of Mg in the solutions there is a preference for Mg2+relative to Ca2+ and Crucero soil showed an increasing affinity to Mg2+as its concentration and SAR increase in the solution. Soil preferences for magnesium seem to be related to the presence of organic matter or to the presence of carbonates. Excluding the Crucero soil the isotherms did not show influence of SAR

  10. Prevalence of school desertion during teenage pregnancy from public schools in Valle del Cauca, 2006

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    Antecedentes: Partiendo de la institución educativa, se investigó la relación entre embarazo adolescente y deserción escolar y como influía el grado escolar y la edad de la embarazada en su riesgo de deserción. Materiales y métodos: Se aplicó una encuesta voluntaria en 180 instituciones educativas oficiales del departamento del Valle del Cauca, correspondiente a 112,470 estudiantes mujeres, encontrando 605 embarazadas. De estas, a 564 se les realizó una entrevista por un profesional en psicol...

  11. Designing a Municipality

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    Jungersen, Ulrik; Hansen, Poul H. Kyvsgård

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    Can a municipality be designed? The municipality Kolding in the southern part of Denmark asked this question. The idea emerged as a response to a recognized need for new ways of branding and developing the municipality. It is an ongoing process that was kicked off in 2012 and this paper is theref......Can a municipality be designed? The municipality Kolding in the southern part of Denmark asked this question. The idea emerged as a response to a recognized need for new ways of branding and developing the municipality. It is an ongoing process that was kicked off in 2012 and this paper...... is therefore focusing primarily on the process of changing the perception of how to organize development in a municipality. The most important elements in transforming the whole development setup are described. Finally, a short case describing one of the significant results is included....

  12. Identification of source and recharge zones in an aquifer system from water stable isotope. Case Study Bajo Cauca Antioqueno

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    Palacio B, Paola Andrea; Betancur V, Teresita

    2008-01-01

    Hydrology and hydrogeochemical are auxiliary techniques to valid conceptual hydrogeology an recharge models. Stable isotopes from water trace sources and path flow and Tritium indicates age. This paper is about the use of D 18, D 2H y 3H to study the aquifer system on Bajo Cauca antioqueno

  13. PREVALENCIA DE BRUCELOSIS EN LA LECHE CRUDA DE BOVINOS EXPENDIDA EN EL MUNICIPIO DE POPAYÁN CAUCA SEPTIEMBRE - DICIEMBRE 2006. PREVALENCE OF BRUCELLOSIS IN CATTLE RAW MILK SPREAD IN THE CITY OF POPAYAN CAUCA. SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2006

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    DIEGO VERGARA COLLAZOS

    2008-12-01

    antibrucella antibodies and a survey was applied to the owners of herds. The prevalence found in this study was of 15 percent (37/247. The factors associated significantly (p < 0.05 with the presence of Brucellosis in raw milk expended in the city of Popayán were: milk originated from the municipality of Sotará 25%(21/84, marketed milk by the third route with 58.3% (7/11, only fed with grass 40% (4/10, coexistence with minor species 23.2% (13/56, inappropriate vaccinated 27.8% (10/36 and retained placenta 26.1% (6 /23. The prevalence found in the study with the Ring Test Technique (15% is greater than the reported in previous studies with Indirect Elisa Technique (5% for Cauca Department. The presence of Brucellosis may be associated with the origin of raw milk, nutrition of the animals, coexistence with minor species, vaccination and retention of the placenta; conditioning and predisposing factors that make part of the production process of milk which can be prevented and controled by the stablishing of relevant sanitary measures

  14. Correlation of Early Tertiary Terrestrial Deposits of the Amaga Basin, Cauca Depression, Colombian Andes

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    Sierra, G. M.; Sierra, G. M.; MacDonald, W. D.

    2001-05-01

    The Amaga Formation of the Amaga Basin preserves early Tertiary terrestrial deposits of many facies: channel, crevasse splay, paludal, flood plain, point bar, etc. These deposits lie between two major strike-slip fault zones, the Cauca and the Romeral in the Cauca Valley of the northern Andes of Colombia. Coal deposits characterize the lower part of the stratigraphic section; fine to medium clastic sediments otherwise dominate the sections. Within the basin, correlation between sections is difficult because various discontinuities interrupt the continuity of the strata. These include Tertiary intrusives, folding and faulting. Rapid lateral facies changes further complicate the correlations. Detailed studies on five stratigraphic sections are underway. Multiple methods of correlating sections are being used, including fluvial sequence stratigraphy in outcrops, architectural facies analysis, heavy mineral separates, grain-size and grain-ratio variations, paleocurrent directions, and magnetic property variations. Distinctive regional variations in magnetic anisotropic susceptibility indicate areas in which tectonic effects overprint sedimentary fabrics. The presence of secondary hematite and siderite is related to that overprinting. A major compositional break (identified by grain-ratio variations) has been found in the middle of the section. The integrated correlation results are summarized.

  15. Thermal environment characterization for the bovine cattle ranching in the Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Raúl Andres Molina Benavides

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The influence of climate on animal behavior has been demonstrated for many years. Climatic variables such as temperature (T, ° C, relative humidity (RH, %, solar radiation (SR, W / m2 and wind speed (WS, m / s, outside their normal range, can displace ruminants of their comfort zone, which can results in negative impact on their productivity and reproduction behavior. In order to characterize the thermal environment of bovine cattle ranching in the Valle del Cauca department, two biometeorological indexes (heat load index for dairy cows and meat cattle were performed to develop an animal - environment relationship. The indexes were applied to the most representative Valle del Cauca department climatic ranges (T = 20-35; RH = 60-100; WS = 0-10, finding that for dairy cows under the mentioned conditions of T> 23, RH> 80 and 0 WS, starting to show signals of heat stress, while for beef cattle starts with T> 25, RH> 60 and WS <1.5. In conclusion, these indexes are useful tools to determine the degree of heat stress that may occur on farms during certain times of day for certain months of the year, helping to plan actions to control its effect in cattle and subsequently, mitigate the impacts on their productive and reproductive performance.

  16. [Detection of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia].

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    Cuéllar-Jiménez, María Elena; Velásquez-Escobar, Olga Lucía; González-Obando, Ranulfo; Morales-Reichmann, Carlos Andrés

    2007-06-01

    Aedes albopictus is the second most important dengue virus vector in the Asian southeast after Aedes aegypti. Its entrance into the Americas occurred in 1985, and laboratory studies performed show its potential as a vector in this continent as well. In Colombia, this species has been reported in Leticia (Amazonas) in 1998 and Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) in 2001. The latest discoveries show that this mosquito continues to advance toward the country's interior. To inform that the presence of A. albopictus is documented in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Since 2002, weekly sampling has been performed using larval traps located at seventeen stations. The identification of the A. albopictus species, was carried out in the Unidad de Entomología, Laboratorio de Salud Pública Departamental. These identifications were confirmed in the Entomology Laboratory at Universidad del Valle and the National Institute of Health in Bogotá. From April to June of 2006, larvae of A. albopictus were found in six sampling stations located between northwest and northeast of Cali, one of them in the suburban area of the Yumbo city. The control of A. aegypti and A. albopictus must be integrated into a single program. The surveillance in the cities and nearest departments must be intensified with the objective of limiting the advancement of A. albopictus.

  17. Hyphessobrycon ocasoensis sp. n. (Teleostei, Characidae una nueva especie para el Alto Cauca, Colombia

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    García-Alzate, C. A.

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    Full Text Available Hyphessobrycon ocasoensis n. sp. (Teleostei, Characidae a new species from the Alto Cauca, Colombia Hyphessobrycon ocasoensis n. sp. (Characiformes, Characidae from heterorhabdus group (Gery, 1977 is described from the upper Cauca River in Colombia. The new species is distinguished from all other known species by the following combination of characters: three unbranched and eight branched fins in the dorsal fin; short maxillary bone with one or no teeth; four small foramens in the maxillary bone, and five in the premaxillary; 5-17 scales with pores in the lateral line, six between the lateral line and anal-fin origin, six between the lateral line and pelvic-fin origin, and nine predorsals; depth of the caudal peduncle has a mean of 16.7% in standard length; interorbital width 50.6% in head; a dark spot on caudal peduncle and a dark lateral band that extends vertically from the dorsal–fin origin to the tips of the middle caudal fin rays. Physical and chemical data of their habitat are included.

  18. Analysis of the rendering services individual register of phonoaudiology program of the Cauca University, Colombia

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    Ángela Eugenia Zúñiga-Pino

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The program of Phonoaudiology of the University of Cauca has included the systematization of RIPS in their practices: Integrated I, Integrated II and Community VII, VIII and IX semester. The systematization uses the communicative pathologies codes stipulated in the procedure manual for the practice of audiology MPPF-II of the Colombian Association of Audiology and Technical Annex 2 of the agreement 008, 2009. The aim of this study was to analyze the information available in the RIPS, about the procedures performed in communicative disorders and therapy evaluation in the periods 2004-2009. This analysis allowed knowing the behavior of communicative disorders and the number of procedures performed by the Audiology program at the University of Cauca in the areas of professional practice: speech, language and hearing; in addition to highlighting the impact on health of communication disorders by the program through pre-professional practices. For purposes of systematization the records in the first consultation, monitoring and control and tests practiced were took into account.

  19. Desplazamiento indígena, conflicto interno y expresiones de participación comunitaria en el Departamento del Cauca (Colombia

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    Rubén Darío Guevara Corral

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se propone mostrar la manera como el desplazamiento indígena es propiciado por el conflicto interno el cual es una determinante de la problemática colombiana, y como respuesta, las expresiones de participación comunitarias se muestran como alternativas para enfrentar a los actores armados que propician y agudizan la guerra en los departamentos colombianos del Cauca y Valle del Cauca._____________________ABSTRACT:This article has the purpose of showing the way how the aboriginal shifting is propitiated by the internal conflict which is a determinant in the Colombian problem, and as a result, the expressions of community participation are presented as the alternatives to confront the armed actors that propitiate and make more acute the war in the Colombian departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca.

  20. Trabajo Multidisciplinar Universidad-Empresa en Agroindustria Cafetera del Valle del Cauca, Colombia Multidisciplinary Collaboration University-Industry in a Coffee Growing Enterprise of Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Jaime A. Aguilar Zambrano

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una metodología y los resultados obtenidos de un proyecto de actuación multidisciplinar en una relación universidad-empresa para favorecer la innovación. Desde la universidad participaron profesores y estudiantes de los Programas de Ingeniería Electrónica e Ingeniería Industrial, y la empresa fue una cooperativa de cultivadores de café orgánico llamada Asociación ACOC, ubicada en el centro del Valle del Cauca en Colombia. Se plantearon dos hipótesis para el proyecto, la primera: el trabajo multidisciplinar genera mejores resultados en la solución de problemas de las pequeñas empresas porque contempla el problema en una forma sistémica; la segunda: el trabajo independiente de cada disciplina una vez identificada la problemática técnica provee resultados satisfactorios para el conjunto del problema. La primera hipótesis fue verificada y la segunda se verificó parcialmente. Se concluye que las relaciones universidad-empresa con un aporte tecnológico multidisciplinar mejoran significativamente el trabajo de la pequeña empresa. La empresa debe involucrarse de manera activa para que los resultados perduren en el tiempo y la visión sistémica de los problemas fortalece el trabajo de las pequeñas empresas.This article shows a methodology and the results obtained from a multidisciplinary project between the University and Enterprise which encourages innovation. The University participated with its faculty members and students enrolled in the programs of industrial engineering and electronic engineering, and the Enterprise was a group of organic coffee farmers (called by its founders Asociación ACOC located in the center of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Two hypotheses were formulated for the project. The first, multidisciplinary work produces better results in solving problems of small businesses because it considers the problem in a systemic way. The second, independent work from each field of study, once the

  1. Situación epidemiológica de varicela en el municipio de Pradera (Valle del Cauca, Colombia entre 2003 a 2007

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    Cidronio Albavera-Hernández

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La varicela es una enfermedad viral aguda altamente contagiosa, de comienzo repentino, con fiebre moderada, síntomas generales, erupción cutánea de tipo maculopapular y vesicular; afecta principalmente a menores de 10 años. Objetivos: Describir el comportamiento de la varicela entre 2003/ 2007 en Pradera (Valle del Cauca. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo producto de los registros del Sistema de Vigilancia en Salud Pública de Pradera, secundarios a la recolección de casos de varicela notificados por los prestadores de servicios de salud municipales semanalmente. Resultados: Se observó un incremento de 10 veces las tasas de varicela en 2006 respecto a 2003; afectó principalmente a menores de 1 a 4 años (14 veces, seguido de adultos jóvenes entre 15 a 44 años (13 veces y de 45 a 59 años (9 veces; se enfermaron también personas de edades extremas (menores de un año - mayores de 60. Conclusiones: Por su alto poder epidémico la varicela requiere para su control y prevención la movilización de diferentes sectores poblacionales: salud, social y educación; es un evento que al no controlarse adecuadamente afecta a grupos poblacionales inhabituales (mayores de 15 años y menores de 1 año. Las estrategias de control y prevención implementadas entre las secretarías de Salud Municipal de Pradera y Departamental del Valle al parecer contribuyeron a mitigar la diseminación de este evento durante 2007.

  2. Waste Sites - Municipal Waste Operations

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    NSGIC Education | GIS Inventory — A Municipal Waste Operation is a DEP primary facility type related to the Waste Management Municipal Waste Program. The sub-facility types related to Municipal Waste...

  3. Malaria in the colombian regions of Uraba and Bajo Cauca, province of Antioquia: an overwiew to interpret the antimalarial therapeutic failure La malaria en Colombia, Antioquia y las zonas de Urabá y Bajo Cauca: panorama para interpretar la falla terapéutica antimalárica. Parte 2

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    Jaime Carmona Fonseca

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    Full Text Available Problem: in the past 5 years we have studied the treatment response to antimalarials and their combinations in the Antioquia region (Turbo, Zaragoza and El Bagre municipalities. The interpretation and better understanding of the treatment outcome (adequate clinical response, early treatment failure or late treatment failure require further information since this response depends on host’s and parasite’s factors, independently of the characteristics of the antimalarial administered. Objectives: to define an adequate reference frame which allows for interpretation of results obtained during antimalarials treatment assessment studies. This would include demography, epidemiology, climatic and social-economic information about Colombia, Antioquia, the regions of Uraba, Bajo Cauca and the municipalities of Turbo and El Bagre. Methodology: research of secondary information (publications reports and internet resources, and some primary information (taken from Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Antioquia (Sivigila of Dirección Seccional de Salud de Antioquia DSSA. Data about treatment response were primary information (produced by Grupo Malaria, Universidad de Antioquia, or obtained from other authors. With the gathered data, tables and graphs were produced and calculations were carried out using other variables. Results: the frequency of malaria is presented for Colombia during the period 1960-2002 and the results of the malaria eradication and control programs, and their failure, are described. Similarly, the frequency of malaria in Antioquia during 1959-2003 is discussed and presented in terms of incidence rates and parasite annual indexes (PAI. Non adjusted and adjusted rates and PAI were obtained, therefore adjusted rates are presented by exposed population, which is less of 20%. Adjusted results are 5-6 fold higher that non-adjusted values in Antioquia. However this is not true for the Uraba and Bajo Cauca regions, where 100% of the

  4. Esco in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to discuss the possible benefits of involving Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in realising energy savings in municipalities, and how ESCO projects can be formulated very differently in the various municipalities, according to building volume, use of technologies......, energy savings, type of collaboration etc. Background: Since 2008, several Danish municipalities have started energy retrofitting of municipal buildings, based on contracts with Energy Service Companies. In spite of the strong growth of ESCOs, there is also widespread scepticism about ESCO, as many...... approaches are being used in Danish municipalities, which we label the basic, the integrated and the strategic ESCO approaches. The three approaches include different ambitions, technologies, economies and innovation potentials. Whereas the basic approach implies a ‘traditional’ guarantee-based model...

  5. An evaluation of energy potential by biogas, in Alcala County - Valley of Cauca (Colombia)

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    González Salcedo, Luis Octavio; Romo López, Liesely Karina

    2017-01-01

    Due to the increase in consumption of pork meat, pig accommodations have had to grow to meet this demand, and in turn increase organic waste becoming a big problem for the environment. The need to implement new alternatives to mitigate environmental impacts at the same time benefit the farms of this activity, using bio-digesters. The objective of this work is to evaluate the biogas potential of six farms in the Alcala County – Valley of Cauca (Colombia). The results for the total capacity of the farms show an interesting contribution to the energy component of the region, both in the production of biogas and in its energy equivalent. Various examples of energy use are made, including economic benefits. (author)

  6. Pentachlorophenol reduction in raw Cauca river water through activated carbon adsorption in water purification

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    Camilo Hernán Cruz Vélez

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Reducing chemical risk in raw water from the River Cauca (caused by the presence of pentachlorophenol and organic matter (real color, UV254 absorbance was evaluated at bench scale by using three treatment sequences: adsorption with powdered ac-tivated coal (PAC; adsorption – coagulation; and, adsorption – disinfection – coagulation. The results showed that although PAC is appropriate for pentachlorophenol removal, and its use together with the coagulant (aluminium sulphate significantly impro-ved phenolic compound and organic matter removal (promoting enhanced coagulation, the most efficient treatment sequence was adsorption – disinfection - coagulation, achieving minor pentachlorophenol levels than detection (1.56 μg/l and WHO li-mits (9μg/l due to the effect of chloride on PAC.

  7. Curricular renovation in the phonoaudiology program of the University of Cauca: a proposal for educational quality

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    Liliana María Pérez-Tenorio

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In Colombia, the Superior Education is going through a transformation process. These changes must be in coherence with the formulation of flexible policies among the diverse components of the curriculum and with the need for new forms of working and producing knowledge. The curricular renovation must ref lect an educational quality compromise and contribute to generate human development with high social impact. This article presents a proposal for Curricular Renovation, elaborated by faculty and students of the Phonoaudiology Program of the University of Cauca. This document contains aspects related to the pedagogic model, didactics, faculty-student relation, systems of evaluation and plan of studies. Furthermore, in this document the bases for the Route of Curricular Renovation are presented, consisting of the following phases: background, diagnosis and operational plan. These should facilitate the academic integration for adjusting the curricular processes to the needs of the academic program in a local, national and international context.

  8. Implementation of decision support system in the central AQUATOOL Department of Valle del Cauca

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    Gutierrez Enriquez, Maria Mercedes; Aristizabal Rodriguez, Hector Fabio

    2007-01-01

    The decision support system AQUATOOL, created by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), represents an alternative for water resources management for it makes it possible to evaluate planning scenarios for the use of both surface and groundwater. For the evaluation of this tool, the application zone chosen was the Central Region of the Valle del Cauca State in Colombia. With the mathematical model AQUATOOL technical scenarios were formulated focused on the efficient satisfaction of demands in the zone, based on a supply - demand scheme, in which only real demand was included in the regulations for the use of every stream. As far as surface waters are concerned, a special feature of the State concerns its torrential flow rivers, not regulated. Though there are feasibility studies for regulation dams in the zone. Based on this initial scheme several alternatives were presented: aquifer swell and study of dams projected as complementary supply resources, aiming to greater satisfaction of present and future demands.

  9. Bienestar y participación, una construcción local. Versalles, Valle del Cauca

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    Mark Lundy

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    Full Text Available El concepto de desarrollo local se ha venido construyendo tanto en el escenario académico como en los diferentes espacios de trabajo comunitario existentes en Colombia. El presente artículo retoma una de estas experiencias, la del Comité de Participación Comunitaria del municipio de Versalles, Valle del Cauca, y la desglosa por medio de una descripción, el análisis de los logros y algunas reflexiones acerca de lo vivido. El ejercicio permite avanzar en la definición de algunos conceptos, clarificar retos futuros, proponer algunos pasos necesarios para potenciar el desarrollo humano e identificar ciertas variables claves en el proceso de desarrollo local.

  10. Estudio de una Cronosecuencia de Suelos en el Bajo Cauca (Antioquia

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    Full Text Available En la región del Bajo Cauca, Antioquia, se estudiaron tres terrazas, a diferentes alturas, las cuales poseen diferencias apreciables entre la evolución de sus respectivos suelos. La terraza de mayor altura presentó los suelos más evolucionados: Typic Paleudult; la de mediana altura presentó suelos de incipiente evolución, clasificados como Typic Dystropept y la de menor altitud presentó suelos recientes, con muy bajo grado de evolución: Tropic Fluvaquent. Las diferencias en evolución observadas entre los suelos se deben a los largos intervalos de tiempo transcurridos entre la formación de los tres niveles de las terrazas. La fertilidad natural de los suelos desarrollados sobre las terrazas alta y media se puede calificar como baja a muy baja; por su parte, la terraza a menor altura posee alta fertilidad.

  11. Contribution of a mixed forest plantation to avifauna conservation at Rio Cauca canyon, Colombia

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    Castano Villa, Gabriel Jaime; Morales Betancourt, Juan Alejandro; Bedoya Alvarez, Mary Luz

    2008-01-01

    The avifauna of a forest mixed plantation at Cauca river canyon in Caldas department; was monitored during 10 months. Fifty nine understory resident species were captured,10% of them presented high sensibility to habitat perturbation (forest specialists). Only those species with low sensibility (generalists) presented differences between monthly numbers of captures. Other 50 species associated to the plantation, including two endemic and 26% boreal migratory species were registered visually and/or by its vocalizations. The results suggest that this plantation plays a key role in the conservation of local avifauna, is habitat both for species associated with natural forests and for those with less habitat requirements. This type of reforestation with native species could be a restoration model for other degraded areas from the region.

  12. Reading and writing academic practices in the phonoaudiology program at the University of Cauca

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    Pilar Mirely Chois-Lenis

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available This article presents some results of an investigation aimed to characterize the academic literacy practices that are developed in the Phonoaudiology program at the University of Cauca. In this descriptive study, a sample of 24 students was taken from those in the last semester of the first academic period of 2009, who answered a survey of 26 multiple choice questions. The results indicate that the academic moment for which the students write and read the most is for the courses, who develop these practices primarily to be assessed and predominantly read and write their own lecture notes and the materials prepared by their faculty, to the detriment of scientific articles or papers for publication. It is expected, from these results, to generate reflexion processes and actions that qualify the practices of academic literacy within the program for the benefit of academic and professional performance of their students and graduates.

  13. Quantification and economic valuation of the capture of CO2 for Eucalyptus plantations, established by the Preca in the carboniferous Basins of Cesar, Cauca Valley, Cauca and Highland Cundiboyacense

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    Diaz Fonseca, Sandra Ximena; Molano Morales, Miguel Angel

    2001-01-01

    This study, as first measure it looks for to quantify the tons of CO 2 captured by the increment in the biomass of forestall plantations of the Eucalyptus genus established by the PRECA of Ecocarbon in the carboniferous basins of the Cesar, Cauca Valley, Cauca and Highland Cundiboyacense and in second measure to determine the economic value that the sale of this environmental service can represent for a developing country as Colombia. The results obtained for each one of the plantations in each carboniferous basin are determined, and statistical models that will allow calculating the capture of CO 2 carried out by plantations of three different species of Eucalyptus (E. camaldulensis, e. grandis and E. globulus), starting from the volume in foot of the timber only barked

  14. Quantification and economic valuation of the capture of CO2 for plantations of the Eucalyptus, genus, settled down by the PRECA in the carboniferous basins of Cesar, Cauca Valley, Cauca and Cundiboyacense Highland

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    Diaz F, Sandra Ximena; Molano M, Miguel Angel

    2001-01-01

    In this study, the first measure is to quantify the tons of CO 2 captured by the increment in the biomass of forest plantations of the Eucalyptus genus, settled down by the PRECA of Ecocarbon in the carboniferous basins of the Cesar, Cauca Valley, Cauca and Cundiboyacense highland and in second measure to determine the economic value that the sale of this environmental service can represent for a developing country as Colombia. The results obtained for each one of the plantations settled down in each carboniferous basin are determined and statistical models that will allow to calculate the capture of CO 2 carried out by plantations of three different species of Eucalyptus (E. Camaldulensis, E. grandis and E. globulus)

  15. Descriptions and records of Cladiopsocidae and Dolabellopsocidae (Insecta: Psocodea: 'Psocoptera') from Valle del Cauca and National Natural Park Gorgona, Colombia.

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    Calderón-Martínez, Nadia R; González-Obando, Ranulfo; Aldrete, Alfonso N García

    2014-11-28

    The results of a survey on the species diversity of the families Cladiopsocidae and Dolabellopsocidae (Psocodea: 'Psocoptera': Psocomorpha: Epipsocetae) in Valle del Cauca and in the National Natural Park (NNP) Gorgona, Colombia, are presented. The specimens studied were collected in the context of two scientific projects, in which 12 species in the two families were identified, five in Cladiopsocidae and seven in Dolabellopsocidae. In the first family, Cladiopsocus presented a new record in the country and four new species; in the latter, two genera were identified, Dolabellopsocus, with three new species and two new records, and Isthmopsocus, with two new species. This study presents the description of the nine new species from Valle del Cauca and NNP Gorgona, the new records for Colombia and identification keys to the neotropical species of both families.

  16. Concesión del monopolio de juegos de apuestas y azar en elvalle del cauca1

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    Julio César Alonso Cifuentes, Ph.D

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available La Beneficencia del Valle del Cauca (Colombia contrató con el CIENFI de la Universidad Icesi una consultoría que serviría como base para la licitación por la concesión de las apuestas permanentes en cinco zonas del Valle del Cauca. Uno de los resultados fundamentales del estudio era la proyección de las ventas brutas, que se basa, entre otras cosas, en una medida de tendencia central de la inversión en apuestas permanentes (chance de aquí en adelante por persona en el año. En el caso se presenta información relevante para la toma de decisión sobre la medida de tendencia central pertinente para la proyección de las ventas de chance y por lo tanto del valor de la concesión.

  17. Correlation of macroclimatic variables of Pacific Ocean with the volumes of interandean rivers of the Cauca valley (Colombia)

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    Carvajal, Yesid; Grisales, Claudia; Mateus, Julián

    2014-01-01

    Los fenómenos climáticos sobre los océanos ejercen gran influencia sobre la hidroclimatología del valle del río Cauca (Colombia), en especial el evento "El Niño Oscilación Sur" (ENOS), que es responsable de la variabilidad climática en escalas de tiempo que van desde meses hasta décadas. Debido a esta dependencia, se estudió la correlación entre 8 variables indicadoras del clima en los Océanos Pacífico y Atlántico con los caudales medios mensuales de 8 ríos del valle del río Cauca. Las series...

  18. Lithostratigraphical and tectono-sedimentary study of the Plio-Pleistocene infill of the Interandean North Cauca Valley Basin (Colombia)

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    Neuwerth, Ralph

    2009-01-01

    This investigation focus on the study of the Plio-Plesitocene deposits in a zone covering parts of the Quindío, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca departments in Central Colombia. The results can be summarized as follows : In the initial phase, a vast field campaign, a detailed sedimentological study and facies analyses have led to the differentiation of various lithological units within the Zarzal Formation, allowing the stratigraphical redefinition of the Plio-Pleistocene sediments deposited in ...

  19. Sugar Cane Agrobussiness and Traditional Farm in the Northern Plains of Cauca (Colombia). Historical Perspectives and Ethnographic Notes

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    Jaramillo Marín, Jefferson; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia); Londoño Ortiz, Natalia; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia); Sánchez González, Gina; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia)

    2015-01-01

    This article reflects in an historical and etnographic key about some of the frictions and links between sugar cain agrobussiness and traditional farm in the northern plains of Cauca, since the mid xx century to the date. The historical perspective allows to trace the consolidation of the sugar cain agroindustrial model. The etnographic approach, describes from the inhabitants narratives some of the socio enviromental conflicts wich are generated by this model in the traditional farm. Both ke...

  20. Caracterización del sector cooperativo de ahorro y crédito en el Valle del Cauca

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    Ximena Sánchez Mayorga

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una caracterización del sector cooperativo de ahorro y crédito en el Valle del Cauca, el cual es uno de los objetivos a desarrollar en el proyecto de investigación "Análisis del sector cooperativo de ahorro y crédito en el Valle del Cauca y propuesta de estrategia. Caso Cooperativa de Ahorro del Valle", del Grupo de Investigación Gestión y Productividad Contable. El estudio muestra la dinámica de crecimiento que ha tenido el sector cooperativo de ahorro y crédito en el Valle del Cauca en los últimos cinco años, aportando a la bancarización en Colombia; también se revisa el sector de economía solidaria en Colombia, presentando estadísticas que permiten visualizar lo que representa este sector en la economía del país. Se identifican en el Valle del Cauca las entidades dedicadas a la actividad de ahorro y crédito, planteándose las diferencias entre estas entidades y los establecimientos bancarios del sector financiero tradicional, resaltando el aporte de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito a la estrategia del Gobierno Nacional definida como la banca de oportunidades1; puesto que en estas entidades hay igualdad social para sus asociados, logrando que un mayor número de personas accedan a los servicios financieros, aportando al desarrollo económico de las localidades donde funcionan.

  1. Análisis estructural del sector azucarero y el etanol del Valle del Cauca Structural analysis of the sugar and ethanol sector of the Valle del Cauca

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    Pedro L. Cruz Aguilar

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Al analizar el sector azucarero y el etanol del Valle del Cauca se pretende demostrar que de seguir el precio internacional del azúcar por encima de 16 centavos de dólar la libra, la industria azucarera contaría con mecanismos de coordinación que le permitirán direccionar su producción de caña de azúcar hacia este eslabón de la cadena productiva por ser el que mayor margen de utilidad le produce, sin tener que aumentar la cantidad de hects sembradas de manera proporcional al incremento del azúcar exportada. Cuestión que consolido al sector azucarero como uno de los dinamizadores de la economía colombiana, pero a la fecha ha obligado al gobierno a rebajar el porcentaje de alcohol carburante en la gasolina del 10 al 8% y crea dudas sobre el cumplimiento de los decretos que incrementan de manera sustancial el porcentaje de alcohol carburante para los motores de 2000 cms³.Analysis of the sector tries to demonstrate that following the international price of sugar above 16 cents a pound, the sugar industry will count on coordinating mechanisms that will allow them to direct their production of cane sugar to the link in the productive chain which will produce the greatest profit margin will produce, without having to increase the number of acres planted in proportion to the increase in sugar exported. This consolidated the sugar industry as one of the driving forces of the Colombian economy, but to date has forced the government to lower the percentage of ethanol fuel in gasoline from 10 to 8 percent and casts doubt on the implementation of decrees which substantially increase the percentage of alcohol fuel for engines of 2000 cms³.

  2. Esco in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to discuss the possible benefits of involving Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in realising energy savings in municipalities, and how ESCO projects can be formulated very differently in the various municipalities, according to building volume, use of technologies...... municipalities see an in-house approach as a better alternative. Approach (Theory/Methodology): Our research is based on literature studies and on qualitative interviews with Danish municipalities carrying out ESCO projects, as well as with ESCO providers. Results: Our studies suggest that different ESCO......, with relatively few buildings, energy retrofitting and low investments, the integrative and strategic approach include a higher degree of partnership, a more ambitious building renovation approach, and more innovative understandings of facilities management. We also compare ESCO with energy retrofitting as an in...

  3. Municipal Building Energy Usage

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — This data set contains energy use data from 2009-2014 for 139 municipally operated buildings. Metrics include: Site & Source EUI, annual electricity, natural...

  4. Representative of the municipality

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    Castellnou Barcelo, J.

    2007-01-01

    Full text of publication follows. The decommissioning of the Vandellos-I nuclear power plant was a big challenge for the host community of Vandellos i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant and the close-by region. Closing down of the facility resulted in a rise of unemployment and a decrease of municipal income. The public was concerned with three issues: safety, transparency and information about the decommissioning, and economic future. Therefore, from the very beginning, municipal governments entered into negotiations with ENRESA on socio-economic benefits, including local employment in dismantling activities, and other types of financial and non-financial compensation. The ADE business association, i.e. a network of business organisations was created that guided the allotment of work to local firms. To satisfy public demand, local municipalities focused on the triad of safety, dialogue and local development, considered the three 'pillars of trust'. A Municipal Monitoring Commission was created, made up of representatives of affected municipalities, the regional government, the ADE business association, trade unions, the local university, the NPP management and ENRESA to monitor the dismantling process and regularly inform the local public. Items that were handled by this Commission included: - Work process monitoring. - Workers. - Materials Control. - Conventional and radioactive or contaminated waste management. - Emanation waste management (liquid and gas) - Safety (training and accidents). - Surveillance (radiological and environmental: dust, noise). - Effects. - Fulfillment of agreed conditions. A number of communication tools and channels were used, e.g., public information meetings, an information centre, the municipal magazine, the municipal radio station, and meetings with representatives of the local press. Particularly innovative was the idea to ask academics from the University of Tarragona to help with 'translating' technical information into language that could

  5. SimBasin: serious gaming for integrated decision-making in the Magdalena-Cauca basin

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    Craven, Joanne; Angarita, Hector; Corzo, Gerald

    2016-04-01

    The Magdalena-Cauca macrobasin covers 24% of the land area of Colombia, and provides more than half of the country's economic potential. The basin is also home a large proportion of Colombia's biodiversity. These conflicting demands have led to problems in the basin, including a dramatic fall in fish populations, additional flooding (such as the severe nationwide floods caused by the La Niña phenomenon in 2011), and habitat loss. It is generally believed that the solution to these conflicts is to manage the basin in a more integrated way, and bridge the gaps between decision-makers in different sectors and scientists. To this end, inter-ministerial agreements are being formulated and a decision support system is being developed by The Nature Conservancy Colombia. To engage stakeholders in this process SimBasin, a "serious game", has been developed. It is intended to act as a catalyst for bringing stakeholders together, an illustration of the uncertainties, relationships and feedbacks in the basin, and an accessible introduction to modelling and decision support for non-experts. During the game, groups of participants are led through a 30 year future development of the basin, during which they take decisions about the development of the basin and see the impacts on four different sectors: agriculture, hydropower, flood risk, and environment. These impacts are displayed through seven indicators, which players should try to maintain above critical thresholds. To communicate the effects of uncertainty and climate variability, players see the actual value of the indicator and also a band of possible values, so they can see if their decisions have actually reduced risk or if they just "got lucky". The game works as a layer on top of a WEAP water resources model of the basin, adapted from a basin-wide model already created, so the fictional game basin is conceptually similar to the Magdalena-Cauca basin. The game is freely available online, and new applications are being

  6. ESCO in Danish municipalities

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2013-01-01

    development with international ESCO experience as well as refer to public innovation literature. Combined with empirical case studies on ESCO contracting, we discuss factors and conditions that influence decisions on ESCO, the flexibility of ESCO contracts and whether it implies an innovative process...... mainly been used in the industry so far, but in recent years more and more municipalities have taken up ESCO initiatives, in order to retrofit existing public buildings, and to make them more energy efficient. ESCO is in many ways a new way of collaboration for Danish municipalities, and therefore...... in municipalities ESCOs have received much attention in different Danish energy-.efficiency policies, where ESCOs are often described as a promising way to achieve energy savings in existing housing and to overcome barriers encountered by other attempts at energy savings. Instead of assessing ESCO only...

  7. Municipal energy managers

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    2004-01-01

    On 1 and 2 July, municipal energy managers from all over Europe met in Stuttgart, Germany. On these two days, more the 150 participants form 22 countries listened to presentations, took part in excursions to cutting-edge energy conservation projects in Stuttgart and, above all, participated in a broad array of workshops presented by experts firmly grounded in local practice. 27 experts drawn from 11 European countries showcased their projects and imparted their experience. The event has been accompanied by an exhibition of companies and service providers offering energy-conservation products and planning services. The first workshop dealt with energy management in Europe and examples from different active municipalities; the second one with energy management in Germany and best practice in the leading cities; the third one with non-municipal and European projects. (A.L.B.)

  8. LÍNEA BASE DE ESPECIES ARBÓREAS Y ARBUSTIVAS CON APTITUD FORRAJERA EN SISTEMAS DE PRODUCCIÓN GANADERA DE CLIMA FRÍO DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA AS ESPÉCIES ARBÓREAS E ARBUSTIVAS APTIDÃO COM FORRAGEM DE SISTEMAS DE PRODUÇÃO ANIMAL DO CLIMA FRIO DO DEPARTAMENTO DO CAUCA BASE LINE TREE AND SHUUB SPECIES WITH FORAGE FITNESS LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS OF THE DEPARTAMENT OF COLD WEATHER CAUCA

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    DENIS A ARBOLEDA

    2011-12-01

    estabelecimento de uma línea base de espécies arbóreas e arbustivas com aptidão forrageira potencialmente utilização em sistemas de produção Bovina para zonas de clima frío departamental, arrojando como resultado uma línea de 17 famílias que na atualidade estão sendo usadas á través de diferentes arranjos nos sistemas pecuários. As pesquisas se desarrolham á partir do reconhecimento e recopilação de informação primaria com ajuda de os produtores da zona, seguida da sistematização e analises para a identificação de aquelas espécies com maior aparição e uso. Si bem se encontro um significativo numero de espécies, é necessário aprofundar o estudo em algumas de estas, dado que a informação respeito á seu desarrolho fenológico e seu comportamento em sistemas pecuários é desconhecido hasta agora.Given the low production of high quality fodder and environmental issues related to livestock at the regional level, this paper presents the results of research conducted in livestock production systems of tropical high Cauca Department, among the municipalities Silvia, Totoro, Sotara and Purace. The study aimed to establish a baseline of tree and shrub species with fitness forage utilization in beef production systems for cold climates department, dropping a line resulted in 17 families are currently being used by different arrangements livestock. La research systems developed from the recognition and primary data collection with the help of local producers, followed by the systematization and analysis for the identification of those species with higher occurrence and use. Although there were a significant number of species, further study is necessary in some of these, since information about their phenological development and behavior in cattle production systems is still unknown. Thus, the findings constitute a source of information for the design of livestock production systems more efficient in cold climates, while the basis for the formulation of future

  9. Incidence of the phenomena El Nino and The Nina, on the climatic conditions in the valley of the River Cauca. Part I - climatological Analysis

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    Pena Quinones Andres Javier; Cortes Betancourt, Enrique; Montealegre Leon, Fernando

    2001-01-01

    The influence of the phenomena known as El Nino and La Nina on the climatic conditions in the Cauca Valley (South-western Colombia) was studied by means of the analysis of climatic variability caused by these phenomena. Data were analysed from three weather stations located in the sugarcane area of influence, recorded during the 1972-1998 period. It was found that when these events are present in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, the behaviour of some climatic variables in the Cauca Valley is altered. These anomalies, which are of different magnitude for the different climatic variables, tend to be opposite in nature. The incidence of these phenomena on the Cauca Valley climate is noticeable in certain seasons and months

  10. N2 fixer free-living bacteria in two soils of Cauca Valley

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    Cardona M, Sigifredo; Sanchez de Prager, Marina

    1998-01-01

    Several soil samples were taken in two agricultural soils, located in Palmira and Ricaurte, Cauca Valley, with the aim of establishing the presence of free life N 2 fixer bacteria and to identify the predominant species. Such soils were chemical and physically characterized and were collected information about their farmer management. For each one of them were counted the N 2 a symbiotic fixers by the dilution method and culture in N free Ashby media. The main bacteria isolated in each soil were, purified and identified. The physical chemistry conditions in both soils favored the presence of such microorganisms because of the pH, closer to neutral and an adequate nutrient content in Ricaurte, the soils was an inceptisol, moderately deep and growing passion fruit Passiflora edulis sims, in which have had an intensive use of chemicals, similar to palmira's soil; there, the microbial population was 5.5 x 107 U.F.C. N 2 fixer bacteria/g of dry soil. In Palmira, it was a mollisol growing tomato Lycopersicon esculentum mill with a population of 5.1 x 107 U.F.C./g of dry soil; both figures indicated the abundance of such microbiological resource and the potential for being explored in sustainable agricultural systems. In Ricaurte it was isolated Azotobacter is a main strain (probably a. chroococcum, according IMI) and in Palmira, Stenotroghomonas maltophilia (IMI), well known as a growth promoter in wheat and sunflower; referred in some cases as lightly pathogen in humans

  11. MANEJO INTEGRADO VS. MANEJO TRADICIONAL DE ANTRACNOSIS EN CULTIVOS DE FRÍJOL EN TIMBIO CAUCA

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    CONSUELO MONTES R.

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de evaluar la antracnosis (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum en el cultivo de fríjol (Phaseolus vulgaris en el Municipio de Timbío, Departamento del Cauca - Colombia, se realizó un ensayo en un diseño de bloques completos al azar con dos tratamientos y tres repeticiones. Se evaluaron dos variedades de frijol (Diacol Calima y AFR 612 en dos sistemas de manejo: Manejo Tradicional, empleado por agricultores de la zona con aplicaciones frecuentes de fungicidas para controlar la enfermedad. Se evaluaron las variables incidencia y severidad de la enfermedad en hojas, flores y vainas en las etapas V2, V4, R6 del cultivo (primera hoja trifoliada, tercera hoja trifoliada y prefloración y en las etapas R7 (formación de vainas y R8 (llenado de vainas, vainas/planta, producción vainas/parcela, rendimiento grano/parcela (g, peso de 100 semillas (g y porcentaje de germinación. Los resultados mostraron que la variedad Diacol Calima bajo Manejo Tradicional presentó los porcentajes más altos de incidencia de antracnosis en las etapas V2, V4 y R6 para hojas y R8 en vainas. La variedad AFR 612 en Manejo Integrado presentó los porcentajes de incidencia de antracnosis más bajos y los mayores rendimientos.

  12. ESTADO FITOSANITARIO DE UNA POBLACION DE ZINGIBERALES. VEREDA SAN PEDRITO- MUNICIPIO DE TIMBIO - CAUCA

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    SANDRA CARLINA RIVAS Z

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    Full Text Available En la vereda San Pedrito, Municipio de Timbío, departamento del Cauca, se observó el estado fitosanitario con respecto a enfermedades fúngicas presentes en 12 especies y 3 variedades de zingiberales. Después de observar en campo las sintomatologías, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal y se cultivaron en el laboratorio, donde se logró identificar enfermedades ocasionadas principalmente por los hongos Fusarium oxysporum, Colletotrichum sp., Alternaria sp., Dipliodia sp., Pestalotia sp., Mycosphaerella musicola, Cordana musicola, Sclerotinia sp., Helminthosporium sp., Nigrospora sp., Cercospora sp., Monilia sp., Rhizoctonia sp.; también se desarrollaron diagramas estándares de severidad para evaluar el ataque causando por los patógenos, determinando el área de las hojas e inflorescencias en cm2 y severidades del 1%, 5%, 10%, 25% y 50%, que corresponden a los grados 1, 3, 5, 7 y 9; encontrando que los hongos fitopatógenos que presentaron mayor severidad (grado 9 fueron Alternaria sp. y Nigrospora sp., en la variedad H. griggsiana y la severidad más baja (grado 5 fue ocasionada por Fusarium oxysporum, afectando tanto las inflorescencias como el follaje en las variedades Strelitzia reginae y Etlingera.

  13. Analysis of meteorological drought for Dagua river basin, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Nathalia González López

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Context: Extreme climatic events causes great challenges for social, economic and environmental sustainability of a region. Droughts affect agricultural activities significantly thus endangering the livelihoods and food security of rural populations, this is especially crucial for developing countries. The objective of this study is to characterize meteorological drought in Dagua river basin, Valle del Cauca. Method:  Intensity, magnitude, duration and frequency of drought events was estimated using the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI, for semi-annual and annual groupings with records of 19 stations, during the period 1982-2011 Results: At least one drought was identified in each series; the area near to the subxerofític Basin region, exhibits more frequency of extremely strong drought and lower threshold of minimum precipitation; the largest percentage of spatial coverage of drought coincides with El Niño phenomena events, such as those that occurred in 91-92 to 09-10. Conclusions: The results obtained provide an approach for prediction and characterization of drought, and offer inputs to generate strategies for planning and mitigation of their impacts.

  14. Determinantes del trabajo infantil y la escolaridad: el caso del Valle del Cauca en Colombia

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    Sebastián Urueña Abadía

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Colombia, al igual que la mayoría de países latinoamericanos, consciente de las repercusiones sociales y económicas negativas del trabajo infantil, se ha comprometido en la lucha por la erradicación de este fenómeno. Prueba de ello es la ratificación por parte del gobierno colombiano en el año 2007, del Convenio 182 de la OIT sobre la Prohibición de las Peores Formas de Trabajo Infantil y la Acción Inmediata para su Eliminación. En el plano regional, como parte del Plan de Desarrollo del Departamento del Valle del Cauca 2008-2011, se está implementando actualmente una estrategia territorial de erradicación del trabajo infantil en sus 42 municipios. Considerando este panorama, este trabajo indaga cuáles son los determinantes del trabajo infantil y la escolaridad en el departamento del Valle a partir de los datos de la Encuesta Nacional de Calidad de Vida del año 2003. Para el análisis se emplea un modelo econométrico Probit Bivariado, que permite el estudio conjunto e interrelacionado de decisiones diferentes, en este caso la asistencia escolar y el trabajo.

  15. Bacterial composition of natural water sources and consumer treated water in Guambía, Cauca

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    María del Mar Meza

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available In the world, 80% of the infectious and gastrointestinal parasi­te diseases are caused by the use and consume of non-drinka­ble water. The lack of hygiene and the miss functional sanitary techniques are some of the reasons why the diarrheic disease is still an important health problem in developing countries. The water and the contaminated food are considered as the principal vehicles involved in the transmission of bacterium, viruses and parasites; thus, the importance of knowing the mi­crobiological quality of the water of Guambia, indian territory of Cauca, Colombia, and sustain the risk of this insalubrious behavior. Methods: we collected samples of water from Caci­que River (one of the rivers of Guambian territory in different leves of its route; samples from Mamá Dominga Hospital and Las Delicias school treated water and they were analyzed in Angel laboratory S.A in Cali. Results: we found an elevated amount of aerobic mesofilous in all the samples, with >10.000 CFU (colony formed units/ 100ml, (reference parameter

  16. Determination of reliable environmental flows in Colombia: The example of the River Palace (Cauca)

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    Diez Hernandez, Juan Manuel; Ruiz Cobo Dario Hernan

    2007-01-01

    The increasing exploitation of the water resources in Colombia requires an advanced Environmental Flows Regime (EFR) regulation, for a properly design of the Watershed Planning and Management Programs. Among the diversity of approaches proposed to EFR assessment, the most used and scientifically accepted is the well-known Instream Flow Incremental Methodology (IFIM), whose applicability for Colombian rivers is explored in this study. The IFIM modeling of the Palace River below the diversion of 500 l/s to the new water-supply facilities in Popayan (Cauca) reveals that the global effect of this limited derivation of the 6.78% mean annual flow in the integrity of the aquatic ecosystem is very low. The eco-hydraulic and eco hydrological simulations of the representative reach (500m length, 18m width, 500/00 slope and coarse substrate) analyzed with the software RHABSIM 3.0, revealed some not very significant reductions of the usable habitat for adult fishes and macro-invertebrates. Consequently, the present instream flows regime of the Palace River caused by the diversion project is corroborated as a satisfactory EFR, according to the IFIM evaluation system. Finally, some research lines are suggested, that are focused to the improvement and adaptation of the IFIM to the particular fluvial conditions of Colombia

  17. Composition patterns of waterbirds from La Vieja River, Geographic Valley of Cauca River, Colombia

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    Ramirez Urrea, Laura Milena; Arbelaez Cortes, Enrique; Marin Gomez, Oscar Humberto; Duque Montoya, Diego

    2014-01-01

    We compiled and analyzed data gathered from observations during the period 2001-2013 in three sectors along La Vieja River, located in the Cauca River Valley, Colombia. We describe spatial and temporal aspects of such dataset, focusing in indentify patterns of species' composition and abundance. We recorded 28 waterbird species in 33 transects, being 22 species observed in more than 50 % of these transects. The species richness among transects did not shows significant differences. However, two cluster analyses, considering both presence/absence and abundance data, showed that there is spatial structure in the species composition along the river. In contrast, although observations were conducted during more than ten years there is no evidence of temporal changes in species composition. Still, some species showed increase or decrease trends in their frequency. We present a new record for one species (Chloroceryle aenea) for the region. Despite that the landscape surrounding La Vieja River has faced a high anthropogenic impact; the river still presents a significant diversity of waterbirds, which could add value to the conservation plans in the zone.

  18. Inventory and valuation of flora used by the village Santa Teresa, Palmira (Valle del Cauca

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    Miguel Macgayver Bonilla Morales

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available The diversity of plants cultivated is associated with food security as well as special benefits for different human communities around the world. The objective of this paper was to determine the plant species used by a rural community formed five years ago, hence values categories were established to learn more about the use value, the number of species per family, the part used and the distribution of species among farms. Among the results obtained, 113 species grouped into 52 families were reported, of which the most representative were Asteraceae and Lamiaceae and Apiaceae with 8 and 7 respectively, all of them associated with medicinal plants. Meanwhile corn corn and bananas have the highest use values (6, corresponding to 28% of the species of food grade. With the fruit (28% and the leaf (26% being the parts most often utilized. The farms of Limonar and Encanto, colectively, contain 47% of species of the studied area. The study permits the establishment of the interfamily and interspecific richness and the the use value of the diversity of plants cultivated by the inhabitants of the village of Santa Teresa, Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

  19. Caracterización de la apicultura en el Valle del Cauca y su futuro desarrollo

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    Satizabal E. M. Cristina

    1986-03-01

    Full Text Available La información para caracterizar los aspectos técnicos, económicos y sociales de la apicultura se obtuvo mediante entrevistas y encuestas (88 productores apícolas, 6 fabricantes de implementos apícolas, una Cooperativa que comercia la miel de abejas en el departamento y un consumidor industrial. Se determinaron las principales características de las explotaciones apícolas. El manejo realizado en los apiarios y el grado de conocimiento de los apicultores se utilizaron para evaluar la asistencia técnica. Se describió el mercadeo de la miel de abejas y se caracterizó la unidad de producción apícola (UPAOne study of characterization (technical, economic and social aspects of the bee-keeping in the Valle del Cauca was carried out. The information was obtained from interview and inquiries (88 to bee-keepers, 6 to rnarkers of beekeeping tools, one to the small species cooperative and to Colombina S. A.. The main characteristics of the beekeeping and the apiaries were determined. The management was made in the apiaries using the bee-keeper’s knowledge in order to evaluate the technical assistence. The unit of beekeping production (UPA was defined pointing out its characteristics. The marketing of honey was also described.

  20. Trends into rainfall time series of two andes basins of Valle del Cauca (Colombia

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    Faisury Cardona-Guerrero

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available With the goal of detecting changes or trends in registered data of daily rainfall in the basins of rivers Dagua and Cali, located in the south-west of Colombia, in the Valle del Cauca, nine climate extremes indices were calculated using the RClimDex software. For this, precipitation trends were analyzed in 18 rain gauges located in the study area with historical series ranging between 21 and 56 years. Homogeneity tests were made to data to ensure consistency in the information. The results show changes in rainfall, dominated by the increasing trends for almost all indices; however most of the trends do not show high statistical significance. Also, a significant increase in the average annual total rainfall of 15.2 mm (Dagua river basin and 9.1 mm (Cali river basin in the stations located below 1500 msnm was obtained. Moreover, in the stations located at higher elevations, decreases were observed. There is a homogeneous spatial distribution for the most of the indices and similar patterns were found located in defined areas of the study zone, which may affect the runoff production in watersheds in the coming years.

  1. Tras los rastros de la movilización social y la confianza pública: apuntes sobre capital social y desarrollo en el departamento del Cauca

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    Raúl Cortés Landázury

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo busca en la actividad movilizatoria post reformas institucionales de la década del 90, rastros de capital social en el Departamento del Cauca. Se establece una relación entre dicha actividad movilizatoria y la estructura de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil del Cauca, a través de un modelo econométrico (logit bivariado, que pretende mostrar los principales determinantes del capital social interno y externo, impulsores del desarrollo regional.

  2. La paradoja del desarrollo humano y la actividad minero-energética en el Macizo Colombiano: realidades en el Municipio de la Vega Cauca

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    Arboleda Suarez, Denis Antonio

    2015-01-01

    En el siguiente artículo se realiza una revisión de las implicacionesgeneradas por el avance del proyecto minero en una localidaddel macizo colombiano, específicamente en el municipio de laVega Cauca, lugar donde tiene acción el Proceso Campesinoy Popular de la Vega Cauca y que a su vez como producto delas dinámicas de oposición en coordinación con otras organizacionessociales han sido objeto de persecución, amenazas y desaparición.En esta medida se plantea como paradoja el discurso deldesarr...

  3. Measurements for municipalities 2007

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    B. Kuhry; J.J.J. Jonker; with participation of M. Ras

    2007-01-01

    Original title: Maten voor gemeenten 2007. Measurements for municipalities 2007 presents a national picture of the performance delivered by local authorities and the costs of doing so. The analyses relate to the period 2000-2005. This is the fifth time this quantitative and integrated picture

  4. Measurements for municipalities 2006

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    B. Kuhry; J.J.J. Jonker; with cooperation of Bureau Zenc

    2006-01-01

    Original title: Maten voor gemeenten 2006. Measurements for municipalities 2006 (Maten voor gemeenten 2006) presents a national picture of the performance delivered by local authorities and the costs of doing so. The analyses relate to the period 1999-2004. This is the fourth time

  5. Measurements for municipalities 2012

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    Evert Pommer; Ingrid Ooms; Ab van der Torre; Saskia Jansen

    2012-01-01

    Original title: Maten voor gemeenten 2012 Local authorities in the Netherlands are playing an ever more important role in the delivery of services to citizens, as more and more tasks are transferred from central to local government. Dutch municipalities spent a combined total of 56 billion

  6. Residuos de almidones y el uso de plantas durante el holoceno medio en el cauca medio (colombia)

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    Aceituno, Francisco; Lalinde, Veronica

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo se presentan datos de almidones que sugieren el uso de plantas porgrupos forrajeros que ocuparon el río San Eugenio (Cauca medio) durante la primeramitad del Holoceno medio. Se logró recuperar una gran cantidad de granos dealmidón (325) de instrumentos de molienda (manos y placas) procedentes de nivelesprecerámicos del sitio arqueológico La Pochola. Los datos indican el aprovechamientode plantas ricas en carbohidratos, entre las que se encuentra una variedad de Phaseolus(silv...

  7. Observación Electoral: Experiencia de la MOE Regional Valle del Cauca, Elecciones Nacionales de Colombia 2010

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    Escobar Higuera, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    En el presente artículo se reseña la experiencia de Observación electoral en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, por parte de la Misión de Observación Electoral MOE regional Valle. Con el propósito de visibilizar el trabajo de una red de organizaciones y personas que han tomado iniciativa en el mejoramiento de un proceso importante para el sistema democrático colombiano, las elecciones. Al reseñar esta experiencia, se espera sea referente de una acción de participación política desde las org...

  8. Syndrome of the caregiver in disability old patients and the psychosocial implications. Valle del Cauca, Colombia 2003-2004.

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    Eliana Dueñas; María Anggeline Martínez; Benjamín Morales; Claudia Muñoz; Ana Sofía Viáfara; Julián A. Herrera

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    Objetivo: Describir la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador y las características psicosociales de los cuidadores de adultos mayores discapacitados. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio piloto de casos y controles en el Valle del Cauca durante el 2003-2004 para evaluar la funcionalidad familiar (APGAR familiar), la ansiedad y depresión (escala de Goldberg), la presencia de enfermedades (cuidadores y no cuidadores), y la prevalencia del síndrome del cuidador (escala de Zarit). Resultad...

  9. Agroindustria y extractivismo en el Alto Cauca. Impactos sobre los sistemas de subsistencia Afrocampesinos y resistencias (1950-2011)

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    Irene Vélez Torres; Daniel Varela; Sandra Rátiva; Andrés Salcedo

    2013-01-01

    La agroindustria y el extractivismo han generado un profundo cambio en las prácticaseconómicas tradicionales del Alto Cauca en Colombia en detrimento de los sistemas socio-económicos de subsistencia de la población local Afro-campesina. El intenso conflictoarmado y la migración forzada han acompañado la instauración de estos modelos de acumulaciónpor despojo. Utilizando una metodología de investigación participativa, este artículoanaliza críticamente la disputa por el acceso y la propiedad so...

  10. Prevalencia de deserción escolar en embarazadas adolescentes de instituciones educativas oficiales del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2006

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    Mauricio Hernández; Iván Osorio

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    Antecedentes: Partiendo de la institución educativa, se investigó la relación entre embarazo adolescente y deserciónescolar y como influía el grado escolar y la edad de la embarazada en su riesgo de deserción.Materiales y métodos: Se aplicó una encuesta voluntaria en 180 instituciones educativas oficiales del departamento delValle del Cauca, correspondiente a 112,470 estudiantes mujeres, encontrando 605 embarazadas. De estas, a 564 se les realizóuna entrevista por un profesional en psicología...

  11. Prevalencia de deserción escolar en embarazadas adolescentes de instituciones educativas oficiales del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2006

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    Osorio, Iván; Hernández, Mauricio

    2011-01-01

    Antecedentes: Partiendo de la institución educativa, se investigó la relación entre embarazo adolescente y deserción escolar y como influía el grado escolar y la edad de la embarazada en su riesgo de deserción. Materiales y métodos: Se aplicó una encuesta voluntaria en 180 instituciones educativas oficiales del departamento del Valle del Cauca, correspondiente a 112,470 estudiantes mujeres, encontrando 605 embarazadas. De estas, a 564 se les realizó una entrevista por un profesional en psicol...

  12. Las músicas tradicionales como instancias de producción cultural: el caso de Villa Rica (Cauca)

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    Manuel Sevilla

    2009-01-01

    El artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación acerca de la música tradicional en el municipio de Villa Rica (Cauca, Colombia). Describe tres contextos sociales donde se interpreta música tradicional (celebración de la Natividad del Niño Dios, velorios de niños y adultos y espacios de trabajo y esparcimiento) y describe dos actividades de emprendimiento asociadas con la actividad musical que se dan en estos contextos. A partir de los planteamientos de Pierre Bourdieu sobre producció...

  13. Soil thermal conductivity, organic matter, activity and microbial biomass in crops systems of passion fruit in Toro, Valle del Cauca, Colombia Conductividad térmica del suelo, materia orgánica, actividad y biomasa microbianas en sistemas de cultivo de maracuyá en Toro, Valle del Cauca

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    Pérez Jesús

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available The study evaluated the relationship among soil thermal conductivity (λ organic matter, activity and microbial biomass. In three systems of passion fruit crop (ecological, transitional and conventional in the municipality of Toro, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. In samples taken at random in two depths (0-15 and 15-30 cm, biological properties microbial activity (C-CO2; microbial biomass (microbial C - fumigation, extraction - and physical and chemical properties (organic matter, pH, humidity, texture, apparent density, porosity (traditional methods and thermal conductivity of the soil (electrothermal method were measured. The results were analyzed program SAS through models of lineal regression, LSD and Duncan. There were highly significant differences in organic matter, activity and microbial biomass and thermal conductivity of the soil at both depths.The most notorious among ecological and conventional crops. High correlations of direct proportionality were calculated among thermal conductivity of the soil (λ and soil organic matter, for the three crop systems. The ecological crop increased these properties and activity and microbial biomass. Key words: Passiflora edulis Sims var flavicarpa, crop systems, soil thermal conductivity, organic matter, activity and microbial biomass.El estudio evaluó la relación entre la conductividad térmica del suelo (λ, la materia orgánica, la actividad y la biomasa microbianas. En tres sistemas de cultivo de maracuyá (agroecológico, transición y convencional en el municipio de Toro (Valle del Cauca, en nueve puntos por manejo se tomaron muestras al azar a dos profundidades (0-15 y 15-30 cm y se midieron propiedades biológicas: (actividad microbiana (C-CO2; biomasa microbiana (C microbiano –fumigación, extracción– y propiedades físicas y químicas (materia orgánica, pH, humedad, textura, densidad aparente, porosidad (métodos tradicionales y conductividad térmica del suelo (m

  14. Determinación del requerimiento hídrico del pimentón en el municipio de Candelaria, departamento del Valle del Cauca Water requeriments of pepper in Candelaria, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Adriana Gómez Enríquez

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un ensayo con el fin de determinar el requerimiento hídrico del pimentón Capsicum annuum variedad Unapal-Serrano, en la zona de Candelaria-Valle del Cauca (Colombia. Se determinó que el pimentón requiere 425mm de agua durante su ciclo vegetativo, obteniendo una eficiencia del uso del agua de 5.32 kg/m³ de fruto fresco y de 0.5 kg/m³ en términos de materia seca. Además, se comprobó la eficiencia del microevaporímetro 'MIEVHR' como herramienta para programación del riego y estudios hidrológicos.A trial was carried out in order to determining the water requirement of the pepper Capsicum annuum variety UNAPAL- Serrano in the zone of Candelaria -Valley of the Cauca (Colombia and to evaluate the efficiency of the microevaporímeter 'MIEVHR' as estimator of the evaporation. It was determined that the pepper requires 425mm of water during the cycle vegetative obtaining an efficiency of the use of the water of 5.32 Kg/m³ of fresh fruit and 0.5 kg/m³ in terms of dry matter. Besides, it was verified the microevaporímeter efficiency 'MIEVHR' as tool for programming of the irrigation.

  15. Análisis de crecimiento de canavalia en zona plana del Valle del Cauca

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    Cortés R. Harry

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El análisis se realizó en condiciones de campo, en dos localidades (Candelaria y Palmira, determinando los componentes de rendimiento (kg, altura (cm y fenología (dds/floración. Se empleó un diseño completamente al azar con cinco repeticiones. El crecimiento de C. ensiformis no mostró diferencias entre las localidades evaluadas. El desempeño fisiológico en la acumulación de fotosintatos se concentró en mayor proporción en el órgano vertedero “frutoâ€?, que representa entre el 60 y 75% de MS total. La dinámica de acumulación de MS mostró correlación en los índices medidos (TCC, TCR, TAN, IAF. Abstract Analysis of growth of canavalia in the plane zone of Valle del Cauca. Under conditions of field, in two localities (Candelaria and palmira, determining the components of yield (Kg, height (cm and fenology (d/flower. A design at random with five (5 repetitions was used completely. The growth of Canavalia ensiformis does not show differences enters the evaluated localities. The physiological performance in the accumulation of photosintates is it accumulated in greater proportion in the organ garbage dump “fruitâ€?, that represents between 60 and 75% of dry matter. The dynamics of accumulation of MS shows correlation in the measured indices (NAR, LAI, RGR. Key words: Canavalia ensiformis, biological analysis, phenology, yield components.

  16. Municipal Solid Waste Resources

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    Municipal solid waste (MSW) is a source of biomass material that can be utilized for bioenergy production with minimal additional inputs. MSW resources include mixed commercial and residential garbage such as yard trimmings, paper and paperboard, plastics, rubber, leather, textiles, and food wastes. Waste resources such as landfill gas, mill residues, and waste grease are already being utilized for cost-effective renewable energy generation. MSW for bioenergy also represents an opportunity to divert greater volumes of residential and commercial waste from landfills.

  17. Mercado municipal Can Vidalet

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    Romero Francisco, Jorge

    2006-01-01

    La intención del nuevo mercado municipal de Can Vidalet es crear un escenario en sombra, envuelto por una piel permeable; una "cesta" dentro de la cual se produce una actividad comercial. La topografía del lugar permite establecer un esquema comercial en sección, situando el mercado tradicional en cota superior y el nuevo uso comercial en planta baja, a nivel de plaza pública.

  18. Renewable municipal waste barometer

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    In the European Union the production of primary energy from the incineration of municipal waste increased by only 0.7% in 2013 and reached 8.7 million tep (tonnes of oil equivalent). Germany ranks first with the production of 2729 ktep followed by France with 1246 ktep. A positive point is that the sale of heat to heat networks has strongly increased in some countries which means that primary energy is better used. 2 tables give the production of electricity and heat from the incineration of municipal waste in the E.U. member states in 2012 and 2013. Germany ranks first in the 2 tables. The total production of electricity and heat from the incineration of municipal waste in E.U. in 2013 reached 18741 GWh and 2361 tep respectively. A list reviews the most significant companies working in Europe in the sector of waste incineration, 8 companies are listed, 2 are German: EEW, Remondis, 3 are French: SITA (Suez Environment, Veolia and TIRU (EDF), Urbaser is spanish, Gruppo Hera is Italian and AEB-Amsterdan is dutch. (A.C.)

  19. Estudios en la ecoepidemiología y enfermedad por el virus dengue en el Valle del Cauca 2002-2004

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    Mauricio Barreto Barreto

    2004-03-01

    del serotipo Den-3. La ocurrencia de un periodo epidémico se asoció principalmente con factores relacionados directa o indirectamente con el vector, tales como una mayor tasa de infección entomológica mínima y el aumento en la temperatura ambiental. En contraste, ni la intensidad de la lluvia ni los índices aédicos larvales y de adultos fueron buenos predictores de una mayor ocurrencia de la enfermedad en este estudio.

    Estos hallazgos sugieren que el monitoreo permanente de la infección en mosquitos sería buen predictor de los periodos de alta morbilidad. La reemergencia del serotipo de Den-3 y emergencia de un nuevo vector del virus podría impactar la epidemiología del dengue en el Valle del Cauca.

     

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    1. SUÁREZ M, MORALES C, CUADROS M, MUÑÓZ J. Programa de control del dengue. Informe de gestión: Enero-Junio 1999. Secretaría de Salud Pública Municipal, editor.

    2. VÉLEZ ID, QUIÑONES ML, SUÁREZ M, OLANO V, MURCIA LM, CORREA E ET AL. Presencia de Aedes albopictus en Leticia Amazonas, Colombia. Biomédica 1998; 18(3:192-198.

    3. KUNO G, GÓMEZ I, GUBLER DJ. An ELISA procedure for the diagnosis of dengue infections. J Virol Methods 1991; 33(1-2:101-113.

    4. OPS. Dengue y Dengue Hemorrágico en las Américas: guías para su prevención y control. Innovation Management in Swedish Municipalities

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    Wihlman, Thomas; Hoppe, Magnus; Wihlman, Ulla; Sandmark, Hélène

    2016-01-01

    Research on public sector innovation is still limited, and increased knowledge of innovation processes is needed. This article is a based on a study of the implementation of innovation policies in Swedish municipalities, and gives a first-hand, empirical view of some of the complexities of innovation in the public sector. The study took place in four municipalities in central Sweden. The municipalities varied in size and organisational forms. Interviews and policy documents were used for data...

  1. Intersectoriality in Danish municipalities

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    Heering Holt, Ditte; Frohlich, Katherine L; Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Tine

    2017-01-01

    healthier practices into various settings, e.g. creating healthy school environments for increased physical activity and healthy eating. While other more overarching interventions on the health impacts of broader welfare policies (e.g. education policy) tend to be neglected. The interventions hereby neglect...... the intersectoral policy process legitimates certain practices in the setting of Danish municipal health promotion and the potential impact this can have for long-term, sustainable healthy public policy. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, we show how the intention of intersectoriality produces a strong concern...

  2. [Health services access survey for Colombian households].

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    Arrivillaga, Marcela; Aristizabal, Juan Carlos; Pérez, Mauricio; Estrada, Victoria Eugenia

    The aim of this study was to design and validate a health services access survey for households in Colombia to provide a methodological tool that allows the country to accumulate evidence of real-life access conditions experienced by the Colombian population. A validation study with experts and a pilot study were performed. It was conducted in the municipality of Jamundi, located in the department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Probabilistic, multistage and stratified cluster sampling was carried out. The final sample was 215 households. The survey was composed of 63 questions divided into five modules: socio-demographic profile of the head of the household or adult informant, household socioeconomic profile, access to preventive services, access to curative and rehabilitative services and household out of pocket expenditure. In descriptive terms, the promotion of preventive services only reached 44%; the use of these services was always highest among children younger than one year old and up to the age of ten. The perceived need for emergency medical care and hospitalisation was between 82% and 85%, but 36% perceived the quality of care to be low or very low. Delays were experienced in medical visits with GPs and specialists. The designed survey is valid, relevant and representative of access to health services in Colombia. Empirically, the pilot showed institutional weaknesses in a municipality of the country, indicating that health coverage does not in practice mean real and effective access to health services. Copyright © 2016 SESPAS. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  3. [Detection of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) (Diptera: Culicidae) in the municipality of Istmina, Chocó, Colombia].

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    Carvajal, José Joaquín; Honorio, Nildimar Alves; Díaz, Silvia Patricia; Ruiz, Edinso Rafael; Asprilla, Jimmy; Ardila, Susanne; Parra-Henao, Gabriel

    2016-09-01

    Aedes albopictus is widely distributed around the world. Its introduction to the Americas occurred in 1985 and it is considered a potential vector of dengue viruses and one of the principal vectors of chikungunya virus. In Colombia, this species was reported for the first time in Leticia (Amazonas) in 1998, followed by Buenaventura (Valle del Cauca) in 2001, Barrancabermeja (Santander) in 2010, and Medellín (Antioquia) in 2011. So far, this species has been reported in ten departments of the country. Objective: To report the finding of A. albopictus in the city of Istmina, Chocó, and its implications for public health. Materials and methods: In January 2015, we conducted an inspection of immature stages of Aedes spp. in breeding sites in the neighborhoods of San Agustín, Santa Genoveva and Subestación in Istmina, Chocó. The immature stages collected in this municipality were identified at the Unidad de Entomología of the Laboratorio de Salud Pública Departamental de Chocó, and confirmed by the Laboratorio de Entomología, Red Nacional de Laboratorios, Instituto Nacional de Salud, in Bogotá. In January 2015, twelve A. albopictus larvae were found in the breeding sites located in Subestación and San Agustín neighborhoods. The occurrence of A. albopictus in the municipality of Istmina underlines the importance of strengthening continuous entomological surveillance strategies at national and local levels in the country, especially in Istmina and its surrounding municipalities.

  4. INFESTACIÓN E INCIDENCIA DE BROCA, ROYA Y MANCHA DE HIERRO EN CULTIVO DE CAFÉ DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA ESTUDO DE INFESTAÇÃO E INCIDÊNCIA DA BROCA, A FERRUGEM E A CERCOSPOREOSE O CULTIVO DO CAFÉ NO DEPARTAMENTO DO CAUCA INFESTATION AND INCIDENCE STUDY OF THE COFFEE BORER, COFFEE RUST AND IRON SPOT DISEASE ON THE COFFEE CROP IN CAUCA DEPARTMENT

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    CONSUELO MONTES R.

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    ça de Broca e a cercosporiose, e dez para avaliar a presença de ferrugem. Foram registrados os valores de temperatura, precipitação, humidade, e brilho solar objetivando determinar a relação entre o clima e a presença de doenças. O nivel máximo aceitável de infestação na plantação é do 5%. O promedio de infestação no periodo avaliado foi de 14,7% para a ferrugem, 4,7% para a Broca e 4,8 para a cercosporiose. Temperatura e precipitação foram as que apresentaram maior relação com a presença das doenças. Altas temperaturas estão relacionadas com maior apresentação de ferrugem e Broca, principalmente nos meses de junhio e setembro, pelo contrario, a cercosporiose, altamente correlacionada com a presença de chuvas, ocorre principalmente nos meses de marzo e maio. Estes resultados alertan sobre a presença destas pragas nas plantações da região.The epidemiological study was carried out on three Colombian coffee production limiting pests, i.e. Coffee borer (Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari, Coffee rust (Hemileia vastatrix and Iron spot disease (Cercospora coffeicola of four municipalities of the Cauca department. Eight sensoring localities were selected and sampled monthly in order to obtain the infestation and incidence of each pest during 2006 and 2007(from March and December. Sampling was done according to the process established by Cenicafé, 30 Coffee shrubs were taken for the Coffee borer and the Iron spot disease evaluation, and 10 for coffee rust evaluation per hectare respectively, the corresponding infestation and incidence percentages were obtained by grain and leaves counting. Temperature, precipitation, relative humidity and solar bright data were obtained from neighboring climatological stations, in order to relate the pests behavior with climate. The plagues infestation and incidence in most cases exceeded the 5% economical damage threshold; the mean incidence and infestation during the evaluation period was 14,7% for Rust, 4,7% for

  5. Local democracy in large municipalities

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    Thuesen, Annette Aagaard

    2017-01-01

    Municipal amalgamations in Denmark in 2007 led to concern for local rural democracy, as the number of politicians from rural areas dropped after the reform. To preserve rural democracy, local councils at the village level were established in some municipalities, and they have begun to prepare local...

  6. Adaptive Municipal e-forms

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    Kuiper, P.M.; van Dijk, Elisabeth M.A.G.; Boerma, A.K.; Weibelzahl, S.; Cristea, A.

    2006-01-01

    Adaptation of electronic forms seems to be a step forward to reduce the burden for people who fill in forms. Municipalities more and more offer eforms online that can be used to request a municipal product or service. To create adaptive e-forms that satisfy the need of end-users, involvement of

  7. Study on Municipal Energy Companies

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    This is a summarizing overview of the local, renewable energy initiatives that are grouped under the heading of 'municipal energy company'. A municipal energy company (or sustainable energy company) is a local energy company that initiates, coordinates and/or manages sustainable energy projects with the primary objective of realizing the climate objectives. [nl

  8. Muestreo de suelos para la fertilización nitrogenada a tasa variable en el Valle del Cauca

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    Rojas Legarda, José Rafael

    2015-01-01

    En la actualidad el manejo de la fertilización para los lotes cultivados en caña de azúcar se hace como si fuera en grandes bloques uniformes a pesar de la gran variación que presentan los suelos en el Valle de Cauca, con el propósito de identificar la variabilidad del suelo y optimizar la distancia de toma de muestras se usaron datos provenientes de un muestreo sistemático en red de 20x20 metros en tres lotes para un área efectiva de 11.00 hectáreas y un total de 275 sitios. El suelo evalua...

  9. Agroindustria y extractivismo en el Alto Cauca. Impactos sobre los sistemas de subsistencia Afrocampesinos y resistencias (1950-2011

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    Irene Vélez Torres

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    Full Text Available La agroindustria y el extractivismo han generado un profundo cambio en las prácticaseconómicas tradicionales del Alto Cauca en Colombia en detrimento de los sistemas socio-económicos de subsistencia de la población local Afro-campesina. El intenso conflictoarmado y la migración forzada han acompañado la instauración de estos modelos de acumulaciónpor despojo. Utilizando una metodología de investigación participativa, este artículoanaliza críticamente la disputa por el acceso y la propiedad sobre la tierra y los bienesambientales del territorio, rescatando el punto de vista de comunidades Afrodescendientesy organizaciones sociales que han resistido desde la colonia y hasta nuestros días para defendersus pueblos y territorios.

  10. POLÍTICA PÚBLICA AMBIENTAL Y AMBIENTE EN EL VALLE DEL CAUCA, 1991-2010

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    Álvaro Quiceno Martínez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La política pública ambiental en el Valle del Cauca, a partir de 1991, va en contravía de la conservación ambiental al enfatizar en el crecimiento económico, la generación de plusvalía y la ampliación de la tasa de ganancia. Para la realización de esta investigación se adoptó como herramienta metodológica la revisión bibliográfica. Se halló que la política pública ambiental en el Valle se ha orientado a subsidiar monetaria, ecológica, ambiental y socialmente al sector cañicultor. Se concluye que dicha política ha contribuido al desequilibrio ecológico y al deterioro ambiental.

  11. Patrimonio fotográfico del Valle del Cauca: el archivo de Otto Moll González

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    Olga Cecilia Eusse González

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    Full Text Available El Departamento Red de Bibliotecas, a través del Área Cultural de Cali, adquirió en 2009 el archivo fotográfico de Otto Moll González (Cúcuta, 1904-Cali, 1988. Este archivo, conformado por alrededor de 30.000 documentos entre negativos blanco y negro (en película y vidrio y fotografías blanco y negro en papel de diferentes formatos, constituye una de las colecciones de imágenes más valiosas que tiene el Valle del Cauca para los decenios de 1950 a 1980 y es un aporte importante a las colecciones documentales de la Red de Bibliotecas sobre el suroccidente y otras regiones del país.

  12. FRECUENCIA DE HEMOPARÁSITOS EN BOVINOS DEL BAJO CAUCA Y ALTO SAN JORGE, 2000-2005

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    Mariana Herrera

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la frecuencia de hemoparásitos en los bovinos evaluados por microscopía directa. Materiales y métodos. Se aplicó un modelo epidemiológico cuyo diseño de investigación fue transeccional de tipo descriptivo retrospectivo transversal. Se analizó la totalidad de los datos de los últimos 5 años, proporcionados por el laboratorio Lavebac que presta su servicio a las regiones del Bajo Cauca Antioqueño y Córdoba. Se realizó un análisis de tendencias por el tipo de parásito, sistema de explotación, procedencia y época climática; seguido de un análisis comparativo de asociación utilizando la razón de disparidad (RD y el X2, mediante el programa EPI-INFO versión 3.3. Resultados. Se encontró una frecuencia hemoparasitaria del 22.5%, y de estos el 59.3% correspondió a Anaplasma sp, el 3.1% a Babesia sp y para Trypanosoma sp 30.9%. La región con mayor frecuencia hemoparasitaria fue Bajo Cauca (14%; los diagnósticos positivos fueron realizados con mayor frecuencia en época seca (14.9%, en la que se detectó mayor proporción de infección por Anaplasma sp. Conclusiones. Los resultados dan una aproximación a la frecuencia y distribución de Trypanosoma sp, Babesia sp y Anaplasma sp en dos zonas ganaderas de Colombia, en donde durante la época seca se encontró un mayor porcentaje de infección, y de los agentes hemoparasitarios Anaplasma sp es el más frecuente.

  13. Coal Resources and reserves in the sectors of El Hoyo - Quilcace, El Vergel and Yeguas - Limoncito, Municipalities of The Tambo and Patia, Cauca

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    Rodriguez G, Gabriel; Celada A, Carlos Mario; Becerra B, Javier Eduardo; Alvarez Q, Silvia Ines; Guerrero G, German; Valderrama C, Gladys; Barajas Q, Maribel

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    The surface exploration carried out during 1998, whose results are added those obtained in 1994, they have allowed to gather an information that leads to a first evaluation of the carboniferous resources present in the Sectors of El Hoyo-Quilcace, El Vergel and Yeguas-Limoncito belonging to the Carboniferous area of The Tambo-Patia. According to the concepts, classification approaches and dispositions of the System of Classification of coal Resources and Reserves of ECOCARBON, they were calculated and they ordered in categories the volumes of coal. The total figures of the basic reserves and resources, calculated in the entirety of the referred sectors, ascend to 1.967.061 tons in the category of measures reserves; 5.965.533 tons in the category of indicates reserves; 12.268.418 tons in the category of inferred reserves. 4.415.939 tons in the category of measured resources; 13.099.071 tons in the category of indicates resources; 18.455.711 tons in the category of inferred resources. The heating power in humid base free of mineral matters varies on the average between 6.588 and 7.354 calories. The content of ashy in dry base varies on the average between 8.12 and 18.04%. The content in total sulfur in dry base varies on the average between 0.84 and 2.32%

  14. La gestión tecnológica: una herramienta para el desarrollo de la Cadena Productiva del Ají en el Valle del Cauca

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    diferentes actores: Secretaría de Agricultura de la Gobernación del Valle del Cauca, Fundación Carvajal, y a la Asociación de Productores y Comercializadores Agrícolas - Agrovac. Como resultado, se observa que la cadena productiva del ají, en el Valle del Cauca, adolece de la aplicación de herramientas tecnológicas que permitan identificar nuevos mercados y analizar la capacidad de la competencia de los productores. El desarrollo de la fase 1: Identificación de la Cadena Productiva del Ají, permite concluir que es necesario implementar la gestión tecnológica en cada uno de los procesos de la cadena, a partir del empoderamiento de los agricultores que participan en la Asociación de Productores y Comercializadores Agrícolas, Agrovac, para que éstos realmente aprovechen las oportunidades de crecimiento y desarrollo.

  15. CARACTERIZACIÓN FÍSICO QUÍMICA DE LA UCHUVA (Physalis peruviana EN LA REGIÓN DE SILVIA CAUCA CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DA GROSELHACAPA (Physalis peruviana NA REGIÃO DE SILVIA CAUCA PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF GOLDEN BERRY FRUIT (Physalis peruviana IN THE REGION OF SILVIA CAUCA

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    Full Text Available En Colombia la uchuva (Physalis peruviana se destaca como un producto de exportación y en la actualidad ocupa el segundo lugar, después del banano. En la zona de Silvia (Cauca se cultivan frutas como la mora, el lulo, la uchuva; estas no son aprovechadas por la poca capacitación técnica y capacidad de negociación de los productores, lo que origina pérdidas de estos productos, en época de cosecha. En esta investigación se analizó una de las frutas con mayor potencial de mercado como es la uchuva (Physalis peruviana determinando sus características fisicoquímicas y dimensionales en términos de color, Brix, actividad de agua, pH, acidez titulable, densidad, viscosidad, contenido de ácido ascórbico, sólidos totales y azucares reductores totales. En el mercado rural de Silvia (Cauca el ecotipo de la uchuva (Physalis peruviana encontrado se caracterizó por poseer grados de coloración 4, 5 y 6 predominando los lotes con grado de maduración 5 con un 43,3%. Los datos fueron analizados aplicando los test de DUNN y Kruskal Wallis. Se encontró que esta es una fruta apta para el procesamiento con valores de pH 3,7, acidez 2,0%, sólidos solubles 13%.Na Colômbiae a groselha-capa (Physalis peruviana destaca-se como produto de exportação na atualmente ocupa o segundo lugar,após bananas. Na área de Silvia (Cauca são cultivadas frutas como, a moras, lulo, groselha-capa e elas não são exploradas pelo pouco poder de negociação dos produtores e capacitação técnica que causa perdas destes produtos na época da colheita. Esta pesquisa analisou uma das frutas com maior potencial no mercado comoé groselha-capa (Physalis peruviana determina-se suas características físico-químicas e dimensionais em termos de cor, teor de Brix, ativida de água, pH, acidez titulável, densidade, viscosidade, teor de ácido ascórbico, sólidos totais e açúcares redutores totais. No Silvia (Cauca mercado rural ecótipo de groselha capa (Physalis

  16. Transforming your Municipal Electric Utility

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    1999-01-01

    A series of overhead viewgraphs accompanied this presentation which focused on what municipalities should and can do to prepare for a competitive energy market in Ontario. Particular attention was given to business strategies, restructuring and transformation of the Municipal Electric Utilities (MEU). Issues and questions regarding ownership were also discussed. Each municipality will have to decide what is the most appropriate governance and organizational structure for their MEU. It was noted that one of the most contentious areas is refinancing and rate structures. Issues regarding merger or partnering options were also discussed. 1 tab

  17. Assessment of the environmental impact of three types of fertilizers on the cultivation of coffee at the Las Delicias indigenous reservation (Cauca) starting from the life cycle assessment

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    ABSTRACT This paper aims to assess and to compare the environmental performance of three different types of fertilizers in the production of coffee using the methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the Las Delicias indigenous reservation (located in the northern area of the State of Cauca) in order to standardize the process. In this sense, some coffee producers used chemical fertilizers; others used poultry manure, and most coffee producers, used compost. They also applied artisanal te...

  18. Distribución e identificación de especies hospedantes de Heterodera glycines Ichinohe raza 3 en el Valle del Cauca

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    Varón de Agudelo Francia

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    Full Text Available Se dividió la parte plana del Valle del Cauca en tres zonas (norte, centro y sur, habiéndose visitado 33 fincas. En la zona norte las malezas con mayor porcentaje de frecuencia y distribución en los cultivos de soya fueron Digitaria horizontalis, Echinochloa colonum y Leptochloa filiformis; en la zona centro Ipomoea hirta, Amaranthus dubius y Echinochloa colonum y en la zona sur predominaron Ipomoea hirta, Portulaca oleracea Cyperus rotundus. Los análisis de muestras de suelo y raíces indicaron que H. glycines se encuentra distribuido en todo el Valle del Cauca, presentando la zona sur (Candelaria, Palmira y Puerto Tejada las mayores poblaciones. Entre las especies evaluadas (malezas, cultivos, leguminosas forrajeras y silvestres, solamente Glycine max y Phaseolus vulgaris se consideraron como susceptibles a H. glycines raza 3. y P. angularis y P. multiflora permitieron muy poca infección y multiplicación del nemátodo.A nematode recognition of Heterodera glycines was focused on crops of soybean. Valle del Cauca was divided in three zones (northen, central and southern and 33 farms were visited. The results of the analysis on samples of soils and roots showe that Heterodera glycines is scattered throughout Valle del Cauca, being the southern zone (Palmira, Candelaria and Puerto Tejada the one having the highest standards in nematode population. Weeds showing a greater frequency percentage were : Digitaria horizontalis, Echinochloa colonum and Leptochloa filiformis, in the northen zone; Ipomoea hirta, Amaranthus dubius and Echinochloa colonum, in the central zone, and Ipomoea hirta, Portulaca oleracea and Cyperus rotundus, in the southern zone , From among the whole species evaluated (weeds, crops, leguminous a n d fodder plants, Glycine max and Phaseolus vulgaris were considered to be susceptible to H. Glycines race 3. Phaseolus angularis y P. multiflora let low population levels.

  19. Climate Ambassador Programmes in Municipalities

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    Some Danish municipalities have developed ambassador programmes which generate environmental and climate change mitigation efforts in local public administrations and institutions. This chapter analyses the characteristics and experiences of four ambassador programmes now operating...

  20. Energy management in municipal heritage

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    Energie-Cites has organized a week dedicated to the practices of energy consumption management in the municipalities and to network practices for energy efficiency. Practical presentations and site visits provided the participants with many methodological elements on energy policy, electricity demand management, optimising the design of municipal buildings, energy efficiency, integrated logistics for use of biomass energy, methods of energy consumption monitoring, legal framework for energy efficiency. (A.L.B.)

  1. Sistemas de siembra de Cratylia argentea cultivar Veranera en dos localidades del valle del río Cauca, Colombia Sowing systems of Cratylia argentea cultivar veranera in two localities of the valle del río Cauca, Colombia

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    Jaime Rosero Alpala

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    Full Text Available Cratylia argentea cv. Veranera, es una especie forrajera importante para la ganadería en zonas de trópico bajo de América Latina. Es originaria de Goiás, región de Brasil, caracterizada por suelos ácidos típicos del ecosistema Cerrado. La investigación se realizó en Quilichao, Cauca, una zona con suelos ácidos y en Palmira, Valle del Cauca, en suelos de alta fertilidad. En un arreglo de parcelas divididas se determinó el efecto de los sistema de siembra directa y trasplante de esta leguminosa con y sin inocular con aplicación de N (18% N, 18% N+inóculo, inóculo y control y cuatro niveles de fósforo (0, 20, 40, 80 kg/ha. La emergencia fluctuó entre 85-97% y 78-92% a los 25 y 35 días después de siembra (dds para Quilichao y Palmira, respectivamente. La supervivencia de plantas en campo para siembra directa y con trasplante fluctuó entre 94-97% en Quilichao y 79-88% en Palmira. El período de establecimiento presentó diferencias altamente significativas entre localidades (P Cratylia is forage specie in growing importance for the cattle rising in the tropic. It is originate from Goiás, Brazilian region characterized by acid typical soils of the Cerrado. One investigated regarding the answer efficiency in the emergency and survival of Cratylia in two contrasting soils. Quilichao Cauca with acids soils, and Palmira Valle with conventional agricultural soils. The experiment behaved in divided parcels. The effect of the cultivation system was determined (direct in field and transplant with four treatments of Rhizobiu-nitrogen (18 N, 18N+inoculant, inoculants only and control and four phosphorus levels (0, 20, 40, 80 % P. The emergency fluctuated among 85-97% y 78-92% to those 25 y 35 days post field for Quilichao and Palmira respectively. Plants survival for direct in field Vs. transplant it fluctuates among 94-97% in Quilichao and 79-88% in Palmira. The period of establishment presented highly significant differences among towns (P

  2. EFECTO DE VINAZAS SOBRE HONGOS QUE FORMAN MICORRIZA ARBUSCULAR EN UN MOLISOL DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA EFFECT OF VINASSE ON ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN A MOLLISOL OF CAUCA VALLEY (COLOMBIA

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    Diana Cristina Velásquez Pomar

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available La adición de etanol a la gasolina busca disminuir la contaminación ambiental; sin embargo, su producción genera vinaza, un material contaminante en cuerpos de agua. Por su alta concentración de K y potencialidad como fertilizante, los ingenios azucareros del Valle del Cauca (Colombia, adelantan investigaciones dirigidas a mejorar la productividad y efectos en propiedades químicas y físicas del suelo. Son escasas las publicaciones sobre su influencia en propiedades biológicas como hongos formadores de micorriza arbuscular (HMA, componente sensible y estrechamente asociado con la nutrición de las plantas y condiciones físicas del suelo. Con el fin de conocer si algunos componentes de HMA se afectan por vinazas, se sembró maíz blanco (Zea mays L. SV1127 en un Pachic Haplustolls del Valle deficiente en K, bajo condiciones de invernadero. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con 5 tratamientos: testigo absoluto y 4 correspondientes a vinaza: KCl en proporciones de 100:0, 75:25, 50:50 y 0:100. La longitud de micelio externo (LME, micelio externo vivo y activo (MEV, glomalina fácilmente extractable (GFE y glomalina total (GT, fueron estimados a los 36 y 70 días después de siembra. Con excepción de la GFE, las demás variables respondieron significativamente a los tratamientos. Al suplir el K por vía orgánica (vinaza o inorgánica KCl, LME y MEV se incrementaron. El máximo valor para LME fue 10,4 m•g-1, con 100% vinaza. GT fue sensible a la fuente de K utilizada y se deprimió con KCl 100%. Incrementos en la actividad biológica pueden estar relacionados con los efectos de la vinaza sobre LME y MEV. Estudios indican que gradientes de fertilidad pueden afectar la GT, asociados a tasas de descomposición de esta molécula.In order to reduce environmental pollution, a mix of ethanol gasoline has been used; however, the ethanol production generates vinasse, a pollutant in water. Because vinasse has a high concentration of K and

  3. Fracciones de fósforo en suelos del Valle del Cauca con diferentes sistemas de cultivo de café Phosphorus fractions in soils of the Valle del Cauca under different coffee crop systems

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    Diana Milena Mejía Umaña

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar la influencia de los sistemas de cultivo de café: orgánico, convencional y orgánico-mineral, sobre las fracciones de fósforo (P en suelos del departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Las mediciones por fraccionamiento secuencial reducido se hicieron en el Laboratorio de Suelos del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT. El análisis estadístico se ajustó a un modelo de diseño completamente aleatorio en un arreglo en parcelas divididas con tres tratamientos y tres repeticiones. Los resultados mostraron que los contenidos de las fracciones orgánicas de P disponible y P moderadamente disponible variaron (P This study was conducted in the department of Valle del Cauca (Colombia coffee growing zone to evaluate the response of planting coffee under different cropping systems: organic, conventional and organicmineral, on soil phosphorus fractions with volcanic influence. Sequential fractionation methodology adapted by the International Center of Tropical Agriculture was used. The statistical analysis consisted of a Complete Randomized Block Design under a split plot arrangement with three treatments and three replications. The results showed that contents of the organic fraction of available P and the moderately available P showed significant differences among the systems in which organic and conventional management was included, the conventional system had the lowest values. The organic-mineral system showed the highest contents of organic and inorganic phosphorus and the conventional system showed the lowest for these fractions of P. For the non available P fraction, it was found that organic systems had higher P content than the conventional system and, the organic-mineral system showed significant differences with respect to the rest. The total P showed a similar pattern to the fractions described. The low content in the conventional system can be explained by specific aspects of

  4. Municipal sludge disposal economics

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    Jones, J L [SRI International, Menlo Park, CA; Bomberger, Jr, D C; Lewis, F M

    1977-10-01

    Costs for disposal of sludges from a municipal wastewater treatment plant normally represents greater than or equal to 25% of the total plant operating cost. The following 5 sludge handling options are considered: chemical conditioning followed by vacuum filtration, and incineration; high-pressure wet-air oxidation and vacuum filtration or filter press prior to incineration; thermal conditioning, vacuum filtraton, and incineration; high-pressure wet-air oxidation and vacuum filtration, with ash to landfill; aerobic or anaerobic digestion, followed by chemical conditioning, vacuum filtration, and disposal on land; and chemical conditioning, followed by a filter press, flash dryer, and sale as fertilizer. The 1st 2 options result in the ultimate disposal of small amounts of ash in a landfill; the digestion options require a significant landfill; the fertilizer option requires a successful marketing and sales effort. To compare the economies of scale for the options, analyses were performed for 3 plant capacities - 10, 100, and 500 mgd; as plant size increases, the economies of scale for incineration system are quite favorable. The anaerobic digestion system has a poorer capital cost-scaling factor. The incinerator options which start with chemical conditioning consume much less electrical power at all treatment plant sizes; incinerator after thermal conditioning uses more electricity but less fuel. Digestion requires no direct external fossil fuel input. The relative use of fuel is constant at all plant sizes for other options. The incinerator options can produce a significant amount of steam which may be used. The anaerobic digestion process can be a significant net producer of fuel gas.

  5. Sistemas de siembra de Cratylia argentea cultivar Veranera en dos localidades del valle del río Cauca, Colombia

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    Jaime Rosero Alpala

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Cratylia argentea cv. Veranera, es una especie forrajera importante para la ganadería en zonas de trópico bajo de América Latina. Es originaria de Goiás, región de Brasil, caracterizada por suelos ácidos típicos del ecosistema Cerrado. La investigación se realizó en Quilichao, Cauca, una zona con suelos ácidos y en Palmira, Valle del Cauca, en suelos de alta fertilidad. En un arreglo de parcelas divididas se determinó el efecto de los sistema de siembra directa y trasplante de esta leguminosa con y sin inocular con aplicación de N (18% N, 18% N+inóculo, inóculo y control y cuatro niveles de fósforo (0, 20, 40, 80 kg/ha. La emergencia fluctuó entre 85-97% y 78-92% a los 25 y 35 días después de siembra (dds para Quilichao y Palmira, respectivamente. La supervivencia de plantas en campo para siembra directa y con trasplante fluctuó entre 94-97% en Quilichao y 79-88% en Palmira. El período de establecimiento presentó diferencias altamente significativas entre localidades (P < 0.01 con 147 días en Quilichao (más del 90% de establecimiento para siembra directa y con trasplante, respecto a los encontrados en Palmira (menor al 50 % establecimiento a los 210 días para siembra directa y con trasplante. El establecimiento de Cratylia se vio afectado por los suelos alcalinos y con bajo hierro asimilable de Palmira (P<0,05. La rapidez de establecimiento no se vio afectada por el sistema de siembra, ni el tiempo de establecimiento mejoró con la fertilización nitrogenada y fosfórica ni con la inoculación con Rhizobium sp.

  6. Sistemas de siembra de Cratylia argentea cultivar Veranera en dos localidades del valle del río Cauca, Colombia

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    Rosero Alpala Jaime

    2010-12-01

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    Cratylia argentea cv. Veranera, es una especie forrajera importante para la ganadería en zonas de trópico bajo de América Latina. Es originaria de Goiás, región de Brasil, caracterizada por suelos ácidos típicos del ecosistema Cerrado. La investigación se realizó en Quilichao, Cauca, una zona con suelos ácidos y en Palmira, Valle del Cauca, en suelos de alta fertilidad. En un arreglo de parcelas divididas se determinó el efecto de los sistema de siembra directa y trasplante de esta leguminosa con y sin inocular con aplicación de N (18% N, 18% N+inóculo, inóculo y control y cuatro niveles de fósforo (0, 20, 40,

    80 kg/ha. La emergencia fluctuó entre 85-97% y 78-92% a los 25 y 35 días después de siembra (dds para Quilichao y Palmira, respectivamente. La supervivencia de plantas en campo para siembra directa y con trasplante fluctuó entre 94-97% en Quilichao y 79-88% en Palmira. El período de establecimiento presentó diferencias altamente significativas entre localidades (P < 0.01 con 147 días en Quilichao (más del 90% de establecimiento para siembra directa y con trasplante, respecto a los encontrados en Palmira (menor al 50 % establecimiento a los 210 días para siembra directa y con trasplante. El establecimiento de Cratylia se vio afectado por los suelos alcalinos y con bajo hierro asimilable de Palmira (P<0,05. La rapidez de establecimiento no se vio afectada por el sistema de siembra, ni el tiempo de establecimiento mejoró con la fertilización nitrogenada y fosfórica ni con la inoculación con Rhizobium sp.

  7. ESTRUCTURA Y DIVERSIDAD FLORISTICA DE DOS BOSQUES NATURALES (BUENOS AIRES, DPTO CAUCA, COLOMBIA ESTRUTURA E DIVERSIDADE FLORÍSTICA DE DUAS FLORESTAS NATURAIS NO MUNICIPIO DE BUENOS AIRES, DEPARTAMENTO DO CAUCA, COLOMBIA STRUCTURE AND FLORISTIC DIVERSITY FROM TWO FORESTS IN BUENOS AIRES, CAUCA, COLOMBIA

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    CATALINA GARCÍA

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la estructura y diversidad florística de dos transectos en el bosque andino del Municipio de Buenos Aires, Departamento del Cauca. El muestreo se realizó en los Corregimientos El Ceral y El Porvenir, en cada uno de ellos se estableció un transecto de 0,5 ha (250m x20m. En ellos se determinaron y se registraron las especies presentes y se midió el diámetro a la altura del pecho (DAP de todos los individuos con DAP ≥ 10 cm. La estructura de los bosques estudiados presentan una distribución diamétrica en forma de "J invertida", la cual expresa la dinámica del bosque, también se elaboró un perfil esquemático de cada bosque. La diversidad de especies se estimó con los índices de Margalef Menihnick, Shannon -Winnery Simpson. La similitud florística entre los bosques se valoró con los índices de similitud de Jaccardy Sorensen. La curva especie - área o de riqueza florística no llegó al punto de inflexión, donde las especies nuevas dejaron de ser encontradas, debido a que en gran parte son especies raras.Descreve-se a estructura e diversidade florística de dois bosques andinos no Municipio de Buenos Aires, Departamento do Cauca. A demonstacão se fez nos povoados "El Ceral e El Porvenir". Em cada um deles se estableceu um trajeto de 0,5 hetares (250m x 20m. Neles se determinaram e registraram as espécies presentes e se mediu o diámetro À altura do peito (DAP de todos os individuos com DAP≥10 cm. A estructura das florestas estudadas apresenta urna distribuiçÃo dia-métrica em forma de "J invés", a qual expressa a dinámica do mato, também se elaborou um perfil esquemático de cada urna das florestas. A diversidade de especies estimou-se com os índices de Margalef, Menihninck, Shannon - Wiener, Simpson e Berger Parker. A semelhança florística entre as duas florestas se valorou com os índices de similitude de Jaccard e Sorensen. A curva especie -área ou de riqueza florística, não chegou ao ponto de inflex

  8. Privatization of municipal electrical utilities

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    1998-01-01

    The challenges and special issues which arise through the sale of a municipal electric utility were discussed. The recent sales of two utilities, the Kentville Electric Commission in Nova Scotia and Cornwall Electric in Ontario, were used as examples to show how the sale of an electric utility differs from the sale of most business enterprises. Municipal utilities are integral parts of the communities they serve which introduces several complexities into the sale. Factors that require special attention in the sale of the utilities, including electricity rates, local accountability, treatment of employees and local economic development, and the need for a comprehensive communication program to deal with the substantial public interest that sale of a municipal utility will engender, were reviewed

  9. Municipal Development Plan, Acerra (Naples

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    Luigi Benevolo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available The Municipal Development Plan (Piano Urbanistico Comunale - PUC of Acerra has been drafted by a group of young professionals and researchers, led by Leonardo Benevolo, in accordance with the guidelines laid out by Regional Law no. 16 of 2004. Its complex drafting process was compressed into a brief, nine-month period in 2008 and 2009, at the end of which its initial adoption (or “predisposizione” – “preparation” or “predisposition” – in Italian legal terms was ratified by the municipal council. This article reconstructs the key moments, illustrating the main elements of the plan and how the debate about it took shape both inside and outside the municipal administration.

  10. Liberalisation of municipal waste handling

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    Busck, Ole Gunni

    2006-01-01

    for improved performance of municipal waste management. The study stresses the need for training and guidance of municipal administrators. Highlighting ‘best practice’ examples the study shows, however, that it is perfectly possible to end up with quality service on contract. It takes a mixture of careful...... of price reductions in stead of quality demands in both environmental and working environmental terms. A recent study showed major deficits in the capacities of the municipalities to administer qualitative requirements in the tender process and to manage the contracts as an integral part of a scheme...... forces and low quality performance. By assuming responsibility, setting and following up on high quality standards the tender instrument presents an additional instrument to legislation and market based means to institutionalize more sustainable practices in waste management...

  11. La política por los espiritus: escenarios multiculturales en "zonas de contacto" (Valle de Cauca, Colombia

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    Anne-Marie Losonczy

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Basado en una reciente investigacion etnografica entre los Embera-Chami de la région plurietnica del Valle del Cauca (Colombia el examen de escenarios de encuentros interénicos encuadrados por la legislacion multicultural permite vislumbrar la paradojica interdependencia entre la institucionalizacion de un concepto culturalista singularizante de "la" cultura y la homogeneizacion politica de los grupos etnicos. La "estatizacion" de las relaciones inter-étnicas, concomitante a la competicion por la visibilidad, entre grupos de igual estatus en la legislacion nacional e internacional aparecen como dimensiones emergentes del campo interétnico, mientras que se confirma el papel performativo de la ritualizacion en la circulacion y la apropriacion de discursos y practicas. Los escenarios descritos que corresponden a múltiples situaciones semejantes evidencian también que la apropiación multidireccional y uso contextual de conceptos genéricos provenientes del espacio académico, nacional e internacional - como "médico tradicional", "derecho ancestral", "reforzamiento cultural", o "chamanismo" - construyen campos de paradojas. Permiten a los actores étnicos de construir y visibilizar una singularidad cultural aislacionista conforme al concepto oficializado de "cultura" pero al mismo tiempo empujan a una mayor apertura de las "zonas de contacto" interétnicas donde circulan una mayor variedad de prácticas y discursos que antes de la institucionalización del multiculturalismo.

  12. HUELLA HÍDRICA DE UNA FINCA GANADERA LECHERA BAJO LAS CONDICIONES AGROECOLÓGICAS DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA

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    CARLOS AUGUSTO MARTÍNEZ-MAMIAN

    Full Text Available Las altas demandas de agua para la producción agropecuaria, ha generado la necesidad de cuantificar los consumos de este recurso con el fin de establecer medidas de manejo. Por lo cual se realizó un estudio para determinar la huella hídrica de un hato lechero bajo las condiciones agroecológicas del corregimiento de Rozo Municipio de Palmira Valle del Cauca. Para la evaluación se tuvo en cuenta la metodología de Chapagain, quien establece los parámetros de medición del agua verde, azul y gris. Se aplicó una encuesta para obtener los datos productivos de la finca. Los resultados mostraron que para producir un litro de leche se necesita 1,9 m3 de agua, de las cuales 97,4% son las requeridas por cultivo (forraje para su ciclo productivo, todo lo anterior evidencia la necesidad de establecer alternativas para el uso y reuso del agua dentro del sistema ganadero

  13. Soil carabids and ants in two farming areas of yellow passion fruit (passiflora edulis) at Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Arenas, Anderson; Armbrecht, Inge; Chacon, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    The fauna of beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and ants that survive in the soil of a passion fruit crop under conventional management in Roldanillo-Valle del Cauca was examined, in March and May (rainy season) and in June and July (dry season), 2012. We carried out four samplings of monthly intensity in two plots with plants of different ages, and registered the species found. We found 149 individuals of Carabidae, distributed into ten species and 2447 ants, distributed in 19 morphospecies. The most abundant species of ants was Solenopsis geminata, while Megacephala (Tetracha) sobrina was the most abundant species of Carabidae. It was also found that the abundance and richness of carabid beetles tend to be higher in the rainy season, while some ant species showed a preference for specific seasonal periods. We conclude that a rich fauna of ground carabids and ants survives in the study area, which could contribute in the control of phytophagous insects populations associated with the crops of passion fruit.

  14. INTELECTUALES PÚBLICOS E INTELLIGENTSIA LOCAL: una mirada a la antropología de Tierradentro, Cauca

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    ELÍAS SEVILLA CASAS

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available EL ARTÍCULO REPASA CÓMO SE HA HECHO ANTROPOLOGÍA/ARQUEOLOGÍA EN TIERRADENTRO, CAUCA, durante los últimos sesenta años. Se enfoca en la relación entre los investigadores como intelectuales públicos y la intelligentsia local. Atendiendo al "giro ético" en la antropología, con su doble exigencia de compromiso con la verdad y la justicia, el texto plantea las distintas implicaciones de la paradoja de Mannheim con respecto al círculo de la ideología/utopía. Analiza la manera como los antropólogos han afrontado dicha paradoja para evitar la hegemonía de "la voz" antropológica y su uso como palanca ideológica de las hegemonías de turno. Aunque los investigadores individuales actuaron de acuerdo con los mejores criterios de su tiempo, hay avances hacia el reconocimiento de los sujetos locales como cabal contraparte en el trabajo.

  15. GENETIC Diaphorina citri DIVERSITY ON CITRUS CROPS OF THE VALLE DEL CAUCA AND QUINDÍO (COLOMBIA

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    MIGUEL ANGEL MONCAYO-DONOSO

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    Full Text Available The Asiatic psyllid Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Psyllidae is the main vector of Candidatus liberibacter, which causes the Huanglongbing HLB disease, known for devastating citrus in the world but not yet reported in Colombia. The genetic variability of the D. citri population was studied through sequencing the COI mitochondrial gene as molecular marker. Adults were collected in citrus producing zones of the Colombian Valle del Cauca and Quindío. Amplification was performed with two pairs of specific primers for Hemiptera. The PCR products were sequenced at Macrogen-Korea, obtaining a total of 124 sequences. For the bioinformatic analysis, the Vector NTI 11.5, Harlequin V 3.5, MEGA 5 and MAFFT 6 programs were used. The molecular diversity indices between populations were similar, revealing a common origin and a recent split of the populations excluding a significant genetic differentiation associated to variations of the bacterium, however the haplotype diversity index was higher than the nucleotide diversity index. The latter one showed a low number of polymorphic sites, indicating that the D. citri populations are expanding. The study of the vector’s genetic variability is a tool for the prediction of likely scenarios for the spread of diseases.

  16. HUELLAS DESTRUCTIVAS DE LA AGRICULTURA COMERCIAL EN EL PAISAJE DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA, 1950-1975

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    Reinaldo Giraldo Díaz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente artículo, derivado del proyecto de investigación "Nueva ruralidad y dicotomía campo ciudad", es el de establecer un contrapunto entre el paisaje actual del Valle del Cauca, modelado (o deformado, según se verá en las valoraciones presentadas por un siglo de capitalismo e industrialización, y el paisaje anterior a 1870. El artículo consta de tres partes. En la primera de ellas, se traza un recorrido literario por el paisaje y las formas de vida características del siglo XIX. En la segunda, se narra el proceso de cambio que arranca con la integración de la comarca en los mercados mundiales a través de la colonización interior y la construcción del ferrocarril y del canal de Panamá, así como el proceso de especialización en la producción de caña de azúcar y sus efectos derivados. En la tercera parte se concluye trazando una imagen negativa del paisaje actual, definido como `erial´.

  17. Teatro Municipal, en Gelsenkirchen

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    Ruhnau, Werner

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    Full Text Available Two very up to date principles have been tried at Gelsenkirchen, namely that of «transformable theatre», and the integration of the style of a building with that of the town and the landscape. Following these principles, two municipal theatres have been built, one seating 1,050 and the other 450 spectators. They are situated in the centre of the city, and constitute the nucleus of a new cultural centre in the midst of a highly industrial town; This is a project not aimed at any particular social group, but placed at the service of every man with an intellectual or artistic interest. These two buildings have reinforced concrete structures, metal roofs, and the trusses are protected against Are by means of a special asbestos treatment. Efficient air conditioning ducts are taken inside suspended concrete tubing, which run over the main theatre hall. This air conditioning produces no audible noise. The «transformability» of the theatre presented other difficult accoustical problems, which were overcome by means of plates which osciIate and open out. Aluminium laminas, with a large number of tiny holes to absorb noise, have also been fitted. These two buildings involve a close cooperation between the plastic artist and the architect. A number of works by Paul Dierkes and Yves Klein are placed inside these theatres. Externally. they are adorned with a concrete sculpture by Robert Adams, seeking to express the power of the spirit over matter.Dos principios muy de actualidad —de «teatro transformable» y de integración de la arquitectura en la ciudad y paisaje— han sido intentados en Gelsenkirchen, donde se construyeron dos teatros municipales: uno con 1.050 localidades y otro con 450. Emplazados en el centro de la ciudad, constituyen, como el núcleo de un nuevo foro, una obra al servicio del arte, del espíritu, en medio de una urbe industrial: una obra destinada no a una determinada clase social, sino para cada hombre interesado intelectual

  18. Municipal water pollution prevention program

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    1991-03-01

    EPA believes that the most effective and equitable means of assuring viability of this infrastructure is through environmentally preferred pollution prevention approaches especially through application of Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (MWPP). These approaches may enhance worker safety, improve the usability of sludge, increase the ability for local community expansion, and reduce operation and compliance costs. State-based municipal pollution prevention programs focus attention on a series of actions to prevent pollution in advance rather than taking more expensive corrective actions. MWPP encourages resource conservation to reduce water and energy use, appropriate pricing, toxicity reductions at the source, BOD reductions, recycling, proper treatment of wastes, and beneficial uses of sludge

  19. MUNICIPAL TAX HARMONIZATION; ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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    Belsy Tortolero

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This research work is a desk study to establish the technical and economic criteria that help to minimize double taxation at the municipal level of this tax in Venezuela, specifically for: industrial taxpayer, the taxpayer eventual merchant and / or walking, and to taxpayer service providers and implementers works on Hence the choice of the Tax Harmonisation Law of Municipal Public power in Article 162 of the Code, and the business tax. The methodology is based on the quantitative paradigm, with documentary research design, descriptive level - explanatory. Concluding that the criteria depend on the connecting factors set forth in the Law, and they are the same governing tax under study.

  20. The municipality as a stakeholder

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    Palmqvist, Roland

    2006-01-01

    The author explains how local politicians look upon the dialogue regarding nuclear installations in their municipalities. As seen from the map of European reactors there is a lot of local districts affected by nuclear operations. What has a mayor from such a community to say about the shut-down phase of such operations and especially about the need for communication between stakeholders when closing and decommissioning a nuclear power reactor? To answer this question the author has structured his presentation into 4 parts as follows: 1. The European municipalities ? some characteristics; 2. The siting of NPPs (nuclear power plants) in Europe; 3. The shutdown, decommissioning and the dismantling phases; 4. Lessons learnt

  1. Análisis ambiental de la cuenca alta del río cauca, sus actores principales y la afectación en el suministro de agua [recurso electrónico

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    Moreno Ángulo, Gustavo Eduardo

    2014-01-01

    Dese el año 2000, es notorio como el suministro de agua potable para la ciudad de Santiago de Cali, viene sufriendo por el cierre de las Bocatomas de la planta de tratamiento de Puerto Mallarino en razón de la alta turbiedad y la alta contaminación de río Cauca al sur de la ciudad, siendo la primera por el deterioro de las cuencas alta de rio Cauca y la segunda principalmente por la carga contaminante que llega al canal Sur por vertimientos de aguas servidas a los ríos Lili, Meléndez y Cañav...

  2. Tras los rastros de la movilización social y la confianza pública: apuntes sobre capital social y desarrollo en el departamento del Cauca After Traces of Social Mobilization and Public Trust: Notes on Social Capital and Development in the Department of Cauca

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    Raúl Cortés Landázur

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo busca en la actividad movilizatoria post reformas institucionales de la década del 90, rastros de capital social en el Departamento del Cauca. Se establece una relación entre dicha actividad movilizatoria y la estructura de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil del Cauca, a través de un modelo econométrico (logit bivariado, que pretende mostrar los principales determinantes del capital social interno y externo, impulsores del desarrollo regional.The present article looks within the mobilizing activity of post institutional reforms of the decade of the 90’s, for the characteristics of social capital in the Department of Cauca. It looks to establish a relationship between this mobilizing activity, and the structures of Cauca’s civil society organizations, through an econometric model (logit bivariate, that seeks to show the main determinants of internal and external social capital, which are motors of regional development.

  3. Política pública de la migración en el Departamento del Valle del Cauca. ¿Cómo se está tratando el tema de la migración internacional, en el Departamento del Valle del Cauca hasta el 2009?

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    Lorena López López

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento de trabajo se basa en la tesis de grado, presentada en la Universidad Icesi de Cali, bajo el mismo título del presente artículo. El texto aborda la Política Integral Migratoria (PIM de Colombia y sus implicaciones en el departamento del Valle del Cauca. El documento está dividido en cuatro temas principales. Primero, se presenta el marco teórico, enfocado, particularmente, en el concepto de migración internacional, el cual se analiza desde distintos puntos de vista y autores. Segundo, se retoman los últimos 30 años de proceso histórico migratorio desde el departamento del Valle del Cauca al exterior. Tercero, se analiza el documento Conpes 3603, emitido por el Gobierno Nacional, en cabeza del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, y se escruta sobre la influencia de este en las políticas formuladas e implementadas en el departamento. Cuarto, se enumeran algunas de las organizaciones gubernamentales, y no gubernamentales, más relevantes con las cuales trabaja el gobierno del Valle del Cauca para lograr el desarrollo de la Política Integral Migratoria (PIM en el departamento. Finalmente, el presente artículo pretende brindar algunas conclusiones, a modo de reflexión, sobre los retos que enfrenta la Política Integral Migratoria (PIM en el departamento.

  4. Incidencia del fenómeno ENSO en la hidroclimatología del valle del río Cauca-Colombia

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    Full Text Available IMPACT DU PHÉNOMÈNE ENSO SUR L’HYDROCLIMATOLOGIE DU RIO CAUCA-COLOMBIE. On présente dans cet article quelques unes des manifestations du phénomène et leur impact sur la pénurie des ressources en eau dans la vallée du rio Cauca, au cours des périodes sèches ainsi que les crues et inondations, provoquées par les périodes excédentaires. L’évaluation de valeurs extrêmes des débits des rivières montre des différences liées à l’occurrence d’un El Niño. En présence d’un El Niño, les débits maximums seront plus forts et les débits d’étiages plus faibles. Au cours de ces périodes, on observe donc une augmentation du risque d’inondation au cours de la saison des pluies, alors que la quantité d’eau diminue au cours des périodes sèches avec un risque accru d’incendie de forêt. En este trabajo, se presentan algunas de las manifestaciones del Fenómeno y el impacto que ocasiona en la disponibilidad hídrica del Valle del Cauca durante la fase Cálida (Niño, por efecto del déficit hídrico, y durante la fase fría (AntiNiño o Niña por exceso de lluvias. La evaluación de los caudales mínimos de los ríos del Valle del Río Cauca, se asocia con los años de ocurrencia de la fase cálida, mientras los caudales medios máximos se asocian a períodos de ocurrencia de la fase fría (AntiNiño o Niña. Durante el Niño se presentan sequías, incendios forestales, pérdidas de cultivos, de perecederos, disminución de la pesca, incremento de enfermedades y racionamiento de energía, mientras que durante la Niña se presentan mayores riesgos de inundación, desbordamientos, desastres, erosión y destrucción de la infraestructura vial e hidráulica. INCIDENCE OF ENSO PHENOMENON IN THE HYDROCLIMATOLOGY OF THE RÍO CAUCA VALLEY-COLOMBIA. In this paper, the impacts of the El Niño and La Niña o AntiNiño phenomena on the water resources of the Valle del Cauca (Colombia are considered low flows in the rivers are associated with

  5. Allegheny County Municipal Land Use Ordinances

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — Many municipalities have their own land use ordinances and establish standards and requirements for land use and development in that municipality. This dataset is...

  6. Urban ecology and the municipal utilities

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    Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    1998-01-01

    Current management of municipal utilities for energy, water and solid waste is often in conflict with the ideas of ecological demonstrationprojects. The writer argue there is a need of transformation within municipal utilities and a need of new planning tools......Current management of municipal utilities for energy, water and solid waste is often in conflict with the ideas of ecological demonstrationprojects. The writer argue there is a need of transformation within municipal utilities and a need of new planning tools...

  7. Analysis of Municipal Pipe Network Franchise Institution

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    Yong, Sun; Haichuan, Tian; Feng, Xu; Huixia, Zhou

    Franchise institution of municipal pipe network has some particularity due to the characteristic of itself. According to the exposition of Chinese municipal pipe network industry franchise institution, the article investigates the necessity of implementing municipal pipe network franchise institution in China, the role of government in the process and so on. And this offers support for the successful implementation of municipal pipe network franchise institution in China.

  8. Municipal waste - management and treatment

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    2005-01-01

    Though per capita waste generation in Nepalese urban cities is not so high, the lack of proper waste management is considered one of the severe problems to be faced by urban people in future. With rapid urbanization, life style of people is changing their habits and consuming more materials and producing a large volume of waste in urban areas in Nepal. The nature and amount of waste generated in municipality is dependent of demography and geography. But most common aspect of municipal waste in Nepal is more than 60% of the waste biodegradable. Whatever the nature and amount of waste generated, the most common practice of managing municipal waste is to dispose in the riverside nearby or dumped elsewhere. The involvement of private sector in waste management is a new concept adopted by many municipalities in Nepal. One of the most progress approaches, 4R (reduces, reuse, recycle and refuse) principle is being practiced. The need of awareness progressive like segregation of wastes at collection point also being practiced in Nepal. Finally, Proper formulation of program and legislation and its application is one of the major challenges for local authorities in Nepal. (author)

  9. Physicochemical and biological characterization of the Roble river, Upper Cauca, western Colombia Caracterización fisicoquímica y biológica del río Roble, Alto Cauca, occidente de Colombia

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    Carlos A. García-Alzate

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available To determine dial and seasonal differences as well as productivity and the trophic status of the lower Roble river, a tributary of the Vieja and upper Cauca rivers of west Colombia, we sampled phytoplankton, zooplankton, fish and macroinvertebrates and recorded physicochemical variables (dissolved oxygen, percent oxygen saturation, pH, conductivity, relative humidity, environmental, water, maximum and minimum temperatures, width, depth, current velocity, substrate, CO2, COD, BOD, total calcium and magnesium hardness, total, dissolved and suspended solids, alkalinity, acidity, chlorine and turbidity during the wet and dry seasons. Most physicochemical variables such as relative humidity, dissolved oxygen and percent oxygen saturation showed low coefficients of variation, except for oxygen deficit. The Shannon-Wiener diversity index, equity and dominance had low values around 0.5. We recorded eight orders, 28 families and 58 genera of macroinvertebrates, three divisions, five orders and 45 genera of phytoplankton, two divisions and six genera of zooplankton and 19 species of fishes. This river has an allochthonous-heterotrophic trophic state and productivity is oligotrophic but with a tendency to eutrophication.Para determinar las diferencias diarias y estaciónales, así como la productividad y el estado trófico del río Roble, un afluente de la Vieja, alto Cauca al occidente de Colombia, tomamos muestras de fitoplancton, zooplancton, peces y macroinvertebrados y registramos variables físico-químicas (oxígeno disuelto, porcentaje de saturación de oxígeno, pH, conductividad, humedad relativa, temperaturas ambiente, del agua, máximas y mínimas, ancho, profundidad, velocidad de la corriente, sustrato, CO2, DQO, DBO5, dureza total, dureza calcica y durezas magnesicas, sólidos totales, disueltos y suspendidos, alcalinidad , acidez, cloruros y turbidez durante sequía y lluvias. La mayoría de las variables físico-químicas tales como la

  10. 76 FR 823 - Registration of Municipal Advisors

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    ... financial products.\\12\\ For example, as derivatives have developed in the municipal securities market, some... public information regarding the size of the municipal securities derivative market. Estimates of the..., Municipal Derivative Securities--Uses and Valuation 21 (1995) (discussion of revenue bonds). See also...

  11. Some remarks on bankrupt municipalities | Stander | Potchefstroom ...

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    The insolvency of municipalities is no longer a rare incident; it is a reality. It is interesting to note that even in the United States of America the insolvency of municipalities is currently an equally serious concern. In South Africa there is much speculation regarding the causes of the insolvency of municipalities, and possible ...

  12. Evaluación de la estructura de capital de empresas del sector papel y cartón en el Valle del Cauca

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    Londoño Balcázar, Heidy Dayira; Morales Parra, Diana Carolina

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    El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo presentar los resultados del estudio de evaluar la estructura de capital de empresas del sector papel y cartón en el Valle del Cauca (Colombia) -- Se utilizarán las diferentes teorías de estructura de capital como marco conceptual, recurriendo a la metodología de valoración, que permite a través del método de flujos de caja identificar su valor razonable, analizando de qué manera se ve afectado el valor de la empresa, partiendo de su estructura de capit...

  13. Assessment of the environmental impact of three types of fertilizers on the cultivation of coffee at the Las Delicias indigenous reservation (Cauca) starting from the life cycle assessment

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    Luz Dinora Vera-Acevedo; Johan Andrés Vélez-Henao; Natalia Marulanda-Grisales

    2016-01-01

    Este trabajo busca evaluar y comparar el desempeño ambiental de tres tipos de fertilizantes en la producción de café a partir de la aplicación de la metodología de análisis de ciclo de vida en el resguardo indígena Las Delicias (ubicado en el Norte del Departamento del Cauca) a fin de estandarizar los procesos. En este sentido algunos caficultores emplean fertilizantes químicos, otros usan gallinaza y la mayoría emplea compost, trabajan con técnicas artesanales, y conservan s...

  14. Empoderamiento y liderazgo femenino; su papel en la autogestión comunitaria en el corregimiento El Hormiguero - Valle del Cauca

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    María Isabel Erazo Caicedo; María del Carmen Jiménez Ruiz; Carmelina López Morales

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    El presente artículo da a conocer el papel del empoderamiento de la mujer, y cómo este permite su rol esencial en lo económico, social y medioambiental, convirtiéndose así en un liderazgo transformacional que permite que sus voces sean escuchadas. Surge como producto del proyecto investigativo denominado Autogestión comunitaria para el desarrollo psicosocial del corregimiento El Hormiguero del municipio de Santiago de Cali (Valle del Cauca), elaborado por un grupo de profesores del programa d...

  15. Edad de la formación vijes en el pozo v3a, oligoceno del piedemonte oriental de la cordillera occidental, departamento del valle del cauca, colombia

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    Dueñas, Hernando; Navarrete, Rosa Esther; Mojica, Jairo; Pardo, Mauricio; Camargo, Roger

    2012-01-01

    Outcrops of the Vijes Formation are restricted to the Vijes and Mulaló areas, which are located in the northwestern part of the Valle del Cauca Basin. Based on its micro-paleontological content (palynomorphs and forams) an Oligocene age has been assigned for this Marine Unit for long time considered as an Eocene to Miocene Formation. The Vijes Formation, has a thickness close to 180 m. It is made up of limestones, dirty sandstones and calcareous siltstones, that allow to sub-divide it in four...

  16. Agroindustria azucarera y Anca tradicional en el norte plano del Cauca (Colombia). Perspectivas históricas y claves etnográficas

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    Jaramillo Marín, Jefferson; Londoño Ortiz, Natalia; Sánchez González, Gina

    2015-01-01

    El artículo reflexiona en clave histórica y etnográfica sobre algunas fricciones y articulaciones entre agroindustria azucarera y finca tradicional en el norte plano del departamento del Cauca desde mediados del siglo xx hasta hoy. La perspectiva histórica permite rastrear la consolidación del modelo agroindustrial azucarero en la zona. La lectura etnográfica describe, desde las narrativas de los pobladores, algunos de los conflictos socioambientales que este modelo genera en la finca tradici...

  17. Prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa, Cauca, Colombia, 2015

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    Luisa María Gaviria; Duberney Soscue; Laura Francisca Campo-Polanco; Jaiberth Cardona-Arias; Ana Luz Galván-Díaz

    2017-01-01

    Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa de Caldono, en el departamento del Cauca, y su distribución según variables clínicas, sociodemográficas y de infraestructura sanitaria. Metodología: estudio transversal con fuente de información primaria. La muestra de estudio estuvo formada por 62 niños, a quienes se les hicieron evaluación parasitológica en materia fecal, mediciones antropométricas...

  18. Prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa, Cauca, Colombia, 2015

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    Gaviria, Luisa María; Soscue, Duberney; Campo-Polanco, Laura Francisca; Cardona-Arias, Jaiberth; Galván-Díaz, Ana Luz

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    Resumen Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa de Caldono, en el departamento del Cauca, y su distribución según variables clínicas, sociodemográficas y de infraestructura sanitaria. Metodología: estudio transversal con fuente de información primaria. La muestra de estudio estuvo formada por 62 niños, a quienes se les hicieron evaluación parasitológica en materia fecal, mediciones antropométricas para evalu...

  19. Rutas Narrativas de Mujeres Indígenas en el Cauca: Territorio, Tradición, Re(presión

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    Socorro Corrales Carvajal

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the stories of five Indian women from Cauca, Colombia. It not only emphasizes on feminine voices and subjectivities, but also reveals the dilemmas and cross roads women endure on their everyday lives even though they don’t abandonneit her their hopes nor their dreams. More over, it shows how their emotional and social constructions allow them to survive in the midst of barbarism, and how they contribute through words to visualize, reshape and provide a context to the feminine thought in Colombia

  20. Emprendimiento, instituciones y construcción de paz – Análisis de Influencia de Stakeholders en los departamentos de Nariño y Cauca

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    Saravia López, Tatiana Marcela

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    Nariño y Cauca son dos de los departamentos de Colombia más afectados por la violencia. La reciente firma de un acuerdo de un cese bilateral de hostilidades con las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) y los diálogos de La Habana son apenas el comienzo de la Construcción de Paz (CP) que implica el esfuerzo continuo de diferentes actores (gubernamentales, sector privado, sociedad civil y organismos multilaterales) para lograr no solo una paz negativa sino una paz positiva. El ...

  1. Diagnóstico del uso de animales de tiro en una zona montañosa del norte del Cauca

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    Herrera Gutiérrez Oscar Alonso

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    The possibilities to stablish an organization of plowmen were studied in the northern zone of the Department del Cauca (Colombia in 1993. This research was carried out in four representative subzones, San Antonio, Mondomo, El Pital and Pescador. The factors included in the study were: the regional pattern of mechanization (PMR, draught offer, economical analysis and animal management. At the same time, a survey between the plowmen supplied information about feeding, health, criteria for the selection of draught animals, machines and implements, monthly income and regional pattern of mechanization (PMR. As a result, the Regional Organization of Plowmen of the Northern Cauca was created. The draught offer in the zone (number of oxen and plowmen was concentrated (more than 80% in the subzones of Pescador and Mondomo. San Antonio and El Pital were the most profitable subzones, The survey revealed a necessity for the education of plowmen and a supplementary action to diet and sanitary care of the oxen because it is difficult to define a feeding rule with reference to the energy requirements.

    En 1993, en la Zona norte del Departamento del Cauca, Colombia, se llevó a cabo un estudio que se ocupó de establecer las posibilidades de organización de los yunteros locales; de realizar, en cuatro subzonas representativas de la región -San Antonio, Mondomo, El Piral y Pescador-, estudios de caso respecto al Patrón de Mecanización Regional (PMR, oferta de tiro, análisis económico y manejo de los animales; igualmente, a través de 40 encuestas entre yunteros de la zona se indagó acerca de la alimentación, enfermedades y criterios de selección de los animales de tiro; y de los tipos de máquinas y de aperos utilizados, ingresos mensuales y Patrón de Mecanización Regional (PMR. Como resultado de varios encuentros regionales de yunteros se constituyó la ORGANIZACION REGIONAL DE BUEYEROS DEL NORTE DEL CAUCA. La oferta de tiro (número de

  2. Procesos de gestión del talento humano y su articulación con la estrategia organizacional: Caso empresas en el Valle del Cauca

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    Beatriz Eugenia Agudelo Orrego

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    Las organizaciones de este siglo deben caracterizarse por su adaptación al medio en el que compiten, gracias a las habilidades que su talento humano coloca en práctica en el ejercicio de sus funciones. De allí la importancia de conocer a través de esta investigación, de tipo descriptivo, cómo la organización realiza los procesos de gestión de su talento humano y los articula a su estrategia organizacional. Al aplicar entonces el cuestionario a 25 empresas del Valle del Cauca se obtuvieron, en...

  3. Percepción de servicios ecosistémicos (SE) en dos mercados campesinos agroecológicos en Tuluá (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)

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    Sánchez, Diego Iván Ángel; Sánchez Cárdenas, Luisa Fernanda; Sánchez de Prager, Marina

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    Con respecto a la producción agropecuaria, aquellos agroecosistemas en que mejor se manifiestan estos servicios son aquellos cuyo diseño, estructura y manejo toma como base a los sistemas naturales, como ocurre en la agricultura ecológica y especialmente la practicada por las comunidades campesinas (Altieri & Toledo, 2011). En el Valle del cauca, la agricultura ecológica campesina está asociada a la Red de Mercados agroecológicos Campesinos (REDMAC), el cual está constituido por 12 difere...

  4. Factores psicosociales que promueven la resiliencia en los niños trabajadores del municipio de Roldanillo-Valle del Cauca

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    Victoria Aguilar, Mariela

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    Tesis (Maestría en Desarrollo Infantil). Universidad de Manizales. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas, 2011 El resultado de la investigación, da respuesta al interrogante ¿Cuáles son los factores psicosociales que promueven la resilencia en los niños trabajadores del municipio de Roldanillo-Valle del Cauca? Para obtener esta información se identificaron factores de riesgo y factores protectores presentes en los niños trabajadores que se dedican específicamente a labores comerciales. E...

  5. Adsorción de cadmio, cromo y mercurio en suelos del Valle del Cauca a varios valores de pH Cadmium, chromium and mercury adsorption on Cauca Valley soils as a function of pH

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    García O. Álvaro

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de observar el proceso de adsorción de Cd, Cr y Hg y determinar el efecto del pH sobre la adsorción de los metales indicados, se seleccionaron tres suelos de los órdenes predominantes en el Valle del Cauca que, por su ubicación, están siendo regados con aguas contaminadas o pueden llegar a serlo en un futuro. El pH de los suelos se ajustó con ácido acético al 1, 4 y 12% o con NaOH 0.01 N para obtener valores lo más próximo posible a 5.7, 6.5 Y 7.8. Se prepararon soluciones de equilibrio con cada metal (0.0, 0.28, 0.56, 1.12 Y 2.25 mg/L y se adicionaron a 0.25 g de suelo seco al aire y tamizado para pasar una malla de 2 mm. La extracción de los metales se realizó con HCI 001 N y se determinaron por espectrofotometría de absorción atómica. La diferencia entre la concentración inicial y la final se consideró como la cantidad adsorbida por el suelo y la diferencia entre la cantidad adsorbida y la cantidad extraída con H Cl 0.01 N se consideró como la cantidad retenida por el suelo. En general el Cd se adsorbe más a valores de pH neutro o alcalino en todos los suelos, debido a que su forma predominante es la divalente y tiende más a formar complejos solubles e insolubles con los aniones encontrados en el suelo por encima de pH 7.0. La adsorción de Cr y Hg es mayor a valores de pH ácido debido a que forman complejos con la materia orgánica del suelo y/o los óxidos e hidróxidos de Fe, Al y Mn cuyas reacciones se ven favorecidas a estos valores de pH. La menor extracción (mayor retención en todos los suelos se dio a valores de pH entre 6.4 y 6.6, indicando que en este pH los metales quedan fuertemente retenidos por el complejo de cambio y su disponibilidad hacia las plantas es mínima.Soils irrigated with heavy metals contamined water are common in Cauca Valley and there is not available information about of soil behavior and soil processes affected by Cd, Cr and Hg. Three soils of the main orders of Cauca Valley

  6. POTENCIAL ENERGÉTICO DE RESIDUOS AGROINDUSTRIALES DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA, A PARTIR DEL PODER CALORÍFICO INFERIOR

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    DEYANIRA MUÑOZM

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Se determinaron los valores energéticos de los residuos agroindustriales del departamento del Cauca, mediante análisis del poder calorífico, datos técnicos reportados en las tablas estadísticas del Anuario Estadístico del Sector Agropecuario y Pesquero 2011 y con las expresiones simples presentadas en la metodología de Antolín G.G para el cálculo de variables energéticas.Los valores obtenidos del poder caloríficoen base seca fueron: 116187,97kJ/kgpara bagacillo de caña, 15419,95kJ/kg para polvillo de fique y 15262,18kJ/kg para afrecho de yuca.El valor promediodelas mezcla fue de 15623,35kJ/kg.Se concluye que 15623,35 kJ/kg representa la energía promedio que puede liberarse en un proceso de combustión deestos residuos y es comparable con la energía liberada por otras fuentes de biomasa. El potencial energético del bagacillo de caña con el valor de 163.45TJ/año, contribuye con el 35.73% de la energía, por lo cual ofrece mayores ventajas energéticas en comparación alvalor del afrecho de yuca,que tiene un potencial de 0.91 TJ/año. La mezcla con la mejor característica energética esta compuesta por 33.3% bagacillo de caña, 33.3% polvillo de fique y 33.3% afrecho de yuca y tiene un potencial energético de 48.39 TJ/año.

  7. DIAGNÓSTICO TAXONÓMICO DE LA FAMILIA TENUIPALPIDAE (ACARI: TETRANYCHOIDEA EN EL VALLE DEL CAUCA (COLOMBIA

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    Mesa Nora Cristina

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    Full Text Available Varias especies de ácaros de la familia Tenuipalpidae, especialmente las del géneroBrevipalpus Donnadieu, son reconocidas como vectores de enfermedades viralesen diferentes cultivos comerciales. La falta de estudios taxonómicos en esta familiade ácaros en Colombia y la posibilidad de introducir en forma accidental especiesde estos ácaros planos, son una amenaza para la bioseguridad de la producciónfrutícola del país. El objetivo de este trabajo es contribuir a la identificación de lasespecies de Tenuipalpidae en la vegetación silvestre y cultivada en el departamentodel Valle del Cauca y confirmar la identidad taxonómica de las especies deBrevipalpus en cítricos, guayaba, maracuyá, café y orquídeas. Las recoleccionesde ejemplares se realizaron en épocas seca y lluviosa en varios municipios deldepartamento. El montaje de los ácaros se realizó en medio Hoyer. La especiepredominante en todas las localidades y en los hospedantes recolectados fueBrevipalpus phoenicis Geijskes (1939. Por el contrario, B. obovatus Donnadieuse encontró en poblaciones muy bajas en limón Tahití y mandarina en algunaslocalidades de Palmira. Tenuipalpus anacardii De León se presentó en Anacardiumexcelsum (Bertero y Balb. ex Kunth Skeels, en el municipio de Roldanillo y T.pacificus Baker se encontró en el corregimiento de Rozo, municipio de Palmira,sobre plantas importadas de un cultivo comercial de Dendrobium sp., mientrasque Dolichotetranychus floridanus (Banks solamente se encontró sobre Ananascomosus (L. Merr., en muestras recolectadas en Cali

  8. Vinasse application to sugar cane fields. Effect on the unsaturated zone and groundwater at Valle del Cauca (Colombia).

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    Ortegón, Gloria Páez; Arboleda, Fernando Muñoz; Candela, Lucila; Tamoh, Karim; Valdes-Abellan, Javier

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    Extensive application of vinasse, a subproduct from sugar cane plantations for bioethanol production, is currently taking place as a source of nutrients that forms part of agricultural management in different agroclimatic regions. Liquid vinasse composition is characterised by high variability of organic compounds and major ions, acid pH (4.7), high TDS concentration (117,416-599,400mgL(-1)) and elevated EC (14,350-64,099μScm(-1)). A large-scale sugar cane field application is taking place in Valle del Cauca (Colombia), where monitoring of soil, unsaturated zone and the aquifer underneath has been made since 2006 to evaluate possible impacts on three experimental plots. For this assessment, monitoring wells and piezometers were installed to determine groundwater flow and water samples were collected for chemical analysis. In the unsaturated zone, tensiometers were installed at different depths to determine flow patterns, while suction lysimeters were used for water sample chemical determinations. The findings show that in the sandy loam plot (Hacienda Real), the unsaturated zone is characterised by low water retention, showing a high transport capacity, while the other two plots of silty composition presented temporal saturation due to La Niña event (2010-2011). The strong La Niña effect on aquifer recharge which would dilute the infiltrated water during the monitoring period and, on the other hand dissolution of possible precipitated salts bringing them back into solution may occur. A slight increase in the concentration of major ions was observed in groundwater (~5% of TDS), which can be attributed to a combination of factors: vinasse dilution produced by water input and hydrochemical processes along with nutrient removal produced by sugar cane uptake. This fact may make the aquifer vulnerable to contamination. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Observaciones preliminares del comportamiento agronómico de Canavalia ensiformis L en condiciones del Valle del Cauca

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    Castellar P. Nelson

    1986-03-01

    Full Text Available Se realizaron observaciones sobre aspectos fitosanitarios, morfológicos y fenológicos, aspectos agronómicos, nodulación y componentes del rendimiento para tres distancias de siembra. La especie presenta tres hábitos de crecimiento (arbustivo determinado, arbustivo con guía corta e indeterminado con guía larga trepador. La fase vegetativa dura 69 d días y 122 días la reproductiva Los insectos con mayor potencial de daño son Corythuca gossypii, Anticarsia gemmatalis y Caryedes grammicus, este último registrado por primera vez en el mundo. Se presentaron virosis. Antracnosis, y mildeo polvoso. El virus se clasificó como Potyvirus (CMV, quinto virus a nivel mundial en esta especie. La mejor distancia de siembra fue 1 x 0.6 m, siendo el número de vainas por planta el factor que más influye en el rendimiento.The present study had as objective, to realize the prelyminar observations of the Canavalia ensiformis behaviour in the Cauca's Valley. Observations were made about phytopatologics and entomologics, morphologics and phenologics aspects, agronomic bahevior, nodulation and the yield's components for 3 distances of sowing. C. ensiformis presents 3 growth's habits: determinated shrub, shrub habit with short guide and indeterminated habit with long guide, climbing. C. ensiformis presents one vegetative of 69 days and one reproductive phase of 122 days. The pests insects with more damage's potential are: Corythuca gossypii, Anticarsia gemmatalis y Caryedes grammicus, this later the first report in the world. Virosis, anthracnosis and powdery mildew were the diseases with higher incidence. The virus was named CMV, one potyvirus, which constitute the 5 thin the world for Canavalia. The distance 1 x 0.6 m was the best treatment among the evaluated, and the number of pods for plant is the principal component of the yield.

  10. AGROBIODIVERSIDAD ÚTIL EN ALIMENTACIÓN Y EN MEDICINA TRADICIONAL EN DOS MUNICIPIOS DEL CAUCA

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    CONSUELO MONTES-ROJAS

    Full Text Available En El Tambo y Timbío la base de la economía son las actividades del sector primario, especialmente producción agropecuaria y actividades forestales. Este trabajo tuvo por objeto reconocer e identificar especies vegetales útiles en alimentación y medicina local y el conocimiento asociado a su uso y manejo en fincas de El Tambo y Timbío, Cauca, como estrategia para contribuir a la conservación de la agrobiodiversidad y al fortalecimiento de la seguridad alimentaria de las comunidades de la región. La metodología del trabajo se fundamentó en la 'Investigación Acción Participativa'. El área de la investigación incluyó nueve veredas en El Tambo y dos en Timbío, se realizaron talleres, encuestas semiestructuradas y entrevistas personalizadas. En total se seleccionaron 25 fincas con alta agrobiodiversidad vegetal, donde se identificaron especies y el conocimiento tradicional asociado a su uso y manejo. Se pudo constatar que la agrobiodiversidad de plantas de uso alimenticio y medicinal, y el conocimiento tradicional asociado a ellas, se encuentra en alto grado de vulnerabilidad, porque existe un fuerte proceso de erosión genética y de pérdida de conocimiento ancestral que amenaza la seguridad alimentaria de los núcleos familiares de los campesinos asentados en esta región. Se espera contribuir con esta investigación en la conservación de los recursos naturales y en la concientización de la problemática actual.

  11. Interactions between frugivorous bats (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) and Piper tuberculatum (Piperaceae) in a tropical dry forest in Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

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    Montoya-Bustamante, Sebastián; Rojas-Díaz, Vladimir; Torres-González, Alba Marina

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    In any ecosystem, fruits are resources that vary in time and space as well as in nutritional content. Coexistence of species from a trophic guild depends on the division and use of resources. Therefore, the organisms that depend on them as a food source, tend to show a certain degree of specialization. This way, understanding the factors that influence the dynamics of seed dispersal is important for the regeneration and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Our aim was to determine variation in consumption of Piper tuberculatum by fruit bat assemblages in the village of Robles (Jamundí, Valle del Cauca, Colombia). P. tuberculatum is a resource used not only by wildlife but also by people in the village of Robles. Bats were captured in mist nets between June and November 2014, their feces were collected, and the length of the forearm, wing area, leg length and mass were recorded. At the Universidad del Valle seed laboratory, fecal samples were washed, and their content determined. Of the 14 species captured, Sturnira lilium, Carollia brevicauda, Carollia perspicillata and Artibeus lituratus showed signs of having consumed P. tuberculatum. Sturnira lilium was the main consumer of P. tuberculatum fruits, with the greatest number of consumption events of fruit from this plant species, whereas the other bats showed more diversified consumption events. The greatest niche overlap was recorded between C. brevicauda and C. perspicillata, species that showed similar sizes (i.e., wing area and forearm length) followed by S. lilium and C. perspicillata. In contrast, A. lituratus showed the least niche overlap with the other three fruit bats captured. In conclusion, Sturnira lilium showed an interaction Sturnira-Piper, which is the result of low Solanum availability, and this bat species was the largest consumer of P. tuberculatum in the region.

  12. Una mirada a la situación de la niñez en el Valle del Cauca

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    Ana María Osorio; Luis Fernando Aguado

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    En este documento identificamos un conjunto de indicadores a nivel departamental y municipal (en la medida en que la información lo permite) con perspectiva de niñez, indicadores que facilitan analizar el bienestar y cumplimiento de los derechos de los niños y niñas en distintas áreas: salud, educación, alimentación, vivienda digna, y la exposición a riesgos tempranos como el trabajo y la maternidad. La construcción de indicadores a nivel municipal que reflejan el bienestar y/o el...

  13. Danish Municipal Planning in Change

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    Møller, Jørgen

    Danish municipal planning at the entrance to the 2000 years, where many things in the everyday of planning are changed after pressure from the market, the state, the municipal organisations, the investors, the citizens and the planners themselves. In this situation of change there may be good reasons...... to bear in mind what the basic task of physical planning at a local level has actually been and to discuss both what it is at the moment and what it can turn into in the future. The paper may actually raise more questions than it answers. The reason is that well-known political, administrative structures...... are breaking up, that the fight for the planning competence in the open country is raging and that the protection of the nature-freindly legislation, for which the previous government was responsible, is under quick phasing-out, at the same time as the traditional professional urban planner standards...

  14. Danish Municipal planning in Change

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    Møller, Jørgen

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    Danish municipal planning at the entrance to the 2000 years, where many things in the everyday of planning are changed after pressure from the market, the state, the municipal organisation, the investors, the citizens and the planners themselves. In this situation of change there may be good reason...... to bear in mind what the basic task of physical planning at a local level has actually been and to discuss both what it is at the moment and what it can turn into in the future. The paper may actually raise more questions than it answers. The reason is that well-known political, administrative structures...... are breaking up, that the fight for planning competence in the open country is raging and that the protection og nature-friendly legislation, for which the previous gouvernment was responsible, is under quick phasing-out, at the same time as the traditional professional urban planner standards are challenged...

  15. Cartografía social como metodología participativa y colaborativa de investigación en el territorio afrodescendiente de la cuenca alta del río Cauca

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    Velez Torres, Irene; Rátiva-Gaona, Sandra; Varela-Corredor, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    This article explores the opportunities and challenges given by social cartography as a participatory and collaborative methodology to characterize the socio-environmental conflicts in three areas of the upper basin of the Cauca River, Colombia. The text is organized in five parts: (i) introducti...

  16. Las diócesis del Valle del Cauca (Colombia en el siglo XX: Hacia el fortalecimiento de la modernización

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    Antonio José Echeverry Pérez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo hace un recorrido histórico (consultando fundamentalmente los archivos diocesanos, en su mayoría inéditos, por la instauración de las principales diócesis creadas en el Departamento del Valle del Cauca (Colombia durante el siglo XX: Cali, Palmira, Buenaventura, Cartago y Buga. Se muestra como la Iglesia constituye un proyecto fundamental de modernización religiosa, que se denota ante todo en la extensión de su presencia en el territorio vallecaucano. Proceso que inicia con la desfragmentación del gran territorio de la arquidiócesis de Popayán, con lo cual cada diócesis creada logra impulsar sus propios procesos de generación de parroquias, centros educativos y de beneficencia, logrando con esto, construir la iglesia vallecaucana y fortalecer la religión católica tanto en los sectores rurales como en los espacios urbanos del departamento del Valle del Cauca. Cada nueva diócesis se inscribe además, en su propia coyuntura local de desarrollo y modernización económica y social.

  17. Lista anotada y clave para las ranas (género Eleutherodactylus chocoanas del Valle del Cauca, y apuntes sobre las especies de la Cordillera Occidental adyacente

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    Lynch John Douglas

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    Full Text Available Twenty-three species of the genus Eleutherodactylus are reported fram 24 localities in the western lowlands of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, with notes on their identificacion and distributions. Up to 16 species have been taken from a single site. The cloud forest fauna of  Eleutherodactylus found on the Cordillera Occidental above the drainages of the Anchicayá, Cajambre, Calima, and Dagua rivers consists of 24 species with up to 18 species being found in a single site.Se da información sobre la identificación y las distribuciones de 23 especies del género Eleutherodactylus de 24 sitios de las tierras bajas del occidente del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Hasta 16 especies fueron registradas del mismo sitio. La fauna de Eleutherodactylus de los bosques nublados de la Cordillera Occidental en los drenajes de los ríos Anchicayá, Cajambre, Calima, y Dagua consta de 24 especies, con hasta 18 encontradas en un mismo sitio.

  18. Delegation within municipal health care.

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    Bystedt, Maria; Eriksson, Maria; Wilde-Larsson, Bodil

    2011-05-01

    To describe how registered nurses (RNs) perceive delegation to unlicensed personnel (UP) in a municipal healthcare context in Sweden. Within municipal health care RNs often delegate tasks to UP. The latter have practical training, but lack formal competence. Twelve RNs were interviewed and the material was analysed using a phenomenographic approach. Owing to a shortage of RNs, delegation is seen as a prerequisite for a functioning organization. This necessity also involves a number of perceived contradictions in three areas: (1) the work situation of RNs - facilitation and relief vs. lack of control, powerlessness, vagueness regarding responsibility, and resignation; (2) the relationship with unlicensed personnel - stimulation, possibility for mentoring, use of UP competence and the creation of fairness vs. questioning UP competence; and (3) The patients - increase in continuity, quicker treatment, and increased security vs. insecurity (with respect to, for example, the handling of medicine). Registered nurses perceptions of delegation within municipal healthcare involve their own work situation, the UP and the patients. Registered nurses who delegate to UP must be given time for mentoring such that the nursing care is safe care of high quality. © 2011 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  19. Prefeitura Municipal de Amparo - Prefeitura Municipal de Amparo

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    , educação inclusiva, calendário educação, plano municipal de educação, projetos, notícias entre estagiários Confira as vagas para estagiários Painel de Vagas de Estágio ENSINO MEDIO (2501642 Sebastião 07 de Janeiro de 2017 - 29 de Janeiro de 2017 Carnaval de rua de Amparo 25 de Fevereiro de 2017

  20. Influencia de acondicionadores sintéticos y orgánicos en cuatro suelos del Valle del Cauca

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    Madriñan Molina Raúl

    1990-06-01

    Full Text Available A cuatro tipos de suelos con problemas de compactación – Fluventic haplustoll (1, Pachic haplustoll (2, Typic pellustert (3 y Petrocalcic natrustalf (4 - se les aplicaron Potasium propenoate, dos dosis del producto en seco y dos dosis en líquido, cachaza y gallinaza. La planta indicadora fue la soya P-32. El experimento se diseñó completamente al azar, con nueve tratamientos y tres replicaciones. En área foliar y producción de materia seca total, mostraron diferencias significativas los tratamientos con acondicionador sin rético en forma líquida en el suelo 1; las 2 dosis del acondicionador sintético en forma sólida lo mismo que la gallinaza mostraron diferencias significativas en los suelos 2 y 3. Se encontraron diferencias significativas para los tratamientos con acondicionador sintético en espacio aéreo para los suelos 1,2 Y 3; en densidad aparente en seco yen húmedo yen resistencia al penetrómetro para el suelo 2. Los análisis químicos del suelo realizados al finalizar el experimento mostraron niveles inadecuados en elementos mayores y menores, excepto boro, en los suelos 1, 2 y 3.The purpose of this work was to investigate the effect of one synthetic soil conditioner (potassium propenoate and two kinds of organic products (sugar Mill factory residue and poultry manure in the physical properties of soils with compactación problems of the Cauca Valley. Four types of soils were utilized: fluventic haplustoll (1, Pachic haplustoll (2, Typic pellustert (3, and Petrocalcic natrustalf (4. Soybean P-32 was indicator plant, utilizing a completely randomized block design with nine treatments and three replications. The leaf area and yield of total dry matter were significatively better with syntetic conditioner in liquid form for soil L; the soil conditioner applied in solid form and the poultry manure were of significant levels for soils 2 and 3. Significant differences were found in favor of the synthetic conditioner for the air

  1. COMPORTAMIENTO ESTRUCTURAL DE LOS ÁCIDOS HÚMICOS OBTENIDOS DE UN SUELO ANDISOL DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA

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    Carmen Mosquera

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Las sustancias húmicas del suelo constan de una mezcla heterogénea de compuestos, en la que cada fracción (ácidos húmicos, ácidos fúlvicos y huminas está constituida por moléculas de tamaños diferentes, y su estructura depende considerablemente tanto de los materiales orgánicos presentes en el suelo, como de las diferentes condiciones ambientales. Este estudio, empleó técnicas de espectroscopía ultravioleta – visible (relación E4/E6, infrarroja con transformada de Fourier  y resonancia magnética nuclear 13C (RMN para identificar la estructura química de una muestra de ácidos húmicos (AH provenientes de un suelo agrícola del departamento del Cauca, y los cambios que dicha estructura presenta en diferentes medios de reacción, como en anhídrido acético y alcohol absoluto. Los AH se obtuvieron a partir de la materia orgánica del suelo, mediante una separación granulométrica del suelo y una extracción sucesiva empleando tres soluciones básicas: tetraborato de sodio (0,05M, pirofosfato de sodio (0,05M e hidróxido de sodio (0,1M, purificándolos a través de tratamientos ácidos HCl-HF 1%, centrifugación de alta velocidad y diálisis. La relación E4/E6 mostró cambios en el grado de condensación de los AH en los diferentes medios de reacción, corroborándose dichos cambios por el aparecimiento de nuevas bandas o disminución y aumento de otras en los espectros infrarrojos, y por los cambios apreciables en las bandas y distribución de la intensidad en las diferentes regiones de los espectros de resonancia magnética nuclear 13C. Esta investigación  muestra cambios químicos y estructurales de los ácidos húmicos extraídos de un suelo agrícola, que  concuerdan con diferentes investigaciones efectuadas en este campo.

  2. Evaluación de seis abonos verdes en un vertisol ústico en condiciones del Valle del Cauca

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    Bonilla C. C. R.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro Experimental de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Palmira, en un diseño de bloques completos al azar, se evaluaron seis tratamientos con tres repeticiones. (Cajanus cajan guandul arbóreo y arbustivo; Canavalia ensiformis, fríjol Canavalia; Cynodon niemfuensis, pasto estrella; Zea mays, Maíz y Cucúrbita moschata, zapallo. El pasto estrella y el zapallo fueron cultivos previos al ensayo; los otros materiales se sembraron por semilla a 50 cm en cuadro y se incorporaron al suelo a los 150 días cuando se cosechó el maíz (choclo. Maíz y canavalia aportaron mayor biomasa al suelo (10.068 y 9.748 kg/ha, respectivamente. C. cajan arbóreo y C. ensiformis aportaron las mayores cantidades de nitrógeno (254 y 213 kg/ha. El maíz y el pasto estrella, por sus altos contenidos de lignina, se descompusieron más lentamente. En casi todos los tratamientos se presentó incremento de la población microbiana, predominando la población de bacterias, seguida por hongos, fijadores de nitrógeno de vida libre y luego la población de actinomicetos. ABSTRACT Evaluation of six green manure materials in a Ustic Vertisol Soil of Cauca Valley, Colombia. This research was realized in the Experimental Center of the National University in Palmira. A design of a Randomized Completed Blocks, with six treatments and three repeticions was used. The treatments were two accesions of guandul (tree and shrub Cajanus cajan, Canavalia Canavalia ensiformis Corn Zea mays, Star grass Cynodon niemfuensis and Ramkin Cucúrbita moschata. The plot size was 20 m x 10 m. The materials were incorporated with tractor and disk plough when the maiz was colected as ear. The results showed that corn and Canavalia had the higher yields of fitomass (10068 and 9748 kg/ha, respectively. The legumes C. cajan (tree and C. ensiformis showed higher yileds of Nitrogen (254 and 213 kg/ha and biomolecules. Z. mays and C. nlemfuensis were the treatments with lower

  3. The deficit mechanism of the Hungarian municipalities

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    The management of the Hungarian municipal sector has received special attention since the crisis in 2008 and interest in the sector increased further due to the changes in legislation in 2011. A great number of economy experts and speakers on behalf of the government or the municipalities provided further details on prevailing issues in the municipal sector, however, their assessment of the severity of these issues varied greatly. By describing the logical framework of the deficit mechanism t...

  4. The Main Recreative Areas in Podujeva Municipality

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    , F. Isufi; , F. Humolli; , S. Bulliqi

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    Recreation is time available to human kind, excluding normal working hours that are a time for physiological and physical needs of human kind and time for sleep, which is used for entertainment, sport, hobby, rest etc. Well known fact is that recreation is a need of contemporary man, which is at the same time the reason for elaborating this subject. Podujeva Municipality is one of Republic of Kosova’s municipality, and likewise all other municipalities, offer possibilities and have similar pr...

  5. Information System of Municipal Office

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    Surý, Jaroslav

    2009-01-01

    Bakalářská práce se zabývá problematikou návrhu a implementací informačního systému obecního úřadu. Pro práci byly použity tyto programovací jazyky: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS a databáze MySQL. The Bachelor's Thesis is concerned with the dilemma of suggestion and implementation of information system for municipal office. The programming languages: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and database MySQL were used for this bachelor's thesis. E

  6. Canadian municipal carbon trading primer

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    Seskus, A.

    2002-01-01

    The trading of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is being suggested as an effective economic way to meet Canada's Kyoto target. Emissions trading is a market-based instrument that can help achieve environmental improvements while using the market to absorb the economical and effective measures to achieve emissions reductions. Placing a value on emissions means that in order to minimize costs, companies will be motivated to apply the lowest-cost emission reductions possible for regulatory approval. The two main types of emissions trading that exist in Canada are the trading of emissions that lead to the formation of smog or acid rain, and the trading of greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change. Since carbon dioxide is the most prevalent GHG, making up approximately 75 per cent of Canadian GHG emissions, the trading of units of GHGs is often referred to as carbon trading. The impact that emissions trading will have on municipal operations was the focus of this primer. The trading of GHG involves buying and selling of allowances of GHGs between contracting parties, usually between one party that is short of GHG credits and another that has excess credits. The 3 common approaches to emissions trading include allowance trading (cap and trade), credit trading (baseline and credit), and a hybrid system which combines both credit and allowance trading systems. The issues that impact municipalities include the debate regarding who owns the credits from landfills, particularly if power is generated using landfill gas and the power is sold as green power. Other viable questions were also addressed, including who can claim emission reduction credits if a city implements energy efficiency projects, or fuel substitution programs. Also, will municipalities be allowed to trade internationally, for example, with municipalities in the United States, and how should they spend their money earned from selling credits. This report also presents highlights from 3 emissions

  7. New Orleans may go municipal

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    Recent moves by the New Orleans City Council to consolidate two investor-owned utilities operating under franchise agreements into a publicly owned utility could make the 179,000-user utility the nation's 12th ranking public power system. Voters have changed their minds on the advantages of local control because of costly blackouts. At the root of the effort are economic concerns and some unpaid IOUs owed by the franchise companies because of nuclear plant construction. A task force recommended a municipal buyout

  8. Public deliberation in municipal planning

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    Bohøj, Morten; Borchorst, Nikolaj Gandrup; Bødker, Susanne

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on an exploratory participatory design process aimed at supporting citizen deliberation in municipal planning. It presents the main outcomes of this process in terms of selected prototypes and an approach to the use setting. We support and discuss different ways for citizens...... to act and reflect on proposed plans: in-situ, while physically close to the planning object, and ex-situ, when citizens are remote from this. The support of in-situ and ex-situ participation allows citizens to engage in continuous reflection-in and on-action as a collaborative activity with other...

  9. Mercado municipal en Sant Quirze

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    El proyecto satisface la necesidad de un Mercado Municipal en Sant Quirze. Situado en el actual recinto ferial del pueblo, el parque de la Betzuca, un punto céntrico cerca del casco antiguo y de las nuevas urbanizaciones. Las condiciones del lugar enriquecen el proyecto permitiendo usos múltiples muy adecuados a cada banda del solar: zona de mercado, galerías exteriores, supermercado, guardería, restaurante y bares vinculados a la zona del río, almacenes, zonas de carga y descarga y un gra...

  10. Resource Prospects of Municipal Solid Wastes Generatedin the Ga East Municipal Assembly of Ghana

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    Benedicta Abiti; Susanne Hartard; Heike B. Bradl; Davar Pishva; John Kojo Ahiakpa

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    Background. Municipal solid wastes management has recently become an important public health concern. Municipal solid wastes are a major source of raw materials that could be used for resource recovery for diverse applications. Objectives. The present study aimed to determine the composition of municipal solid waste and recoverable resources from the waste of the Ga East Municipal Assembly (GEMA) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Methods. An exploratory approach was used to collect ...

  11. Evaluación agroindustrial de los aceites esenciales de Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, y Occimun americanum L en condiciones del Valle del Cauca Agroindustrial evaluation of essential oils of Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, and Occimun americanum L in conditions of the Cauca Valle

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    Luis F Saldarriaga C; Ginna M Sánchez M; Carmen Rosa Bonilla Correa; Manuel Salvador Sánchez Orozco; Harlen Gerardo Torres Castañeda

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    En parcelas establecidas de la Colección de Trabajo de Plantas Medicinales del Centro Experimental CEUNP en condiciones del departamento del Valle del Cauca, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal mediante el corte manual en un marco de 0.25m² ; se separaron hojas, tallos y flores de cada especie. Se determinó el porcentaje de materia seca y se acondicionó para el proceso de extracción de aceite esencial mediante arrastre con vapor. A los aceites obtenidos se les midió la densidad, y el índ...

  12. Variación morfológica de los peces Hemibrycon boquiae y Hemibrycon rafaelense (Characiformes: Characidae en el Río Cauca, Colombia

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    César Román-Valencia

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    Full Text Available Analizamos la variación morfológica y osteológica en Hemibrycon boquiae y H. rafaelense en la cuenca del río Cauca. Los análisis multivariados determinan poblaciones de H. boquiae en las quebradas: Boquiae, Honda, Las Águilas, Doña Juana, Villa Paola, Portachuelo, La Víbora, Aimes y Ramírez y poblaciones de H. rafaelense en las quebradas: Canceles, La Clara, San Rafael y San José. No hay diferencias en la morfometría entre las poblaciones de H. boquiae y H. rafaelense. Se presentan discrepancias merísticas significativas para las poblaciones de H. boquiae (n= 277 y H. rafaelense (n= 121 en: número de escamas entre la línea lateral y la aleta anal, y número de escamas entre la línea lateral y la aleta pélvica. La distancia de similaridad del análisis de agrupamiento ("cluster" para los caracteres osteológicos, al igual que el número de escamas predorsales, apoyan la existencia de dos grupos discretos que corresponden a H. boquiae y H. rafaelense.Morphological variation in populations of Hemibrycon boquiae and H. rafaelense from Rio Cauca, Colombia. We analyzed the variation in morphological and osteological characteristics of Hemibrycon boquiae and Hemibrycon rafaelense in the Cauca River. The multivariate analysis determined populations of H. boquiae in nine streams: Boquier, Honda, Las Aguilas, Doña Juana, Villa Paola, Portachuelo, The Snake, Aimes and Ramirez, and populations of H. rafaelense in four streams: Canceles, Clara, San Rafael and San Jose. There were morphometric differences among populations of H. boquiae (n= 277 and H. rafaelense (n= 121. Nevertheless, there were significant meristic discrepancies among populations of both species: number of scales between lateral line and anal fin, and number of scales between lateral line and pelvic fin. The absence of bilateral symmetry was observed in the number of maxillary teeth in H. boquiae. The cluster analysis distance for osteological characters, including the

  13. Poblaciones indígenas y elecciones locales en cuatro municipios del Departamento del Cauca 2003-2015

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    This article presents a general view of the electoral behaviour of four Colombian municipalities with high indigenous population density. The study focused on the last four local electoral events that took place from 2003 to 2015. The manuscript showcases the electoral performance of the political organizations that run with an ethnic identity in the local sphere, mainly after the institutional changes promoted by the Political Reform of 2003. This political dynamic is supported by what is kn...

  14. Determinación del requerimiento hídrico del pimentón en el municipio de Candelaria, departamento del Valle del Cauca

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    Estrada Salazar Edgar Iván

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un ensayo con el fin de determinar el requerimiento hídrico del pimentón Capsicum annuum variedad Unapal-Serrano, en la zona de Candelaria-Valle del Cauca (Colombia. Se determinó que el pimentón requiere 425mm de agua durante su ciclo vegetativo, obteniendo una eficiencia del uso del agua de 5.32 kg/m3 de fruto fresco y de 0.5 kg/m3 en términos de materia seca. Además, se comprobó la eficiencia del microevaporímetro "MIEVHR" como herramienta para programación del riego y estudios hidrológicos.

  15. ¿Quién necesita una lengua? Política y planificación lingüística en el departamento del Cauca

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    El propósito de este artículo es realizar una reflexión acerca de la forma en la cual las motivaciones políticas que trazan los límites y condiciones de la planificación lingüística hoy, se establecen en relación con las políticas de reconocimiento y administración de la diversidad cultural y lingüística por parte del estado colombiano. Para este fin me centraré en el caso del proceso de fortalecimiento de lengua nam trik o namuy wam, hablada en el departamento del Cauca.

  16. La gestión tecnológica: una herramienta para el desarrollo de la cadena productiva del ají en el Valle del Cauca

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    Rada Barona, Omar; Chaverra Palacios, Yurlady; Morante Granobles, Diego Fernando; Mosquera Mosquera, Omaira

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    El objetivo principal de este artículo es contribuir al desarrollo del proyecto de investigación: Diseño de un modelo de gestión tecnológica en la cadena productiva del ají en el Valle del Cauca. En este sentido se realizó un análisis sobre los antecedentes y el concepto de la gestión tecnológica, la agroindustria, la cadena productiva y el desarrollo de la misma en el ámbito nacional y departamental. El enfoque que se implementó es descriptivo y analítico, los instrumentos que se utilizaron ...

  17. Conservación de la naturaleza en propiedad privada: las Reservas Naturales de la Sociedad Civil en el Valle del Cauca

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    Melissa Quintero López

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    Full Text Available Las Reservas Naturales de la Sociedad Civil en Colombia cumplen un papel importante en la conservación de ecosistemas. En este trabajo se investiga por qué los dueños de áreas privadas en el departamento del Valle del Cauca conservan la naturaleza en sus propiedades. Se consideran las explicaciones entre la teoría económica de la elección racional, la teoría económica sobre los comportamientos altruistas y recíprocos y la teoría de la psicología social sobre los valores de orientación cultural. Se encuentra que las razones predominantes para la conformación de las reservas naturales son el interés propio y la valoración de la naturaleza por parte de sus dueños.

  18. Conservación de la naturaleza en propiedad privada: las Reservas Naturales de la Sociedad Civil en el Valle del Cauca

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    Melissa Quintero López; Fabio Alberto Arias Arbeláez

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    Las Reservas Naturales de la Sociedad Civil en Colombia cumplen un papel importante en la conservación de ecosistemas. En este trabajo se investiga por qué los dueños de áreas privadas en el departamento del Valle del Cauca conservan la naturaleza en sus propiedades. Se consideran las explicaciones entre la teoría económica de la elección racional, la teoría económica sobre los comportamientos altruistas y recíprocos y la teoría de la psicología social sobre los valores de orientación cultura...

  19. Informe sobre la Situación Patológica de los Cacaotales en los Departamentos de Valle y Cauca.

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    Garcés O. Carlos

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    Full Text Available Tengo a honor informar al señor Ministro de Economía Nacional sobre el resultado de la Comisión que se me confirió para estudiar las enfermedades del cacao en los Departamentos del Valle y del Cauca. Es natural que por el relativo corto tiempo de que dispuse, el reconocimiento de las enfermedades dichas no sea completo, pero sí es base para algunas importantes observaciones que espero sirvan para dar a conocer en parte la lamentable situación en que se encuentra un cultivo que debe ser todo un programa del desarrollo agrícola del país.

  20. Análisis espaciotemporal de la incidencia antrópica en la cuenca del río Cauca, en el departamento del Valle, Colombia

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    Claudia Alexandra Forero Bernal; Paola Andrea Zabala Parra; Alberto Boada Rodríguez

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    En el presente trabajo se propone, a través de la teledetección (usando imágenes Landsat y Radarsat 2), la obtención de un índice de incidencia antrópica a partir del cálculo de tres indicadores (vegetación, demográfico y modificación del cauce) que reflejan el cambio del drenaje en la cuenca hidrográfica del río Cauca. Lo anterior permitió evaluar espacial y temporalmente grandes áreas afectadas por la actividad antrópica. Dicha cuenca tiene mayor incidencia antrópica en los sectores donde s...

  1. Optimization of energy planning strategies in municipalities

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    approach, suffers from insufficient information, tools and resources. Municipalities are often unable to take on a steering role in community energy planning. To overcome these barriers and guide municipalities in the pre-project phase, a decision-support methodology, based on community energy profiles...

  2. Composición de los hogares y niveles de gastos en bienes y servicios básicos en el departamento del cauca, Colombia

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    Andrés Mauricio Gómez Sánchez

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    Full Text Available Éste documento tiene como objetivo caracterizar los hogares rurales y urbanos del departamento del Cauca, Colombia y clasificarlos según la tipología y el ciclo de vida del hogar, para establecer su relación con los niveles de gasto mínimo en bienes básicos, es decir, con los que definen los umbrales críticos de pobreza. Para tal efecto, se utiliza la Encuesta de Calidad de Vida de 2011 y se estiman modelos de análisis de varianza multifactoriales. Los resultados muestran, entre otros, que el tipo de hogar más frecuente, tanto en el área rural como la urbana, es el nuclear con hijos y los gastos mínimos básicos, en general, son en alimentos, vivienda y salud. Los rubros de educación y transporte presentan niveles más altos de consumo en los hogares urbanos que en los rurales. The main objective of this paper is to describe the rural and urban households of the Cauca department in Colombia. The idea is to classify the households according to their typology and household life cycle in order to establish their relation with the minimum levels of expenditure on basic goods, this means with the ones that define the critical poverty thresholds. For this end, the 2011 Quality of Life survey is used as well as multifactorial variance analysis. The results show that the most common type of household for both rural and urban areas is the nuclear type of household with children, showing usually a minimal basic expenditure on food, housing and health. Education and transportation present higher consump-tion levels at urban households.

  3. Identificación de áreas potenciales para la implementación del sistema agroforestal Quesungual en el Valle del Cauca

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    Jorge Eliécer Rubiano Mejía

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    Full Text Available Los sistemas agroforestales son una forma alternativa de uso de la tierra que combina componentes leñosos con cultivos o animales. El presente estudio identifica áreas con potencial para implementar el sistema agroforestal Quesungual (SAQ, una de las formas de uso de éxito reconocido en países de Centroamérica, en zonas de ladera del departamento del Valle del Cauca como insumo en el proceso de ordenamiento del territorio. Estos sistemas de manejo de la tierra son una alternativa productiva y sostenible para dichas regiones, porque simulan las características de los ecosistemas naturales en su estructura y función. El objetivo de este estudio es ubicar las zonas de mayor aptitud para desarrollar el SAQ en el Valle del Cauca haciendo uso de las técnicas de análisis espacial, peso de la evidencia y regresión logística. Los resultados generados son evaluados a la luz de pruebas estadísticas integradas dentro de las herramientas de análisis espacial y posteriormente socializados ante profesionales de las Unidades Municipales de Asistencia Técnica de tres municipios con mayor potencial. Los resultados permitieron ubicar con detalle las zonas de mayor aptitud, que suman alrededor de 232.000 hectáreas como aptas para el establecimiento del SAQ, lo cual podría ser utilizado en los planes de ordenamiento de municipios de la región.

  4. Estimación mediante RAPD's de la diversidad genética en Guadua en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia

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    Mediante RAPD's se analizaron 120 muestras foliares de 12 biotipos de Guadua angustifolia Kunth clasificados morfológicamente, procedentes de la cuenca del río Cauca, en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia, para determinar diversidad genética. El ADN se extrajo mediante el protocolo modificado de Dellaporta (1983. Se emplearon los cebadores; OPF-12, OPG-19, OPN-19 y OPP-16 con mayor número de bandas polimórficas. El índice de Shannon (HT = 0.4556 ± 0.1849 señaló diversidad genética total alta y diversidad entre los biotipos y al interior de ellos. El Índice de estructura genética (Gst = 0.5200 e Indice de migración efectiva (Nm = 0.4615 definieron biotipos bien diferenciados. El análisis de similaridad conformó tres grupos a un coeficiente de 0.64. El grupo G1 incluyó los biotipos Curvado, Rayada frecuente, Amarilla Playón, Rayada ancha, Rayada escasa, Convexa, Amarilla, Hembra, Verde irregular y algunos individuos de verde alta. El grupo G2, Verde alta y Macho. El grupo G3, Rayada negra. El estudio molecular agrupó los individuos de forma similar al estudio morfológico, con excepción de los individuos del biotipo Hembra.

    Palabras claves: Guadua angustifolia, caracterización molecular, variación genética.

  5. Soft-sediment deformation in a tectonically active area: The Plio-Pleistocene Zarzal Formation in the Cauca Valley (Western Colombia)

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    Neuwerth, Ralph; Suter, Fiore; Guzman, Carlos A.; Gorin, Georges E.

    2006-04-01

    The Plio-Pleistocene Zarzal Formation corresponds to fluvio-lacustrine sediments deposited in an intramontane depression within the Colombian Andes, associated with the Cauca-Romeral Fault System. It crops out mainly in the Cauca Valley where numerous field sections have permitted the mapping of the vertical and lateral lithological variations. Lacustrine deposits of sands, silts, clays and diatomites are interbedded with fluvial sand and gravel beds and fluvio-volcanic mass flows derived from the volcanic Central Cordillera. Numerous soft-sediment deformation structures are encountered in this formation, particularly in fine- to medium-grained sands, silts and clays: load structures (load casts, flame structures, pseudonodules), water escape structures (water escape cusps, dish-and-pillar and pocket-and-pillar structures), soft-sediment intrusions (clastic sills and dykes), disturbed laminites, convolute laminations, slumps and synsedimentary faulting. Deformation mechanisms and driving forces are related essentially to gravitational instabilities, dewatering, liquidization and brittle deformations. Field and regional geological data show that most of these deformations are related to seismicity and can be interpreted as seismites. This area has a geological and recent seismic history and outcrops show both syn- and post-depositional faulting related to the transpressional regime of this part of the Colombian Andes, which generates strike-slip faults and associated local normal faults. The drainage pattern within the Zarzal Formation shows the signature of neotectonics. Moreover, the fine to coarse-grained sands of the Zarzal Formation are lithologies prone to liquefaction when affected by seismic waves. The intercalation of the deformed intervals within undisturbed strata confirms the catastrophic nature of the events. Finally, the large areal extent of the deformations and the type of structures are compatible with seismites. Consequently, the existence of

  6. 75 FR 54465 - Temporary Registration of Municipal Advisors

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    ... derivatives, guaranteed investment contracts, and the recommendation of and brokerage of municipal escrow... concerning guaranteed investment contracts, (4) recommendation and/or brokerage of municipal escrow...

  7. Diagnóstico molecular del Cáncer de mama por el oncogén HER-2/NEU mediante la técnica de Fish para el Departamento del Cauca (Colombia

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    M. Osorio

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó la presencia del gen Her2-/neu en una muestra de 28 pacientes con diagnóstico decáncer de mama a quienes se les realizaron biopsias o mastectomías desde enero de 2000 afebrero de 2002. Las láminas embebidas en parafina fueron suministradas por la Compañía dePatólogos del Cauca y el Departamento de Patología del Hospital Universitario San Joséde Popayán; Cauca. Se utilizó la técnica de Hibridización in situpor Fluorescencia (FISH paravisualizar copias del gen Her-2/neu.

  8. Municipal Bonds in Developing Countries. Case Study: Municipality of Stip, Republic of Macedonia

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    Marija GOGOVA SAMONIKOV

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The developing countries, especially in the Balkans, barely use the municipal bonds as an alternative way of financing their activities. This paper is part of the project “The municipal bonds as an alternative source of financing municipals activities and the effective management of funds, with a special emphasis to the Municipality of Stip, R. Macedonia”. The paper has an important impact, according to both academic and practical perspective. It combines the experts’ academic analysis with the municipals potential in order to facilitate a successful municipal bond emission that would support the local economic growth. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the ability and willingness of the Municipality of Stip to issue municipal bonds. The main hypothesis states that the Municipality of Stip is able to issue a municipal bond as an alternative way of financing its investment activities. The research includes the classical SWOT analysis regarding the Municipality of Stip and continues with a statistical analysis based on correlation and regression relationships within the accounts of the Municipality’s annual reports. The methodological framework is based on quantitative research methods (correlations and regression methods which result in acceptance of the main hypothesis in the paper - the municipal bonds as an alternative source for funding municipal’s activities are justified, especially if the funds are associated with a specific revenue-generating project. The findings would serve as a basis for the municipal bonds prospect, which would be the ultimate goal of combining the academic knowledge with the practical potential of the Municipality of Stip. The conclusions reveal that this would be the first municipal bond emission in the Republic of Macedonia. However, this fact can serve as an advantage in the market in terms of introducing financial instrument innovation. This paper suggests that the usage of municipal bonds is

  9. Poblaciones indígenas y elecciones locales en cuatro municipios del Departamento del Cauca 2003-2015

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    Eduardo Andrés Chilito

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a general view of the electoral behaviour of four Colombian municipalities with high indigenous population density. The study focused on the last four local electoral events that took place from 2003 to 2015. The manuscript showcases the electoral performance of the political organizations that run with an ethnic identity in the local sphere, mainly after the institutional changes promoted by the Political Reform of 2003. This political dynamic is supported by what is known as “electoral success”, and is based on the constant access to positions in corporations and popularly elected public positions.

  10. Municipal Governments and Development in Latin America

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    Full Text Available The processes of democratization, State reforms and administrative de-concentration that have marked the last 15 years of Latin American societies have brought about a reevaluation of the role of municipalities. The decentralization of the State has been put forth as basic objective and the economic productive restructuring happening around the world calls for a response from local initiatives: that is to say, initiatives to effect a new strategy of development “from the bottom up” that values territory as a geographic space bounded by a community of interests. One of the important actors in these local initiatives are the municipal governments who, as a first government resort, must respond to the vast demands of the population. These institutions are not consolidated, however. Instead, they are generally weak, with little economic, political and ideological power, and are limited in their autonomy, authority, legitimacy and capacity for management. In the first part of the article, and in an effort to characterize the political autonomy of the region’s municipalities, their distinct elements are analyzed – the system of representative democracy, competencies and resources, etc.. The most notorious deficiencies of Latin American municipalities are also studied. The second section analyzes the roles that these municipalities should take on to overcome these deficiencies, and goes on to offer action proposals towards creating a new model for municipal management, new ways of making policy from the municipality, and an analysis of the different instruments for promoting the local economy.

  11. European municipalities and the liberalized energy market

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    Municipalities are directly affected by the liberalization of the energy markets. Because they all consume or even produce energy, whether it be for their own consumption or to resell it, they often distribute gas, electricity or heat, they plan urban areas and organize the energy networks on their territory, while in addition citizens expect municipalities to inform them and even protect them against the possible excesses of energy salesmen. Elected representatives administrations, local agencies, municipal companies, citizens' associations etc., all have to innovate. This supplement to Energie-Cites INFO is intended to provide you with practical information and further analyses of the liberalization process. (authors)

  12. La inserción al Asia-Pacífico, oportunidades y desafíos para el Valle del Cauca y la región pacífica colombiana

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    Full Text Available Resumen: El objetivo general del texto es brindar una aproximación a los retos y las oportunidades que representa, para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana, la inserción al Asia-Pacífico. Para lo cual se plantean tres objetivos específicos: primero, analizar someramente el contexto económico comercial del Asia-Pacífico y América Latina, con especial énfasis en Colombia y los demás países de la Alianza del Pacífico (AP; segundo, estudiar las oportunidades y los retos para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana que plantea la puesta en escena del bloque comercial denominado Alianza del Pacífico; y tercero, indagar sobre los retos de competitividad y productividad que enfrenta el Valle del Cauca y que afectan el ambiente de negocios. El documento concluye que Colombia se encuentra rezagada en su inserción con la cuenca del Asia-Pacífico; también se plantea la necesidad de abordar el tema de estudio desde un enfoque subnacional.

  13. Models of municipal solid waste generation and collection costs applicable to all municipalities in Thailand

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    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify and measure the variables which influence municipal solid waste (MSW generation and collection costs in Thai municipality. The empirical analysis is based on the information derived from a survey conducted in a sample size of 570 municipalities across the country. The results from the MSW generation model indicate that the population density, the household size and the size of municipality are the significant determinant of waste generation. Meanwhile, with regards to the MSW collection cost model, the results showed some existence of positive in the volume of MSW collected, population density, the distance between the center of municipality to the disposal site the hazardous sorting and the size of municipality whereas, there were no evidence of the frequency of collection and the ratio of recycled material to waste generation on cost.

  14. Transparency of the municipal public management: a study from the homepages of the large Brazilian municipalities

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    This study attempts to check the transparency level of information in public administration published in the homepages of 96 municipalities included among the 100 most populous in Brazil and what characteristics and socioeconomic indicators of the municipalities can contribute to explain the level of transparency observed. The level of transparency in public administration was established from a research model called Transparency Index Municipal Public Management (ITGP-M) constructed based on...

  15. 40 CFR 230.50 - Municipal and private water supplies.

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    ... a municipal or private water supply system. (b) Possible loss of values: Discharges can affect the... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Municipal and private water supplies... Potential Effects on Human Use Characteristics § 230.50 Municipal and private water supplies. (a) Municipal...

  16. evaluation of municipal solid waste management system

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    Keywords: solid waste, household, waste bin, willingness to pay, municipal. 1. INTRODUCTION .... significant differences between WTP and household ... Gender. Income of Household. Education Status. House Type. Household Size. Male.

  17. Municipal Forest Management in Latin America | IDRC ...

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    Jan 1, 2004 ... Book cover Municipal Forest Management in Latin America ... forest management schemes we could use as models to develop policies? ... Call for proposals: Innovations for the economic inclusion of marginalized youth.

  18. SAFE DISPOSAL OF MUNICIPAL WASTES IN NIGERIA ...

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    affairs in the management of municipal solid waste in most parts of Nigeria. ... 1 John G. Rau and David Wooten (eds), Environmental Impact Analysis Handbook (Mc- ..... Up to date efficient “cleaner production technologies” are expected to be.

  19. Do Municipal Mergers Improve Fiscal Outcomes?

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    Hansen, Sune Welling; Houlberg, Kurt; Holm Pedersen, Lene

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    Improved fiscal management is a frequent justification for promoting boundary consolidations. However, whether or not this is actually the case is rarely placed under rigorous empirical scrutiny. Hence, this article investigates if fiscal outcomes are improved when municipalities are merged....... The basic argument is that the conceptualisation of fiscal management in political science is often too narrow as it focuses on the budget and pays hardly any attention to balances in the final accounts and debts – elements of management which are central to policy making. On this background, the causal...... relationship between municipal mergers and fiscal outcomes is analysed. Measured on the balance between revenues and expenses, liquid assets and debts, municipal mergers improve the fiscal outcomes of the municipalities in a five-year perspective, although the pre-reform effects tend to be negative...

  20. A proposed groundwater management framework for municipalities ...

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    A proposed groundwater management framework for municipalities in South Africa. ... Hence, the Water Research Commission (WRC) has commissioned a project ... and available tools to achieve sustainable groundwater management reflect ...

  1. When municipalities lead co-production

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    Tortzen, Anne

    2015-01-01

    from research in governance and leadership, the paper analyses a critical case of co-production in the Danish Municipality of Holbæk. The main focus is on exploring how leadership interventions are enacted by civil servants and politicians, and how these shape the co-production process. The analysis...... points to the significant role played by municipalities as hands-off leaders of co-production processes, and identifies leadership dynamics which merit further exploration....

  2. Development of Municipal Solid Waste Management

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    Teibe, Inara

    2015-01-01

    This paper is based on an empirical work done by author on a series of case studies such us document studies and analyzing the best practices examples. The objective of this research is to find out barriers to reach regional waste management plan demands in three municipalities: Salacgriva, Saulkrasti and Ikskile. Author gives proposal with some recommendations for development of municipal waste management as well. There are several views and attitudes of local stakeholders such us municipali...

  3. Lessons Learned: Community Solar for Municipal Utilities

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    This report outlines the work that STAT has completed, discusses the range of approaches utilities are taking, and highlights several challenges municipal utilities face in deciding whether and how to pursue community solar. As this report shows, there is no 'silver bullet' in terms of municipal utility community solar design or implementation - programs vary significantly and are highly dependent on localized contexts.

  4. Safety of Municipal Loan in Ukraine

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    Stetsenko Tetiana V.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The goal of the article is justification of the necessity of legal regulation of actions of the bodies of local self-government when detecting signs of insolvency. Each stage of municipal loans management is analysed from the point of view of availability of legal rules, which do not allow making municipal loans by territorial communities of the cities with weak financial state or regulate sequence of actions of municipalities in default times. The following results were obtained: majority of legal restrictions in the sphere of local finance management are directed at prevention of ungrounded loans or have the form of sanctions, applied to local bodies, which perform their debt obligations with delay; the state formally controls the process of making municipal loans, avoiding financial responsibility; the national legislation does not contain the mechanism of regulation of actions of territorial communities, which experience difficulties when performing debt obligations. The article proves expediency of adoption of a uniform regulatory-legal act in Ukraine, which would regulate all economic relations connected with making municipal loans. This legal document shall contain a section about actions of the municipality-debtor when signs of default start to appear, announcement of default and declaration of the debtor insolvent (bankrupt. The article recommends the following structure of this section: regulation of the procedure of default announcement avoidance; announcement of default with the pre-trial restoration of the debtor’s solvency; and announcement of default with declaring the debtor bankrupt juridically.

  5. EVALUACIÓN DE DOS ETAPAS FENOLÓGICAS DE 114 ACCESIONES DE Tadehagi triquetrum EN EL MUNICIPIO DE SANTANDER DE QUILICHAO - CAUCA AVALIAÇÃO DE DUAS ETAPAS FENOLÓGICAS REPRODUTIVAS DE 114 ACCESIONES DE Tadehagi triquetrum DO MUNICÍPIO DE SANTANDER QUILICHAO - CAUCA EVALUATION OF TWO STAGES PHENOLOGICAL OF 114 ACCESSIONS OF Tadehagi triquetrum IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SANTANDER QUILICHAO - CAUCA

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    CARLOS AUGUSTO MARTÍNEZ MAMIÁN

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    Full Text Available Los estudios tendientes en conocer la adaptabilidad de materiales novedosos forrajeros en el trópico bajo Colombiano son escasos, por tal razón, se evaluaron dos etapas fenológicas reproductivas (Floración y fructificación de 114 accesiones de Tadehagi triquetrum especie forrajera poco estudiada a nivel mundial, utilizada en la alimentación bovina las cuales son provenientes de Tailandia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia y Papua Nueva Guinea; material vegetal que hace parte del banco de germoplasma del programa de forrajes del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIATlas accesiones inicialmente fueron sembradas en el invernadero del programa de forrajes del CIAT Palmira (T: 24°C; H relativa de 85% y después de 8 semanas se trasplantaron al sitio definitivo en los terrenos de la subestación experimental del CIAT Santander de Quilichao. Cada accesión fue sembrada en una hilera de tres plantas, donde se tomaron registros para el análisis descriptivo de las accesiones. Se tuvieron en cuenta cuatro variables del cultivo: días a la primera flor, días al 50% de floración, días a la primera vaina y días al 50% de la producción de vainas, y tres variables ambientales (precipitación, brillo solar y temperatura. Se encontró que las accesiones de Tadehagi triquetrum presentaron su primera flor en promedio a los 137 días y el 50% de la floración a los 156 días después de la siembra en campo. Las variables relacionadas con la producción de vainas se encontraron directamente relacionadas con los días a floración, en promedio a los 14 días de presentarse la primera flor.Os estudios tendentes em conhecer a adaptabilidade de materiais nuviosos forrageiros no trópico baixo Colombiano sao escassos, por tal ração, se avaliaram duas etapas fenológicas reprodutivas (Floração e frutificação de 114 accesiones de Tadehagi triquetrum espécie forrageira pouco estudada á nível mundial, que é utilizada na alimentação bovina, as quais são provenientes de Tailandia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia e Papúa Nueva Guinea; material vegetal que face parte do banco de germoplasma do programa de forragem do Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT. As accesiones inicialmente fórum semeadas na estufa do programa de forragens do CIAT Palmira (T: 24°C; H relativa de 85% e depois de 8 semanas se transplantaram a sitio definitivo em os terrenos de a subestação experimental do CIAT Santander de Quilichao. Cada accesión foi semeada numa fileira de três plantas, onde se tomaram registros para as análises descritivo das accesiones. Teve-se em conta quatro variáveis do cultivo, dias à primeira flor, días a 50% de floração, días a primeira vagem e dias a 50% da produção de vagem e três variáveis ambientais (precipitação, brilho solar e temperatura. Encontrase que as accesiones de Tadehagi triquetrum presentearam sua primeira flor em promédio a os 137 dias e o 50% da floração a os 156 dias depois da semeada em campo. As variáveis relacionadas com a produção de vagens encontrarem-se diretamente relacionadas com os dias à floração, em promédio a os 14 dias de presentear-se a primeira flor observarem-se as primeiras vagens. Das variáveis ambientáis solo a temperatura teve influencia sobre a etapa reprodutiva dos materiais avaliados o qual conseguiu seu melhor comportamento a os 22,45°C com presencia de precipitações de 162 mm.We evaluated two phenological stages of 114 accessions of Tadehagi triquetrum forage species used in animal feed, which are from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea plant material that is part of the program genebank fodder International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT. These accessions were originally planted in the greenhouse of CIAT forage program Palmira and after 8 weeks were transplanted to the final location on the grounds of the CIAT experimental substation Santander de Quilichao. Each accession was planted in a row of three plants. It took into account four variables of the crop (days to first flower, days to 50% flowering, days to first pod and days to 50% pod production and three environmental variables (precipitation, sunshine and temperature. It was found that the accessions of Tadehagi triquetrum presented their first flower at an average of 137 days and 50% flowering to 156 days after sowing in the field. The last two variables related to the production of pods were directly related to days to flowering, because on average 14 days of submission of the first flower first pods were observed. Only environmental variables, temperature had influence on the phenological variables evaluated material.

  6. Structural imprints at the front of the Chocó-Panamá indenter: Field data from the North Cauca Valley Basin, Central Colombia

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    Suter, F.; Sartori, M.; Neuwerth, R.; Gorin, G.

    2008-11-01

    The northern Andes are a complex area where tectonics is dominated by the interaction between three major plates and accessory blocks, in particular, the Chocó-Panamá and Northern Andes Blocks. The studied Cauca Valley Basin is located at the front of the Chocó-Panamá Indenter, where the major Romeral Fault System, active since the Cretaceous, changes its kinematics from right-lateral in the south to left-lateral in the north. Structural studies were performed at various scales: DEM observations in the Central Cordillera between 4 and 5.7°N, aerial photograph analyses, and field work in the folded Oligo-Miocene rocks of the Serranía de Santa Barbara and in the flat-lying, Pleistocene Quindío-Risaralda volcaniclastic sediments interfingering with the lacustrine to fluviatile sediments of the Zarzal Formation. The data acquired allowed the detection of structures with a similar orientation at every scale and in all lithologies. These families of structures are arranged similarly to Riedel shears in a right-lateral shear zone and are superimposed on the Cretaceous Romeral suture. They appear in the Central Cordillera north of 4.5°N, and define a broad zone where 060-oriented right-lateral distributed shear strain affects the continental crust. The Romeral Fault System stays active and strain partitioning occurs among both systems. The southern limit of the distributed shear strain affecting the Central Cordillera corresponds to the E-W trending Garrapatas-Ibagué shear zone, constituted by several right-stepping, en-échelon, right-lateral, active faults and some lineaments. North of this shear zone, the Romeral Fault System strike changes from NNE to N. Paleostress calculations gave a WNW-ESE trending, maximum horizontal stress, and 69% of compressive tensors. The orientation of σ1 is consistent with the orientation of the right-lateral distributed shear strain and the compressive state characterizing the Romeral Fault System in the area: it bisects the

  7. Caracterización molecular con marcadores RAM de árboles nativos de Psidium guajava (guayaba en el Valle del Cauca

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    Sanabria Hilsy L

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    Full Text Available COMPENDIO Se evaluaron 53 accesiones de Psidium guajava Valle del Cauca, utilizando marcadores microsatélites aleatorios RAM. Los seis primeros usados generaron 74 bandas polimórficas, con pesos moleculares de 100 a 700 pb. El porcentaje de loci Polimórfico en cinco de los primeros resultó ser del 100% (P < 0.05 y la diversidad génica de 0.4386. El Análisis de Varianza Molecular (AMOVA reveló que el 64.51% de la varianza total haplotípica contabiliza para variaciones dentro de transectos. El análisis de clasificación reflejó un agrupamiento que no correspondía a un patrón geográfico, lo cual indica que la especie de guayaba tiene alta diseminación. El análisis conjunto de las características morfológicas y moleculares suministró una caracterización confiable. La variación total de los descriptores morfológicos y valores moleculares fue explicada en un 77.58% mediante CP, donde las variables originales alcanzaron valores de comunalidad desde 57.22 a un 95.99% dentro de cinco variables sintéticas generadas. El ACM permitió caracterizar las accesiones en cuatro grupos, en los cuales según el análisis discriminante casi el 100% de las accesiones quedaron debidamente clasificadas. Palabras claves: Psidium guajava, accesiones, biodiversidad, marcadores genéticos, análisis molecular, clasificación. ABSTRACT Molecular characteristics of Psidium guajava in the Cauca Valley, Colombia. 53 accessions of Psidium guajava were collected in 9 zones of the Valley of the Cauca. The accessions were characterized molecularly by Microsatellite Amplificated Random RAMs, with the purpose to estimate the diversity and genetic structure that this specie possesses. Six primers were utilized and generated 74 polymorphisms bands with molecular weights from 100 to 700 pb. Five primers resulted to be 100% (P<0.05 polymorphic and the estimated gene diversity was 0.4386. The Analysis of Molecular Variance (AMOVA showed that the 64

  8. La educación indígena en proceso: Sujeto, escuela y autonomía en el Cauca, Colombia

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    Jhon Jairo Angarita-Ossa

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    Full Text Available El artículo presenta los resultados de la investigación sobre el proceso de constitución del Sistema de Educación Indígena Propio (SEIP en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia. Este abordaje da cuenta de la identificación del sujeto indígena, subordinado en un orden social hegemónico, en el contexto de la educación moderna bajo la influencia neoliberal. Se propone reconocer la presencia de un modelo edu - cativo tradicional, propuesto a los indígenas y la consecuente construcción de una propuesta alternativa de educación propia, construida al interior de sus comunidades. No obstante, se evidencia una serie de conflictos emergentes en el proceso de apropiación de la escuela, a partir del alcance de mayores niveles de autonomía educativa, por parte de las comunidades indígenas, en detrimento del poder de agentes hegemónicos tradicionales; dado el interés social, cultural y político de este escenario. En consecuencia, se expone la configuración del proyecto de autonomía y gobierno del territorio, en el ámbito educativo, teniendo como protagonista al sujeto indígena y a los alcances de una serie sucesiva de conquistas en la gestión del sistema educativo, que se materializa en clave de hegemonía alternativa. Finalmente, se concluye que el reconocimiento del sujeto indígena propone un giro cultural y político sustentado en el sistema educativo propio, aspecto que apunta a la constitución de una hegemonía alternativa, sólo posible desde mayores niveles de control de la educación, en perspectiva de la consolidación de una educación propia e intercultural del movimiento indígena en el departamento del Cauca, Colombia.

  9. LINEAMIENTOS PARA UNA REFORMA CURRICULAR EN EL PROGRAMA DE FONOAUDIOLOGÍA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DEL CAUCA 2004. FASE DIAGNÓSTICA

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    Full Text Available Antecedentes. El artículo que aquí se presenta, responde a los resultados de la investigación titulada “Reforma curricular del programa académico de fonoaudiología de la Universidad del Cauca. Fase diagnóstica”. La reforma curricular surge, no sólo de la necesidad de una convergencia cada vez mayor entre el saber y el actuar, sino del responder con mayor precisión y certeza a realidades sociales, económicas, políticas y humanas, así como de la imperativa necesidad de reconocer que las disciplinas han evolucionado y con ello la necesidad de hacer ajustes permanentes que respondan a esa dinámica particular. Objetivo. Se plantea construir bases teóricas y prácticas ajustadas al contexto, para la reforma curricular del programa de Fonoaudiología de la Universidad del Cauca con el fin de proponer concepciones y estrategias que orienten la resignificación de lo curricular. Material y métodos. Investigación cualitativa (de tipo evaluativo, la cual permitió un acercamiento de actores del proceso (docentes y estudiantes, así como al análisis documental, posibilitando un diagnóstico serio que contempló el análisis de las prácticas académicas, los sistemas de evaluación, los modelos pedagógicos de formación, las tendencias teóricas predominantes, el plan de estudios, las relaciones docente – estudiante, los escenarios investigativos y la caracterización de los actores del proceso pedagógico. Resultados. Se esbozó un concepto técnico de formación con tendencias a incluir conceptos humanistas e integrales, centrado en el saber. El concepto de currículo se desliga al de formación integral y se limita a contenidos. La práctica pedagógica está centrada en el docente, privilegiando la enseñanza más que el aprendizaje. Conclusión. Para pensar en una reforma curricular de un programa académico de educación superior se debe transformar las prácticas pedagógicas de sus actores y hacer un verdadero posicionamiento

  10. Is Municipal Solid Waste Recycling Economically Efficient?

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    Lavee, Doron

    2007-12-01

    It has traditionally been argued that recycling municipal solid waste (MSW) is usually not economically viable and that only when externalities, long-term dynamic considerations, and/or the entire product life cycle are taken into account, recycling becomes worthwhile from a social point of view. This article explores the results of a wide study conducted in Israel in the years 2000 2004. Our results reveal that recycling is optimal more often than usually claimed, even when externality considerations are ignored. The study is unique in the tools it uses to explore the efficiency of recycling: a computer-based simulation applied to an extensive database. We developed a simulation for assessing the costs of handling and treating MSW under different waste-management systems and used this simulation to explore possible cost reductions obtained by designating some of the waste (otherwise sent to landfill) to recycling. We ran the simulation on data from 79 municipalities in Israel that produce over 60% of MSW in Israel. For each municipality, we were able to arrive at an optimal method of waste management and compare the costs associated with 100% landfilling to the costs born by the municipality when some of the waste is recycled. Our results indicate that for 51% of the municipalities, it would be efficient to adopt recycling, even without accounting for externality costs. We found that by adopting recycling, municipalities would be able to reduce direct costs by an average of 11%. Through interviews conducted with representatives of municipalities, we were also able to identify obstacles to the utilization of recycling, answering in part the question of why actual recycling levels in Israel are lower than our model predicts they should be.

  11. Municipal consultation key to understanding haul road maintenance agreements for Saskatchewan rural municipalities

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    1998-01-01

    Current municipal perspectives regarding the oil and gas industry in Saskatchewan were described. Municipal jurisdiction and authority regarding road development and heavy haul road maintenance agreements were defined. Based on actual work experience, collaborative working relationships between the oil and gas industry and the municipal sector is well worth some industry time and effort since it will result in cost savings for the industry. In general, rural municipalities receive very limited tax benefits to recapture the costs of road reconstruction and maintenance caused by heavy industry traffic. Road servicing costs can be recaptured only if companies respect the weight limits, hauling regulations and road bans. On the whole, municipalities in Saskatchewan are favourably disposed towards the oil and gas industry, and have done well in the past to accommodate industry's needs. It is not unreasonable therefore to expect that industry show sensitivity to the impact of its activities on the local municipality, and does its level best to be on good terms with the municipalities through early two-way communication. Text of some relevant acts of the Legislature respecting the powers and authorities of rural municipalities are appended

  12. Consolidation of municipalities in the newest time

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    Yury Blagov

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The subject. The article is devoted to the analysis of the causes, the process, the consequencesof the enlargement of municipalities in the Russian Federation.The purpose of this paper is to show that with the initial increase in the number of municipalities,many of them turned out to be incapable of effectively addressing local issues andproviding quality services to the population. In this regard, the reverse process began – theconsolidation of municipalities. As a result, the number of municipalities, especially the rurallevel, has dramatically decreased. The enlargement of municipal formations went arbitrarily,without taking into account the infrastructural and historical unity of the unified urbansettlements.The methodology. The author uses a dialectical method, a method of analysis and synthesis,a formal legal method, a comparative legal method.Results, scope of application. 03.04.2017 Federal Law No. 62-FZ is adopted, which providesfor the transformation of municipal raions and constituent urban and rural settlements intourban districts according to a "simplified procedure", that is, with the consent of the populationexpressed by the representative body of the municipality. In parallel, under considerationin the legal department of the State Duma of the Russian Federation there is a billintroduced by deputy A.P. Markov, offering to introduce a new type of municipal formation– the rural district. In rural districts it is proposed to unite settlements in rural municipalareas. The implementation of this bill will lead to the mass elimination of rural settlements.Actually there are no accurate and exhaustive legislative provisions regulating the territorialboundaries of urban districts, forms of the transformation and abolition of municipalities;moreover, local political and economic elites persistently seek to preserve the single tiermanagement system developed over the decades. As a result of these blemishes, within administrative areas

  13. El plan de expansión de la educación básica en el departamento del Cauca durante los albores del periodo republicano

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    Pita Pico, Roger

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende examinar el proceso de expansión de escuelas públicas en el departamento del Cauca en los primeros años de vida republicana. La idea es comprobar cómo, aún en medio de la crisis económica y la devastación dejada por las guerras de Independencia, se aunaron esfuerzos con miras a implantar el proyecto de instalación de escuelas bajo el convencimiento de que estas instituciones educativas eran claves para entronizar los principios republicanos, consolidar la Patria libre y asegurar las bases del progreso social y económico. Aún por encima de todas las dificultades, vale reconocer el impacto de este proyecto educativo por cuanto allanaría el camino hacia la formación de una sociedad más democrática y letrada, con mayores posibilidades de ascenso social.

  14. Trophic state of the wetland “Gota e´Leche, Yotoco, Valle del Cauca state, Colombia. Based on biological, physichal and chemical parameters

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    Juan Díaz P

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available One of the most representative wetlands Cauca Valley State is the one called “Gota e’ Leche”, located in the town of Yotoco. This ecosystem is important because it is the habitat of many species of animals and native plants. The region where is located is a tropical dry forest (Bs-T (HOLDRIDGE, 1978. The wetland has had numerous trophic changes because the anthropogenic activities carry on the area (sugar mills, farmers, etc., This study determined the trophic state of the wetland using biological parameters such as primary productivity, chlorophyll, riparian flora and aquatic macro invertebrates, as well as physical and chemical such as water temperature, salinity, dissolved gases and others. According to our data, we determined that the wetland has a eutrophic state prone to hyper eutrophication. The system is continuously subjected to disturbance by human activities that change the characteristics of the ecosystem. As an indicator of this change, it is noticeable that in some sectors the marshy vegetation shows succession process belonging to a transition between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. For this reason, it is important the get more and meaningful knowledge of their successional stage in order to implement actions that will enable their restoration and conservation.

  15. Characterization of sexual abuse cases valued in the emergency services and outpatient consultation of a first-level hospital institution in the department of Cauca, 2007 - 2015

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    Gloria Cerón Hernández

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Sexual abuse affects millions of children and adolescents and it impacts on their physical and mental health. Objective: To characterize the cases of sexual abuse valued in the emergency services and external consultation of a hospital institution of first level in the department of Cauca between 2007 and 2015. Materials and methods: A descriptive, retrospective study of victims of sexual abuse attended in external consultation/emergencies was made. Temporal and sociodemographic variables of the victim/aggressor and the context where the event occurred were selected. The analysis was done in Epi Info. Measures of central tendency, dispersion, proportions and reasons were calculated. The relationship between variables was assessed by using the Fischer test. Results: 77% of the victims were women, 23% men, at ages between 2 to 16 years and 100% were students. The act was committed by a single aggressor. Besides, in 93.0% of the cases, the act was perpetrated by acquaintances, of whom 42.9% were family members. Conclusions: Despite the control and regulation measures, the results suggest that sexual abuse takes place at very early ages. The aggressor is almost always a commonly known person with consanguineous bond, which facilitates the perpetuation of the act towards the family nucleus through deceit, blackmail or threat.

  16. Índice de potencial productivo del suelo aplicado a tres fincas ganaderas de ladera en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Adriana Rojas Palomino

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el potencial productivo-PPS en suelos volcánicos de ladera de tres fincas lecheras (Nogales, Refugio y Horizonte en Bolívar, Valle del Cauca, utilizando un indicador mixto de propiedades (físicas, químicas y de actividad biológica del suelo, conductividad térmica y el efecto de manejo con los índices de Compactación (IC y Fertilidad (IF. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con tres tratamientos y cinco repeticiones de acuerdo con zonas homogéneas de humedad edáfica. IC fue moderado en todos los casos y PPS fue medio en las tres fincas no obstante el IF fuera alto en Nogales y moderado en Refugio y Horizonte. La correlación lineal múltiple entre parámetros indicó que IC e IF influyeron aproximadamente en un 70 % sobre PPS.

  17. Procesos de gestión del talento humano y su articulación con la estrategia organizacional: Caso empresas en el Valle del Cauca

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    Beatriz Eugenia Agudelo Orrego

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Las organizaciones de este siglo deben caracterizarse por su adaptación al medio en el que compiten, gracias a las habilidades que su talento humano coloca en práctica en el ejercicio de sus funciones. De allí la importancia de conocer a través de esta investigación, de tipo descriptivo, cómo la organización realiza los procesos de gestión de su talento humano y los articula a su estrategia organizacional. Al aplicar entonces el cuestionario a 25 empresas del Valle del Cauca se obtuvieron, entre otros hallazgos: que la mayoría de las empresas cuentan con un plan estratégico formal pero no con uno de gestión humana; el rol del área de gestión humana sigue siendo operativo; no existe una cultura de atracción y retención de buenos talentos; y por tanto se hace necesario que las empresas adopten una visión más holística respecto a la forma de gestionar el talento.

  18. Environmental Impact of End-of-Life Tires: Life Cycle Assessment Comparison of Three Scenarios from a Case Study in Valle Del Cauca, Colombia

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    Oscar O. Ortíz-Rodríguez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Life Cycle Assessment methodology has been applied to estimate diverse environmental impacts of different usage alternatives for worn-out tires at the end of their useful life in a case study at the Department of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Different real scenarios were compared, which allowed for the assessment of the best environmental option for the management of worn-out tires. A method developed in the Institute of Environmental Sciences at University of Leiden, better known as CML-2001, was used to calculate the environmental impact indicators. The results show that the incineration of whole tires in cement plants, and the activities of grinding and floor manufacturing from granulated rubber, exhibited the best indicators, especially in terms of environmental load avoidance through the recovery of materials. Finally, the categories of depletion of the ozone layer, acidification, global warming potential, depletion of abiotic resources, and photochemical ozone formation revealed that the strongest environmental impacts are associated with retreading and the production of multipart asphalt. This is due to the use of synthetic rubber in the former alternative, and of liquid asphalt, gravel, and diesel consumption in the latter.

  19. Late glacial and Holocene history of the dry forest area in south Colombian Cauca Valley from sites Quilichao and la Teta

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    Berrio, Juan Carlos; Hooghiemstra, Henry; Marchant, Rob; Rangel Orlando

    2002-01-01

    Two sedimentary cores with records of pollen and charcoal content within a chronology provided by radiocarbon are presented from the southern Cauca Valley in Colombia (1020 m). These records document the late glacial and Holocene dry forest vegetation, fire and environment history. Specifically, core Quilichao -1 (640 cm; 3 degrade 6' N, 76 degrade 31' W) represents the periods of 13/150-7720 14 C yr BP and following a hiatus from 2880 14 C yr BP to recent. Core la Teta - 2 (250 cm; 3 degrade 5' N, 76 degrade 32' W) provides a record from 8700 14 C yr BP around 13/150 21 4 C yr BP Quilichao shown an active late glacial drainage system and presence of dry forest. From 11/465-10/520 14 C yr BP dry forest consists mainly of Crotalaria Moraceae Urticaceae, Melastomataceae, Piper and low stature trees, such as Acalypha, Alchornea, Cecropia and Celtis. At higher elevation on the slopes Andean forest with Quercus, Hedyosmum, Myrica and Alnus are common

  20. Secado de trozos de yuca por convección natural en los valles de los ríos Cauca y Magdalena

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    Alfonso Parra Coronado

    1992-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los resultados obtenidos en la evaluación del potencial de secado de yuca en trozos por convección natural en los Valles de los ríos Cauca y Magdalena, utilizando la metodología desarrollada en el Departamento de Ingeniería Agrícola de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Santafé de Bogotá, D.C., por Domínguez J. y Parra A. (1982, dentro de la línea de investigación "Secado y almacenamiento de Productos Agrícolas". La metodología se basa en la técnica de simulación matemática, mediante la cual es posible predecir simultáneamente, la variación meteorológica, el proceso de secado y el proceso de deterioración del producto, con el fin de optimizar el manejo y funcionamiento de sistemas de secado solar y natural. El modelo de simulación se compone de: el modelo de secado natural desarrollado por Roa (1974, el modelo de deterioro desarrollado por Ospina (1979 y de una rutina de interpolación polinomial que permite obtener la carga máxima de yuca (Kg/m2 que se puede secar sin que se deteriore más del 15%.

  1. [Qualitative analysis of water quality deterioration and infection by Helicobacter pylori in a community with high risk of stomach cancer (Cauca, Colombia)].

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    Acosta, Claudia Patricia; Benavides, John Alexander; Sierra, Carlos Hernán

    2015-12-01

    This study looks at aspects of the environmental health of the rural population in Timbío (Cauca, Columbia) in relation to the deterioration of water quality. The information was obtained through participatory research methods exploring the management and use of water, the sources of pollution and the perception of water quality and its relation to Helicobacter pylori infection. The results are part of the qualitative analysis of a first research phase characterizing water and sanitation problems and their relation to emerging infectious diseases as well as possible solutions, which was carried out between November 2013 and August 2014. The results of this research are discussed from an ecosystemic approach to human health, recognizing the complexity of environmental conflicts related to water resources and their impacts on the health of populations. Through the methodology used, it is possible to detect and visualize the most urgent problems as well as frequent causes of contamination of water resources so as to propose solutions within a joint agenda of multiple social actors.

  2. Búsqueda de enemigos naturales nativos de Frankliniella occidentalis (Pergande(thysanoptera: thripidae, sobre Dendranthema grandijlorum en el municipio de Piendamo, cauca.

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    Castro V. Ulises

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available En la empresa "Flores del Cauca" en el municipio de Piendamó a 1S00 m.s.n.m. con temperatura promedia de 18° C y HR de SO ± 5%, se hizo una búsqueda de enemigos naturales nativos de F. occidentalis (Thysanóptera: Thripidae sobre eras experimentales de Dendranthema grandiflorum libres de control químico. La búsqueda se extendió a los hospedantes alternos del tisanóptero en áreas aledañas al cultivo. Semanalmente se cosechaban plantas de crisantemo, se llevaban al laboratorio para la recolección de thrips y sus enemigos naturales nativos. En el laboratorio se realizaron bioensayos para probar la acción depredadora de algunos de los enemigos de F. occídentalis que fueron encontrados en crisantemo. Se encontraron los siguientes enemigos naturales nativos: El hemíptero Orius sp. (Anthocoridae. los ácaros Amblyseius herbjcolus. Euseius naindaimei y Thyplodromalus peregrinus (Phytoseiidae, larvas de Chrysopidae; los thrips leptothirs sp. y Haplotrips gowdeyi (Phlaeothripidae, un ácaro de la familia Ascidae; difereflles especies de arañas; larvas de la familia Coccinellidae y adultos de F. occidentalis infectados por hongos no identificados.

  3. Assessment of the environmental impact of three types of fertilizers on the cultivation of coffee at the Las Delicias indigenous reservation (Cauca starting from the life cycle assessment

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    Luz Dinora Vera-Acevedo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo busca evaluar y comparar el desempeño ambiental de tres tipos de fertilizantes en la producción de café a partir de la aplicación de la metodología de análisis de ciclo de vida en el resguardo indígena Las Delicias (ubicado en el Norte del Departamento del Cauca a fin de estandarizar los procesos. En este sentido algunos caficultores emplean fertilizantes químicos, otros usan gallinaza y la mayoría emplea compost, trabajan con técnicas artesanales, y conservan sus tradiciones ancestrales y culturales en los procesos productivos. Del ACV se encontró que de los tres tipos de fertilizantes (fertilizantes químicos, gallinaza, y compost, el uso del compost presenta menores impactos en la categoría de cambio climático y la acidificación, mientras que el uso de fertilizante químico es mejor en la categoría de toxicidad terrestre y el uso de la tierra. Finalmente el uso de gallinaza obtuvo mejores desempeños en la categoría de toxicidad humana y eutrofización, por tal motivo la decisión que mejor se ajustaría de acuerdo a los resultados es la de fertilizar con compost ya que presenta menores impactos en acidificación del suelo.

  4. Coal Resources and reserves in the sectors of El Hoyo - Quilcace, El Vergel and Yeguas - Limoncito, Municipalities of The Tambo and Patia, Cauca; Recursos y reservas de carbon en los sectores de El Hoyo - Quilcace, El Vergel y Yeguas - Limoncito, Municipios de El Tambo y Patia, Cauca

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    Rodriguez G, Gabriel; Celada A, Carlos Mario; Becerra B, Javier Eduardo; Alvarez Q, Silvia Ines; Guerrero G, German; Valderrama C, Gladys; Barajas Q, Maribel

    1999-07-01

    The surface exploration carried out during 1998, whose results are added those obtained in 1994, they have allowed to gather an information that leads to a first evaluation of the carboniferous resources present in the Sectors of El Hoyo-Quilcace, El Vergel and Yeguas-Limoncito belonging to the Carboniferous area of The Tambo-Patia. According to the concepts, classification approaches and dispositions of the System of Classification of coal Resources and Reserves of ECOCARBON, they were calculated and they ordered in categories the volumes of coal. The total figures of the basic reserves and resources, calculated in the entirety of the referred sectors, ascend to 1.967.061 tons in the category of measures reserves; 5.965.533 tons in the category of indicates reserves; 12.268.418 tons in the category of inferred reserves. 4.415.939 tons in the category of measured resources; 13.099.071 tons in the category of indicates resources; 18.455.711 tons in the category of inferred resources. The heating power in humid base free of mineral matters varies on the average between 6.588 and 7.354 calories. The content of ashy in dry base varies on the average between 8.12 and 18.04%. The content in total sulfur in dry base varies on the average between 0.84 and 2.32%.

  5. Municipal energy managers; Responsables energie municipaux

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    On 1 and 2 July, municipal energy managers from all over Europe met in Stuttgart, Germany. On these two days, more the 150 participants form 22 countries listened to presentations, took part in excursions to cutting-edge energy conservation projects in Stuttgart and, above all, participated in a broad array of workshops presented by experts firmly grounded in local practice. 27 experts drawn from 11 European countries showcased their projects and imparted their experience. The event has been accompanied by an exhibition of companies and service providers offering energy-conservation products and planning services. The first workshop dealt with energy management in Europe and examples from different active municipalities; the second one with energy management in Germany and best practice in the leading cities; the third one with non-municipal and European projects. (A.L.B.)

  6. Composition of municipal solid waste in Denmark

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    Edjabou, Vincent Maklawe Essonanawe; Petersen, Claus; Scheutz, Charlotte

    2014-01-01

    Data for the composition of municipal solid waste is a critical basis for any assessment of waste technologies and waste management systems. The detailed quantification of waste fractions is absolutely needed for a better technological development of waste treatment. The current waste composition...... comparability to characterize municipal solid waste. This methodology was applied to residual waste collected from 1,442 households in three municipalities in Denmark. The main fractions contributing to the residual household waste were food waste and miscellaneous waste. Statistical analysis suggested...... of standardised and commonly accepted waste characterization methodologies, various approaches have been reported in literature. This limits both comparability and applicability of the results. The purpose of this study was to introduce a consistent methodology that reduces uncertainties and ensures data...

  7. Municipal service provision in rural communities

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    EU policies for rural development stress the importance of investments rather than subsidies and aim at integrating different sectoral policies in order to improve the coherence and effectiveness of public expenditure. Policies also emphasize a place-based approach for rural development and thereby...... hierarchies and considering local resources and place bound potentials.  This paper draws on a study of rural municipalities in Denmark examining how service adjustments e.g. closing of local schools are managed by rural municipalities and local communities. The paper further discusses whether rural...... municipalities can plan strategically, manage service provision and support place bound potential in rural communities in light of a competitive framework for local development....

  8. Collective action, political identites and armed conflict: the ethnization of a black community in the norte of the Cauca

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    María Jimena López León

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to analyze the production process of nonviolent collective action in a Afro-Colombian community in response to the social, political, environmental, labor conflicts that have jeopardized their stay in the territory. The artvile presents elements of analysis of ethnographic work conducted by the author in 2012 and 2013 in the municipality of Santander de Quilichao are presented. The theoretical development of the paper takes the concept proposed by Elisabeth Wood on “social processes of the Civil War” (2010 to establish correspondences between social dynamics generated by conflict –increased since 2008 in the region– and processes of collective action and identity agency of Afro-Colombians. Some of these conflicts are territorial tensions between different social actors in the processes of legalization and expansion of ethnic territories, mining, the process of Land Consolidation; and the strengthening of interethnic organizational alliances, and organizational process of black communities in the area. Under these conditions, the narratives of “ancestral”, “being black” and “autonomy” have become guiding axes of collective action that legitimizes the territorial presence of the study community and its demand in the access to rights such as collective ownership and consultation.

  9. Selection of technologies for municipal wastewater treatment

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    Juan Pablo Rodríguez Miranda

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In water environmental planning in watersheds should contain aspects for the decontamination of receiving water body, therefore the selection of the treatment plants municipal wastewater in developing countries, you should consider aspects of the typical composition raw wastewater pollutant removal efficiency by technology, performance indicators for technology, environmental aspects of localization and spatial localization strategy. This methodology is built on the basis of technical, economic and environmental attributes, such as a tool for decision making future investments in treatment plants municipal wastewater with multidisciplinary elements.

  10. Municipalities as facilitators, regulators and energy consumers

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    Lybæk, Rikke; Kjær, Tyge

    2015-01-01

    Biogas provides many potential benefits as far as renewable energy production, environmental protection and job creation etc. Insufficient initiatives from government/municipalities however hamper more biogas plants to be established, and hence that the large manure potential, and other types...... of digestible organic waste materials, are being utilized for energy purposes. By looking at municipalities as energy consumer’s, that constitutes a local market for biogas, as regulator’s, enforcing new requirements and regulations on the biogas sector, and finally as facilitator’s, assisting and helping...

  11. Correlación de variables macroclimáticas del Océano Pacífico con los caudales en los ríos interandinos del Valle del Cauca (Colombia

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    Yesid Carvajal

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Los fenómenos climáticos sobre los océanos ejercen gran influencia sobre la hidroclimatología del valle del río Cauca (Colombia, en especial el evento "El Niño Oscilación Sur" (ENOS, que es responsable de la variabilidad climática en escalas de tiempo que van desde meses hasta décadas. Debido a esta dependencia, se estudió la correlación entre 8 variables indicadoras del clima en los Océanos Pacífico y Atlántico con los caudales medios mensuales de 8 ríos del valle del río Cauca. Las series cubren un período promedio de 40 años 1957-1997. Los resultados muestran las variaciones regionales de la situación hidrológica del valle del río Cauca respecto a las variables macroclimáticas. Los coeficientes de correlación indican que las variables que presentan mayor asociación con los caudales analizados son en su orden: Las temperaturas de la superficie del mar en las regiones Niño 3, Niño 3-4, Niño 4 Y SOl, mientras en el Atlántico, las mejores correlaciones las presentan: la Temperatura en el Trópico, en el Atlántico Norte (NATL y Atlántico Sur (SATL respectivamente.

  12. Implementation of a bridge management system in the municipal environment

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    Nordengen, Paul A

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the implementation of a bridge management system (BMS) in the municipal environment, with specific reference to the City of Cape Town, the Johannesburg Roads Agency and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality...

  13. Evaluación de la seroconversión como respuesta a la vacunación antirrábica en perros en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2009

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    Andrés Páez; Constanza Hernández; Humberto Escobar; John Jairo Zapata; Jairo Méndez; Gloria Rey-Benito

    2011-01-01

    Introducción. El departamento del Valle del Cauca ha estado libre de rabia canina por más de 20 años, aunque persisten focos de rabia silvestre que amenazan a humanos y sus mascotas; por ello, como medida preventiva. se realizan anualmente campañas de vacunación antirrábica canina. Objetivos. Medir el impacto de la vacunación en términos de seroconversión de anticuerpos neutralizadores y de porcentaje de perros con respuesta inmunitaria humoral adecuada, relacionando variables ...

  14. Evaluación de la seroconversión como respuesta a la vacunación antirrábica en perros en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2009

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    Páez, Andrés; Hernández, Constanza; Escobar, Humberto; Zapata, John Jairo; Méndez, Jairo; Rey-Benito, Gloria

    2011-01-01

    Introducción. El departamento del Valle del Cauca ha estado libre de rabia canina por más de 20 años, aunque persisten focos de rabia silvestre que amenazan a humanos y sus mascotas; por ello, como medida preventiva. se realizan anualmente campañas de vacunación antirrábica canina. Objetivos. Medir el impacto de la vacunación en términos de seroconversión de anticuerpos neutralizadores y de porcentaje de perros con respuesta inmunitaria humoral adecuada, relacionando variables propias de esto...

  15. Reducción de pentaclorofenol en el agua cruda del río Cauca mediante adsorción con carbón activado en procesos de potabilización

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    Torres, Patricia; Cruz, Camilo; González, Magally; Gutiérrez, Héctor Mario; Barba, Luz Edith; Escobar, Juan Carlos; Delgado, Luis Germán

    2008-01-01

    La reducción del riesgo químico del agua cruda del río Cauca causado por la presencia de pentaclorofenol y materia orgánica (color real, absorbancia UV254) se evaluó a escala de laboratorio mediante tres secuencias de tratamiento: adsorción con carbón activado en polvo (CAP); adsorción-coagulación y adsorción-desinfección-coagulación. Los resultados mostraron que el CAP es un compuesto adecuado para la remoción del pentaclorofenol y que su uso conjunto con el coagulante (sulfato de aluminio) ...

  16. Reducción de pentaclorofenol en el agua cruda del río cauca mediante adsorción con carbón activado en procesos de potabilización

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    Cruz Vélez, Camilo Hernán; González, Magally; Gutiérrez, Héctor Mario; Barba, Luz Edith; Escobar, Juan Carlos; Germán Delgado, Luis; Torres, Patricia

    2010-01-01

    La reducción del riesgo químico del agua cruda del río Cauca causado por la presencia de pentaclorofenol y materia orgánica (color real, absorbancia UV254) se evaluó a escala de laboratorio mediante tres secuencias de tratamiento: adsorción con carbón activado en polvo (CAP); adsorción–coagulación y adsorción–desinfección-coagulación. Los resultados mostraron que el CAP es un compuesto adecuado para la remoción del pentaclorofenol y que su uso conjunto con el coagulante (sulfato de aluminio) ...

  17. Gestión logística en la prestación de servicios de hospitalización domiciliaria en el valle del cauca : caracterización y diagnóstico

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    Gutiérrez, Elena Valentina; Galvis, Oscar David; López, Diego Alejandro; Mock-Kow, Juan Sebastian; Zapata, Ismael; Vidal, Carlos Julio

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo presenta el primer diagnóstico de la gestión logística de las instituciones habilitadas por el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social para la prestación de servicios de hospitalización domiciliaria (HHC) en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia. El objetivo es caracterizar cómo los proveedores de HHC toman las decisiones logísticas asociadas con el proceso de prestación del servicio, e identificar oportunidades de mejoramiento e investigación. El diagnóstico se construyó mediante la apl...

  18. Prevalencia de citología anormal e inflamación y su asociación con factores de riesgo para neoplasias del cuello uterino en el cauca, colombia

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    Sierra-Torres, Carlos H.; Tafurt-Cardona, Yaliana; Acosta-Astaiza, Claudia P

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    Objetivos Establecer la prevalencia del resultado de citología anormal e inflamación y su asociación con factores de riesgo para neoplasias del cuello uterino en mujeres del departamento del Cauca, Colombia. Metodología Después de la firma voluntaria del consentimiento informado, las mujeres fueron entrevistadas a través de un cuestionario para colectar variables de tipo sociodemográfico y clínico, incluyendo historia reproductiva, actividad sexual, historia de citología y hábito de fumar. Po...

  19. Metodología para la elaboración de canales endémicos y tendencia de la notificación del dengue, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 2009-2013

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    Mauricio Hernández

    2016-08-01

    Conclusión. La elaboración del canal endémico del dengue en el Valle del Cauca evidenció la importancia de aplicar estas metodologías de vigilancia en las situaciones de interés en salud pública. Como se observó en los resultados, hubo años en los que el número de casos fue muy bajo y otros en los que la epidemia alcanzó cifras muy elevadas.

  20. Evaluación agroindustrial de los aceites esenciales de artemisia dracunculos l, franseria artemisioides willd, salvia officinalis l, lippia dulcis frev, y occimun americanum l en condiciones del valle del cauca

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    Saldarriaga C, Luis F.; Sánchez M, Ginna M.; Bonilla Correa, Carmen Rosa; Sánchez Orozco, Manuel Salvador; Torres Castañeda, Harlen Gerardo

    2010-01-01

    En parcelas establecidas de la Colección de Trabajo de Plantas Medicinales del Centro Experimental CEUNP en condiciones del departamento del Valle del Cauca, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal mediante el corte manual en un marco de 0.25m2 ; se separaron hojas, tallos y flores de cada especie. Se determinó el porcentaje de materia seca y se acondicionó para el proceso de extracción de aceite esencial mediante arrastre con vapor. A los aceites obtenidos se les midió la densidad, y el índ...

  1. Evaluación agroindustrial de los aceites esenciales de Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, y Occimun americanum L en condiciones del Valle del Cauca

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    Luis F Saldarriaga C; Ginna M Sánchez M; Carmen Rosa Bonilla Correa; Manuel Salvador Sánchez Orozco; Harlen Gerardo Torres Castañeda

    2010-01-01

    En parcelas establecidas de la Colección de Trabajo de Plantas Medicinales del Centro Experimental CEUNP en condiciones del departamento del Valle del Cauca, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal mediante el corte manual en un marco de 0.25m2 ; se separaron hojas, tallos y flores de cada especie. Se determinó el porcentaje de materia seca y se acondicionó para el proceso de extracción de aceite esencial mediante arrastre con vapor. A los aceites obtenidos se...

  2. Evaluación agroindustrial de los aceites esenciales de Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, y Occimun americanum L en condiciones del Valle del Cauca

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    Saldarriaga C, Luis F; Sánchez M, Ginna M; Bonilla Correa, Carmen Rosa; Sánchez Orozco, Manuel Salvador; Torres Castañeda, Harlen Gerardo

    2010-01-01

    En parcelas establecidas de la Colección de Trabajo de Plantas Medicinales del Centro Experimental CEUNP en condiciones del departamento del Valle del Cauca, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal mediante el corte manual en un marco de 0.25m² ; se separaron hojas, tallos y flores de cada especie. Se determinó el porcentaje de materia seca y se acondicionó para el proceso de extracción de aceite esencial mediante arrastre con vapor. A los aceites obtenidos se les midió la densidad, y el índ...

  3. Cartografía social como metodología participativa y colaborativa de investigación en el territorio afrodescendiente de la cuenca alta del río cauca

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    Velez Torres, Irene; Rátiva Gaona, Sandra; Varela Corredor, Daniel

    2012-01-01

    Este articulo explora las oportunidades y los desafíos de la cartografía social como metodología participativa y colaborativa de investigación para caracterizar los conflictos socioambientales en tres territorios de la cuenca alta del rio Cauca, al suroccidente de Colombia. El texto esta organizado en cinco partes: (i) introducción al articulo, (ii) descripción del problema y del contexto de investigación, (iii) presentación del contexto etnográfico y decisiones metodológicas, (iv) reflexión ...

  4. Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Zanzibar Municipality

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    Saltwater intrusion problems are widespread where there are over pumping of groundwater from coastal aquifers. Water samples were .... urbanized area. Although more than 70% of the municipality residents are connected to public water system, it does not meet the demand (Table 1) and as such there are many private ...

  5. Municipal Treated Wastewater Irrigation: Microbiological Risk Evaluation

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    Antonio Lonigro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Municipal wastewater for irrigation, though treated, can contain substances and pathogens toxic for humans and animals. Pathogens, although not harmful from an agronomical aspect, undoubtedly represent a major concern with regards to sanitary and hygienic profile. In fact, vegetable crops irrigated with treated wastewater exalt the risk of infection since these products can also be eaten raw, as well as transformed or cooked. Practically, the evaluation of the microbiological risk is important to verify if the microbial limits imposed by law for treated municipal wastewater for irrigation, are valid, thus justifying the treatments costs, or if they are too low and, therefore, they don’ t justify them. Different probabilistic models have been studied to assess the microbiological risk; among these, the Beta-Poisson model resulted the most reliable. Thus, the Dipartimento di Scienze delle Produzioni Vegetali of the University of Bari, which has been carrying out researches on irrigation with municipal filtered wastewater for several years, considered interesting to verify if the microbial limits imposed by the italian law n.185/03 are too severe, estimating the biological risk by the probabilistic Beta-Poisson model. Results of field trials on vegetable crops irrigated by municipal filtered wastewater, processed by the Beta-Poisson model, show that the probability to get infection and/or illness is extremely low, and that the actual italian microbial limits are excessively restrictive.

  6. TOURISM AS A FACTOR OF MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Stefka Timareva

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world, which has extremely diverse impact on the lifestyle of the local population on the one hand and on the other for the modern traveler. At the same time, this modern "phenomenon" plays an important role in the socio-economic and political development of the host country, region or municipality, offering new employment opportunities for the local population and improving the way of life by providing additional income. The development of tourism in a municipality is based on a certain resource base, which consists of a variety of natural and anthropogenic resources, a prerequisite for the development of various alternative types of tourism. Its importance as a form of recreation consists mainly of its potential to be a leading factor in the development of municipalities and in diversifying their economic structure. Tourism has significant effects manifested by positive migratory balance, especially where the tourism industry is leading and is a driver of positive development. For the successful realization of tourism as a leading economic and social factor, it is important to make a real and precise system for its planning and management, adequate human resources competence as well as close cooperation between the public and private sector, legal tourist base, development and the implementation of tourism projects and last but not least, a real development strategy in the relevant municipality.

  7. 40 CFR 40.115-4 - Municipality.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 208 of the act. (b) Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a city, town, borough, county... subdivision thereof. (c) In all other cases, a city, town, borough, county, parish, district, or other public... DEMONSTRATION GRANTS § 40.115-4 Municipality. (a) Under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, a city, town...

  8. Types, risks and market of municipal bonds

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    Grujić Miloš

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Municipal bonds are issued by cities, municipalities or other local communities in order to quickly raise funds to cover current budget deficits, finish infrastructure projects for production and distribution of thermal energy, improve water supply, road construction, sports and recreation centers, schools or to fund such projects on more favorable terms than to borrow from banks. In this manner, necessary conditions are created for faster development of the real sector. The aim of this study is to evaluate the importance, possibilities and effects of the bond issue in the Republika Srpska aimed at securing funding for and development of local communities. Good examples that local government bonds enhance community development include capital markets in countries that have made the transition from the socialist system design, similar to the market of the Republika Srpska, like the Polish, Slovakian, Hungarian and Croatian markets. Issues of municipal bonds in the Republika Srpska succeeded mostly due to the workings of Investment-Development Bank of RS. However, it certainly shows that further high-quality municipal bonds could attract more interest from various institutional investors, especially mutual funds and insurance companies, and investors who are more risk-averse will be able to familiarize and inform themselves with the functioning of capital markets. In this manner, our capital market would confirm its essential role and thus become a generator of overall economic development of the Republika Srpska because it would enable more efficient collection and allocation of capital resources.

  9. Municipalities as promoters of energy efficient buildings

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    Quitzau, Maj-Britt; Hoffmann, Birgitte; Elle, Morten

    Planning authorities generally experience difficulties in disseminating energy efficient technologies in the built environment. Although planning authorities formulate objectives to promote energy efficient build-ings, these objectives often turn out to be declarations of intent, since the author......Planning authorities generally experience difficulties in disseminating energy efficient technologies in the built environment. Although planning authorities formulate objectives to promote energy efficient build-ings, these objectives often turn out to be declarations of intent, since...... with practitioners in the building sector at the local level. The aim of this report is to look into municipal efforts to promote energy efficient buildings to learn from their experiences: What types of challenges are municipalities facing, when attempting to disseminate energy efficient technologies in local...... building projects through municipal planning practices, and how do they cope with these challenges? The report is based on an in-depth study of proactive planning practices performed by municipal partners in the Class 1 project and a series of experiences, strategies and instru-ments are identified...

  10. MUNICIPAL FOREST MANAGEMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

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    National Library of Indonesia Cataloging – in-Publication Data: ..... with both the threat of specific population sectors or elites monopolizing local power and the .... These units have been quite active in delimiting municipal forest areas; many .... in the health and education sectors than those in other Latin American countries.

  11. CARACTERIZACIÓN FISICOQUÍMICA DEL PROPÓLEO DE LA REGIÓN DEL BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO (ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA CARACTERIZAÇÃO FÍSICO-QUÍMICA DA PRÓPOLIS DA REGIÃO DE BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO (ANTIOQUIA, COLÔMBIA PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF PROPOLIS FROM THE REGION OF BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO (ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA

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    JESÚS DAVID VILORIA B.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El propóleo es una sustancia resinosa colectada por las abejas Apis mellífera de diferentes exudados de las plantas. En el presente trabajo se evaluaron las características organolépticas y fisicoquímicas de 18 muestras de propóleo provenientes de tres apiarios ubicados en la región del Bajo Cauca Antioqueño (Colombia. Las muestras fueron colectadas en tres periodos por los métodos de malla y raspado. La caracterización fisicoquímica del propóleos se realizó de acuerdo con los protocolos recomendados por el Ministerio de Agricultura de Brasil. Los resultados de la caracterización organoléptica revelaron diferencias en los perfiles sensoriales de las muestras. El contenido de material extractable en etanol (EEP, ceras, material insoluble, humedad, cenizas y punto de fusión de los propóleos evaluados variaron desde 6,5 a 25,8%; 2,0 a 33,6%; 45,1 a 94,1%; 1,3 a 8,2%; 0,9 a 2,3%, y 58 a 81°C, respectivamente. Mediante la representación biplot se observó una correlación directa entre el contenido de ceras y el EEP, y una relación inversa para el contenido de material insoluble; además, se estableció que los propóleos colectados por el método de raspado presentaron los mayores contenidos de humedad, ceras y EEP, y bajos porcentajes de material insoluble.A própolis é uma substância resinosa colhida pelas abelhas Apis mellifera de diferentes exudatos de plantas. No presente estudo, avaliou se as características organolépticas e físico-químicas de 18 amostras de própolis, de três apiários localizados na região do Bajo Cauca -Antioqueño (Colômbia, e obtidas durante três períodos por métodos de tela plástica e raspagem. A caracterização físico-química da própolis foi realizada segundo os protocolos recomendados pelo Ministério da Agricultura do Brasil. Os resultados revelaram diferenças nos perfis organolépticos sensoriais das amostras. O conteúdo do material extraído com etanol (EEP, ceras, material

  12. LA TRAGEDIA DE LOS COMUNES 0, LO COMÚN DE LAS TRAGEDIAS?: LA DIALÉCTICA SOCIOAMBIENTAL DE LAS BASURAS EN EL NORTE DEL CAUCA A TRAGÉDIA DO COMUM OU, AS TRAGÉDIAS COMUM? DILECTA DOSÓCIO-AMBIENTAL DO LIXO NO NORTE CAUCA THE TRAGEDY OF COMMONS OR, THE COMMON TRAGEDIES? THE S0CI0-ENVIRONMENTAL DIALECTA DUMPING GARBAGE IN NORTHERN CAUCA

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    RAÚL CORTÉS LANDÁZURY

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El desquicio consuntivo, el desorden territorial y el desbordado afán de lucro económico y político, hace cada vez más evidente la necesidad de racionalizar la generación y confinamiento de las basuras. Tal es el caso de la disposición final de residuos sólidos en el norte del departamento del Cauca, donde la eficiencia técnica entorno a la solución del problema choca con factores de índole institucional, que quizás se entiendan mejor desde la economía política. En este orden de ideas, el documento expone algunas interpretaciones del asunto, abordando la problemática en boga a partir de la idea de fallo de coordinación y fallos de no mercado derivados de la incongruencia entre mecanismos de decisión y acción colectiva. Por este motivo se describe el contexto de la problemática, indicando el protagonismo de los factores de presión, el papel de las instituciones involucradas y la pertinencia de las evaluaciones ambientales estratégicas; luego se examinan los lineamientos generales de la solución técnica y la percepción de los actores a través de la medición económica de sus preferencias, finalmente se concluye subrayando el vínculo entre el desequilibrio ecológico regional y la crisis de los bienes comunales.0 unhinged desordem, deconsumo urbano eo lucro oprimido económicamente e politicamente, tornándose mais evidente anecessidade de racionalizar a produção e contenção de lixo. Tal éo caso, a eliminação de resíduos sólidos do departamento de Cauca norte, onde a eficiência técnica em torno da solução do problema de sucessos como fatores institucionais, o que pode ser melhor entendida a partir da economía política. Nesse sentido, o trabalho apresenta algunas interpretações do caso, abordar os problemas emvoga a partir da idéia de falha de coordenação e semfalhas de mercado decorrentes da incoerência entre mecanismos de decisão e ação coletiva. Por essa razão, descrevemos o contexto do problema

  13. Effect of municipal liquid waste on corrosion susceptibility of ...

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    This investigation studied the effect of municipal liquid waste discharged into the environment within Kano municipal area on the corrosion susceptibility of galvanized steel pipe burial underground. Six stagnant and six moving municipal liquid waste samples were used for the investigation. The corrosion rate of the ...

  14. Modeling of municipal greenhouse gas emissions. Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction possibilities of Dutch municipalities

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    Vries de, Willem

    2011-01-01

    Summary Municipalities represent an active governmental layer in the Netherlands. They often have ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this way the municipalities take responsibility to reduce the threat of global warming. To implement effect

  15. Energy management in municipal heritage; Management de l'energie dans le patrimoine municipal

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    2004-07-01

    Energie-Cites has organized a week dedicated to the practices of energy consumption management in the municipalities and to network practices for energy efficiency. Practical presentations and site visits provided the participants with many methodological elements on energy policy, electricity demand management, optimising the design of municipal buildings, energy efficiency, integrated logistics for use of biomass energy, methods of energy consumption monitoring, legal framework for energy efficiency. (A.L.B.)

  16. Energy management in municipal heritage; Management de l'energie dans le patrimoine municipal

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    2004-07-01

    Energie-Cites has organized a week dedicated to the practices of energy consumption management in the municipalities and to network practices for energy efficiency. Practical presentations and site visits provided the participants with many methodological elements on energy policy, electricity demand management, optimising the design of municipal buildings, energy efficiency, integrated logistics for use of biomass energy, methods of energy consumption monitoring, legal framework for energy efficiency. (A.L.B.)

  17. Should large Spanish municipalities be financially compensated? Costs and benefits of being a capital/central municipality [WP-IEB

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    Bosch Roca, Núria; Espasa Queralt, Marta; Montolio, Daniel

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyse the costs and benefits of being a capital or central municipality, where central costs are understood to be incurred specifically as a result of the problems large municipalities located at the centre of an urban agglomeration face and capital costs are understood to result from the presence of regional and/or central government institutions in the municipality. However, these two qualities might also be beneficial to municipalities, resulting in a direct increase in their ...

  18. DIVERSIDAD DE HONGOS MICORRIZÓGENOS ARBUSCULARES DE UNA CRONO-SECUENCIA DE SUELOS ALUVIALES DEGRADADOS POR ACTIVIDAD MINERA EN EL BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO, COLOMBIA DIVERSITY OF ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI IN A CHRONO-SEQUENCE OF ALLUVIAL AND DEGRADED SOILS DUE TO MINING PROCESSES IN BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO, COLOMBIA

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    Marisol Medina Sierra

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la presencia de hongos micorrizógenos arbusculares (HMA en suelos de zonas alteradas y no alteradas por minería de aluvión de los subgrupos Tropic Fluvaquent, Typic Dystropept y Typic Paleudult de terrazas Baja, Media, y Alta, respectivamente, del río Cauca a la altura del municipio de Tarazá (Antioquia, Colombia. La multiplicación de propágulos de HMA se realizó en jarras de Leonard en invernadero, utilizando sustrato estéril, solución Hoagland's modificada y como inóculo diferentes fracciones de suelo correspondientes al tamaño de las esporas. Se realizó un primer ensayo en maíz (Zea mays en el cual se logró colonización de las raíces pero no esporulación; en un segundo ensayo en kudzú (Pueraria phaseoloides se logró colonización y esporulación en los tratamientos provenientes de suelo de terraza alta y suelo disturbado y efecto significativo en el rendimiento del kudzú (P≤0,001 respecto a los demás tratamientos. Las esporas de suelos disturbados y no disturbados por minería de aluvión en el Bajo Cauca antioqueño (Colombia mostraron baja capacidad infectiva; sin embargo, en cultivos trampa fue posible multiplicar HMA que produjeron esporas de cuatro morfotipos diferentes, uno de los cuales se identificó como G. microagregatum. El polimorfismo de los morfotipos obtenidos mediante la técnica de RAPD's permitió diferenciarlos con el cebador OPA2 y el agrupamiento por UPGMA con todos los cebadores mostró similitud mayor al 38% entre ellos. Los resultados moleculares y morfológicos, permitieron ubicar los cuatro morfotipos en el género Glomus pero posiblemente pertenecen a especies diferentes. Los resultados obtenidos son promisorios en la diferenciación de cepas nativas con bajo número de esporas colectadas a partir de muestras de suelos en proceso de rehabilitación, de los cuales no se conoce su composición de HMA.Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF presence and diversity were evaluated in

  19. Diseño de una red logística para una comercializadora ferretera en el centro del Valle del Cauca

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    Diego León Peña-Orozco

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El diseño de una red logística es una forma de administrar la cadena de suministros, de tal forma que se integren todas las actividades buscando el mejoramiento de las relaciones en la cadena, con el objeto de alcanzar ventajas competitivas sustentables. Por tal motivo, este artículo tiene como finalidad diseñar un sistema de distribución eficiente, en términos de los costos logísticos totales para una comerciali - zadora ferretera en el centro del departamento del Valle del Cauca. Para ello se adapta un modelo de programación lineal propuesto en la teoría, en el cual se minimizan los costos totales de logística. Adicionalmente, se estudia el problema de tiempo de ciclo, y hace énfasis especial en el ruteo que involucra dos centros de distribución y diversos centros de demanda. En el modelo se evalúan dos escenarios, uno que mantiene la organización actual y otro que realiza una nueva propuesta de logística; los costos totales del primer escenario fueron $1.739.792.680 y en el segundo fueron $1.682.708.680. Por otro lado, en la etapa de ruteo se presenta como resultado el reporte que nos muestra la mejor solución factible, minimizando la distancia total recorrida y estableciendo las paradas, los horarios y la secuencia de las rutas. Se concluye que es de gran importancia diseñar las redes logísticas considerando los costos logísticos que minimicen la operación mediante estrategias operativas en producción, almacenamiento y distribución de las organizaciones.

  20. Fracciones de fósforo en suelos del Valle del Cauca con diferentes sistemas de cultivo de café

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    Mejía Umaña Diana Milena

    2011-09-01

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    El trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar la influencia de los sistemas de siembra de caé: orgãnico, convencional y orgánico-mineral, sobre las fracciones de fósforo (P en suelos del departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Las mediciones por fraccionamiento secuencial adaptado se hicieron en el Laboratorio de Suelos del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT. El análisis estadístico se ajustó a un modelo de diseño completamente aleatorio en un arreglo en parcelas divididas con tres tratamientos y tres repeticiones. Los resultados mostraron que los contenidos de las fracciones orgánica de P disponible y P moderadamente disponible variaron (P < 0.05 entre los sistemas de manejo orgánico y el convencional, este último, presentó los valores más bajos. El sistema orgánico-mineral mostró los mayores contenidos de P orgánico e inorgánico, y el sistema convencional presentó los valores más bajos de ambas fracciones de P. La fracción de P no-disponible fue más alta en los sistemas orgánicos comparado con el sistema convencional, mientras que en el sistema orgánico mineral se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 con respecto a los restantes sistemas. El P total mostró un comportamiento similar al de las fracciones. Los bajos contenidos de P en el sistema convencional se deben, posiblemente, a prácticas de manejo, como el uso de fertilizantes de síntesis química, la siembra a libre exposición en monocultivo y la ausencia de coberturas entre plantas.

  1. Fracciones de fósforo en suelos del Valle del Cauca con diferentes sistemas de cultivo de café

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    Diana Milena Mejía Umaña

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar la influencia de los sistemas de cultivo de café: orgánico, convencional y orgánico-mineral, sobre las fracciones de fósforo (P en suelos del departamento del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Las mediciones por fraccionamiento secuencial reducido se hicieron en el Laboratorio de Suelos del Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT. El análisis estadístico se ajustó a un modelo de diseño completamente aleatorio en un arreglo en parcelas divididas con tres tratamientos y tres repeticiones. Los resultados mostraron que los contenidos de las fracciones orgánicas de P disponible y P moderadamente disponible variaron (P < 0.05 entre los sistemas de manejo orgánico y el convencional, este último, presentó los valores más bajos. El sistema orgánico-mineral mostró los mayores contenidos de P orgánico e inorgánico, y el sistema convencional presentó los valores más bajos de ambas fracciones de P. La fracción de P no-disponible fue más alta en los sistemas orgánicos comparado con el sistema convencional, mientras que en el sistema orgánico mineral se encontraron diferencias (P < 0.05 con respecto a los restantes sistemas. El P total mostró un comportamiento similar al de las fracciones. Los bajos contenidos de P en el sistema convencional se deben, posiblemente, a prácticas de manejo, como el uso de fertilizantes de síntesis química, la siembra a libre exposición en monocultivo y la ausencia de coberturas entre plantas.

  2. El territorio y su relación con las ventajas comparativas y competitivas en el municipio de La Unión, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Magdalida Murgueitio

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del proyecto de investigación denominado “Marketing Territorial, una alternativa para la competitividad y posicionamiento regional en los municipios de La Unión, Zarzal y Cartago durante el periodo 2012-2013” el objetivo principal es identificar las alternativas que promuevan la competitividad y el posicionamiento regional en los municipios de La Unión, Zarzal y Cartago, en el Valle del Cauca. La problemática se aborda con la triangulación de métodos, datos e investigadores. Se obtienen datos con diferentes técnicas e instrumentos como la observación no participante, la opinión de los habitantes, entrevistas semiestructuradas a funcionarios públicos y recopilación de datos estadísticos de los municipios en diferentes rubros; además del análisis de un equipo de investigadores de disciplinas como la Economía, la Contaduría, la Administración, la Ingeniería de Sistemas y la Educación. Los resultados indican que el aprovechamiento de las ventajas comparativas que el territorio brinda, así como la educación, la infraestructura y el apoyo administrativo del gobierno departamen - tal juegan un papel importante en la potencialización de las ventajas competitivas del municipio. Se concluye que el marketing territorial es una herramienta para impulsar la competitividad, la cual se potencializa cuando existe la voluntad política de invertir en ella y de gestionarla.

  3. Estudio y caracterización de los ladrillos de un puente histórico en Buga (Valle del Cauca

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    Jorge Galindo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia, la albañilería constituye una muy significativa técnica de construcción presente en edificaciones históricas. Sin embargo, ante los cambios de uso que por lo general implican un incremento de las cargas vivas, las fuertes variaciones medioambientales, el incremento de la polución y la presencia de diferentes organismos vivos -entre otros factores-, en los últimos años parece haberse acelerado el nivel de deterioro de los materiales que la conforman (ladrillo y mortero de cal, lo que hace necesario en muchas ocasiones determinar sus propiedades físico - mecánicas y su composición química y mineralógica con el fin de diagnosticar el real estado de la estructura. Este artículo trata de las rutinas apropiadas para tal caracterización de manera que ellas puedan ser aplicadas en el futuro a procesos de restauración de edificios históricos. A partir del estudio de caso que tiene por objeto el puente de arco de mampostería construido en la ciudad de Buga (Valle del Cauca en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX, se dará cuenta de la manera en que los análisis mecánicos de los ladrillos permiten contar con unos patrones de referencia acerca de su comportamiento resistente; simultáneamente, la caracterización mineralógica permite identificar la composición y temperatura de cocción de los ladrillos empleados originalmente en la construcción.

  4. Valoración de impactos ecológicos por minería de oro en río Guabas, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Diego Esteban Gamboa García

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La minería de oro es una actividad que se ha desarrollado por siglos en diferentes territorios en el planeta. Sin embargo, la minería ha generado impactos ambientales afectando a la sociedad, debido a que comprometen la cantidad y calidad de los servicios ecosistémicos y en consecuencia, la calidad de vida de la población mundial. Para medir el nivel de afectación sobre los componentes del ambiente, se revisaron los métodos clásicos para Estudios de Impacto Ambiental (EIA para proyectos mineros y se tomó como base la matriz de Leopold desarrollada por el Servicio Geológico del Departamento del Interior de los Estados Unidos, para valorizar los impactos de actividades mineras. En esta investigación se revisaron investigaciones publicadas con las palabras clave “matriz cualitativa” y “minería de oro”, tanto en inglés como en español, desde el año 2000 al 2011, en proyectos mineros realizados en países en vía de desarrollo. Posteriormente, se extrajeron y sistematizaron, las metodologías clásicas y sus variaciones y los componentes ecológicos y actividades del proyecto comunes en los estudios. Las metodologías usadas fueron cualitativas. Adicionalmente, se desarrolló la metodología Valor del Índice Ambiental (VIA para valorizar los impactos ecológicos de la minería de oro en la cuenca del río Guabas, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Se encontró que el impacto promedio de la actividad minera desarrollada en el río Guabas fue considerado severo, a diferencia del impacto global revisado en la literatura, que fue considerado como moderado, en la mayoría de los casos.

  5. Evaluación de la mutagenicidad causada por metales pesados presentes en agua del río Cauca en la ciudad de Cali, Colombia

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    Aura H. Vivas

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la mutagenicidad del agua del río Cauca debida a la presencia de metales pesados en la zona urbana de la Ciudad de Santiago de Cali, a partir de muestras tomadas en la temporada seca y lluviosa en el año 2013. Los metales se extrajeron pasando el agua por la resina Amberlite XAD-16. Las concentraciones de los metales pesados se midieron por absorción atómica y la mutagenicidad se evaluó por medio del test de Ames, con las cepas TA98 y TA100 de Salmonella typhimurium con y sin activador enzimático S9. Los resultados mostraron índices de mutagenicidad (IM positivos (IM > 2,0 para muestras colectadas en temporada lluviosa en tres de los cinco puntos evaluados: puente El Hormiguero (IM = 3,6, desembocadura del Canal Colector Sur (IM = 2,9 y desembocadura del río Cali (IM = 2,7, todos con la cepa TA98 sin S9. Estos sitios presentaron a su vez las mayores concentraciones totales de metales pesados en sus extractos. El análisis de la variación espacio-temporal del índice mutagénico se realizó haciendo un análisis de varianza multifactorial del IM. Los resultados encontrados indican que la época de muestreo contribuye significativamente a la variabilidad del IM, mientras que los puntos de muestreo no.

  6. Ecología trófica de la Sabaleta Brycon henni (Pisces: Characidae en el río Portugal de Piedras, Alto Cauca, Colombia

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    Alvaro Botero-Botero

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    Full Text Available Objetivo. Estudiar la ecología trófica de la sabaleta (Brycon henni en el río Portugal de Piedras, cordillera Oriental, departamento del Valle del Cauca. Materiales y métodos. Desde octubre de 2008 hasta junio de 2009 se realizaron pescas exploratorias y se determinaron parámetros físico y químicos del hábitat. Los ejemplares capturados fueron eviscerados y el contenido estomacal fue determinado hasta el mínimo taxón posible. Resultados. La especie presenta una dieta generalista que incluye 35 categorías alimenticias, con tendencia al consumo de larvas y ninfas de insectos acuáticos entre los cuales se destacan tricópteros, dípteros y odonatos; también, consume organismos alóctonos al cauce como hormigas (Hymenoptera, escarabajos (Coleoptera y material vegetal: frutos, semillas y hojas. La relación longitud intestino (LI vs. longitud estándar (LS indican que la especie presenta características propias de una especie carnívora (LI = -13.8728 + 1.02377*LS, r= 0.35, n= 22, a su vez, el peso total (PT depende directamente de la longitud total (LT y LS del pez (PT = -49.308 + 0.609962*LT; r= 0.92 n=30; PT = -41.6011 + 0.672529*LS; r= 0.89, n=30, respectivamente. Conclusiones. La sabaleta (Brycon henni presentó caracteristicas de una especie carnivora.

  7. Determinación de la calidad ecológica del río Tuluá Valle del Cauca

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    César Augusto Bustamante Toro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En el período comprendido entre febrero y junio de 2011, se realizó un estudio sobre la calidad ecológica del río Tuluá en sus tramos medio y bajo en la jurisdicción del municipio de Tuluá, Valle del Cauca. Se establecieron seis puntos de muestreo donde se colectaron macroinvertebrados acuáticos y se tomaron muestras de agua para los análisis físico-químicos y bacteriológicos. Para los resultados se aplicaron los índices de contaminación acuática (ICOMO, ICOMI e ICOSUS de Viña & Ramírez (1998, el índice biótico de calidad del agua BMWP adaptado por Zúñiga (2004 y los índices ecológicos de diversidad alfa y beta. También se determinó la composición y estructura del ensamble de macroinvertebrados encontrándose 1174 individuos distribuidos en 3 Phyllum, 4 Clases, 12 Órdenes, 25 Familias y 12 Géneros con valores de diversidad entre medios y bajo; en términos físico-químicos y ecológicos los tramos estudiados se encuentran en condiciones que varían entre aguas limpias y de buena calidad hasta aguas muy contaminadas. Es necesario que la autoridad ambiental y la sociedad civil del municipio de Tuluá formulen y apliquen estrategias de saneamiento para la prevención y control de la contaminación de esta importante corriente hídrica que es la principal fuente de abastecimiento de dicha localidad.

  8. Presence of PAHs in water and sediments of the Colombian Cauca River during heavy rain episodes, and implications for risk assessment.

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    Sarria-Villa, Rodrigo; Ocampo-Duque, William; Páez, Martha; Schuhmacher, Marta

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    In Colombia little attention has been paid to river pollution with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). Low environmental control and legislation in such emerging region could significantly contribute to high PAHs releases. In this study, we report the presence of PAHs in water and sediments of the Cauca River (Colombia). Three sampling campaigns were carried out between May 2010 and June 2011, and the samples were collected at eight relevant sites. The sampling time included measuring before, during, and after a season of heavy rains, which were influenced by the global coupled ocean-atmospheric phenomenon, which affected tropical countries with huge flooding, commonly called "La Niña", and/or "El Niño" Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The highest mean ∑PAH concentrations were 4476.5 ng/l and 1582.7 ng/g in water and sediments, respectively. The PAHs most detected were Benzo[b]fluoranthene, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, and Pyrene in sediments; and Fluorene, Acenaphtylene, and Anthracene in water. After the season of rains statistically significant higher PAH concentrations were detected. The results of the study were compared to other rivers worldwide at both environmental compartments, and did not show concentrations of special concern. In some sites, concentrations detected of PAHs were higher than screening benchmarks for ecological protection. Estimation of human health risks was carried out, and the results suggested some likely carcinogenic effects due to PAHs especially in children exposed during current recreational swimming and adults working in low technology sand extraction. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Valoración de plantas curativas comercializadas en los mercados locales de los municipios de El Cerrito y Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Richard Danilo Peña Cuellar

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Muchas especies vegetales, además del uso alimenticio, poseen utilidades medicinales, aromáticas, ornamentales, condimentarias y mágicas. Esta investigación tuvo como objetivo inventariar y valorar la flora medicinal comercializada en los mercados de los municipios de Palmira y El Cerrito (Valle del Cauca, Colombia y así conocer sus usos en estas comunidades. Metodológicamente, se hizo el registro de 180 morfo-especies, de las cuales se identificaron 109 hasta la categoría de especie, distribuidas en 45 familias taxonómicas. Se encontró que en ambas localidades la parte más empleada de la planta son las hojas (45 y 47%, respectivamente y el tallo (19 y 24%, respectivamente. El uso principal de estas plantas es medicinal (>45% y mágico (>10%. Éstas son utilizadas principalmente mediante infusión (49 y 53%, respectivamente. La presentación física más habitual es en fresco, 30% para Palmira, y para El Cerrito, 70%. A pesar de la cercanía geográfica, las plantas que llegan a los mercados de las localidades difieren en estatus (local o introducida, silvestre o cultivada y en atributos como el sabor y el efecto. Las especies usadas para El Cerrito son principalmente locales (70%. Se estableció el inventario de las plantas medicinales, aromáticas y condimentarias (PMACs comercializadas en la región y se determinaron sus relaciones entre localidades, el valor de uso, el beneficio y el potencial en estas comunidades. Se concluye que la cultura local (saber ancestral y la diferencia intergeneracional sobre algunas variables son determinantes para el uso, el manejo y la conservación de las especies útiles.

  10. The cultural analysis in the environmental impact studies. Jepirachi wind pilot project and connecting road between the Aburra valley and Cauca River

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    Ruiz, Aura Luz; Carmona, Sergio Ivan

    2006-01-01

    This article is synthesis of the investigation to choose I in environment title of Master and Development of the National University of Host Colombia Medellin, on the speech, the social images and representations that emerge in the Studies from environmental Impact -EIA- from the cultural systems from communities affected by the implantation and operation. From two macro projects, that are part of the Plans of national Development, regional and local in Colombia: one, the Project Pilot of Generation of Aeolian Energy Jepirachi, in Colombian the Guajira discharge that affects indigenous communities of several establishments Wayuu in the sector of Average Moon. The other, the project of Road Connection between Valleys of the Aburra River - and the Cauca River, which it affects communities that inhabit an axis of rural transition - urban, whose cultural composition is diverse in its origin, mobility and interactions. It was left from two hypotheses: one, is that the analysis made in the cultural dimension of the EIA, is insufficient lo identify, lo evaluate and to handle the impacts on the cultural systems; second, front lo the treatment of the cultural systems is the existence of fundamental differences. There is cultural systems in Colombia which status is recognized greater and category than to others. The analysis of the speech allowed to obtain a diagnosis on semantic the rhetorical structure and - formal and textual cohesion, coherence, correlations and associations in the EIA and to identify the social images and representations that emerge on the populations taken part by the projects. Finally conclusions. That consider they leave to the debate on the cultural analyses that have been made in the EIA ,their emptiness and limitations and the different courses open that can take futures works from investigation

  11. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a chrono-sequence of alluvial and degraded soils due to mining processes in bajo cauca antioqueno, Colombia

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    Medina S, Marisol; Orozco P, Francisco H; Marquez F, Maria E

    2009-01-01

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) presence and diversity were evaluated in undisturbed and disturbed soils form alluvial mining processes. The soils belong to the Tropic Fluvaquent, Typical Dystropept, and Typical Paleudult sub-groups which corresponded to Low, Middle and High terraces, respectively, of the Cauca river at Taraza town. AMF propagules were multiplied in Leonard jars under glass house conditions using sterile substrate, modified Hoagland's solution and different fractions of soil used as sources of inoculum, which corresponded to the size of the spores. A first assay was made in maize (Zea mays) which allowed mycorrhizal colonization in roots but not spore production. In a second assay, in kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides) AMF spores and colonized roots were obtained with the treatments corresponding to propagules obtained from high terrace and disturbed soil. These treatments presented a significant effect on kudzu yield (P?0,001) respect to the other treatments. The AMF spores of undisturbed and disturbed soils showed low infective capacity. Nevertheless, propagules of AMF were multiplied in trap cultures, which produced spores of four morpho types. One of these was identified as G. microagregatum. The polymorphism obtained by RAPD's made possible the differentiation of these morpho types with the primer OPA2. Similitude above 38% was achieved using UPGMA system. The results indicated that four morpho types belong to the genus Glomus, but they possibly belong to different species. Our results are promissory in the differentiation of native strains of AMF with low number of spores collected from soil samples in rehabilitation processes, which normally is unknown.

  12. Tierras de la microcuenca potrerillo (Cauca, Colombia: Clasificación local en relación con propiedades edáficas.

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    Cerón Rengifo Carmen Patricia

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio se realizó con el objetivo de relacionar la clasificación local de tierras con propiedades físicas, químicas y biológicas del suelo. Se hicieron entrevistas a 36 agricultores de la microcuenca, Potrerillo, Cauca, Colombia, para considerar criterios culturales de clasificación local; se tomaron muestras de suelo en 8 tierras, de 0 a 5 y 0 a 20 cm, con 5 repeticiones. Se determinó color, textura, N y P disponible, C total, fracción liviana de materia orgánica (LL, PH, Ca, K, Mg y Al. Los datos se trabajaron estadísticamente a partir de análisis de varianza, prueba Duncan y análisis de clasificación de datos. La información sugiere que los agricultores diferencias las tierras a partir de la ubicación, características físicas del suelo y de categorías culturales llamadas tierra buena, mala, brava y cansada. Las tierras consideradas buenas se relacionan con colores pardos oscuros, contenidos más altos de N, C y fracción LL, mayor densidad de miriápodos en tierras con vegetación arbórea y mayor biomasa de lombrices en barbecho de la parte baja de la colina. Entre las tierras de menor calidad, disminuye N, C fracción LL y Al y aumenta el pH; en aquellas que no son utilizadas son frecuentes los colores amarillos o rojos, decrecen los valores de N, C, LL, Ph y se incrementa el Al.

  13. Influencia de la intensidad de uso sobre algunas propiedades físicas en un suelo del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Alveiro Salamanca Jiménez

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available La intensidad de uso y manejo del suelo generalmente altera el comportamiento de sus propiedades físicas y acelera su degradación. Con el fin de medir el impacto de dicha intensidad, se llevó a cabo un muestreo en la estación experimental del CIAT-Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Se escogieron seis lotes con diferentes historiales, desde uso semestral muy intensivo hasta uso reducido con descanso por más de 10 años, y se tomaron muestras de suelo a inco profundidades del perfil para evaluar las siguientes propiedades:conductividad hidráulica, permeabilidad al aire, porosidad total, porosidad drenable, compactabilidad, porosidad residual, materia orgánica y resistenciamecánica a la penetración. Se encontró que el uso de maquinaria y las labores de fangueo mejoraron las propiedades físicas sólo en los 15 cm superficiales, pero han causado graves problemas de compactación en las profundidadesinferiores. El pisoteo del ganado también ha compactado el perfil, limitando las condiciones físicas para ser explorado por las raíces de los pastos.Los períodos de descanso han favorecido la estabilidad estructural del suelo y con ello la calidad del mismo. Se recomienda implementar prácticastendientes a reducir los riesgos por compactación, que ayuden a frenar la degradación y a recuperar la capacidad productiva de estos suelos.

  14. LA TRAGEDIA DE LOS COMUNES 0, LO COMÚN DE LAS TRAGEDIAS?: LA DIALÉCTICA SOCIOAMBIENTAL DE LAS BASURAS EN EL NORTE DEL CAUCA

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    RAÚL CORTÉS LANDÁZURY

    Full Text Available El desquicio consuntivo, el desorden territorial y el desbordado afán de lucro económico y político, hace cada vez más evidente la necesidad de racionalizar la generación y confinamiento de las basuras. Tal es el caso de la disposición final de residuos sólidos en el norte del departamento del Cauca, donde la eficiencia técnica entorno a la solución del problema choca con factores de índole institucional, que quizás se entiendan mejor desde la economía política. En este orden de ideas, el documento expone algunas interpretaciones del asunto, abordando la problemática en boga a partir de la idea de fallo de coordinación y fallos de no mercado derivados de la incongruencia entre mecanismos de decisión y acción colectiva. Por este motivo se describe el contexto de la problemática, indicando el protagonismo de los factores de presión, el papel de las instituciones involucradas y la pertinencia de las evaluaciones ambientales estratégicas; luego se examinan los lineamientos generales de la solución técnica y la percepción de los actores a través de la medición económica de sus preferencias, finalmente se concluye subrayando el vínculo entre el desequilibrio ecológico regional y la crisis de los bienes comunales.

  15. DIVERSIDAD GENÉTICA DE Diaphorina citri EN CULTIVOS CÍTRICOS DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA Y QUINDÍO (COLOMBIA

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    MIGUEL ANGEL MONCAYO-DONOSO

    Full Text Available El psílido asiático Diaphorina citri es el principal vector de la bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter que causa la enfermedad Huanglongbing, considerada devastadora en la citricultura mundial y aún no reportada en Colombia. La variabilidad genética poblacional de D. citri fue estudiadautilizando la técnica de secuenciación del gen COI mitocondrial como marcador molecular. Se realizaron colectas de adultos en zonas productoras de cítricos del Valle del Cauca y el Quindío. La amplificación se realizó con dos parejas de cebadores específicos para hemípteros. Los productos de la PCR fueron secuenciados en Macrogen-Korea obteniéndose un total de 124 secuencias. En el análisis bioinformático se utilizaron los programas Vector NTI 11.5, Arlequín V 3.5, MEGA 5 y MAFFT 6. Los índices de diversidad molecular fueron similares entre poblaciones, mostrando un mismo origen, separación reciente de poblaciones y que no existe diferenciación genética significativa que pueda albergar variantes de la bacteria; sin embargo, el índice de diversidad haplotípica fue más alto que el de diversidad nucleotídica y este último índice presentó bajo número de sitios polimórficos, indicando que las poblaciones de D. citri están en expansión. El estudio de la variabilidad genética del vector representa una herramienta para predecir escenarios probables de propagación de la enfermedad.

  16. EVALUACIÓN DE ABONOS VERDES EN EL CULTIVO DE YUCA Manihot sculenta Krantz EN UN INCEPTISOL DE LA ZONA DE LADERA DEL DEPARTAMENTO DEL CAUCA, COLOMBIA EVALUATION OF GREEN FERTILIZERS IN CULTIVATION OF CASSAVA Manihot Sculenta Krantz IN AN INCEPTISOL IN A HILLSIDE ZONE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CAUCA, COLOMBIA

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    Mary Adriana Salazar Rosero

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el corte y la distribución en el campo de varios abonos verdes, entre ellos: maíz - fríjol; mucuna; sorgo; millo - fríjol; millo, en un cultivo de yuca ( Manihot sculenta Krantz en un inceptisol de las laderas del Departamento del Cauca (Colombia, analizando los efectos de ellos sobre las propiedades del suelo, su capacidad para interferir la vegetación espontánea no deseable para el cultivo. Respecto a la incidencia sobre las propiedades físico-químicas del suelo, se observó que la porosidad presentó diferencias significativas por efecto de los diferentes abonos verdes evaluados; sobresaliendo la asociación maíz - fríjol. En las propiedades químicas, calcio y magnesio presentaron diferencias significativas, siendo sus contenidos más altos cuando se empleó el abono verde mucuna, sobresaliendo por su capacidad de reciclar estos nutrientes. El sorgo fue el abono verde donde hubo la menor influencia de la vegetación espontánea por su lenta descomposición y también con el cual se obtuvo la mejor productividad del cultivo de yuca (17 t/ha. En general, todos los abonos verdes presentaron adecuadas cualidades para su empleo, como parte de una estrategia de manejo sostenible de este tipo de suelo.The cut and distribution in the field of various green fertilizers, including corn-red beans, mucuna, sorghum, mille- red beans, and mille, in the cultivation of cassava (Manihot sculenta Krantz, was evaluated in an inceptisol in a hillside zone of the Department of Cauca (Colombia, analyzing their effects on the properties of the soil and their capability to inhibit spontaneous vegetation undesirable for the crop. With respect to the physical-chemical properties of the soil, porosity varied significantly due to the effects of the different green fertilizers evaluated, with the corn-red beans mixture excelling. In terms of chemical properties, calcium and magnesium showed significant differences with their concentrations higher

  17. Variación morfológica de tres especies de curubas (Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima, P. tarminiana y P. mixta y sus híbridos en el Valle del Cauca (Colombia Morphological variation of three banana passion fruit species (Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima, P. tarminiana and P. mixta and their hybrids in the Cauca Valley (Colombia

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    Sophie Primot

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    Full Text Available Se estudió la variación morfológica entre ocho accesiones de las tres principales especies de curubas cultivadas y silvestres del Valle del Cauca, Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (curuba de Castilla, Passiflora tarminiana (curuba india y Passiflora mixta (curuba de monte y 11 de sus híbridos, usando el análisis de componentes principales y el método de clasificación del vecino más próximo en 105 caracteres cualitativos y cuantitativos. Siete componentes principales explican 84% de la varianza total. Las clasificaciones sobre los caracteres cualitativos y cuantitativos muestran una clara agrupación por especie. Dentro de P. mixta, se distinguen un tipo poco pubescente, representativo de las plantas silvestres más comunes, y un tipo muy pubescente, con caracteres de domesticación como frutos amarillentos de pulpa colorida, y con una mayor variación morfológica. La clasificación de estos últimos individuos sugiere una introgresión entre P. mixta y Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima. Los híbridos ocupan una posición intermedia entre las especies parentales, pero se diferencian claramente según la dirección del cruzamiento, revelando un efecto maternal sobre la herencia de los caracteres vegetativos y florales. Los primeros análisis del fruto muestran características intermedias en cuanto a forma, color y tolerancia a la antracnosis.Morphological variation was studied in eight accessions from the three most common cultivated and wild species of banana passion fruit in the Cauca Valley, Passiflora tripartita var. mollissima (curuba de Castilla, P. tarminiana (curuba india and P. mixta (curuba de monte, and 11 of their hybrids, using the principal component analysis and neighbor joining cluster analysis on 105 qualitative and quantitative traits. The seven principal components explain 84% of the total variance. The principal component and cluster analyses clearly show the groups accessions by species. Two subgroups are

  18. How to encourage road noise abatement in Nordic municipalities

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    2008-01-01

    Road noise nuisance is a huge problem in the Nordic countries, and it seems diffi cult for Nordic countries to meet national targets for its reduction. One reason for this is the lack of municipal activities in the fi eld. Th us the research question that this article seeks to answer in relation...... to already existing residential areas and roads is: which conditions in the municipal organisation and its institutional environment contribute to making municipalities provide and implement noise abatement measures? Th e assumption is that three factors infl uence how the municipalities prioritize among...... political issues: the municipal organisation itself, the local institutional environment (citizens, business and NGOs), and the state and trans-municipal networks. A study of the anatomy of municipal road noise abatement policy shows that conditions for implementing road noise abatement in existing...

  19. Midiendo la pobreza a partir de la percepción de los propios individuos: Un cálculo para Colombia y el Valle del Cauca de la línea de pobreza subjetiva

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    Luis Fernando Aguado Quintero

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se estima una línea de pobreza subjetiva (LPS, a través de las respuestas de los hogares colombianos y vallecaucanos a la pregunta de suficiencia de ingresos de la Encuesta de Calidad de Vida 2003 (ECV2003. Los resultados encontrados muestran que un hogar en Colombia se considera pobre si sus ingresos en pesos colombianos son menores a $1.142.097, mientras que en el Valle del Cauca esta cifra es de $872.545. La diferencia entre el valor de la línea subjetiva para el promedio nacional y la del Valle del Cauca sugiere que múltiples factores intervienen en la percepción de pobreza, factores que esperamos estudiar en otro documento y, la literatura empírica los asocia a las características económicas regionales y diferentes dotaciones de capital humano y social. Las medidas subjetivas de pobreza complementan a las medidas objetivas (generalmente basadas en el ingreso y en forma conjunta constituyen bases para una mejor comprensión de la pobreza y el diseño de políticas eficaces para superarla.

  20. Elementos para la construcción de una política pública de bilingüismo en el Valle del Cauca: un análisis descriptivo a partir del censo ampliado de 2005

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    Julio César Alonso

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    Full Text Available Los índices de competitividad reflejan un pobre desempeño del departamento del Valle del Cauca, especialmente en lo referente al capital humano. Una política pública de bilingüismo permite acumular capital humano a través de la educación en inglés, acceder a nuevos mercados y mejor información, lo que hace posible el desarrollo de otros factores necesarios para la competitividad de una región. En este documento se hace un primer diagnóstico del bilingüismo en el Valle del Cauca, con miras a brindar argumentos para la creación de una eficaz política pública de bilingüismo. Los datos procesados provienen del Censo ampliado de 2005, y los resultados obtenidos a partir de él no son alentadores, pues muestran la necesidad de convertir el bilingüismo en un tema de prioridad en la agenda pública.

  1. Energy utilization: municipal waste incineration. Final report

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    LaBeck, M.F.

    1981-03-27

    An assessment is made of the technical and economical feasibility of converting municipal waste into useful and useable energy. The concept presented involves retrofitting an existing municipal incinerator with the systems and equipment necessary to produce process steam and electric power. The concept is economically attractive since the cost of necessary waste heat recovery equipment is usually a comparatively small percentage of the cost of the original incinerator installation. Technical data obtained from presently operating incinerators designed specifically for generating energy, documents the technical feasibility and stipulates certain design constraints. The investigation includes a cost summary; description of process and facilities; conceptual design; economic analysis; derivation of costs; itemized estimated costs; design and construction schedule; and some drawings.

  2. Organic school meals in three Danish municipalities

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    He, Chen; Mikkelsen, Bent Egberg

    In order to prevent children and young people from becoming obese, healthier eating patterns are urgent. Organic school meals may be an effective strategy to provide healthy food to children. The purpose of this study was to take a closer look into the current status of organic school meal systems...... in Denmark, by conducting a case study of three municipalities in the Zealand region that have the most developed models for school meals service in this country. These municipalities have for some years introduced organic food for sale in their primary schools, with three quite different approaches....... Copenhagen has established a large central kitchen, producing partly organic food that is heated and sold in tuck shops at the schools. Roskilde cooperates with an organic catering company, delivering food to be sold in school canteens. Gladsaxe has part-time employed staff preparing and selling food at each...

  3. Application of accrual accounting in Iran municipalities

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    Ali Eamaeilzade Maghariee; Zahra Houshmand Neghabi; Rahele Abdi

    2015-01-01

    Accrual accounting is a technique for recognizing expenses when incurred and revenue when earned rather than when payment is made or received. In the cash method of accounting, on the other hand, cash receipts and disbursements technique of accounting or cash accounting records revenue when cash is earned, and expenses when they are paid in cash. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to study the effect of implementing accrual accounting in municipality of Amol, Iran. The surve...

  4. Corruption, Political Connections, and Municipal Finance

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    Alexander W. Butler; Larry Fauver; Sandra Mortal

    2009-01-01

    We show that state corruption and political connections have strong effects on municipal bond sales and underwriting. Higher state corruption is associated with greater credit risk and higher bond yields. Corrupt states can eliminate the corruption yield penalty by purchasing credit enhancements. Underwriting fees were significantly higher during an era when underwriters made political contributions to win underwriting business. This pay-to-play underwriting fee premium exists only for negoti...

  5. Application of accrual accounting in Iran municipalities

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    Ali Eamaeilzade Maghariee

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Accrual accounting is a technique for recognizing expenses when incurred and revenue when earned rather than when payment is made or received. In the cash method of accounting, on the other hand, cash receipts and disbursements technique of accounting or cash accounting records revenue when cash is earned, and expenses when they are paid in cash. In this paper, we present an empirical investigation to study the effect of implementing accrual accounting in municipality of Amol, Iran. The survey investigates whether or not financial reporting based on accrual accounting compared with a cash basis could provide a better method for promoting accountability. Using, regression analysis, the study compares the performance of accrual accounting versus cash accounting and the results have indicated that accrual accounting could improve the performance of accounting in municipality system. In addition, the study has examined whether or not converting cash to accrual accounting basis in municipalities could improve qualitative characteristics of accounting information. To examine this hypothesis, the study has designed a questionnaire in Likert scale to measure the quality of information and, using some statistical tests, the survey has concluded accrual accounting indeed provided better quality characteristics information.

  6. Municipal recycling support program. Guide to applicants

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    The Municipal Recycling Support Program stems from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment's policies and programs begun in 1980 aimed at encouraging the development of source separation projects in Ontario. To qualify for financial assistance, municipalities must play a central role in the implementation and ongoing development of recycling; applications will be supported only if there is adequate and reasonable commitment from markets for recovered materials; recycling systems must operate within the framework of a complete waste management system in which cost effectiveness is an important factor; multi-material projects are encouraged as much as possible; and the Ministry will share the costs of projects with the municipalities. The Ministry provides grants for up to 5 years per project to cover the net operating cost of a project up to a specified maximum percentage of eligible gross operating expenses. This manual provides guidelines for applying for such funding, including definitions of eligibility for operating and capital costs, the use of household bins, and guidelines for promotion and advertising, education, demonstration, and feasibility studies.

  7. Digital Governance (in Romanian Municipalities. A Longitudinal Assessment of Municipal Web Sites in Romania

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    Catalin Vrabie

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This article presents a comparative cross-country study in order to know the level of web services implementation at the municipality level (what are the public services that municipalities offer to their citizens using the electronic platforms. We’ve accessed each municipality web portal from Romania (103 in total and using a defined scale; and rated every one very strictly. Most of the elements used in this research are taken from previous studies, adapted afterwards to take in relevant values for my country. Although there are numerous Romanian initiatives of connecting to the Internet even smaller communities, like small towns or even communes, we have chosen the municipalities due to the positive relation between the number of inhabitants and the capacity to e-Government of the local public administration. All of the 103 Romanian municipalities have been analysed and the results obtained will be presented on each class (there are 5 different classes – e-doc, transparency, etc., but also by the final results.

  8. Implementing the Green City Policy in Municipal Spatial Planning: The Case of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

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    Abongile Dlani

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available The term “eco-city,” and similar concepts such as “green” and “sustainable” cities, has evolved overtime concurrent to the development of the understanding of social change and mankind’s impact on environmental and economic health. With the advent of climate change impacts, modern economies developed the green city policy to create sustainable urban development, low emission, and environmentally friendly cities. In South Africa municipalities, including Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM have been tasked to and implement the green city policy. However, BCMM is yet to develop the green city policy that clearly articulate how the municipality will combat climate change and reduce its Green House Gases (GHG emissions in its spatial planning designs. Against this background, this article reviews and analyses green policy landscape in Metropolitan Municipalities. It is envisaged that the research will provide the basis for the development of a comprehensive green policy strategies and programmes for the local transition to action in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, in the Eastern Cape Province.

  9. The Port Hope area initiative municipal involvement

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    2006-01-01

    Port Hope (Canada) contains one of the world's oldest nuclear facility sites. From the 1930's through to the 1970's, processing residues from radium refining facilities located at the Port Hope Harbour were being stored and/or deposited on numerous sites throughout the municipality. For a variety of reasons, including spillage of material during transportation and un-monitored or unauthorized diversion of materials, many private and public properties in the municipality were contaminated with low level radioactive waste. Over the past 30 years, the community has demanded that the nuclear industry and the federal government clean up the mess left in Port Hope. In the 1980's and 1990's, the federal government sought to fulfill its commitment to clean up over one million cubic metres of contaminated material remaining in Port Hope but was unable to find a solution. The Low Level Radioactive Waste Management Siting Task Force worked in trying to find a home for historic LLRW in the 1980's and 1990's. It is only within the past 6 years that Port Hope's community began to see the 'light at the end of the tunnel'. And, the light began to shine when the communities took the issue of long term management of the waste into their own hands and proposed possible solutions to the federal government. So the Port Hope Area Initiative is a community-based initiative. In this paper the author presents some of the reasons for success (so far) and some opportunities and challenges that his municipality, and specifically municipal Council, faces as a partner in this Environmental Assessment and project development process. He addresses some of the key elements of the Project that he believes have led to the success of the Project to this point, including: the Legal Agreement and Agreement Monitoring process; the Property Value Protection Program; the Hosting Fee; the Municipal veto on some decisions; the end Use as an asset to the Community; the Value of Peer Review. He also touches

  10. Soy Expansion and Socioeconomic Development in Municipalities of Brazil

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    Luiz Antonio Martinelli

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Soy occupies the largest area of agricultural land in Brazil, spreading from southern states to the Amazon region. Soy is also the most important agricultural commodity among Brazilian exports affecting food security and land use nationally and internationally. Here we pose the question of whether soy expansion affects only economic growth or whether it also boosts socioeconomic development, fostering education and health improvements in Brazilian municipalities where it is planted. To achieve this objective, we divided more than 5000 municipalities into two groups: those with >300 ha of soy (soy municipalities and those with <300 ha of soy (non-soy municipalities. We compared the Human Development Index (HDI and the Gini coefficient for income for these two groups of municipalities in 1991, 2000, and 2010. We made such comparison at the municipality level for the whole country, but we also grouped the municipalities by major geographical regions and states. We found that the HDI was higher in soy municipalities, especially in the agricultural frontier. That effect was not so clear in more consolidated agricultural regions of the country. Soy municipalities also had a higher Gini coefficient for income than non-soy municipalities. We concluded that soy could be considered a precursor of socioeconomic development under certain conditions; however, it also tends to be associated with an increase in income inequality, especially in the agricultural frontier.

  11. The relationship between the oil industry and municipalities in Saskatchewan

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    Gerecke, D.

    1997-01-01

    The relationship between oil companies and rural municipalities in Saskatchewan and the recent changes to Saskatchewan's property tax assessment scheme were discussed. There are approximately 300 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan, each having its own bylaws and policies. The bylaws and policies dealing with roads and fees are the ones which affect the oil companies the most. From the industry's point of view, the biggest problem is that there is no consistency from one rural municipality to another regarding the rules that oil companies must follow. The Rural Municipalities Act and the Planning and Development Act are the sources of jurisdiction for rural municipalities. These acts allow municipalities to pass zoning bylaws for land use and development restrictions that could prevent or restrict the drilling of wells, the installation of road approaches, the crossing of roads with a pipeline or gas line, and waste disposal, among others. Examples of how the rural municipalities in Saskatchewan are dealing with the oil industry are presented. One factor that rural municipalities sometimes overlook is that trying to coexist peacefully with the oil industry frequently encourages development and keeps taxes down. The property tax reassessment based on the 1989 Rural Municipality Act, the impact of reassessment on rural municipalities, appeals against assessment, 1997 changes to the appeal rules, and major appeal issues in 1997 were also reviewed

  12. Management and Employee Sati sfaction in a Municipal Administration

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    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Research Question (RQ: Do knowledge and skills of the director of municipal administration have an influence on employee satisfaction? Purpose: To research the knowledge and skills, a leader needs to guide employees towards reaching a work place satisfaction and consequently towards higher effectiveness of the organization. Method: A case study on a smaller municipal administration based on an interview with the director of municipal administration on development of knowledge and skills; a questionnaire for determining leadership abilities and a questionnaire for measuring work satisfaction of employees in municipal administration. Results: The influence of knowledge and skills of the director of municipal administration on employee satisfaction. Organization: Organization that strives for success needs to devote special attention to people management. Satisfied employees are successful in their work assignments and consequently contribute to effectiveness of the organization. Society: The purpose of municipal administration is to fulfill the needs of its citizens as much as possible. A quality service for citizens as service users can only be provided by satisfied employees in the municipal administration. Originality: In the municipal administration of the studied municipality a research study on the influence of knowledge and skills of the leader on employee satisfaction has not been carried out yet, so this will serve as grounds for improvement of organizational climate in the organization. Limitations/further research: The director of municipal administration is the author’s subordinate. The municipal administration has only eight employees, which is a limited sample size even though all employees participated in the research study. In the future it would be wise to conduct a study with all three municipal administrations of the Bela krajina region, as this would provide a clearer picture of employee satisfaction in the municipalities of

  13. Efecto de la fertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento de ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Edgar A Rodríguez Araujo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio se evaluó el efecto de las fertilizaciones química y orgánica y biofertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento del ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y en la producción de plántulas en vivero y en campo. Las variables evaluadas en vivero fueron: peso fresco de raíz y parte aérea, número de hojas, altura de la planta (cm, diámetro del tallo (mm, peso seco total, peso seco de raíz y parte aérea. Se evaluaron seis tratamientos, bajo un diseño estadístico de bloques completos al azar, de la forma siguiente: fertilización de síntesis química completa (testigo (FSQC, FSQC más fertilización orgánica (FSQC + O, FSQC + O más biofertilización 1 (solubilizador de fósforo con base en Penicillium janthinellum (1x10(7conidias/ml, FSQC + O más micorrizas (FSQC + O + M, FSQC + O más biofertilización 2 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml y Azospirillun sp. (1x10(8 UFC/ml, FSQC + O más biofertilización 3 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml. El experimento se instaló sobre un Typic Hapludolls. El análisis de resultados mostró que, en todos los tratamientos la fertilización de síntesis química + orgánica + micorrizas presentó los mejores resultados (P < 0.01, seguido de los tratamientos a los que se aplicó la fuente de biofertilización (microorganismos solubilizadores de fósforo y fijadores de nitrógeno. Para los suelos estudiados se concluyó que el mayor rendimiento de ají se consigue cuando se aplica al suelo una fuente química completa, más una fuente de materia orgánica, más micorrizas arbusculares. Además, que la biofertilización es un complemento de la fertilización química.

  14. Prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa, Cauca, Colombia, 2015

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    Luisa María Gaviria

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición en niños de un resguardo indígena Nasa de Caldono, en el departamento del Cauca, y su distribución según variables clínicas, sociodemográficas y de infraestructura sanitaria. Metodología: estudio transversal con fuente de información primaria. La muestra de estudio estuvo formada por 62 niños, a quienes se les hicieron evaluación parasitológica en materia fecal, mediciones antropométricas para evaluar el estado nutricional y determinar la prevalencia de diferentes tipos de desnutrición y medición de hemoglobina para establecer la anemia. La descripción del grupo se realizó con medidas de resumen para la edad y frecuencias para las demás variables, se calculó la prevalencia de los tres eventos (parasitosis, desnutrición, anemia y se exploró su asociación con variables independientes mediante pruebas de hipótesis. Se usó el programa SPSS 22.0. Resultados: se encontró una prevalencia de parasitosis intestinal de 95,2%, anemia de 21,0% y desnutrición crónica de 35,5%. A pesar de no hallar asociación estadística con las condiciones sociodemográficas y sanitarias, se encontró elevada frecuencia de factores de riesgo para los tres eventos, como la baja escolaridad de los padres, baja disponibilidad de acueducto y alcantarillado, y una elevada morbilidad sentida. Conclusión: la comunidad indígena evaluada presentó altas prevalencias de parasitosis intestinal, anemia y desnutrición, lo que representa implicaciones prácticas para la orientación de los programas de salud indígena; la exploración de asociaciones requiere estudios con mayor tamaño de muestra que garanticen una mayor potencia estadística.

  15. ESTUDIO DE TENDENCIAS DE LA PRECIPITACIÓN MENSUAL EN LA CUENCA ALTA-MEDIA DEL RÍO CAUCA, COLOMBIA.

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    OLGA L. PUERTAS OROZCO

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudiar las alteraciones en la oferta hídrica asociadas a la variabilidad o al cambio climático, es importante para ajustar adaptaciones frente a los cambios actuales y futuros, para esto se requiere comprender cambios históricos espacio-temporales en el patrón regional de lluvias. Para esto, se analizaron las tendencias de la precipitación mensual (1975-2006 en escalas de la lluvia total-anual, mensual-multianual y semianual-trimestral; mediante la aplicación de la prueba no-paramétrica de Mann-Kendall en 108 estaciones pluviométricas, ubicadas en la cuenca alta-media del río Cauca. En los resultados, la precipitación anual tuvo tendencias significativas con rango de variación desde -9.3% (-147,3 mm hasta +6.5% (+128,8 mm por decenio con promedio de -0.7% (-7,7 mm, para 24 estaciones. A escala trimestral, en Junio Julio-Agosto como periodo de menor pluviosidad al año, se encontró una disminución significativa de la precipitación, con promedio de -15% (-29 mm por decenio, en el 19% (21 de las estaciones analizadas. Se concluye, que existe cambios en el régimen intranual de la precipitación y, tras comparar las tendencias en la precipitación anual con variables geográficas (altitud, latitud y longitud, por encima de los 1500 msnm y en latitud menor a 3o52'N en la cordillera de los Andes, existe reducción generalizada en la lluvia. Dichos cambios, afectarán negativamente la generación y la disponibilidad de la escorrentía, que representa la oferta hídrica en la cuenca. En futuras investigaciones, deben estudiarse los cambios en la precipitación a escala diaria y vincularse actores locales, para el ajuste de adaptaciones frente a los cambios.

  16. Combined use of local and global hydrometeorological data with regional and global hydrological models in the Magdalena - Cauca river basin, Colombia

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    Rodriguez, Erasmo; Sanchez, Ines; Duque, Nicolas; Lopez, Patricia; Kaune, Alexander; Werner, Micha; Arboleda, Pedro

    2017-04-01

    The Magdalena Cauca Macrobasin (MCMB) in Colombia, with an area of about 257,000 km2, is the largest and most important water resources system in the country. With almost 80% of the Colombian population (46 million people) settled in the basin, it is the main source of water for demands including human consumption, agriculture, hydropower generation, industrial activities and ecosystems. Despite its importance, the basin has witnessed enormous changes in land-cover and extensive deforestation during the last three decades. To make things more complicated, the MCMB currently lacks a set of tools to support planning and decision making processes at scale of the whole watershed. Considering this, the MCMB has been selected as one of the six different regional case studies in the eartH2Observe research project, in which hydrological and meteorological reanalysis products are being validated for the period 1980-2012. The combined use of the hydrological and meteorological reanalysis data, with local hydrometeorological data (precipitation, temperature and streamflow) provided by the National Hydrometeorological Agency (IDEAM), has given us the opportunity to implement and test three hydrological models (VIC, WFLOW and a Water Balance Model based on the Budyko framework) at the basin scale. Additionally, results from the global models in the eartH2Observe hydrological reanalysis have been used to evaluate their performance against the observed streamflow data. This paper discusses the comparison between streamflow observations and simulations from the global hydrological models forced with the WFDEI data, and regional models forced with a combination of observed and meteorological reanalysis data, in the whole domain of the MCMB. For the three regional models analysed results show good performances for some sub-basins and poor performances for others. This can be due to the smoothing of the precipitation fields, interpolated from point daily rainfall data, the effect of

  17. ANÁLISIS MULTICRITERIO DEL ESTADO DE LAS PASTURAS DE LA HACIENDA GANADERA GARCÍA ABAJO EN CORINTO (CAUCA, COLOMBIA

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    E. F. Garzón

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    Full Text Available La evaluación de pasturas utilizando criterios múltiples constituye una herramienta de importancia para la toma de decisiones en el manejo de sistemas ganaderos sostenibles. El objetivo fue construir un índice de estado con base en indicadores productivos y biológicos de los componentes herbáceo y leñoso para tipificar 50 potreros de una ex-plotación ganadera de la Hacienda García Abajo, departamento del Cauca, Colombia. Se levantó información de nueve variables que describen factores incidentes en la pro-ducción (área de potreros, edad de la pastura, topografía, árboles y cobertura de dosel, la composición botánica (leguminosas, arvenses, especies de gramíneas e indicadores de cantidad y calidad de las pasturas (biomasa forrajera y color. Siete de estas variables fueron medidas y calificadas con los uso de una herramienta multicriterio. Mediante estadística multivariada se realizó una tipología de potreros. El conglomerado C1 agrupa los 17 potreros con mayor tiempo de establecimiento, mientras C2 corresponde al de menor cantidad de potreros, los cuales son pasturas jóvenes. C3 agrupa el mayor nú-mero de potreros (25, los que a su vez tienen la mayor extensión promedio. C2 fue el conglomerado con mayor producción de biomasa y el que presentó menor porcentaje de vegetación espontánea. En conclusión, el análisis multicriterio para evaluar pasturas permite tomar decisiones y realizar juicios fundamentados sobre diferentes valoraciones, lo cual hace que el diagnóstico sea más acertado y mejor la formulación de soluciones con base en referentes endógenos, a fin de ir mejorando progresivamente el manejo de la finca.

  18. RELACIÓN ENTRE LA DIVERSIDAD DE ANUROS Y LOS ESTADOS SUCESIONALES DE UN BOSQUE MUY HÚMEDO MONTANO BAJO DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA, SUROCCIDENTE COLOMBIANO

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    GARCÍA-R. JUAN CARLOS

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    Full Text Available Se examinó la relación de parámetros vegetales y variables climáticas con ladistribución y la abundancia de anuros en un bosque muy húmedo montano bajo deloccidente del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Se muestrearon durante siete meses seistransectos en tres tipos de hábitat (bosque secundario, bosque secundario tempranoy matorral. Se obtuvieron datos de las características del bosque (cobertura, alturaspromedias y densidades de diferentes estratos, profundidad de la hojarasca, temperaturadel aire, temperatura del suelo y humedad relativa en cada sitio. Se registraron cincoespecies del género Pristimantis y una del género “Eleutherodactylus”, siendo la másabundante P. brevifrons con un total de 19 individuos, seguida de P. palmeri con 15 y P.erythropleura con 14. La distribución de las especies presentó diferencias significativasentre los hábitats y las variables climáticas. La abundancia de las especies en el bosquesecundario estuvo correlacionada con la temperatura del suelo, y en bosque secundariotemprano y matorral con la humedad relativa. De acuerdo con los aspectos estructuralesde la vegetación, se sugiere la existencia de tres comportamientos diferentes dentrodel grupo de anuros respecto a los siguientes parámetros: cobertura vegetal (%, alturapromedio (m del estrato subarbóreo (Ar, densidad de este estrato (ind/m2, densidad(ind/m2 del estrato arbustivo (ar y la profundidad de la capa de hojarasca (cm. Porlo tanto, se observan tres grupos de especies aparentemente diferentes, definidossegún los siguientes criterios: el grupo I, constituido por especies que toleran más losambientes medianamente intervenidos (P. brevifrons, P. erythropleura, “E”. mantipus;el grupo II, cuyas especies se encuentran presentes en ambientes más conservados(P. calcaratus, P. thectopternus; y el grupo III conformado por P. palmeri, presenteen ambientes mediana y altamente intervenidos

  19. Influencia de la aplicación de vinaza en actividad y biomasa microbiana en un Entic Dystropept y un Fluventic haplustoll del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Full Text Available Con la aplicación de vinaza, residuo de la producción de alcohol carburante a partir de la caña de azúcar, se evaluó el efecto sobre la actividad y biomasa microbiana del suelo y el suministro de K+ al cultivo de maíz dulce (Zea Mays en un Entic Dystropept y un Fluventic Haplustoll del Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Se utilizó un diseño completamente al azar con cuatro tratamientos y cinco repeticiones: T1 (100% requerimiento de K+ con KCl, T2 (100% requerimiento de K+ con vinaza, T3 (50% requerimiento de K+ con KCl +50% con vinaza y T4 (25% requerimiento de K+ con KCl +75% con vinaza. Se estimó biomasa microbiana por el método de fumigación-extracción. Se realizó análisis de varianza, prueba de comparación de medias, regresiones y correlaciones (SAS. Se presentaron diferencias significativas en la actividad y biomasa microbiana por época de muestreo y entre los diferentes muestreos; al final del cultivo el Entic Dystropept presentó el contenido más alto de biomasa microbiana-C en el T2, mientras que en el Fluventic Haplustoll fue en el T1. El menor qCO2 fue para el T2 del Entic Distropept y T1 del Fluventic Haplustoll, estos tratamientos presentaron mayor acumulación de biomasa en cada suelo respectivamente T2 (30 450 kg ha-1 y T1 (21 015.6 kg ha-1.

  20. Possibilities of municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash utilisation.

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    Hartmann, Silvie; Koval, Lukáš; Škrobánková, Hana; Matýsek, Dalibor; Winter, Franz; Purgar, Amon

    2015-08-01

    Properties of the waste treatment residual fly ash generated from municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash were investigated in this study. Six different mortar blends with the addition of the municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash were evaluated. The Portland cement replacement levels of the municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash used were 25%, 30% and 50%. Both, raw and washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash samples were examined. According to the mineralogical composition measurements, a 22.6% increase in the pozzolanic/hydraulic properties was observed for the washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash sample. The maximum replacement level of 25% for the washed municipal solid waste incinerator fly ash in mortar blends was established in order to preserve the compressive strength properties. Moreover, the leaching characteristics of the crushed mortar blend was analysed in order to examine the immobilisation of its hazardous contents. © The Author(s) 2015.

  1. Does municipal co-financing reduce hospitalisation rates in Denmark?

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    Vrangbæk, Karsten; Lærke Sørensen, Mette

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    Aims: To provide a preliminary answer to the question of whether the economic incentives introduced by the municipal co-financing of hospital services work as intended in the reform. Methods: This study is based on 30 statistical cross-section linear regressions, OLS, using data from Statistics...... Denmark (Statistikbanken) and the Municipal Financial Accounts. Supplemented by data from a survey study from municipal health managers in all municipalities of the country. Results: Despite the favourable conditions presented by the design of our analysis, it is not possible to demonstrate a clear link...... between local efforts and number of admissions from the municipalities. Conclusions: The study does not support one of the fundamental theoretical assumptions behind the municipal co-financing introduced in the 2007 structural reform in Denmark. While the study failed to establish systematic links between...

  2. Study on Construction Technology of Municipal Road and Bridge Concrete

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    Tang, Fuyong

    2018-03-01

    With the continuous development of social economy and the accelerating process of urbanization, municipal road and bridge projects have also shown a trend of rapid development. Municipal road and bridge work can fully reflect the economic and cultural development level of cities and is also an important symbol of urban development. As a basic material of construction, concrete is widely used in engineering construction. This article will analyze the municipal road and bridge concrete construction technology, put forward corresponding measures.

  3. Perceived tourism impacts in municipalities with different tourism concentration

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    Nemec Rudež, Helena; Vodeb, Ksenija

    2010-01-01

    The paper investigates residents’ perceptions of tourism impacts in Koper and Piran municipality which are located on the Slovenian coast. The two municipalities have different tourism concentration defined as the ratio between the number of tourists and the number of residents. Specifically, the study attempts to explore differences between tourism impacts in the two municipalities. For the purpose of this study, tourism impacts are divided into economic, socio-cultural and environmental. Pr...

  4. A Business Case Method for IT Investments in Danish Municipalities

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    Persson, John Stouby; Nielsen, Peter Axel

    2012-01-01

    Effective management of information technology (IT) investments is increasingly important for Danish municipalities. This is why they along with other both public and private sector organizations increasingly are using IT business cases. The business case is a document specifying the main rationale...... behind the expected value and cost of an IT investment for the adopting organization. However, experiences from Danish municipalities reveal difficulties in developing effective IT business cases for purposes beyond simple cost savings. Based on collaborative action research with Danish municipalities...

  5. PRODUCCIÓN MÁS LIMPIA Y VIABILIDAD DE TRATAMIENTO BIOLÓGICO PARA EFLUENTES DE MATADEROS EN PEQUEÑAS LOCALIDADES: Caso: Municipio de El Tambo (Colombia CLEANER PRODUCTION AND FEASIBILITY OF BIOLOGICAL TREATMENT FOR SLAUGHTERHOUSES EFFLUENTS IN SMALL TOWNS: Case: Municipality of Tambo (Colombia

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    GUILLERMO CHAUX

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó la viabilidad de tratamiento biológico para el efluente del matadero del municipio de El Tambo (Cauca y se propuso la implementación de procesos de producción más limpia (PML en cuanto al uso del agua y algunos subproductos generados por esta central de sacrificio. Se llevaron a cabo jornadas de inspección sanitaria, aforos de caudal, cuantificación volumétrica de subproductos y análisis fisicoquímicos que incluyen: DBO5, DQO, SST, Nitrógeno Total, Fósforo Total, grasas y aceites, temperatura y pH. Se registra un elevado consumo de agua: 200 litros/cerdo y 1880 litros/res (superiores a los promedios del matadero de Popayán-Cauca: 100 L/cerdo y 500 L/res; valores de parámetros de contaminación: 9024 mg/L DQO, 1829 mg/L DBO5, 1357 mg/L SST, 889 mg/L N, 26 mg/L P, 79 mg/L de grasas y aceites, pH de 7.6. Producción de 23 L/bovino de rumen y 28 L/bovino de sangre. El efluente es de difícil biodegradabilidad; sin embargo, el tratamiento biológico anaeróbico es viable mediante una eliminación previa de grasas y rumen, colectándolos por separado mediante un estricto tratamiento preliminar. Antes del diseño de la planta de tratamiento de agua residual deben implementarse procesos de PML, con el fin de reducir el gasto masivo de agua y buscar una adecuada disposición y buen uso de subproductos.Was evaluated the feasibility of biological treatment for the effluent from the slaughterhouse in the municipality of El Tambo (Cauca and proposed the implementation of cleaner production processes (CPP in the use of water and some byproducts generated by the plant for slaughter. Conducted workshops for health inspection, flow capacities, volumetric quantification and analysis of physic-chemical byproducts that include BOD5, COD, TSS, Total Nitrogen, Total Phosphorus, fats and oils, temperature and pH. There are high water consumption: 200 liters/pork and 1800 liters/bovine (higher than the averages of the slaughterhouse of Popayán-Cauca

  6. Municipal solid waste generation in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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    Dangi, Mohan B; Pretz, Christopher R; Urynowicz, Michael A; Gerow, Kenneth G; Reddy, J M

    2011-01-01

    Waste stream characteristics must be understood to tackle waste management problems in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Nepal. Three-stage stratified cluster sampling was used to evaluate solid waste data collected from 336 households in KMC. This information was combined with data collected regarding waste from restaurants, hotels, schools and streets. The study found that 497.3 g capita(-1) day(-1) of solid waste was generated from households and 48.5, 113.3 and 26.1 kg facility(-1) day(-1) of waste was generated from restaurants, hotels and schools, respectively. Street litter measured 69.3 metric tons day(-1). The average municipal solid waste generation rate was 523.8 metric tons day(-1) or 0.66 kg capita(-1) day(-1) as compared to the 320 metric tons day(-1) reported by the city. The coefficient of correlation between the number of people and the amount of waste produced was 0.94. Key household waste constituents included 71% organic wastes, 12% plastics, 7.5% paper and paper products, 5% dirt and construction debris and 1% hazardous wastes. Although the waste composition varied depending on the source, the composition analysis of waste from restaurants, hotels, schools and streets showed a high percentage of organic wastes. These numbers suggest a greater potential for recovery of organic wastes via composting and there is an opportunity for recycling. Because there is no previous inquiry of this scale in reporting comprehensive municipal solid waste generation in Nepal, this study can be treated as a baseline for other Nepalese municipalities. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  7. AL(0) in municipal waste incinerator ash

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    Stipp, S. L.; Ronsbo, J. G.; Zunic, T. B.; Christensen, T. H.

    2003-04-01

    Disposal of municipal waste is a challenge to society. Waste volume is substantially decreased by incineration but residual ash usually contains a number of toxic components which must be immobilised to insure environmental protection. One element, chromium, is mobile and toxic in its oxidised state as Cr(VI) but it can be reduced to Cr(III) and immobilised. Reduction can be promoted by ash treatment with Fe(0) or Fe(II), but recent evidence shows that at least some Cr(VI) is reduced spontaneously in the ash. Aspects of ash behaviour suggest metallic aluminium as the reducing agent, but no direct evidence of Al(0) has been found until now. We examined filter ash from an energy-producing, municipal-waste incinerator (Vest-forbrænding) near Copenhagen. X-ray diffraction (XRD) identified expected salts of Na, K and Ca such as halite, sylvite, calcite, anhydrite and gypsum as well as quartz, feldspar and some hematite. Wave-dispersive electron microprobe produced elemen-tal maps of the ash; Al-rich areas were analysed quantitatively by comparison with standards. We identified metallic Al particles, averaging 50 to 100 micrometers in di-ameter, often with a fractured, glassy border of aluminum oxide. The particles were porous, explaining fast Cr(VI) reduction and they contained thin exsolution lamellae of Al-alloys of Pb and Cu or Mn, Fe and Ag, which provide clues of the Al(0) origin in the waste. Sometimes Al(0) occurred inside glassy globes of Al2O3. Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy (TOF-SIMS) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) proved that surface Al concentrations on ash particles were below detection, confirming reactivity of the Al(0) bulk. The persistence of reduced Al through the highly oxidising combustion procedure comes as a surprise and is a benefit in the immobilisation of Cr(VI) from municipal-waste incineration residues.

  8. Tourist valorization of the municipality of Negotin

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    Čučulović Rodoljub

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available According to its physical-geographical and socio-economical characteristics, the municipality of Negotin belongs to the territories with favorable tourist potentials. In order to scientifically validate this fact, in this paper tourist valorization has been performed using quantitative-qualitative method, giving attractiveness ranking values, based on which conclusions have been made on the direction and forms of tourist potential. The results obtained from tourist valorization have shown that the hydrographic potential and fauna are rated as good (3, and have the highest general tourist value among natural resources. General values are graded as satisfactory (1.8 and the climate is graded as unsatisfactory (1.2. Valorization of anthropogenic characteristics gave the maximal general value (4 to cultural-historical objects including sacral objects - monasteries and churches and the Rajac pimnice. The Rajac pimnice have an especially high value, as they represent, for us, a unique value that can be considered in diverse ways and adjusted to tourist utilization. Based on the performed tourist valorization it can be noted that the general tourist value of the municipality of Negotin is of regional ranking, though anthropogenic potentials are of national ranking and part of them, as emphasized, are objects that are internationally important. The basic shortcoming is the low road quality leading to places of important tourist value, even though the road network is favorable, and there are also many weaknesses in the receptive tourist base. Improvement of these shortcomings would create a good image of the municipality of Negotin in continental tourism of the Republic of Serbia.

  9. CITIZENSHIP, DEMOCRACY Y DEMANDA OF NEW MUNICIPALITIES IN SINALOA

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    Jesús López-Estrada

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes the construction of citizenship and democracy in the cities of Eldorado in Culiacán municipality and Juan José Ríos in the Guasave municipality. In the processes, the following elements are present: the different social culture identities that it has built the citizens of rural communities and citizens who reside in main town of the municipality, feeling of injustice generated in largely of citizens by deficient municipality public service; and struggle for the extension and political rights. Analyzing the information provided by the social actors who have participated in these lawsuits is complemented.

  10. The characteristics to consider in municipal shared spaces

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    Brinkoe, Rikke; Nielsen, Susanne Balslev

    2017-01-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study is through collaboration with practitioners to identify key characteristics of municipal shared spaces and, based on these, developing a guide for establishing a shared space in a municipal real-estate portfolio. Design/methodology/approach This paper builds...... to establishing a shared space in a municipal real-estate portfolio, created in collaboration between researchers and practitioners. It provides an introduction to the topic and outlines a number of tasks that must be completed in different parts of a project, thereby providing a tool which practitioners can use...... in a municipal real-estate portfolio....

  11. Early mathematics intervention in a Danish municipality

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    Lindenskov, Lena; Weng, Peter

    2013-01-01

    We describe a pilot project 2009 – 2010 about early intervention in second grade mathematics (about 8 years old) in Frederiksberg, a Danish urban municipality. We shortly describe the background of the pilot project, aims and organisation in four design cycles. We explore the pilot teachers......' feedback during the pilot process, how pilot teacher feedback was applied in material production, and the relations between the feedback and the project’s theoretical basis. The project is based on original theory (Math Holes theory), but international frameworks, like Mathematics Recovery, serve...

  12. Environmental sustainability of ozonating municipal waste water

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    Larsen, Henrik Fred; Hansen, Peter Augusto

    The EU FP6 NEPTUNE project is related to the EU Water Framework Directive and the main goal is to develop new and optimize existing waste water treatment technologies (WWTT) and sludge handling methods for municipal waste water. Besides nutrients, a special focus area is micropollutants (e....... In total more that 20 different waste water and sludge treatment technologies are to be assessed. This paper will present the preliminary LCA results from running the induced versus avoided impact approach (mainly based on existing LCIA methodology) on one of the WWTTs, i.e. ozonation....

  13. Organic school meals in three Danish municipalities

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    He, Chen

    In order to prevent children and young people from becoming overweight or obese, it is imperative to promote healthier eating patterns. So it is necessary to develop and implement effective strategies that can influence the eating and lifestyle habits of young people. Healthy school meal programme...... is considered to be an effective strategy to promote such changes and increasingly such strategies become embedded organic supply polices and strategies that pursue environmental goals. The purpose of this paper is to take a closer look into the current status of the organic school meal programme in Denmark....... Three municipalities which are involved in the organic school meal programme are chosen as the study subjects....

  14. Escuela náutica municipal

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    Mejón Vandrell, Alejandra

    2016-01-01

    Qualificació obtinguda: 9 El proyecto se sitúa en la ciudad de Lisboa, en una zona de borde marítimo, frente al estuario del rio Tajo, la propuesta trata de desarrollar un club municipal náutico, el programa intenta dar respuesta y contenido a la función para la cual se dirige, pero también ser un revulsivo en la zona elegida, que sirva de impronta para un futuro crecimiento y disfrute. El lugar, nos da la oportunidad, de pensar en aquellas arquitecturas industriales que han albergad...

  15. SK policies the view of nuclear municipalities

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    D'abadal, M.V.

    2002-01-01

    The nuclear policies of the most important countries in Western Europe, already influenced by the evolution of the public opinion, have experimented strong changes together with political evolution. The future of NNP in some important countries is doubtful, as for the case of Sweden, Germany, Spain, Holland, Belgium, The large democratic discussions that affect permanently our society, as well as the new society of information that is being implanted, have turned the decision making processes into what is referred to as public participation and transparency, especially when these affect the environment or the immediate future of the citizens. The installation policies of nuclear plants are very similar in all the countries. Most of them are located in low density population areas, with low activity rate, high rate of elder people. These territories have many water resources, low communication infrastructure level, etc. So the typographic aspects of the European municipalities are alike (in eastern countries as well). Nuclear energy whose existence is sometimes called in question by press media, citizens and inhabitants, needs full agreement within the territory in order to work at its best. Moreover, the territory on which the plant is installed must have the necessary means of infrastructure ( development from a social and economic point of view) as well as the dues for its future and for a new positive reality as far as the citizens are concerned in order to face the corresponding challenges. Having got to this point, a territorial debate should be focused on the balance between the state's general interest and the local one as normalised operation of nuclear facilities is and will be possible only in a context of mutual respect. The new European political map and the last governmental decisions in energetic strategies grant more value to the opinion of the local authorities on the territories affected by these facilities. So, in order to express their opinion

  16. Evaluating the efficiency of municipalities in collecting and processing municipal solid waste: a shared input DEA-model.

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    Rogge, Nicky; De Jaeger, Simon

    2012-10-01

    This paper proposed an adjusted "shared-input" version of the popular efficiency measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that enables evaluating municipality waste collection and processing performances in settings in which one input (waste costs) is shared among treatment efforts of multiple municipal solid waste fractions. The main advantage of this version of DEA is that it not only provides an estimate of the municipalities overall cost efficiency but also estimates of the municipalities' cost efficiency in the treatment of the different fractions of municipal solid waste (MSW). To illustrate the practical usefulness of the shared input DEA-model, we apply the model to data on 293 municipalities in Flanders, Belgium, for the year 2008. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  17. Evaluating the efficiency of municipalities in collecting and processing municipal solid waste: A shared input DEA-model

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    Rogge, Nicky; De Jaeger, Simon

    2012-01-01

    Highlights: ► Complexity in local waste management calls for more in depth efficiency analysis. ► Shared-input Data Envelopment Analysis can provide solution. ► Considerable room for the Flemish municipalities to improve their cost efficiency. - Abstract: This paper proposed an adjusted “shared-input” version of the popular efficiency measurement technique Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) that enables evaluating municipality waste collection and processing performances in settings in which one input (waste costs) is shared among treatment efforts of multiple municipal solid waste fractions. The main advantage of this version of DEA is that it not only provides an estimate of the municipalities overall cost efficiency but also estimates of the municipalities’ cost efficiency in the treatment of the different fractions of municipal solid waste (MSW). To illustrate the practical usefulness of the shared input DEA-model, we apply the model to data on 293 municipalities in Flanders, Belgium, for the year 2008.

  18. Municipal solid waste generation in municipalities: quantifying impacts of household structure, commercial waste and domestic fuel.

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    Lebersorger, S; Beigl, P

    2011-01-01

    Waste management planning requires reliable data concerning waste generation, influencing factors on waste generation and forecasts of waste quantities based on facts. This paper aims at identifying and quantifying differences between different municipalities' municipal solid waste (MSW) collection quantities based on data from waste management and on socio-economic indicators. A large set of 116 indicators from 542 municipalities in the Province of Styria was investigated. The resulting regression model included municipal tax revenue per capita, household size and the percentage of buildings with solid fuel heating systems. The model explains 74.3% of the MSW variation and the model assumptions are met. Other factors such as tourism, home composting or age distribution of the population did not significantly improve the model. According to the model, 21% of MSW collected in Styria was commercial waste and 18% of the generated MSW was burned in domestic heating systems. While the percentage of commercial waste is consistent with literature data, practically no literature data are available for the quantity of MSW burned, which seems to be overestimated by the model. The resulting regression model was used as basis for a waste prognosis model (Beigl and Lebersorger, in preparation). Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Municipal hydraulic planning for energy saving; Planeacion hidraulica municipal para el ahorro de energia

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    Garcia Garcia, Enrique [PTF S.C. Consultores, Leon, Gto. (Mexico)

    1999-07-01

    The efficient handling of the economic and natural resources of the municipalities, is nowadays so much complex, that it requires a formal planning. In the public service of potable water supply, two fundamental approaches are conjugated to consider: the rational use of the water resource and the efficient use of the electrical energy, for its extraction from the underground deep reservoirs. In the paper that is presented, the individual features of the previous matters are described and the positive results in a municipality of the Guanajuato's Low Lands (Bajio ), where already the dual objectives are obtained and that with a more professional municipal hydraulic planning, these will be permanent, with the inherent benefit towards the population. [Spanish] El manejo eficiente de los recursos economicos y naturales de los municipios, es hoy en dia cada vez mas complejo, que requiere una planeacion formal. En el servicio publico de abastecimiento de agua potable, se conjugan dos enfoques primordiales a considerar: el uso racional del recurso agua y la utilizacion eficiente de la energia electrica, para su extraccion de los acuiferos subterraneos profundos. En el trabajo que se presenta, se describen las particularidades de lo anterior y los resultados positivos en un municipio del Bajio guanajuatense, donde ya se logran los objetivos duales y que con una planeacion hidraulica municipal mas profesional, estos seran permanentes, con el beneficio inherente hacia la poblacion.

  20. Municipal solid waste generation in municipalities: Quantifying impacts of household structure, commercial waste and domestic fuel

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    Lebersorger, S.; Beigl, P.

    2011-01-01

    Waste management planning requires reliable data concerning waste generation, influencing factors on waste generation and forecasts of waste quantities based on facts. This paper aims at identifying and quantifying differences between different municipalities' municipal solid waste (MSW) collection quantities based on data from waste management and on socio-economic indicators. A large set of 116 indicators from 542 municipalities in the Province of Styria was investigated. The resulting regression model included municipal tax revenue per capita, household size and the percentage of buildings with solid fuel heating systems. The model explains 74.3% of the MSW variation and the model assumptions are met. Other factors such as tourism, home composting or age distribution of the population did not significantly improve the model. According to the model, 21% of MSW collected in Styria was commercial waste and 18% of the generated MSW was burned in domestic heating systems. While the percentage of commercial waste is consistent with literature data, practically no literature data are available for the quantity of MSW burned, which seems to be overestimated by the model. The resulting regression model was used as basis for a waste prognosis model (Beigl and Lebersorger, in preparation).

  1. Should large Spanish municipalities be financially compensated? Costs and benefits of being a capital/central municipality

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    Bosch Roca, Núria; Espasa Queralt, Marta; Montolio, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    We determine the costs and benefits of being a capital or central municipality, where central costs are understood to be incurred specifically as a result of the problems large municipalities located at the centre of an urban agglomeration face (including costs associated with social issues, immigration, commuting and diseconomies of scale) and capital costs result from the presence of regional and/or central government institutions in the municipality (loss of revenue or increase in expendit...

  2. Do Municipal Governments Need More Tax Powers? A Background Paper on Municipal Finance in Alberta

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    Melville McMillan

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Local governments in Alberta have faced considerable and variable challenges over the past 60 years. For example, the rapid population and economic growth during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s created exceptional demands for schools, schooling and municipal infrastructure; demands exceeding those of the last 30 years. Local and especially municipal financing has relied heavily on the property tax throughout. Questions are being asked today about whether the property tax is sufficient for municipal government. Our historical analysis provides insights into the fiscal situation of Alberta’s municipalities that can assist in addressing those questions. The main findings are highlighted here. We conclude that current demands, though considerable, are not creating stress on the property tax as a source of municipal revenue. • The property tax burden in Alberta during the past decade is the lowest that it has been over the past 60 years. Presently, property taxes are about 3.5 per cent of personal income. They were as high as seven per cent during much of the 1960s and averaged in the four to five per cent range from 1950 to 2000. Local and provincial school taxes were responsible for most of the fluctuations in the property tax burden. Municipal property taxes ranged from two to three per cent of personal incomes and recently amounted to about 2.5 per cent, a level typical of that over the past 20 years. • Investment in local infrastructure has over the past 30 years been at half the rate of that of the previous 30 years. Only since 2006, with the assistance of provincial capital grants, has infrastructure spending shown upward movement. Capital spending lagged population growth for many years and probably contributed to a deterioration of infrastructure. • Municipal current or operating expenditures (about three-quarters of the total have been a declining share of personal incomes since the late 1980s and, since 2000, are a smaller share than

  3. Evaluación agroindustrial de los aceites esenciales de Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, y Occimun americanum L en condiciones del Valle del Cauca Agroindustrial evaluation of essential oils of Artemisia dracunculos L, Franseria artemisioides Willd, Salvia officinalis L, Lippia dulcis Frev, and Occimun americanum L in conditions of the Cauca Valle

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    Luis F Saldarriaga C

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available En parcelas establecidas de la Colección de Trabajo de Plantas Medicinales del Centro Experimental CEUNP en condiciones del departamento del Valle del Cauca, se tomaron muestras del material vegetal mediante el corte manual en un marco de 0.25m² ; se separaron hojas, tallos y flores de cada especie. Se determinó el porcentaje de materia seca y se acondicionó para el proceso de extracción de aceite esencial mediante arrastre con vapor. A los aceites obtenidos se les midió la densidad, y el índice de refracción, y al de mayor rendimiento en cada especie se le determinó la composición química mediante cromatografía de gases acoplada a masas. Los mayores rendimientos de aceite esencial se presentaron en las hojas de las cinco especies; los compuestos químicos más representativos fueron Elemicina (40.11% en Estragón, el b-Himachaleno (53.98% en Altamisa, trans-b-Cariofileno (22.18 en Salvia Roja, a-Bisabolol (15.79% en Orozúl y 1,8- Cineol (Eucaliptol (23.34% en Albahaca. Las propiedades físicas fueron coherentes con la presencia de los compuestos químicos encontrados. Todos los aceites esenciales presentan potenciales usos agroindustriales, que varían de acuerdo con la especie y con sus componentes, desde usos en el sector de fragancias, cosmético, medicinal, alimenticio, hasta usos en el sector agrícola.From plots established of the medicinal plants work collection at the Experimental Center CEUNP at Cauca Valle conditions, the vegetable material was gathered by manual cutting in 0.25m²; they separated leaves, shafts and flowers of each species, the percentage of dry matter was determined and it was conditioned for the process of extraction of oil essential, which was carried out by means of haulage with vapour. To the obtained oils they were measured the density, the refraction index and to that of more yield in each species was analyzed by gas chromatograph coupled to mass spectrometry. The biggest yields of oil essential

  4. Municipal solid waste disposal in Portugal

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    Magrinho, Alexandre; Didelet, Filipe; Semiao, Viriato

    2006-01-01

    In recent years municipal solid waste (MSW) disposal has been one of the most important environmental problems for all of the Portuguese regions. The basic principles of MSW management in Portugal are: (1) prevention or reduction, (2) reuse, (3) recovery (e.g., recycling, incineration with heat recovery), and (4) polluter-pay principle. A brief history of legislative trends in waste management is provided herein as background for current waste management and recycling activities. The paper also presents and discusses the municipal solid waste management in Portugal and is based primarily on a national inquiry carried out in 2003 and directed to the MSW management entities. Additionally, the MSW responsibility and management structure in Portugal is presented, together with the present situation of production, collection, recycling, treatment and elimination of MSW. Results showed that 96% of MSW was collected mixed (4% was separately collected) and that 68% was disposed of in landfill, 21% was incinerated at waste-to-energy plants, 8% was treated at organic waste recovery plants and 3% was delivered to sorting. The average generation rate of MSW was 1.32 kg/capita/day

  5. Using radioactive tracer technique in municipal hygiene

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    Yurasova, O.I.

    1974-01-01

    Work of the A. N. Syrsin Institute of General and Municiapl Hygiene using raidoactive tracers is reviewed. The studies include research on protein metabolism in the living organism following action of unfavorable factors of the environment; determination of the paths of introduction into the organism of substances with an alien composition; and study of the rate of resorption of subcutaneous papuli. Results are shown of radioactive-tracer studies on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the living organism and of migration of alien chemical compounds in the organism and in objects in the environment. It is concluded that the radioactive tracer method has wide application in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology. The absence of laborious operations, economy of time, precision of the experiments, and the possibility of obtaining additional information on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the organism and the low cost of such studies compared with other methods makes the radioactive tracer method economically attractive. The studies made show the various types of use of the method in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology

  6. Ultraviolet disinfection of treated municipal wastewaters

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    Vander Laan, H; Cairns, B

    1993-12-31

    A wastewater disinfection system developed by a Canadian company, Trojan Technologies Inc., was discussed. Disinfection for pathogen reduction prior to discharge of treated municipal wastewater back into rivers and lakes has been either ignored or treated by the use of chemicals. In 1979 the first pilot ultraviolet (UV) wastewater disinfection system was established. Since then, over 500 municipal UV installations have been commissioned. The largest installation can process 212 million gallons of water per day. The advantages of UV as a disinfectant are: (1) It is more effective than chlorine. (2) There are no mutagenic/carcinogenic byproducts formed with UV. (3) No toxic chemical residuals are discharged. (4) UV is safe to both the operators and the public. (5) It is cost effective. Europe has not been as active in wastewater disinfection as has North America. One result of the absence of wastewater disinfection in Europe is that the Rhine River, for example, carries 50 million salmonella per second. Disinfection of wastewater effluents is, of course, indispensable in protecting our drinking water supply. 2 figs.

  7. Capilla del Hospital Municipal de Mannheim, Alemania

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    Mutschler, C.

    1969-07-01

    Full Text Available This building was completed when the Municipal Hospital of Mannheim was enlarged and became a Faculty of Medicine. It serves equally well for catholic and protestant religious services. The visitor reaches the church after traversing a gently inclined path: the main feature that holds his attention on entering is the altar and sacristy zone. Advancing up a ramp a gallery is reached, which enables sick people on wheelchairs, or in beds, to participate in the liturgical acts. The main materials utilised have been untreated brick and concrete.Construida a raíz de la ampliación del Hospital Municipal de Mannheim y su conversión en Facultad de Medicina, sirve indistintamente para la celebración de los actos litúrgicos de ambas confesiones. El visitante, por un camino suavemente inclinado, ingresa en el interior del edificio, cuyo núcleo focal está constituido por la zona del altar y las sacristías. Subiendo por una rampa se accede a una galería que permite el que los enfermos, en sillones con ruedas, o en Ja cama, etc., puedan participar desde allí en los actos litúrgicos. Los materiales fundamentales empleados son: ladrillo a cara vista y hormigón, igualmente visto.

  8. Environmental factors and elements of Ljig municipality

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    Miljanović Dragana

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper some of the basic natural and social-geographic factors are analyzed, with the aim to identify their influence on the environmental status. Qualitative assessment are attempted about the various elements of the environment, and attention directed to the problems of noise, and problems of communal waste disposal. A synthetic presentation of the environmental status in the municipality of Ljig is given. The territory of Ljig has been spatially differentiated, namely, it has been categorized according to the degree of pollution. High concentration of the population, and activities, in the town Ljig itself has produced a degradation worse than in the other settlements. On the other hand, the settlements in which is situated the locationally non-flexible industry (quarrying and processing of stone are facing problems of other sort. In the villages, however, which are slowly becoming depopulated, the quality of the environment is satisfactory. In accordance with such facts, revealed about the environmental status, basic aims have been defined as to how to protect the environment in the future. For the realization of environmental aims, various measures and activities are being proposed, with the purpose to improve the situation in the threatened zones, and to safeguard the quality of the environment on the entire municipal territory of Ljig.

  9. CHALLENGES OF MUNICIPAL WASTE MANAGEMENT IN HUNGARY

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    ZOLTÁN OROSZ

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Aims, tasks and priorities of medium term development plans of national waste management were defined in the National Waste Management Plan, which was made for the period of 2003–2008 in Hungary. Supporting of the European Union is indispensable for carrying out of plan. The most important areas are related to the developing projects of municipal solid waste treatment (increasingthe capacity of landfills, accomplishment of the infrastructure of selective waste collection, building of new composting plants. The national environmental policy does not focus sufficiently on the prevention of waste production. Due to the high expenses of investment and operation the energetic recovery and the incineration of municipal solid waste do not compete with the deposition. We inclined to think that the waste management of Hungary will be deposition-orientated until 2015. The main problems to the next years will be the lack of reprocessing industry of plastic and glass packaging waste. The high number of to-be-recultivated landfills and the attainability of necessary financial sources are also serious problems. There are many questions. What is the future in national waste management? How can we reduce the quantity of dumped waste? What are challenges of national waste management on the short and long term?

  10. Using radioactive tracer technique in municipal hygiene

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    Yurasova, O I [Institut Obshchej i Kommunal' noj Gigieny, Moscow (USSR)

    1974-01-01

    Work of the A. N. Syrsin Institute of General and Municiapl Hygiene using raidoactive tracers is reviewed. The studies include research on protein metabolism in the living organism following action of unfavorable factors of the environment; determination of the paths of introduction into the organism of substances with an alien composition; and study of the rate of resorption of subcutaneous papuli. Results are shown of radioactive-tracer studies on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the living organism and of migration of alien chemical compounds in the organism and in objects in the environment. It is concluded that the radioactive tracer method has wide application in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology. The absence of laborious operations, economy of time, precision of the experiments, and the possibility of obtaining additional information on the mechanism of action of poisonous substances on the organism and the low cost of such studies compared with other methods makes the radioactive tracer method economically attractive. The studies made show the various types of use of the method in municipal hygiene and sanitary microbiology.

  11. Synchronous municipal sewerage-sludge stabilization.

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    Bukuru, Godefroid; Jian, Yang

    2005-01-01

    A study on a pilot plant accomplishing synchronous municipal sewerage-sludge stabilization was conducted at a municipal sewerage treatment plant. Stabilization of sewerage and sludge is achieved in three-step process: anaerobic reactor, roughing filter and a microbial-earthworm-ecofilter. The integrated ecofilter utilizes an artificial ecosystem to degrade and stabilize the sewerage and sludge. When the hydraulic retention time(HRT) of the anaerobic reactor is 6 h, the hydraulic load(HL) of the bio-filter is 16 m3/(m2 x d), the HL of the eco-filter is 5 m3/(m2 x d), the recycle ratio of nitrified liquor is 1.5, the removal efficiency is 83%-89% for COD(Cr), 94%-96% for BOD5, 96%-98% for SS, and 76%-95% for NH3-N. The whole system realizes the zero emission of sludge, and has the characteristics of saving energy consumption and operational costs.

  12. Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a chrono-sequence of alluvial and degraded soils due to mining processes in bajo cauca antioqueno, Colombia; Diversidad de hongos micorrizogenos arbusculares de una crono-secuencia de suelos aluviales degradados por actividad minera en el bajo Cauca antioqueno, Colombia

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    Medina S, Marisol; Orozco P, Francisco H; Marquez F, Maria E

    2009-07-01

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) presence and diversity were evaluated in undisturbed and disturbed soils form alluvial mining processes. The soils belong to the Tropic Fluvaquent, Typical Dystropept, and Typical Paleudult sub-groups which corresponded to Low, Middle and High terraces, respectively, of the Cauca river at Taraza town. AMF propagules were multiplied in Leonard jars under glass house conditions using sterile substrate, modified Hoagland's solution and different fractions of soil used as sources of inoculum, which corresponded to the size of the spores. A first assay was made in maize (Zea mays) which allowed mycorrhizal colonization in roots but not spore production. In a second assay, in kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides) AMF spores and colonized roots were obtained with the treatments corresponding to propagules obtained from high terrace and disturbed soil. These treatments presented a significant effect on kudzu yield (P?0,001) respect to the other treatments. The AMF spores of undisturbed and disturbed soils showed low infective capacity. Nevertheless, propagules of AMF were multiplied in trap cultures, which produced spores of four morpho types. One of these was identified as G. microagregatum. The polymorphism obtained by RAPD's made possible the differentiation of these morpho types with the primer OPA2. Similitude above 38% was achieved using UPGMA system. The results indicated that four morpho types belong to the genus Glomus, but they possibly belong to different species. Our results are promissory in the differentiation of native strains of AMF with low number of spores collected from soil samples in rehabilitation processes, which normally is unknown.

  13. El "yipao", el atrio y la sábana: medios, modos y espacios alternativos de la comunicación en el Valle del Cauca. Una experiencia desde la salud

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    Victor Hugo Valencia Giraldo

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Hablar sobre las mejores formas de promocionar la salud en un espacio geográfico multicultural, como el Departamento del Valle del Cauca, siempre se dificulta, pues inevitablemente se acude a la "fórmula" prescrita desde el orden central y que satisface las expectativas de los decisores y ordenadores del gasto. El artículo aquí presentado esboza una manera alternativa de sistematizar experiencias comunitarias de información, educación y comunicación, e intenta resaltar la importancia de incluir propuestas y metodologías participativas en la búsqueda de recuperar los saberes locales, en función de estrategias de mayor aliento y sostenibilidad, distintas a la campaña mediática convencional propuesta en la mayoría de los casos desde escenarios disciplinares que soslayan el rico y variado campo de la comunicación.

  14. IDENTIFICACIÓN DE FUENTE Y ZONAS DE RECARGA A UN SISTEMA ACUIFERO APARTIR DE ISÓTOPOS ESTABLES DEL AGUA CASO DE ESTUDIO BAJO CAUCA ANTIOQUEÑO

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    Palacio B. Paola Andrea

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available La hidrología isotópica y la hidrogeoquímica constituyen técnicas auxiliares avanzadas para la validación de modelos hidrogeológicos conceptuales. Los isótopos estables de la molécula de agua constituyen trazadores que permiten identificar fuentes de recarga y trayectoria del recurso dentro del acuífero, en tanto que el tritio permite evaluar tiempo de residencia. En este articulo se presentan los resultados de un estudio mediante el cual se utilizaron los isótopos 18O,2H y 3H para determinar fuentes y zonas de recarga al sistema acuífero del Bajo Cauca antioqueño

  15. La inserción al Asia-Pacífico, oportunidades y desafíos para el Valle del Cauca y la región pacífica colombiana

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    Resumen: El objetivo general del texto es brindar una aproximación a los retos y las oportunidades que representa, para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana, la inserción al Asia-Pacífico. Para lo cual se plantean tres objetivos específicos: primero, analizar someramente el contexto económico comercial del Asia-Pacífico y América Latina, con especial énfasis en Colombia y los demás países de la Alianza del Pacífico (AP); segundo, estudiar las oportunidades y los retos para el Va...

  16. La inserción al Asia-Pacífico, oportunidades y desafíos para el Valle del Cauca y la región pacífica colombiana

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    Countin, Ricardo

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    El objetivo general del texto es brindar una aproximación a los retos y las oportunidades que representa, para el Valle del Cauca y la Región Pacífica colombiana, la inserción al Asia-Pacífico. Para lo cual se plantean tres objetivos específicos: primero, analizar someramente el contexto económico comercial del Asia-Pacífico y América Latina, con especial énfasis en Colombia y los demás países de la Alianza del Pacífico (AP); segundo, estudiar las oportunidades y los retos para el Valle del C...

  17. Mayor frecuencia de giardiosis en niños con raquitismo comparada con niños sanos de la población de Suárez, Cauca, Colombia

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    Oscar L. Sierra; Lidia N. Peñalosa; Yolanda Alarcón

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    Se examinaron huevos, quistes y trofozoítos de parásitos intestinales en heces de 332 niños sanos y 70 niños con raquitismo descrito como un trastorno heredado debido a malabsorción de calcio por resistencia a la vitamina D en Suárez, departamento del Cauca. La frecuencia total de parasitosis fue de 65,9% y la de poliparasitismo de 10,9%. Se encontraron frecuencias elevadas de giardiosis y poliparasitismo en niños con raquitismo (17,l y 18,6%) comparado con niños sanos (9,O y 9,3%) y dichas d...

  18. Cartografía social como metodología participativa y colaborativa de investigación en el territorio afrodescendiente de la cuenca alta del río Cauca

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    Daniel Varela Corredor

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo explora las oportunidades y los desafíos de la cartografía social como metodología participativa y colaborativa de investigación para caracterizar los conflictos socioambientales en tres territorios de la cuenca alta del rio Cauca, al suroccidente de Colombia. El texto esta organizado en cinco partes: (i introducción al articulo, (ii descripción del problema y del contexto de investigación, (iii presentación del contexto etnográfico y decisiones metodológicas, (iv reflexión sobre el proceso y los productos cartográficos, y (v conclusiones sobre los principales desafíos metodológicos identificados durante el desarrollo de esta investigación.

  19. Factores geográficos que influyeron en la concentración del hurto de motocicletas en diez estaciones policiales del Valle del Cauca, entre el 2010 y el 2015

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    Karol Vanessa Ramírez Duque

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available El estudio del delito ha incorporado el análisis espacial como una causa relevante, y en este caso ayudó a determinar cómo los factores geográficos influyeron en la concentración del hurto de motocicletas en el Valle del Cauca. Para lograr este objetivo se adoptó una metodología mixta, que trianguló las técnicas de la econometría espacial con el grupo focal. El primero examinó 25 variables agrupadas en cinco ejes temáticos, que a través del uso de datos en panel y métodos estadísticos para selección de variables, se construyó el modelo de Mínimos Cuadrados con Variables Dummy (LSDV, por su sigla en inglés, para estimar relaciones de causación de siete variables representativas, con el hurto de motocicletas; la segunda se aplicó a dos grupos de trabajo realizados en Cali y Popayán, y se logró establecer el sistema criminal e identificar el destino y uso final de los rodantes. Los resultados mostraron que el delito tiene un comportamiento regional que involucra a este departamento y Cauca, su distribución no es aleatoria en el espacio, sino que depende de la vecindad de los municipios y la malla vial que los conecta, lo cual evidencia que las estrategias implementadas para contrarrestarlo no detectaron la expansión y adaptación del fenómeno a dicho contexto.

  20. The development of a municipal water conservation and demand ...

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    Municipalities often fail to realise that most WC/WDM activities will pay for themselves and that financial institutions will fund these projects if a proper business case could be compiled. Ironically municipalities have complained that they are unable to obtain funding while most financial institutions complain that they cannot ...

  1. Moss as Indicator of Heavy Metals Pollution in Kano Municipality ...

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    Sep 23, 2015 ... Metals accumulation was determined in moss specie funaria hygrometrica collected from industrial and neighbouring residential .... of Lead in street dust to index its pollution in. Kano municipality. Spectrum journal, 1: 94-. 97. Sharada. Bompai. City campus Kano municipal. Zoo Road. 0. 5. 10. 15. 20. 25. 30.

  2. Probabilistic assessment of wildfire hazard and municipal watershed exposure

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    Joe Scott; Don Helmbrecht; Matthew P. Thompson; David E. Calkin; Kate Marcille

    2012-01-01

    The occurrence of wildfires within municipal watersheds can result in significant impacts to water quality and ultimately human health and safety. In this paper, we illustrate the application of geospatial analysis and burn probability modeling to assess the exposure of municipal watersheds to wildfire. Our assessment of wildfire exposure consists of two primary...

  3. Monograph of Keçiören Municipality

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    Savaş Zafer Şahin

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available In Turkey, urban administration can be defined from a judicial perspective as the bundle of powers vested in municipalities. It is known that throughout republican history, municipalities, using these powers, have differentiated themselves via their own internal dynamics in parallel to the evolution of public policy and changes in legislation. Yet, it is obvious that there are important gaps in understanding this differentiation taking into consideration the structural conditions of individual municipalities. In particular, in order to thoroughly understand municipalities, it is important to consider periodical pictures of how each municipality has been affected by waves of decentralization and centralization experienced over the last thirty years. In this respect, this monograph, using the same monographic approach developed for the Çankaya Municipality, provides a picture of the existing situation of Ankara’s Keçiören Municipality and presents related problems and potential. This monograph, based on qualitative and quantitative research, presents a holistic evaluation of Keçiören Municipality in terms of its external environment, provision of services, decision-making processes, use of technology and communications.

  4. Municipal Household Solid Waste Compost: Effects on Carrot ...

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    An experiment was conducted to evaluate the impact of municipal household solid waste compost on N, P and K uptake and yield of carrot (Daucus carrota), using a coastal savanna Haplic Acrisol. Bulked samples of fresh solid waste from 45 households within the Cape Coast Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana ...

  5. ESCO in Danish municipalities: Basic, integrative or strategic approaches?

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    Jensen, Jesper Ole; Hansen, Jesper Rohr; Balslev Nielsen, Susanne

    2012-01-01

    , energy savings, type of collaboration etc. Background: Since 2008, several Danish municipalities have started energy retrofitting of municipal buildings, based on contracts with Energy Service Companies. In spite of the strong growth of ESCOs, there is also widespread scepticism about ESCO, as many...

  6. The incorporation of public international law into municipal law and ...

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    Monism and dualism represent two different approaches towards the relationship between public international law and municipal law. While the former views public international law and municipal law as a single legal system, the latter regards these two areas of law as separate and distinct legal systems that exist ...

  7. Implementation of health impact assessment in Danish municipal context.

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    Kraemer, Stella Rebecca Johnsdatter; Nikolajsen, Louise Theilgaard; Gulis, Gabriel

    2014-12-01

    Implementation of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Danish municipalities has been analyzed using the Roger's Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Municipalities were chosen from among those who presented their health policies on websites according to the status of inclusion of HIA into health policy. Qualitative interviews were conducted in 6 municipalities (3 with HIA inducted in their health policy and 3 without it) gathering information on knowledge and attitudes to HIA, barriers to its implementation, social system and communication channels used or expected to be used for implementation of HIA. No significant differences were found among analyzed municipalities by status of HIA inclusion into health policy. Among barriers; a lack of tools with general validity, a lack of intersectoral working culture, balance between centralized versus participatory way of working and organizational structure of a municipality, and a lack of capacities were enlisted as most relevant. The last one is a crucial factor of an internal social system of a municipality. With regards to communication channels, reporting and presentation skills of implementers and doers are of key importance. Systematic and sustainable capacity building is needed to achieve high level implementation of HIA in Danish municipalities. Development of validated tools, most importantly screening tools with focus on priorities of national public health policy would enhance implementation on municipal level.

  8. Factors affecting the job satisfaction of municipal sport officers ...

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    To prevent the voluntary turnover of their employees, municipalities have the obligation to ensure that the needs and expectations of these employees are satisfied. The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing the job satisfaction of municipal sport officers. Using a quantitative approach, a questionnaire was ...

  9. Utilizing Municipal Trees: Ideas From Across the Country

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    Stephen M. Bratkovich

    2001-01-01

    To show how municipal tree removals can be utilized for traditional wood products, this publication highlights 16 successful projects from around the country. These case studies are organized by the different types of participants: State and regional partnerships, municipalities, tree service firms, entrepreneurs, and sawmills. Contact information is provided for each...

  10. Evaluation of the environmental noise levels in Abuja Municipality ...

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    Objectives: To assess the equivalent noise level (Leq) in Abuja municipality and promote a simple method for regular assessment of Leq within our environment. Methods: This is a cross-sectional community based study of the environmental Leq of Abuja municipality conducted between January 2014 and January 2016.

  11. A mathematical model of combustion kinetics of municipal solid ...

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    Municipal Solid Waste has become a serious environmental problem troubling many cities. In this paper, a mathematical model of combustion kinetics of municipal solid waste with focus on plastic waste was studied. An analytical solution is obtained for the model. From the numerical simulation, it is observed that the ...

  12. Compaction and packaging of dry active municipal wastes

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    Chen Zongming; Xi Xinmin

    1994-01-01

    The authors present the feature of a compaction system for active municipal wastes and the radiological monitoring results of workplace and environment. A variety of dry active municipal wastes could be compacted by this system. Volume reduction factor attained to 5 to 7 for soft wastes and 8 to 13 for hard wastes. No evident radiological impact was found on workplace and environment

  13. Análisis de la movilización indígena promovida por el consejo regional indígena del Cauca-(C.R.I.C), como herramienta política y social para la restitución de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas del departamento del Cauca, en el marco de la Minga Social y Comunitaria.(2006-2010)

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    Sánchez Ramírez, Catalina

    2013-01-01

    El análisis de este estudio se centra en describir el proceso que vivió la movilización indígena a través de la Minga de Resistencia Social y Comunitaria; que inició con diversas mingas a partir del año 2006 y se consolidó en el año 2009. Esta movilización tiene como fin exigir la restitución de los derechos de los pueblos indígenas del Departamento del Cauca. La Minga, se convierte en una herramienta política y social que a partir de la movilización empieza a estructurarse e involucrar a otr...

  14. Implementation of health impact assessment in Danish municipal context

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    Kraemer, Stella R. J.; Nikolajsen, Louise Theilgaard; Gulis, Gabriel

    2014-01-01

    . Conclusions: Systematic and sustainable capacity building is needed to achieve high level implementation of HIA in Danish municipalities. Development of validated tools, most importantly screening tools with focus on priorities of national public health policy would enhance implementation on municipal level.......Aims: Implementation of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in Danish municipalities has been analyzed using the Roger's Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Municipalities were chosen from among those who presented their health policies on websites according to the status of inclusion of HIA into health...... policy. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted in 6 municipalities (3 with HIA inducted in their health policy and 3 without it) gathering information on knowledge and attitudes to HIA, barriers to its implementation, social system and communication channels used or expected to be used...

  15. Una mirada al origen y las propiedades de los suelos magnésicos en el Valle del Cauca-Colombia

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    Garcia O. A.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron las relaciones Si/Mg y Ca/Mg, en tres transectos y 12 perfiles de suelos, con lluvias inferiores a 1400 mm anuales. Más de 15% de minerales ferromagnesianos en la fracción arena fueron garantía para la aparición de contenidos de Mg+2 mínimos de 5 Cmol (+/kg en todos los paisajes. Variaciones anuales de la precipitación entre 800 y 1400 mm no influyeron en la variabilidad del magnesio de 5 a 41 Cmol (+/kg. El Mg+2 aumentó en el sentido en que decreció la tasa de infiltración promedia. Los suelos con arcillas oxídicas acumularon SO4=, yeso en los poros y adolecieron de horizontes Bk; con influencia de piroclastos aumentaron Na+. Cuando presentaron Si / Mg > 5 tuvieron menores concentraciones relativas de Mg+2 y Ca+2, excepto en familias esmectítica y caolinítica. Las aguas de riego presentaron C.E. < 1 dS/m, la mayoría carbonato de sodio residual (CSR, y para casi todas se prevén aportes de magnesio al suelo. Hubo efecto específico en todos los paisajes; para Ca/Mg < 2 se atenuó cuando el contenido de materia orgánica fue similar a 5% o con mineralogías caoliníticas; con mineralogías micáseas el efecto se dio desde relaciones Ca/Mg 2-3. Valores de Ca+2 > 10 Cmol (+/kg y pH ­ 7.5 inhibieron la acumulación de Na+. ABSTRACT A sigh over the origin and properties of magnesic soils in Valle del Cauca-Colombia. They were studied as a function of Si/Mg and Ca/Mg relations in three transect and 12 soil profiles where rain precipitation was lower than 1400 mm. More than 15% of ferromagnesian minerals in sand fraction allows at least a minimum Mg+2 content of 5 Cmol (+/kg. Annual rain variations between 800 and 1400 mm had not influence in Mg+2 variability between 5 to 41 Cmol(+/kg. Mg+2 contents had a tendency to increase as well as medium infiltration rate decrease. Magnesic soils with oxidic clays in general allowed accumulation of S04= ion, gypsum in pore space, and lacking of Bk horizons; but with piroclastic

  16. Consumo energético, eficiencia de campo y cobertura vegetal en labranza-siembra de maíz en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Herrera G Oscar A.

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available En el Centro de Investigaciones Palmira de la Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria, Corpoica, se realizó un estudio de auditoría energética en cuatro métodos de labranza-siembra (vertisol de maíz en rotación con algodón. El mayor consumo de energía fósil correspondió a labranza convencional (LC, en la cual más del 70% se invirtió en las labores de labranza primaria y secundaria, seguida de cincel vibratorio (CV con un 65% y de mulch-tiller (MT con 54%; siembra directa (SD sólo empleó combustible fósil en la operación de desbroce de la soca y en la siembra; LC requirió casi 4 veces más energía que SD, CV casi 3 veces más y MT 2.7 veces más; el costo del combustible estuvo en igual proporción, lo mismo que el costo ambiental; en LC, MT y CV el primer pase del implemento de labranza consumió entre 1.5 y 3 veces más energía que el segundo y tercer pases, en suelos tenaces como los vertisoles del CI Palmira. Los altos valores de eficiencia de campo en LC contrastaron con el elevado consumo energético, en comparación con SD, y éste mostró diferencias notorias con respecto a los demás métodos de labranza-siembra en lo relacionado con la conservación de la cobertura vegetal del suelo. ABSTRACT Energy consumption, field efficiency and on ground vegetal cover in corn till-planting systems on Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Corn-cotton energy audit in four tillage-planting systems was carried out at the Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research Center branch Palmira. The highest consumption of fossil energy corresponded to conventional tillage (LC, in which more than 70% of this consumption corresponded to primary and secondary tillage, followed by vibratory chisel (CV with 65% and mulch-tiller (MT with 54%, whereas no-till planting (SD observed the lowest energy consumption, because it suppressed itself primary and secondary tillage and only used fossil fuel to prepare the soca of the previous

  17. Los niños del Cauca. I. Descripción de un foco de raquitismo dependiente de la vitamina D, Tipo II.

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    Alejandro Giraldo

    1993-09-01

    Full Text Available Al norte del departamento del Cauca se detectó un numeroso grupo de pacientes con deformidades en miembros inferiores (genu varo, genu valgo o ambos que correspondían clínica y radiológicamente a un cuadro de raquitismo. Ninguno de los pacientes presentaban alopecia, miopatia, tetania o aminoaciduria. La mayoría deellos proceden de un grupo poblacional semiaislado de ancestro afromestizo, en el corregimiento de La Toma, del municipio de Suárez. Los estudios bioquímicos comparativos entre 64 pacientes y 109 individuos no afectados, parientes en primer grado, mostraron en los pacientes una ligera hipocalcemia, niveles normales altos de fósforo sérico, un sustancial incremento de la fosfatasa alcalina,valores normales de proteínas y albúminas y niveles séricos de paratohormona aumentados. Estudios en orina de 24 horas mostraron hipocalciuria e hipofosfaturia. A un subgrupo de 8 pacientes se les determino niveles séricos de la 25 (OHD, y l

  18. Policy recommendations for Canadian municipal greenhouse gas trading

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    2002-01-01

    The municipal policies regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading from municipalities in developed countries outside of Canada were examined in an effort to help establish a position on municipal carbon trading in Canada. The main uncertainty regarding this new concept of GHG emissions trading is the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, when or if it will be ratified. It is premature for municipalities to have well-established polices about emissions trading because the country in which a municipality is located determines the position towards GHG emissions trading. For this study, an extensive literature search of municipal policies was conducted for both GHG trading and domestic national GHG trading. This was followed by a survey on emissions trading which was distributed to more than 350 member cities (including the United States, Europe and Australia) of the International Council for Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Campaign. The literature search revealed that municipalities outside of Canada have not yet formulated policies to address the issue of emissions trading. Only 7 per cent of the cities felt that they were informed about emissions trading, even in Europe and Australia where domestic emissions trading is closer to becoming a reality. This paper demonstrated that it is evident that more training is needed for municipalities regarding this issue. For the very few cities that had developed a GHG trading policy, each municipal policy supported municipal participation in emissions trading under conditions that included an environmental retirement, a do-no-harm clause, or an obligation to meet voluntary commitments before excess emissions can be traded. refs., tabs., figs

  19. The Port Hope area initiative from municipal perspective

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    2006-01-01

    'Full text:' This paper explores the Municipal perspective of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI). The PHAI is unique in that it emerged from proposals to the Federal Government and subsequently a tri-partite agreement between the Federal Government and the Municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington for the cleanup and management of historic low-level radioactive wastes in long-term waste management facilities in their Municipalities. A key feature of the Port Hope Project is the remediation of many major and small scale sites in the urban area. As part of this Legal Agreement, each Municipality is required to give consent at key milestones for the project to proceed to the next stage. In addition, the Municipality also has veto authority if the preferred option is changed by the federal government during its final review. The Agreement also ensures that the Municipalities have the resources to conduct an independent assessment of the work completed by the federal proponent and to advise the Municipality on related matters. While this Legal Agreement provides the Municipalities with influence over the outcome of the EA and the project description, especially when compared with the typical role of municipalities in other Federal EAs, there are many challenges that Port Hope faces as partner in this process. These include: Balancing Port Hope's interests with those of the Federal Government; Reaching agreement on how clean the remediation sites should be; Considering the interests of future generations while meeting the needs of existing residents; Ensuring that the Project will have a positive legacy for Port Hope; Ensuring that institutional controls are in place and that Port Hope has a partnership role in monitoring the Project performance during the Construction Phase and the long term Maintenance and Monitoring Phase. In this context, this paper presents the unique aspects of the Municipal involvement in the process to finally achieve a safe, environmentally

  20. Centralisation and decentralisation in strategic municipal energy planning in Denmark

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    Sperling, Karl; Hvelplund, Frede; Mathiesen, Brian Vad

    2011-01-01

    Denmark's future energy system is to be entirely based on renewable energy sources. Municipalities will play an important role as local energy planning authorities in terms of adopting and refining this vision in different local contexts. Based on a review of 11 municipal energy plans, this paper examines to what extent municipal energy planning matches national 100% renewable energy strategies. The results indicate a willingness among Danish municipalities to actively carry out energy planning, and the plans reveal a large diversity of (new) activities. At the same time, however, there is a strong need for better coordination of municipal energy planning activities at the central level. It is suggested that the role of municipalities as energy planning authorities needs to be outlined more clearly in, e.g., strategic energy planning which integrates savings, efficiency and renewable energy in all (energy) sectors. This requires the state to provide municipalities with the necessary planning instruments and establish a corresponding planning framework. Consequently, there is a need for a simultaneous centralisation and decentralisation during the implementation of the 100% renewable energy vision. The paper outlines a basic division of tasks between the central and the local level within such a strategic energy planning system. - Research highlights: → There is a large variety of energy-related activities in the 11 municipal energy and climate plans. → Only few plans contain all relevant sectors and activities in relation to a 100% RES. → Neglected areas are private transport, system regulation/integration and private buildings. → There is an acute need for coordination of municipal energy planning at the central level. → Strategic energy planning should integrate national policy with municipal energy planning.

  1. Partnerships between Dutch municipalities and municipalities in countries of migration to the Netherlands; knowledge exchange and mutuality

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    van Ewijk, E.; Baud, I.S.A.

    2009-01-01

    In recent years a growing number of Dutch municipalities have established relations with local governments in the countries of migration to the Netherlands (e.g. Turkey, Suriname and Morocco). In addition to strengthening local governance and improving service delivery in the partner municipalities,

  2. Fiscal Instruments for the Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSW in the Mexican Municipality

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    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Waste generation (municipal waste in the cities is, as we all know, one of the main current environmental issues. Responsibility for this kind of pollution is not only the companies’ but also the homeowners’ and the general public’s, who must redirect their behavior towards a responsible consumption, not only regarding the choices of environmentally friendly products and services but should also strive to influence the reduction of environmental damage caused by the waste itself.  The goal of this research work is to make clear that the local government (in Mexico’s case, the municipalities has the unavoidable duty of raising awareness of this issue by using tools to encourage responsible waste management, such as fiscal instruments, which in addition results in the extra benefit of raising public funds to neutralize the problem. 

  3. Adsorption of Phthalates on Municipal Activated Sludge

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    Hongbo Wang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Phthalates (PAEs are commonly detected in discharge of municipal wastewater treatment plants. This study investigated the removal of six typical PAEs with activated sludge and the results revealed that concentrations of aqueous PAEs decreased rapidly during the beginning 15 min and reached equilibrium within 2 hours due to the adsorption of activated sludge. The process followed first-order kinetic equation, except for dioctyl phthalate (DOP. The factors influencing the adsorption were also evaluated and it was found that higher initial concentrations of PAEs enhanced the removal but affected little the adsorption equilibrium time. The adsorption of PAEs favored lower operating temperature (the optimum temperature was approximately 25°C in this research, which could be an exothermic process. Additionally, lower aqueous pH could also benefit the adsorption.

  4. Mercury emission monitoring on municipal waste combustion

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    Braun, H.; Gerig, A.

    1991-01-01

    In waste incineration, mercury is the only heavy metal to be released as a gas, mostly as mercury(II) chloride, because of its high volatility. Continuous emission monitoring is possible only when mercury occurs in its elemental form. This paper reports on various possibilities of converting Hg(II) into Hg(0) that has been studied and tested on a laboratory scale and in the TAMARA refuse incineration pilot facility. Continuous mercury emission measurement appears to be possible, provided mercury is converted in the flue gas condensate precipitated. The measuring results obtained on two municipal solid waste and on one sewage treatment sludge incineration plants show that the mercury monitor is a highly sensitive and selective continuously working instrument for mercury emission monitoring

  5. Thermophilic composting of municipal solid waste

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    Elango, D.; Thinakaran, N.; Panneerselvam, P.; Sivanesan, S.

    2009-01-01

    Process of composting has been developed for recycling of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW). The bioreactor design was modified to reduce the composting process time. The main goal of this investigation was to find the optimal value of time period for composting of MSW in thermophilic bioreactor under aerobic condition. The temperature profiles correlated well with experimental data obtained during the maturation process. During this period biological degraders are introduced in to the reactor to accelerate the composting process. The compost materials were analyzed at various stages and the environmental parameters were considered. The final composting materials contained large organic content with in a short duration of 40 days. The quantity of volume reduction of raw MSW was 78%. The test result shows that the final compost material from the thermophilic reactor provides good humus to build up soil characteristics and some basic plant nutrients

  6. Drinking water quality of Sukkur municipal corporation

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    Kandhar, I.A.; Ansari, A.K.

    2002-01-01

    SMC (Sukkur Municipal Corporation) supply the (filtered/settled) water for domestic purpose to the consumers, through intermittent water supply, from Phases I to IV. The water supply distribution network is underground and at most places pass parallel to sewerage lines. The grab sampling technique was followed for collecting representative samples. The official US-EPA and standard methods of water analysis have been used for drinking water quality analysis. DR/2000 spectrophotometer has been used for monitoring: Nitrates, Fluorides, Sulfates, Copper, Chromium, Iron and manganese. The trace metals Cr/sup 6/, Fe/sup 2+/ and other contaminants like; Turbidity and TSS (Total Suspended Solids) have been found higher than World Health Organization (WHO-1993) guideline values. (author)

  7. Governing health equity in Scandinavian municipalities

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    Scheele, Christian Elling; Little, Ingvild; Diderichsen, Finn

    2018-01-01

    AIMS: Local governments in the Scandinavian countries are increasingly committed to reduce health inequity through 'health equity in all policies' (HEiAP) governance. There exists, however, only very sporadic implementation evidence concerning municipal HEiAP governance, which is the focus...... of this study. METHODS: Data are based on qualitative thematic network analysis of 20 interviews conducted from 2014 to 2015 with Scandinavian political and administrative practitioners. RESULTS: We identify 24 factors located within three categories; political processes, where insufficient political commitment...... to health equity goals outside of the health sector and inadequate economic prioritization budget curbs implementation. Concerning evidence, there is a lack of epidemiological data, detailed evidence of health equity interventions as well as indicators relevant for monitoring implementation. Concerted...

  8. Sustainable treatment of municipal waste water

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    Hansen, Peter Augusto; Larsen, Henrik Fred

    The main goal of the EU FP6 NEPTUNE program is to develop new and improve existing waste water treatment technologies (WWTT) and sludge handling technologies for municipal waste water, in accordance with the concepts behind the EU Water Framework Directive. As part of this work, the project.......e. heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors) in the waste water. As a novel approach, the potential ecotoxicity and human toxicity impacts from a high number of micropollutants and the potential impacts from pathogens will be included. In total, more that 20 different waste water and sludge...... treatment technologies are to be assessed. This paper will present the first LCA results from running existing life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) methodology on some of the waste water treatment technologies. Keywords: Sustainability, LCA, micropollutants, waste water treatment technologies....

  9. Agricultural use of municipal wastewater treatment plant ...

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    Agricultural use of municipal wastewater treatment plant sewage sludge as a source of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in the environment The National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) Human Exposure and Atmospheric Sciences Division (HEASD) conducts research in support of EPA mission to protect human health and the environment. HEASD research program supports Goal 1 (Clean Air) and Goal 4 (Healthy People) of EPA strategic plan. More specifically, our division conducts research to characterize the movement of pollutants from the source to contact with humans. Our multidisciplinary research program produces Methods, Measurements, and Models to identify relationships between and characterize processes that link source emissions, environmental concentrations, human exposures, and target-tissue dose. The impact of these tools is improved regulatory programs and policies for EPA.

  10. Radiometric monitoring outdoor municipality Pocinhos-PB

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    Cardinalli Araujo Costa, Michelle; Araujo dos Santos Junior, Jose; Dos Santos Amaral, Romilton

    2015-01-01

    Studies on human exposure to terrestrial radionuclides are important for human health. Therefore, this investigation presents aimed at making radiometric dosimetry Pocinhos municipality in the state of Paraiba. Monitoring was performed in 50 points in urban and rural areas Pocinhos. The estimated external effective dose rate in outdoor environments was obtained in triplicate using a portable gamma spectrometer, to 1.0 m away from the Earth's surface and time set acquisition in terms of environmental radiation levels. The values of these dose rates outdoor environments ranging from 0.53 to 3.94 mSv.y -1 . the arithmetic mean was 0.79 mSv.y -1 , which exceeds the value 0.07 mSv.y -1 corresponding to the global average in outdoor environments. In the city, found a higher radioactivity in rural areas that were uninhabited at the time of the survey. (Author)

  11. Evaluating municipal energy efficiency in biorefinery integration

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    Haikonen, Turo; Tuomaala, Mari; Holmberg, Henrik; Ahtila, Pekka

    2013-01-01

    In this study biomass-based energy production was introduced to an urban city area of Helsinki, Finland. The study compared two cases in integration with a municipality: (1) biomass fuelled small-scale CHP (combined heat and power)-plant and (2) a biorefinery. The comparison was made according to primary energy consumption, primary energy factors, CO 2 (carbon dioxide) emissions and the price of produced biowax. It was also studied how results are influenced by different assumptions. The results showed that the primary energy consumption and CO 2 emissions were higher in the biorefinery case in absolute amounts as more products i.e. biowax was produced. The results indicated the primary energy factors were almost the same for both cases. Additionally, the primary energy use was very low for district heat and electricity produced in the biorefinery, when the primary energy use of the biorefinery was allocated only to the biowax. The sensitivity analysis of biowax pricing showed that a biorefinery is a competitive alternative for a CHP-plant if the prices of biomass and market electricity are low and the price of CO 2 allowance is high. In terms of overall energy efficiency comparison, the comparison cannot be properly completed, because of the different end-products of the plants. - Highlights: • Primary energy consumption and CO 2 emissions in a municipality are studied. • Energy production in a biorefinery is compared to a conventional CHP-plant. • In the biorefinery CO 2 emission per produced energy unit (CO 2 /MWh) is the lowest. • The CHP-case benefits from low primary energy consumption and electricity demand. • More than one energy efficiency figure needs to be considered in analyses

  12. Heavy metals in municipal solid waste deposits

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    Flyhammar, P.

    1997-12-01

    Extensive use of heavy metals in modern society influences routes followed by fluxes on the surface of the Earth. The changed flow paths may be harmful for the balance of biological systems at different levels, micro-organisms, human beings and whole ecosystems, since the toxicity of heavy metals is determined by their concentrations and chemical forms. Despite the low mobility of heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Pb, Cr, Ni and Cd) in municipal landfills, it was found that extensive transformations of the binding forms of heavy metal take place within the waste mass during the degradation of the waste. These changes appear to be closely related to the development of early diagenetic solid phases, i.e. new secondary solid phases formed in the waste. The heavy metals often constitute a minor part of these phases and the bindings include several forms such as adsorption, complexation, coprecipitation, precipitation, etc. It was also found that the associations between heavy metals and solid phases are dominated by several binding forms to one specific substrate rather than bindings to various solid phases. The mobility of iron and manganese seems to increase during the processes involved in waste degradation due to the solution of oxide/hydroxide phases, while the heavy metals appear to become less mobile due to their binding to organic compounds and sulphides. However, one exception in this case may be nickel. Another aspect of the transformation of heavy metals is the accumulation of pools of heavy metals which can become susceptible to environmental changes, such as oxidation or acidification. However, the risk of increased mobilization caused by lower pH values seem to be limited since municipal solid waste has a large buffer capacity. 66 refs, 9 figs, 3 tabs 66 refs, 9 figs, 3 tabs

  13. Characterization and treatment of municipal landfill leachates

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    Welander, Ulrika

    1998-03-01

    The efficiency of different leachate treatment methods for the removal of refractory organic compounds and ammonium-nitrogen was investigated. The methods evaluated were nitrification, denitrification, adsorption onto activated carbon, precipitation by ferric chloride or aluminum sulphate and oxidation by ozone or Fenton`s reagent. Furthermore, analyses were performed on leachates from municipal landfills of different kinds (a biocell deposit, a conventional mixed landfill containing household and industrial waste, and an ash deposit) in order to study the leachate composition in regard to various hydrophobic organic compounds as a function of the type of waste deposited. The results suggested that, in order to achieve a satisfactory removal of both ammonium-nitrogen and organic substances, the treatment of methanogenic leachates should be performed through a process combining biological and physical or chemical stages. When the biological treatment was not combined with a physical or a chemical process a COD removal of only 20-30% was achieved, whereas the toxicity of the leachate was significantly reduced. In contrast, a combination of nitrification and either adsorption onto activated carbon or oxidation using Fenton`s reagent resulted in a COD removal of about 80%, although certain specific organic compounds, such as phthalates, were unaffected by the treatment. A combination of nitrification, precipitation by ferric chloride and adsorption onto activated carbon removed 96% of the TOC. The analyses of leachates from municipal landfills of different types showed the leachate from the ash deposit to contain more C4-substituted phenols than the other leachates and to likewise contain alkanes, which the others did not 154 refs, 12 figs, 4 tabs

  14. Social Capital, Well-Being and Municipality: Salaspils Municipality (Latvia Case

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    Jēkabsone Inga

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available During the last three decades, social capital has gained prominence throughout the social sciences. The concepts has been analysed in various manners (from perspectives of economics, political sciences, sociology, anthropology etc. providing wide range of theoretical conceptualizations. The aim of paper is to analyse the relation of social capital and possibility to improve the well-being of the municipality’s citizens using co-responsibility approach. In order to achieve the aim, the tasks are formulated as follows: 1 to review theoretical background for concept of social capital and subjective well-being, 2 to analyse the factors of social capital at local level, and 3 to use the results of conducted empirical research at Salaspils municipality in analysing the correlation of level of social capital and possibility to improve well-being implementing inclusive local management. Research methods used: Scientific literature studies, several stages of focus group discussions, statistical data analysis, SPIRAL methodology, scenario method. The main findings of the paper - there are evidences on relation of social capital and possibility to improve the well-being of the municipality’s citizens. In municipalities with sufficient level of social capital are good opportunities to use participatory techniques for achieving higher level of overall well-being. The paper consists of practical value how to mobilise the social capital of the municipality in order to ensure the inclusive management of the territory.

  15. Using life cycle assessment for municipal solid waste management in Tehran Municipality Region 20

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    Salar Omid

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Due to the lack of a proper waste management system, Tehran Municipality Region 20 is facing economic and environmental problems such as the high costs of a disposal system and source pollution. Life cycle assessment (LCA is a method for collecting and evaluating the inputs, outputs, and potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle. The current study purposed to provide a stable and optimized system of solid waste management in Tehran Municipality Region 20. Methods: The LCA method was used to evaluate various scenarios and compare the effects on environmental aspects of management systems. Four scenarios were defined based on existing and possible future waste management systems for this region. These scenarios were considered with different percentages for source separation, composting, recycling, and energy recovery. Results: Based on the results of this study, Scenario 4 (source separation [14%] + composting [30%] + municipal recycling facility [MRF] [20%] + energy recovery [10%] + landfilling [26%] was found to be the option with the minimum environmental impact. In the absence of government support and sufficient funds for establishing energy recovery facilities, the third scenario (source separation [14%] + composting [30%] +MRF [20%] + landfilling [36%] is recommended. Conclusion: The results acquired from this investigation will confirm the belief that LCA as an environmental device may be successfully used in an integrated solid waste management system (ISWMS as a support tool for decision-making.

  16. An Exploration into the Municipal Capacity to Finance Capital Infrastructure

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    Almos T. Tassony

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Municipal governments own and maintain two-thirds of Canada’s stock of public infrastructure. This burden is met by municipalities within the parameters afforded to them by their respective provinces. As a result, municipalities throughout the country rely on three primary revenue streams: issuing debt, financing from dedicated revenue and transfers from higher levels of government. At the same time, strict rules on borrowing, sometimes self-imposed, have left municipalities with considerable unrealized borrowing capacity. Importantly, a shift towards increased borrowing, away from a reliance on intergovernmental grants, would reinforce the linkage between local government spending and accountability and keep spending priorities in order. This paper focuses on infrastructure spending in Alberta and Ontario to illuminate how municipalities in both provinces cope with demands to provide capital- and labour-intensive programs and services. In both provinces, transportation, environmental services and recreation and culture comprise the bulk of infrastructure expenditure. In Ontario, as of 2013, 18 of the largest municipalities held assets valued at $111.8 billion. After accumulated depreciation, those assets are now estimated to be worth $73.8 billion, having lost $38 billion in value since their acquisition — although municipalities’ diligence varies. Mississauga has preserved 82.6 per cent of its assets’ original cost; Thunder Bay has only managed 45.6 per cent. In Alberta, 21 of the largest municipalities held assets valued at $51.7 billion in 2013, although thanks to depreciation, their value is now estimated at $37.8 billion. Again, there is significant variability between municipalities, with Wood Buffalo having preserved 98.6 per cent of its assets’ original value, and Crowsnest Pass with 43.9 per cent. In both provinces, the older the municipality and the weaker its fiscal capacity, the lower the net book value of its capital

  17. Hydrological balance of Cauca River

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    Corzo G, J.; Garcia, M.

    1992-11-01

    This thesis understand the superficial and underground hydrology of the C.c. River Basin; the purpose of this study is to obtain information related to the quantity and behavior of the water resource, in order to make the necessary recommendations for the adequate managing, the aquifer protection and thus be able to have valuable liquid

  18. Municipalities' Preparedness for Weather Hazards and Response to Weather Warnings.

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    Mehiriz, Kaddour; Gosselin, Pierre

    2016-01-01

    The study of the management of weather-related disaster risks by municipalities has attracted little attention even though these organizations play a key role in protecting the population from extreme meteorological conditions. This article contributes to filling this gap with new evidence on the level and determinants of Quebec municipalities' preparedness for weather hazards and response to related weather warnings. Using survey data from municipal emergency management coordinators and secondary data on the financial and demographic characteristics of municipalities, the study shows that most Quebec municipalities are sufficiently prepared for weather hazards and undertake measures to protect the population when informed of imminent extreme weather events. Significant differences between municipalities were noted though. Specifically, the level of preparedness was positively correlated with the municipalities' capacity and population support for weather-related disaster management policies. In addition, the risk of weather-related disasters increases the preparedness level through its effect on population support. We also found that the response to weather warnings depended on the risk of weather-related disasters, the preparedness level and the quality of weather warnings. These results highlight areas for improvement in the context of increasing frequency and/or severity of such events with current climate change.

  19. The effects of Smoke Free Work Hours in Danish municipalities

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    Tina Termansen

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Since 2011, 15 Danish municipalities have implemented smoke free work hours, meaning that an employee working for the municipality may not smoke in his or her work time (about 7,5 hours a day. This is a much stricter prevention method, than former strategies preventing smoking mostly at locations and not during working hours. Research concerning the effects of smoke free work hours is non-existing. We therefore wish to look into the specific outcomes of smoke free work hours related to smoking prevalence, sickness leave and work place culture through a semi-experimental study. As the decision to implement smoke free work hours is administrative and/or political, we will not be able to randomize the intervention. Instead, we use one or more Danish municipality who are planning to implement smoke free work hours as an intervention-group and similar municipalities as control group. Data will be collected both through questionnaires about employees smoking prevalence, sickness leave and work place community, and through register data about the citizens employed in the municipalities in question. This will primarily be data on socio-economic status and health. In this way we can compare the municipalities implementing smoke free work hours with each other and find similar control municipalities. We hope, that this study can contribute to understanding the specific outcomes of implementing smoke free work hours, focusing both on health outcomes and work place culture.

  20. LEAP: local environmental action plan. Municipality of Sopishte

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    2004-01-01

    The establishment of the Municipality of Sopishte was preceded by the development of a kind of suburban settlement of Skopje, basically composed of illegally constructed individual houses for living. As a result from economic activities in the Municipality and the impacts from human factor, there are problems related to the disturbance of the quality of the basic environmental quality factors (water, air and soil), as well as threat to biological diversity and natural values and rarities. The Municipality of Sopishte is situated in hilly-mountain area. Significant sources of air pollution have not been recorded (in terms of industrial facilities) caused by the household neglectible air pollution caused by traffic. The Municipality is very poor in water resources. Almost 90% of the Municipality's territory are without river or stream. A potential source of water supply in this area is the river of Patishka, which is currently not used for water supply purposes. The solid waste, generated basically by the households, is not properly disposed (most frequently dumped on illegal dumping sites on the territory of the Municipality) and represents a serious problem making impacts on the quality of the environment. On the basis of the evaluation of identified environmental problems, priority activities required to be undertaken in short and medium term have been set up. Financial constrains have been taken into account in this regard. The proposed Action Plan reflects the observed needs of the population of the Municipality of Sopishte and the perception of the key problems

  1. STATE RESOURCES AS AN AXIS OF MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT IN MISIONES

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    José, Garzón Maceda

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to present a proposal from which one seeks to promote economic and human development in the municipalities of Misiones by means of the creation of a municipal internet by implementing more efficient application criteria for the resources.The paper provides a short outline of the theoretical framework where the proposal is set out, which has three pillars: the theory of decentralization, the municipal and the association theory.Having established this, one examines the legal framework of the municipalities in the National Constitution, the Misiones Constitution and specific laws which regulate the municipal performance, and then move towards the study of the current situation of the municipalities, focusing on financial resources of 17 municipalities in the province of Misiones.After this brief diagnosis we enter fully into the proposal to be developed in depth: detailing the players involved, their funding sources, their objectives, the executive body through which they will implement the program and the assignation criteria of allocation of resources recommended so that the implementation of the proposal be efficient.

  2. SOCIAL AUDIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SYSTEM OF GENERAL EDUCATION

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    T. I. Zerchaninova

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the theory and practice of social audit of the municipal system of general education. The authors have developed a conceptual model of social audit to accurately identify both the short- and long-term development prospects of the given system. The paper describes the social audit procedures in Berezovsky municipal district of Sverdlovsk region including four stages: the content analysis of municipal documents concerning the development strategy of the general education system, diagnosis of the current conditions and problems, effectiveness evaluation of the municipal system of general education, and practical  recommendations for improving the education quality. The above mentioned audit demonstrates that the indices of education development are unsystematically tracked, obstructing therefore the adjustment process. To solve the given problems the following measures are recommended: personnel policy development, creating the regional managerial reserve and organizing management workshops, informing the teachers about the modern educational tools, and updating the municipal program of the «Educational System Development of Berezovsky Municipal District for 20011–20015». However, the above suggestions target only the current problems disregarding the challenges of tomorrow which require the advancing strategy. In authors’ opinion, the main emphasis should be re-placed on the quality improvement of the municipal educational services instead of the infrastructure reinforcement. 

  3. SOCIAL AUDIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SYSTEM OF GENERAL EDUCATION

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    T. I. Zerchaninova

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with the theory and practice of social audit of the municipal system of general education. The authors have developed a conceptual model of social audit to accurately identify both the short- and long-term development prospects of the given system. The paper describes the social audit procedures in Berezovsky municipal district of Sverdlovsk region including four stages: the content analysis of municipal documents concerning the development strategy of the general education system, diagnosis of the current conditions and problems, effectiveness evaluation of the municipal system of general education, and practical  recommendations for improving the education quality. The above mentioned audit demonstrates that the indices of education development are unsystematically tracked, obstructing therefore the adjustment process. To solve the given problems the following measures are recommended: personnel policy development, creating the regional managerial reserve and organizing management workshops, informing the teachers about the modern educational tools, and updating the municipal program of the «Educational System Development of Berezovsky Municipal District for 20011–20015». However, the above suggestions target only the current problems disregarding the challenges of tomorrow which require the advancing strategy. In authors’ opinion, the main emphasis should be re-placed on the quality improvement of the municipal educational services instead of the infrastructure reinforcement. 

  4. The Development of Brazilian Municipalities Flooded by Hydropower Plants

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    Araujo, N.; Moretto, E. M.; Roquetti, D. R.; Beduschi, L. C.; Praia, A.; Pulice, S.; Albiach, E.; Athayde, S.

    2016-12-01

    Hydropower plants cause negative environmental impacts during the phases of construction and operation. On the other hand, there is a general assumption that these projects also induce local development of the affected places, since there is a great influx of social and financial capital brought locally, especially during the construction phase the relationship between hydropower plant implementation s and local development has been controversial in the Environmental Impact Assessment field, and there is no empirical evidence showing how hydroelectric dam construction affects local development. Considering municipal development as a kind of local development and operationalizing the concept of human development by adopting income, longevity and education dimensions defined by Amartya Sen, this study aimed to verify empirical evidences regarding the role of hydropower plants in human development of their flooded municipalities in Brazil. For this, we considered 134 hydroelectric plants and correspondent 641 flooded municipalities, for which 155 human development indicators were obtained for the period of 2000 to 2010. Results obtained from statistical correlation analysis and their assumption tests showed that increases in the municipal flooded area and increases in the period of flooding - to which a given municipality is submitted - were associated with lower performances of human development indicators. Specifically, increases in social inequality, poverty and lower performances of longevity and education were detected for the flooded municipalities. We also found that the financial compensation was associated with better performance of municipal income and lower performances of education and longevity. Finally, approaching the growth poles theory of François Perroux and the productive linkages theory of Albert Hirschman, we suggest that the size of the flooded areas, the flooding period and the financial compensation may lead to an enclave situation in

  5. Predicting on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works

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    Gangolells, Marta; Casals, Miquel; Forcada, Núria; Macarulla, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    The research findings fill a gap in the body of knowledge by presenting an effective way to evaluate the significance of on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works prior to the construction stage. First, 42 on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works were identified by means of a process-oriented approach. Then, 46 indicators and their corresponding significance limits were determined on the basis of a statistical analysis of 25 new-build and remodelling municipal engineering projects. In order to ensure the objectivity of the assessment process, direct and indirect indicators were always based on quantitative data from the municipal engineering project documents. Finally, two case studies were analysed and found to illustrate the practical use of the proposed model. The model highlights the significant environmental impacts of a particular municipal engineering project prior to the construction stage. Consequently, preventive actions can be planned and implemented during on-site activities. The results of the model also allow a comparison of proposed municipal engineering projects and alternatives with respect to the overall on-site environmental impact and the absolute importance of a particular environmental aspect. These findings are useful within the framework of the environmental impact assessment process, as they help to improve the identification and evaluation of on-site environmental aspects of municipal engineering works. The findings may also be of use to construction companies that are willing to implement an environmental management system or simply wish to improve on-site environmental performance in municipal engineering projects. -- Highlights: • We present a model to predict the environmental impacts of municipal engineering works. • It highlights significant on-site environmental impacts prior to the construction stage. • Findings are useful within the environmental impact assessment process. • They also

  6. Predicting on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works

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    Gangolells, Marta, E-mail: marta.gangolells@upc.edu; Casals, Miquel, E-mail: miquel.casals@upc.edu; Forcada, Núria, E-mail: nuria.forcada@upc.edu; Macarulla, Marcel, E-mail: marcel.macarulla@upc.edu

    2014-01-15

    The research findings fill a gap in the body of knowledge by presenting an effective way to evaluate the significance of on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works prior to the construction stage. First, 42 on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works were identified by means of a process-oriented approach. Then, 46 indicators and their corresponding significance limits were determined on the basis of a statistical analysis of 25 new-build and remodelling municipal engineering projects. In order to ensure the objectivity of the assessment process, direct and indirect indicators were always based on quantitative data from the municipal engineering project documents. Finally, two case studies were analysed and found to illustrate the practical use of the proposed model. The model highlights the significant environmental impacts of a particular municipal engineering project prior to the construction stage. Consequently, preventive actions can be planned and implemented during on-site activities. The results of the model also allow a comparison of proposed municipal engineering projects and alternatives with respect to the overall on-site environmental impact and the absolute importance of a particular environmental aspect. These findings are useful within the framework of the environmental impact assessment process, as they help to improve the identification and evaluation of on-site environmental aspects of municipal engineering works. The findings may also be of use to construction companies that are willing to implement an environmental management system or simply wish to improve on-site environmental performance in municipal engineering projects. -- Highlights: • We present a model to predict the environmental impacts of municipal engineering works. • It highlights significant on-site environmental impacts prior to the construction stage. • Findings are useful within the environmental impact assessment process. • They also

  7. THE IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN FUNDRAISING FOR MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION

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    Ivan Coriolano Barros Durand Junior

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available It is the constant growth of the public administration challenges in meeting the huge demand generated by the needs in education, health, housing, infrastructure and social assistance,which can rarely be met only by the usual collection of fees of the municipalities. Hence, and in order to properly document the uses of public resources, the Federal Government adopted a new instance on the release of public funds to meet the demands of the municipalities by requiring the production of projects. Thus, mechanisms have been developed in order to receive and review projects developed in municipal levels.

  8. Open government and municipalities: Beyond e-governement

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    Christian Cruz Meléndez

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available This article’s purpose is to analyze egovernment and open government as tolos to strengthen the role of municipal government. It reviews the evolution of both tolos in Mexico and contains a conceptual analysis of both terms to gain an understanding of their meaning and of the reason why they are promoted for the benefit of local governments. Finally, it explores the availability of these tools in the municipalities, and how they contribute to each municipality in the fulfillment of its responsibilities.

  9. Strengthening Performance Management System Implementation in South African Municipalities

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    Malefetsane Mofolo

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Adoption of a performance management system in municipalities presented a serious challenge for its implementation. This scenario is implicitly manifesting itself in the reports of the Auditor-General on the financial statements and performance of municipalities, as well as in the state of local government in South Africa overview report (2009. These reports called for the conceptualisation of a model that to strengthen the implementation in municipalities of a performance management system that is efficient and effective. And most importantly, this model could be beneficial for growth, development and effective service delivery.

  10. Descentralização e endividamento municipal: formas, limites e possibilidades Decentralization and municipal indebtedness: modes, constraints, and possibilities

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    Amaury Patrick Gremaud

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this article is to discuss alternatives to finance investments by municipalities. In general, current revenues are insufficient to finance large investments, what brings about the necessity of municipal indebtedness. These could assume different manners, according to the nature of the investment: if it is typically public or if it offers private return. For the first case, we discuss the possibilities of a municipal bond market and, for the second, we discuss project finance and the participation of the private sector.

  11. 76 FR 53678 - Calleguas Municipal Water District Notice of Surrender of Exemption (Conduit)

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    2011-08-29

    ... Municipal Water District Notice of Surrender of Exemption (Conduit) Pursuant to section 4.95(a) of the Commission's regulations,\\1\\ Calleguas Municipal Water District filed with the Commission a petition to... Municipal Water District, 87 FERC ] 62,256 (1999). \\3\\ See filing of July 11, 2011 by Calleguas Municipal...

  12. 40 CFR 60.1015 - What is a new municipal waste combustion unit?

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    2010-07-01

    ... combustion unit? 60.1015 Section 60.1015 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED... for Small Municipal Waste Combustion Units for Which Construction is Commenced After August 30, 1999... What is a new municipal waste combustion unit? (a) A new municipal waste combustion unit is a municipal...

  13. characterization and composition analysis of municipal solid waste

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    ABSTRACT. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is produced through human activities and in the last two ... Solid waste samples were collected and analysed from the four major dumpsites in ..... Technology, Ueberlandstrasse 133,. Switzerland.

  14. Research challenges in municipal solid waste logistics management.

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    Bing, Xiaoyun; Bloemhof, Jacqueline M; Ramos, Tania Rodrigues Pereira; Barbosa-Povoa, Ana Paula; Wong, Chee Yew; van der Vorst, Jack G A J

    2016-02-01

    During the last two decades, EU legislation has put increasing pressure on member countries to achieve specified recycling targets for municipal household waste. These targets can be obtained in various ways choosing collection methods, separation methods, decentral or central logistic systems, etc. This paper compares municipal solid waste (MSW) management practices in various EU countries to identify the characteristics and key issues from a waste management and reverse logistics point of view. Further, we investigate literature on modelling municipal solid waste logistics in general. Comparing issues addressed in literature with the identified issues in practice result in a research agenda for modelling municipal solid waste logistics in Europe. We conclude that waste recycling is a multi-disciplinary problem that needs to be considered at different decision levels simultaneously. A holistic view and taking into account the characteristics of different waste types are necessary when modelling a reverse supply chain for MSW recycling. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Remediation System Evaluation, Savage Municipal Water Supply Superfund Site (PDF)

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    The Savage Municipal Water Supply Superfund Site, located on the western edge of Milford, New Hampshire, consists of a source area and an extended plume that is approximately 6,000 feet long and 2,500 feet wide.

  16. NHDOT : process for municipally managed state aid highway program projects

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    2006-05-23

    The design and construction of Municipally Managed State Aid Highway Program projects must comply with the requirements in this guideline in order to receive State Aid under the applicable provisions of RSA 235. Under this process, State Aid Construc...

  17. studies on municipal solid wastes dumping on soil anions, cations

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    and selected soil enzymes activities of Njoku solid waste dumpsite Owerri municipal, Nigeria were investigated. ... wastes) and sometimes commercial wastes collected by a ... Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol.

  18. Constraints to private sector operation: maintenance of municipal infrastructure

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses the potential of the private sector to take medium- or longterm responsibility for the operation and/or maintenance of elements of infrastructure owned by municipalities....

  19. Electricity generation in Nigeria from municipal solid waste using the ...

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    Electricity generation in Nigeria from municipal solid waste using the Swedish Wasteto-Energy Model. ... Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management ... Waste-to-energy (WTE) technology in Nigeria is still at the infancy stage ...

  20. Better Regulation and Public Procurement in Slovenian Municipalities

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    Maja KLUN

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The reduction of administrative burdens is a measure to improve regulatory quality. Most measures are directed towards reducing barriers for business while the issue of regulation inside government is not often posed. The research carried out in 2010 was intended to investigate how Slovenian municipalities and others in the public sector perceive measures to reduce administrative burdens and the areas in which they consider regulations to present the greatest burden. Results have shown that public procurement regulations are the greatest burden for municipalities and the public sector as a whole. Further research indicates which public procurement procedures municipalities used most often and what benefits they perceive in the amended legislation. Results indicate that most municipalities use open procedures most often, which procedurally is the most complex.

  1. Tuberculosis risk factors in Lephalale local municipality of Limpopo ...

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    study aimed to describe the risk factors for TB in Lephalale local municipality. A quantitative .... (3) to describe environmental factors that contribute to the spread of TB in ... sample was reached, two sampling methods were utilised. First.

  2. 77 FR 61595 - Northern Illinois Municipal Power; Notice of Filing

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    ... Illinois Municipal Power filed its Revised and Superseding Proposed Revenue Requirement for reactive supply... Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' link on the web site that enables...

  3. Tax effort and oil royalties in the Brazilian municipalities

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    Fernando Antonio Slaibe Postali

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper estimates a stochastic production frontier, to investigate whether municipalities covered by oil royalties in the last decade have reduced their tax effort in Brazil. The issue is relevant to the prospect of a substantial increase in these revenues and the new rules for distribution of the funds, established by Law No. 12.734/2012. The inputs were provided by personnel and capital expenditures, whereas the product was defined as the municipal tax collection. With the purpose of overcoming the endogeneity problems due to reverse causality of output on inputs, we used the lagged independent variable as instruments in the inefficiency equation. The data set is composed of a panel of Brazilian municipalities from 2002 to 2011. The results indicate that oil revenues have a negative impact on the estimated efficiencies, signaling reduced fiscal effort by the benefiting municipalities.

  4. Centralisation and decentralisation in strategic municipal energy planning in Denmark

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    Sperling, Karl; Hvelplund, Frede; Mathiesen, Brian Vad

    2011-01-01

    need for better coordination of municipal energy planning activities at the central level. It is suggested that the role of municipalities as energy planning authorities needs to be outlined more clearly in, e.g., strategic energy planning which integrates savings, efficiency and renewable energy...... vision. The paper outlines a basic division of tasks between the central and the local level within such a strategic energy planning system.......Denmark’s future energy system is to be entirely based on renewable energy sources. Municipalities will play an important role as local energy planning authorities in terms of adopting and refining this vision in different local contexts. Based on a review of 11 municipal energy plans, this paper...

  5. Catalyzing municipal stakeholder engagement for stormwater funding solutions

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    Stormwater runoff contributes to a range of water quality issues in coastal systems, including eutrophication, contamination of water resources, and reduced value to coastal residents. However, managing runoff sources and meeting permit requirements can be costly. Municipalities ...

  6. The economic cost of air pollution in Mangaung metro municipality ...

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    The economic cost of air pollution in Mangaung metro municipality: A case study in South Africa. ... the significance of air quality, to value the benefits of air pollution control ... Key words: Air pollution, air quality, workdays lost, mitigating cost.

  7. GHG emission factors developed for the recycling and composting of municipal waste in South African municipalities

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    Friedrich, Elena, E-mail: Friedriche@ukzn.ac.za; Trois, Cristina

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: • GHG emission factors for local recycling of municipal waste are presented. • GHG emission factors for two composting technologies for garden waste are included. • Local GHG emission factors were compared to international ones and discussed. • Uncertainties and limitations are presented and areas for new research highlighted. - Abstract: GHG (greenhouse gas) emission factors for waste management are increasingly used, but such factors are very scarce for developing countries. This paper shows how such factors have been developed for the recycling of glass, metals (Al and Fe), plastics and paper from municipal solid waste, as well as for the composting of garden refuse in South Africa. The emission factors developed for the different recyclables in the country show savings varying from −290 kg CO{sub 2} e (glass) to −19 111 kg CO{sub 2} e (metals – Al) per tonne of recyclable. They also show that there is variability, with energy intensive materials like metals having higher GHG savings in South Africa as compared to other countries. This underlines the interrelation of the waste management system of a country/region with other systems, in particular with energy generation, which in South Africa, is heavily reliant on coal. This study also shows that composting of garden waste is a net GHG emitter, releasing 172 and 186 kg CO{sub 2} e per tonne of wet garden waste for aerated dome composting and turned windrow composting, respectively. The paper concludes that these emission factors are facilitating GHG emissions modelling for waste management in South Africa and enabling local municipalities to identify best practice in this regard.

  8. GHG emission factors developed for the recycling and composting of municipal waste in South African municipalities

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    Friedrich, Elena; Trois, Cristina

    2013-01-01

    Highlights: • GHG emission factors for local recycling of municipal waste are presented. • GHG emission factors for two composting technologies for garden waste are included. • Local GHG emission factors were compared to international ones and discussed. • Uncertainties and limitations are presented and areas for new research highlighted. - Abstract: GHG (greenhouse gas) emission factors for waste management are increasingly used, but such factors are very scarce for developing countries. This paper shows how such factors have been developed for the recycling of glass, metals (Al and Fe), plastics and paper from municipal solid waste, as well as for the composting of garden refuse in South Africa. The emission factors developed for the different recyclables in the country show savings varying from −290 kg CO 2 e (glass) to −19 111 kg CO 2 e (metals – Al) per tonne of recyclable. They also show that there is variability, with energy intensive materials like metals having higher GHG savings in South Africa as compared to other countries. This underlines the interrelation of the waste management system of a country/region with other systems, in particular with energy generation, which in South Africa, is heavily reliant on coal. This study also shows that composting of garden waste is a net GHG emitter, releasing 172 and 186 kg CO 2 e per tonne of wet garden waste for aerated dome composting and turned windrow composting, respectively. The paper concludes that these emission factors are facilitating GHG emissions modelling for waste management in South Africa and enabling local municipalities to identify best practice in this regard

  9. Subotica municipality as a learning region

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    Pantić Marijana

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Some differences in territorial organization between Serbian and EU countries are obvious. The level of centralization and tradition in systems for implementation of ideas are differently back- grounded. However, these are the most important facts for the opportunity to realize Learning Region as a concept of the European future. There is no part of space that should be considered as unchangeable and the way to a better position and Learning Region concept implementation of each region in Serbia in practice should lead towards few necessary steps and further. The starting point is awareness of the facts on the creation of Subotica region as it is at present. The healthy future of each region is provided by looking back in the past and learning from the history. The other important thing is bench marking- learning on the positive and successful experiences of other regions, and finally, making its own concept of Learning Region adapted to local surrounding and true need of local people. Some experiences, suggestions and comparisons will be made in this case study, in relation to one of the Serbian municipalities nearest t to EU neighboring countries in a territorial way. .

  10. Electric Energy production through Municipal solid wastes

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    Agorio Comas, M.; Chediak Nunez, M.; Galan Prado, A.

    2010-01-01

    The main objective in this investment Project is to improve the integral management of urban solid waste in the city of Salto, Uruguay, obtaining favorable results for the environment and society, contributing moreover in Sustainable Development.First of all, it is recommended the remediation of the current Open air Municipal dumping site. Simultaneously with the Remediation process, a controlled dumping site with daily covers of the compacted solid waste has been designed, as a transition methodology with a lifetime of 3 years approximately.In addition to this, two sanitary landfills are designed wits29h a total lifetime of 7 years, for the operation after the controlled dumping site is closed. There is also a leachate treatment system to process the effluents of the landfills. In order to optimize the use of the landfills, is proposed the simultaneous implementation of a Separated Urban Solid Waste Collection System (SisRReVa). This consist in separating the Valuable Waste (VW) from wet or organic solid waste in origin (home, stores,etc)and collecting it separately.The VW are separated by type (paper, board, glass, plastic and metal) in a Valuable Waste Classification Plant. This plant is designed to process the VW generated in Salto and collected by the SisRReVa for about ten years from now on. (Author)

  11. Municipal solid waste management in Beijing City

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    Li Zhenshan; Yang Lei; Qu XiaoYan; Sui Yumei

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of municipal solid waste (MSW) management in Beijing City. Beijing, the capital of China, has a land area of approximately 1368.32 km 2 with an urban population of about 13.33 million in 2006. Over the past three decades, MSW generation in Beijing City has increased tremendously from 1.04 million tons in 1978 to 4.134 million tons in 2006. The average generation rate of MSW in 2006 was 0.85 kg/capita/day. Food waste comprised 63.39%, followed by paper (11.07%), plastics (12.7%) and dust (5.78%). While all other wastes including tiles, textiles, glass, metals and wood accounted for less than 3%. Currently, 90% of MSW generated in Beijing is landfilled, 8% is incinerated and 2% is composted. Source separation collection, as a waste reduction method, has been carried out in a total of 2255 demonstration residential and commercial areas (covering about 4.7 million people) up to the end of 2007. Demonstration districts should be promoted over a wider range instead of demonstration communities. The capacity of transfer stations and treatment plants is an urgent problem as these sites are seriously overloaded. These problems should first be solved by constructing more sites and converting to new treatment technologies. Improvements in legislation, public education and the management of waste pickers are problematic issues which need to be addressed.

  12. A municipal utility seeks IPP power

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    Whitney, D.D.

    1990-01-01

    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), primarily located in Sacramento County, one of the ten highest growth areas in the U.S. today, serves a 900 square mile area with over 450,000 customers and has seen peak loads of about 2200 MW. In June of 1989, the customer-owners of SMUD, voted to shutdown the 913 MW Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station which constituted nearly one-half of the district's power resources. The need to immediately replace the lost capacity was somewhat tempered as a consequence of previously signed contracts with the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG and E) for 550 MW and with the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) for 300 MW. Both contracts provide power for only ten years, ending in 1999, and while being competitively priced in the early years, include significant escalation in capacity charges beginning in 1995, and always price energy at local natural gas market prices while including other arduous conditions. When combined with their hydroelectric and other resources these contracts allow SMUD to remain competitive. However, there remains the incentive, and ultimately necessity, of replacing the contracts with alternative resources. This paper describes an aggressive program to obtain replacement resources which will diversify SMUD's resource mix and protect their customer-owners from the uncertainties of the future while retaining the benefits of tax exempt financing and being their own stockholders

  13. Hepatitis A behaviour in Yaguajay Municipality.

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    Teresa Iluminada Hernández Pérez

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available A retrospective-descriptive study was made to characterize the behavior of “Hepatitis A” in Yaguajay Municipality in the period between 2006 and 2007, in which were included all the patients that were notified by Declaration Card (EDO. For collecting data, EDO cards were analized; as well as the endemic accumulative and the annual chronological series. The prevalence of this disease was determined in health areas and small population, so as to establish a geographic stratification. The disease was characterized by social-demographic variables (sex, age, home and also the seasonally of Hepatitis A. As a result all the disease prognosis in both years were over the expectation and are regarded as “Normal”, this disease behavior was higher in Meneses and Mayajigua areas representing the majority of the community population The most affected ages were under 10, from 11 to 20 and from 21 to 29. Females and the urban area registered the highest amount of cases. The seasonally was different in both years. As a conclusion we can say that the Epidemic was characterized by a wide geographical distribution where Jarahueca and Perea were the most affected communities; causing injuries in male sex, affected ages were babies, teenagers and young adults, the seasonally behaved differently in both years.

  14. Municipal solid waste effective stress analysis

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    Shariatmadari, Nader; Machado, Sandro Lemos; Noorzad, Ali; Karimpour-Fard, Mehran

    2009-01-01

    The mechanical behavior of municipal solid waste (MSW) has attracted the attention of many researchers in the field of geo-environmental engineering in recent years and several aspects of waste mechanical response under loading have been elucidated. However, the mechanical response of MSW materials under undrained conditions has not been described in detail to date. The knowledge of this aspect of the MSW mechanical response is very important in cases involving MSW with high water contents, seismic ground motion and in regions where landfills are built with poor operation conditions. This paper presents the results obtained from 26 large triaxial tests performed both in drained and undrained conditions. The results were analyzed taking into account the waste particles compressibility and the deformation anisotropy of the waste samples. The waste particles compressibility was used to modify the Terzaghi effective stress equation, using the Skempton (1961) proposition. It is shown that the use of the modified effective stress equation led to much more compatible shear strength values when comparing Consolidated-Drained (CD) and Consolidated-Undrained (CU), results, explaining the high shear strength values obtained in CU triaxial tests, even when the pore pressure is almost equal to the confining stress.

  15. Efecto de la fertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento de ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia Effect of the fertilization on the nutrition and yield of the red pepper (Capsicum spp. in the Valley of the Cauca, Colombia.

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    Edgar A Rodríguez Araujo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio se evaluó el efecto de las fertilizaciones química y orgánica y biofertilización en la nutrición y rendimiento del ají (Capsicum spp. en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia, y en la producción de plántulas en vivero y en campo. Las variables evaluadas en vivero fueron: peso fresco de raíz y parte aérea, número de hojas, altura de la planta (cm, diámetro del tallo (mm, peso seco total, peso seco de raíz y parte aérea. Se evaluaron seis tratamientos, bajo un diseño estadístico de bloques completos al azar, de la forma siguiente: fertilización de síntesis química completa (testigo (FSQC, FSQC más fertilización orgánica (FSQC + O, FSQC + O más biofertilización 1 (solubilizador de fósforo con base en Penicillium janthinellum (1x10(7conidias/ml, FSQC + O más micorrizas (FSQC + O + M, FSQC + O más biofertilización 2 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml y Azospirillun sp. (1x10(8 UFC/ml, FSQC + O más biofertilización 3 (fijador de nitrógeno con base en Azotobacter chroococcum (1x10(8 UFC/ml. El experimento se instaló sobre un Typic Hapludolls. El análisis de resultados mostró que, en todos los tratamientos la fertilización de síntesis química + orgánica + micorrizas presentó los mejores resultados (P This study was realised with the purpose of to evaluate the effect of the chemical, organic fertilization and biofertilization on the nutrition and yield of the red pepper (Capsicum spp. in the Valley of the Cauca in the initial production of plants in breeding ground and final production in field. Two experiments were realized, one in stage of fish-pond and other one in field stage. In fish-pond an experiment was realized where there was evaluated the effect of the different types of fertilization in chili and other one where there was evaluated the effect of the chemical, organic fertilization and biofertilización in chili. In field there was evaluated the effect of the

  16. Reproducción del Cucarachero Común (Troglodytes aëdon, Aves, Troglodytidae en el Valle del Cauca Reproducción del Cucarachero Común (Troglodytes aëdon, Aves, Troglodytidae en el Valle del Cauca

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    Alvarez López Humberto

    1984-09-01

    Full Text Available The breeding biology of the Southern House Wren was investigated at 24 nests between may 1977 and february 1979 in the Cauca Valley (3°32' 20" N, 76° 31' 57" W, 976 m, Colombia. Eleven adults and 33 juveniles were banded for individual identification. Males maintained permanent, multiple purpose territories throughout the year. Preliminary estimates of territory size ranged from 0.12 to 0.28 Ha. Pair bonds lasted several nestings in succession, and all changes in composition of the pairs followed disappearance of one of the members.Nest-boxes were readily accepted. Male and female cooperated in nest building but the latter contributed most of the material during the final stage.Building lasted between 8 and 37 days. Eggs were laid early in the morning at intervals of about 24 hr, and averaged 18.5 x 13.5 mm and 1.9 g. Clutch size ranged from 2 to 4 eggs, and averaged 3.2. One female laid 7 clutches (20 eggs in 17 months, with a minimum interval of 48 days between clutches.Females alone incubated and devoted 65-88% of her diurnal time to this chore. Incubation period averaged 15 days, and hatching was either serial or simultaneous. For the firs seven days after hatching the female broded the young for 37% of her diurnal time. Both parents fed the young, the contribution by the female being significantly greater. Young were fed at an hourly average rate of 2.8 times per capita. Lepidoptera, grasshopers, and spiders together accounted for 80% ofthe items brought to the nestlings. After fledging the young were fed for about two weeks. Young fledged between 16 and 21 days after hatching.Their deyelopment and behavior are described, and growth curves are given for body weight and length of first primary. Some juveniles stayed in the parental territories for as long as three months after fledging, and thus coincided with second nestings by their parents during this period but did not play any role in the rearing of siblings. Productivity averaged 2

  17. Waste Management Policy in Tourism Area of Saensuk Municipality, Thailand

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    Wijaya, Andy Fefta; Kaewmanee, Pongsathon

    2014-01-01

    Saensuk Municipality is a famous tourism city in Thailand, especially Bangsaen beach. In supporting the tourism activity, it has waste managing method by using new generation administrator and technologies. However, the waste problem happened in Saensuk Municipality is included the human resource ability, technical facility, and the amount of waste. By using the qualitative descriptive method and doing a series of interview to selected informants, the researcher studied and analyzed the probl...

  18. Predicting on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works

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    Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Macarulla Martí, Marcel

    2014-01-01

    The research findings fill a gap in the body of knowledge by presenting an effective way to evaluate the significance of on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works prior to the construction stage. First, 42 on-site environmental impacts of municipal engineering works were identified by means of a process-oriented approach. Then, 46 indicators and their corresponding significance limits were determined on the basis of a statistical analysis of 25 new-build and remodelling mun...

  19. Medicine management in municipal home care : delegating, administrating and receiving

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    Gransjön Craftman, Åsa

    2015-01-01

    The general aim of this thesis was to investigate how delegation of medication is handled in municipal home care. Specific aims were to 1) explore the prevalence of medication use in older adults over time; 2) describe district nurses’ experiences of the delegation of medication management to municipal home care personnel; 3) explore and describe how home care assistants experience receiving the actual delegation of the responsibility of medication administration; and 4) to describe how older...

  20. Economic evaluation of municipal solid waste recycling in Yazd:

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    Eslami H; Mokhtari M; Eslami Dost Z; Barzegar Khanghah MR; Ranjbar Ezzatabadi M

    2017-01-01

    Background and aims: In every urban waste management plan, recycling and reuse is considered as an economic pattern. This study aimed to economic evaluation of municipal solid waste recycling in Yazd by cost-benefit analysis in 2015. Methods: This research is a descriptive–analytic study which in the data about quality and quantity of municipal solid waste in Yazd city were collected through the sampling and physical analysis and the data about total income and costs from the implementatio...

  1. Puesta a prueba de un indicador sencillo de degradación en suelos histeréticos del Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Lozano Jaime

    2005-06-01

    hysteretic soils from Valle del Cauca-Colombia. This study was carried out in 2001 on five molisol and vertisol soils of the CIAT, it was used a nested georeferenced net of 68 sampling points located under logarithmic scheme at two depths: 1- at the surface and 2- at a zone of less penetration. This was the base to make the cartography of a Compaction Index and the main physical soil properties. The Compaction Index was estimated with the combination of soil bulk density and sample soil gravimetric moisture using a relation matrix created specifically to this aim. With conventional methodologies was evaluated four categories of soil physical characteristics: 1- hydraulic properties using hydraulic conductivity, infiltration rate, sorptivity, and the redistributing volumetric moisture using the database from “instant profile� method, 2- water retention capacity with the characteristic curve; 3- structural condition with modified “Yoder� method and 4- general physical conditions using texture, bulk density, organic matter, penetration resistance and pore distribution. In order to validate this compaction index as a simple soil degradation indicator was followed three routes: a correlation analysis that show the soil physical properties in each soil compaction-consistency map with units generated by geostatistics; a graphical study of the tendency of soil water redistribution curves and a discriminant multivariate analysis to prove the viability to convert the compaction index in a dozen of consistency classes. The proposed index proved to be a good indicator of soil physical conditions because of soil physical qualities decreased in soil compaction units. Key words: Compaction index, hydric soil properties, structural soil condition, soil water retention, geostatistics, hysteretic soil.

  2. Quality assessment of compost prepared with municipal solid waste

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    Jodar J. R.

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available One way that helps maintain the sustainability of agro-ecosystems land is the application of compost from municipal solid waste as fertilizer, because it can recover the nutrients contained in them, minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Composting as a method for preparing organic fertilizers and amendments is economically and ecologically sound and may well represent an acceptable solution for disposing of municipal solid waste. In the present work, the quality of compost is studied made from municipal solid waste; the content of mineral nutrients: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, manganese, cupper, iron, nickel, chromium and lead has been investigated. The objective was to evaluate the changes in mineral nutrient concentration during the composting process. The compost was prepared in a pilot-plant using the turning-pile system. Temperature was used as a monitoring parameter to follow the composting progress, which underwent the typical trend of municipal solid waste composting mixtures. The results showed a similar evolution on the content of mineral nutrients of the mixture of municipal solid waste. This evolution originated in a mature compost (end sample with an adequate content of mineral elements and physical-chemical characteristics for its use in agriculture. So, the use of compost of municipal solid waste represents an important tool for fertilization requirements for its use in agriculture.

  3. Determinants of municipal solid waste management in Portugal

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    Ana Luísa Mota Freitas

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Municipal solid waste management has been a topic of interest of several authors over time, in particular the implementation and maintenance of waste collection programmes. Initially, pioneering studies focused on the economic aspects of the provided services. However, many authors later argued the costs of providing solid waste collection services should also be influenced by socio-economic and behavioural factors, exogenous to the municipalities. The present study will be developed in this context, looking, more broadly, to explain the factors influencing the decision-making of the Portuguese municipalities in implementing and maintaining programs of selective collection of solid waste, considering the economic, financial, technological and sociodemographic factors. The results show that, indeed as presented by several authors before, economic factors aren’t the only determinants that influence municipal costs concerning these services, as demographic, geographic and technological factors must be taken into account. Moreover, the enforced legislation also impacts the municipal costs due to municipalities being obliged to contribute to the success of these collection programs in order to fulfil the waste recovery targets. This implies that the costs of these services and the inherent infrastructures are usually financed by its citizens in the form of utilization taxes and also the state.

  4. Quality assessment of compost prepared with municipal solid waste

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    Jodar, J. R.; Ramos, N.; Carreira, J. A.; Pacheco, R.; Fernández-Hernández, A.

    2017-11-01

    One way that helps maintain the sustainability of agro-ecosystems land is the application of compost from municipal solid waste as fertilizer, because it can recover the nutrients contained in them, minimizing the negative impact on the environment. Composting as a method for preparing organic fertilizers and amendments is economically and ecologically sound and may well represent an acceptable solution for disposing of municipal solid waste. In the present work, the quality of compost is studied made from municipal solid waste; the content of mineral nutrients: potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, manganese, cupper, iron, nickel, chromium and lead has been investigated. The objective was to evaluate the changes in mineral nutrient concentration during the composting process. The compost was prepared in a pilot-plant using the turning-pile system. Temperature was used as a monitoring parameter to follow the composting progress, which underwent the typical trend of municipal solid waste composting mixtures. The results showed a similar evolution on the content of mineral nutrients of the mixture of municipal solid waste. This evolution originated in a mature compost (end sample) with an adequate content of mineral elements and physical-chemical characteristics for its use in agriculture. So, the use of compost of municipal solid waste represents an important tool for fertilization requirements for its use in agriculture.

  5. Greening Public Buildings: ESCO-Contracting in Danish Municipalities

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    Jesper Rohr Hansen

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents current research on Danish municipalities’ use of Energy Service Companies (ESCO as a way to improve the standard of public buildings and to increase energy efficiency. In recent years more and more municipalities have used ESCO-contracts to retrofit existing public buildings, and to make them more energy efficient. At the moment 30 municipalities (of the 98 municipalities in Denmark are involved in, or preparing, ESCO contracts. Nevertheless, ESCO-contracting still faces many challenges on the Danish market, as there is a widespread skepticism towards the concept amongst many stakeholders. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the various experience gained so far by municipalities use of ESCO-contracting, the different approached to ESCO-contracting being used in practice, as well as the different viewpoints drivers and barriers behind the development. The strong growth in ESCO-contracts reflects that the ESCO-concept fits well with a number of present problems that municipalities are facing, as well as a flexible adaptation to the local context in different municipalities.

  6. Community work – the missing link of municipal social policy

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    Moors M.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Municipal social policy has an important role in dealing with social problems of citizens. On micro level, municipalities spend a substantial amount of their budget solving such problems. However, increasing the amount of money spent on solving problems of each individual at micro level does not provide efficient fulfilment of the tasks defined for municipal social policy making. Thus new, complementary solutions should be looked into, as new ways of development of social work in municipalities should be designed with the aim to increase the level of citizen participation and joint responsibility, especially of socially vulnerable groups. Research results let the author conclude that social activity of socially vulnerable groups should be promoted by creating a series of prerequisites, among which citizen participation, need for organisational support, activities that would foster politician and municipality officials’ attitude towards citizen participation and their social capital increase, two-way relationship between citizens and officials, and the worker that would promote citizen participation, among which is social policy making, are considered to be very important. All of this can be successfully reached by developing community work in local municipalities. This is the missing link to combine macro and micro levels, or political determination and practical implementation of citizen participation.

  7. The Impact of Amalgamations on Services in Icelandic Municipalities

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    Grétar Thór Eythórsson

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available This article deals with answering the question whether municipal amalgamations can meet the wishes at the root of the most common motives behind them: to gain cost-efficiency and more quality in the municipal services. The analysis is partly based on a survey among Icelandic local leaders in 2015 and partly on survey among citizens in 8 recently amalgamated municipalities collected with a snowball method through Facebook in the spring and summer 2013. The main results are that the impact of amalgamations on municipal services seems to depend on whether we look at the central or peripheral parts of the municipality. Both leaders and citizens seem to perceive developments of services differently depending on the position in the municipality. In the peripheries, they have significantly more negative view than in the service centres. This has to do with both their evaluation of specific services and their general evaluation of service development. However, in the general evaluation the difference is significantly larger.

  8. Ciclo de vida, importancia agrícola y manejo integrado de la chisa rizófaga Phyllophaga menetriesi Blanchard (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae, en Cauca y Quindío, Colombia

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    Luis Carlos Pardo-Locarno

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La biología e importancia agrícola de P. menetriesi, especie rizófaga, fue investigado en laboratorio y en cultivos del Cauca y Quindío (Colombia. El ciclo de vida fue anual, la duración de los estados (semanas fue: huevo 2-3, primer instar 3-4, segundo instar 6-8, tercer instar 20-25, prepupa 2-3, pupa 4-5, adulto macho 4-6 y adulto hembra 4-8. El tamaño corporal (mm por instar fue: primer instar anchura cefálica 1.85-2.04, anchura corporal 1.05-2.02 y la longitud 14.3-19.2, segundo instar 3.3-3.95, 4.02-5.1 y 24-35 respectivamente y en el tercer instar 5.8-6.02, 6.1-7.6, 56-67 respectivamente. El periodo reproductivo, estudiado mediante captura semanal en trampas de luz en Caldono, Cauca (2° 81'N y 76° 55'O, 1.450 msnm, precipitación pluvial 2.191 mm/anuales, fue corto, sincronizado con las lluvias de octubre-noviembre. El impacto económico, estudiado con muestreos mensuales de cuadrantes (1 m-2/25cm de profundidad en Quimbaya, Quindío (04° 38´ 02" N y 75° 47´ 47" O; 1.274 msnm; 2000 mm/anuales, mostró que cinco larvas m-2 ocasionaron pérdida total de plántulas de maíz y yuca menores de dos meses; la abundancia fluctuó desde cero hasta 8 larvas m-2, evidenciando distribución "parchosa" y mayores densidades en pastizal y yuca. En lotes con antecedentes de la plaga deben monitorearse los adultos con trampas de luz como aviso temprano, catear larvas después de las lluvias de octubre y aplicar control microbiológico preventivo; niveles de 4 o más larvas m-2 podrían conjugar remoción de suelo, uso localizado de control químico e incorporación de fitomasa para fomentar la población de chisas saprófagas, diversidad trófica y enemigos naturales.

  9. Carbon footprint estimation of municipal water cycle

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    Bakhshi, Ali A.

    2009-11-01

    This research investigates the embodied energy associated with water use. A geographic information system (GIS) was tested using data from Loudoun County, Virginia. The objective of this study is to estimate the embodied energy and carbon emission levels associated with water service at a geographical location and to improve for sustainability planning. Factors that affect the carbon footprint were investigated and the use of a GIS based model as a sustainability planning framework was evaluated. The carbon footprint metric is a useful tool for prediction and measurement of a system's sustainable performance over its expected life cycle. Two metrics were calculated: tons of carbon dioxide per year to represent the contribution to global warming and watt-hrs per gallon to show the embodied energy associated with water consumption. The water delivery to the building, removal of wastewater from the building and associated treatment of water and wastewater create a sizable carbon footprint; often the energy attributed to this water service is the greatest end use of electrical energy. The embodied energy in water depends on topographical characteristics of the area's local water supply, the efficiency of the treatment systems, and the efficiency of the pumping stations. The questions answered by this research are: What is the impact of demand side sustainable water practices on the embodied energy as represented by a comprehensive carbon footprint? What are the major energy consuming elements attributed to the system? What is a viable and visually identifiable tool to estimate the carbon footprint attributed to those Greenhouse Gas (GHG) producing elements? What is the embodied energy and emission associated with water use delivered to a building? Benefits to be derived from a standardized GIS applied carbon footprint estimation approach include: (1) Improved environmental and economic information for the developers, water and wastewater processing and municipal

  10. Economic growth and inflation rate: implications for municipal revenue and health expenditure of the municipalities of Pernambuco, Brazil.

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    Feliciano, Marciana; Bezerra, Adriana Falangola Benjamin; Santo, Antônio Carlos Gomes do Espírito

    2017-06-01

    This paper analyzes the implications of municipal budget revenue growth and the monetary policy's inflation rates goals in the availability of public health resources of municipalities. This is a descriptive, exploratory, quantitative, retrospective and longitudinal cross-sectional study covering the period 2002-2011. We analyzed health financing and expenditure variables in the municipalities of the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, describing the trend and the relationship between them. Data showed the growth of the variables and trend towards homogeneity. The exception was for the participation of Intergovernmental Transfers in the Total Health Expenditure of the Municipality. We found a significant correlation between Budget Revenue per capita and Health Expenditure per capita and a strong significant negative correlation between Inflation Rate, Budget Revenue per capita and Health Expenditure per capita. We concluded that increased health expenditure is due more to higher municipal tax revenue than to increased transfers that, in relative terms, did not increase. The strong inverse relationship between inflation rate and the Financing and Expenditure variables show that the monetary policy's inflation goals have restricted health financing to municipalities.

  11. Municipal solid waste in Brazil: A review.

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    Alfaia, Raquel Greice de Souza Marotta; Costa, Alyne Moraes; Campos, Juacyara Carbonelli

    2017-12-01

    The production of municipal solid waste (MSW) represents one of the greatest challenges currently faced by waste managers all around the world. In Brazil, the situation with regard to solid waste management is still deficient in many aspects. In 2015, only 58.7% of the MSW collected in Brazilian cities received appropriate final disposal. It was only as late as 2010 that Brazil established the National Policy on Solid Waste (NPSW) based on the legislation and programmes established in the 1970s in more developed countries. However, the situation with regard to MSW management has changed little since the implementation of the NPSW. Recent data show that, in Brazil, disposal in sanitary landfills is practically the only management approach to MSW. Contrary to expectations, despite the economic recession in 2015 the total annual amount of MSW generated nationwide increased by 1.7%, while in the same period the Brazilian population grew by 0.8% and economic activity decreased by 3.8%. The article describes the panorama with regard to MSW in Brazil from generation to final disposal and discusses the issues related to the delay in implementing the NPSW. The collection of recyclable material, the recycling process, the application of reverse logistics and the determination of the gravimetric composition of MSW in Brazil are also addressed in this article. Finally, a brief comparison is made between MSW management in Brazil and in other countries, the barriers to developing effective waste disposal systems are discussed and some recommendations for future MSW management development in Brazil are given.

  12. Obtaining cementitious material from municipal solid waste

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    Macías, A.

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available The primary purpose of the present study was to determine the viability of using incinerator ash and slag from municipal solid waste as a secondary source of cementitious materials. The combustion products used were taken from two types of Spanish MSW incinerators, one located at Valdemingómez, in Madrid, and the other in Melilla, with different incineration systems: one with fluidised bed combustion and other with mass burn waterwall. The effect of temperature (from 800 to 1,200 ºC on washed and unwashed incinerator residue was studied, in particular with regard to phase formation in washed products with a high NaCl and KCl content. The solid phases obtained were characterized by X-ray diffraction and BET-N2 specific surface procedures.El principal objetivo del trabajo ha sido determinar la viabilidad del uso de las cenizas y escorias procedentes de la incineración de residuos sólidos urbanos, como materia prima secundaria para la obtención de fases cementantes. Para ello se han empleado los residuos generados en dos tipos de incineradoras españolas de residuos sólidos urbanos: la incineradora de Valdemingómez y la incineradora de Melilla. Se ha estudiado la transformación de los residuos, sin tratamiento previo, en función de la temperatura de calentamiento (desde 800 ºC hasta 1.200 ºC, así como la influencia del lavado de los residuos con alto contenido en NaCl y KCl en la formación de fases obtenidas a las diferentes temperaturas de calcinación. Las fases obtenidas fueron caracterizadas por difracción de rayos X y área superficial por el método BET-N2.

  13. Hydrogen production from municipal solid waste

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    Wallman, P.H.; Richardson, J.H.; Thorsness, C.B. [and others

    1996-06-28

    We have modified a Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) hydrothermal pretreatment pilot plant for batch operation and blowdown of the treated batch to low pressure. We have also assembled a slurry shearing pilot plant for particle size reduction. Waste paper and a mixture of waste paper/polyethylene plastic have been run in the pilot plant with a treatment temperature of 275{degrees}C. The pilot-plant products have been used for laboratory studies at LLNL. The hydrothermal/shearing pilot plants have produced acceptable slurries for gasification tests from a waste paper feedstock. Work is currently underway with combined paper/plastic feedstocks. When the assembly of the Research Gasification Unit at Texaco (feed capacity approximately 3/4-ton/day) is complete (4th quarter of FY96), gasification test runs will commence. Laboratory work on slurry samples during FY96 has provided correlations between slurry viscosity and hydrothermal treatment temperature, degree of shearing, and the presence of surfactants and admixed plastics. To date, pumpable slurries obtained from an MSW surrogate mixture of treated paper and plastic have shown heating values in the range 13-15 MJ/kg. Our process modeling has quantified the relationship between slurry heating value and hydrogen yield. LLNL has also performed a preliminary cost analysis of the process with the slurry heating value and the MSW tipping fee as parameters. This analysis has shown that the overall process with a 15 MJ/kg slurry gasifier feed can compete with coal-derived hydrogen with the assumption that the tipping fee is of the order $50/ton.

  14. Internal audit risk management in metropolitan municipalities

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    Christo Ackermann

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Internal audit functions (IAFs of organisations are regarded as crucial components of the combined assurance model, alongside the audit committee, management and external auditors. The combined assurance model aims at having integrated and aligned assurance in organisations with the overall aim of maximising risk and governance oversight and control efficiencies. In this regard, internal audit plays a crucial role, insofar as it consists of experts in risk, governance and control consultancy who provide assurance to senior management and the audit committee. Audit committees are dependent on internal audit for information and their effectiveness revolves around a strong and well-resourced internal audit function which is able to aid audit committees to meet their oversight responsibilities. There is thus a growing demand for managing risk through the process of risk management and internal audit is in a perfect position to assist with the improvement of such processes. If internal auditors wish to continue being an important aspect of the combined assurance model, they need to address the critical area, amongst others, of risk management as part of their work. If not, it follows that the board, audit committees and other levels of management will remain uninformed on the status of these matters which, in turn, will negatively impact the ability of these stakeholders to discharge their responsibilities. This study therefore focuses on analysing the functioning of IAFs, with specific reference to their risk management mandate. The study followed a mixed method approach to describe internal audits risk management functioning in the big eight metropolitan municipalities in South Africa. The results show that internal audit provide a broad scope of risk management work which assist senior management in the discharge of their responsibilities. However, in the public eye, internal audits risk management functioning is scant

  15. Mercury emissions from municipal solid waste combustors

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    This report examines emissions of mercury (Hg) from municipal solid waste (MSW) combustion in the United States (US). It is projected that total annual nationwide MSW combustor emissions of mercury could decrease from about 97 tonnes (1989 baseline uncontrolled emissions) to less than about 4 tonnes in the year 2000. This represents approximately a 95 percent reduction in the amount of mercury emitted from combusted MSW compared to the 1989 mercury emissions baseline. The likelihood that routinely achievable mercury emissions removal efficiencies of about 80 percent or more can be assured; it is estimated that MSW combustors in the US could prove to be a comparatively minor source of mercury emissions after about 1995. This forecast assumes that diligent measures to control mercury emissions, such as via use of supplemental control technologies (e.g., carbon adsorption), are generally employed at that time. However, no present consensus was found that such emissions control measures can be implemented industry-wide in the US within this time frame. Although the availability of technology is apparently not a limiting factor, practical implementation of necessary control technology may be limited by administrative constraints and other considerations (e.g., planning, budgeting, regulatory compliance requirements, etc.). These projections assume that: (a) about 80 percent mercury emissions reduction control efficiency is achieved with air pollution control equipment likely to be employed by that time; (b) most cylinder-shaped mercury-zinc (CSMZ) batteries used in hospital applications can be prevented from being disposed into the MSW stream or are replaced with alternative batteries that do not contain mercury; and (c) either the amount of mercury used in fluorescent lamps is decreased to an industry-wide average of about 27 milligrams of mercury per lamp or extensive diversion from the MSW stream of fluorescent lamps that contain mercury is accomplished.

  16. ÍNDICE DE SOSTENIBILIDAD DEL RECURSO HÍDRICO AGRÍCOLA PARA LA DEFINICIÓN DE ESTRATEGIAS SOSTENIBLES Y COMPETITIVAS EN LA MICROCUENCA CENTELLA DAGUA – VALLE DEL CAUCA

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    DAZA MARTHA CONSTANZA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available El Índice de Sostenibilidad del Recurso Hídrico en el sector Agrícola (ISRHA implementado en la microcuenca Centella (Dagua, Valle del Cauca evalúa la sostenibilidad del manejo del recurso hídrico en la agricultura, empleando indicadores de Presión, Estado y Respuesta para cuatro factores de análisis: biofísicos, tecnológicos, socio-económicos y político-institucionales. Cada factor está integrado por indicadores que son evaluados a partir de parámetros establecidos y hacen parte del ISRHA. Los resultados de la aplicación del índice mostraron una sostenibilidad media en las tres zonas de estudio (vertientes La Virgen, Aguas Calientes y Centella, las cuales obtuvieron una calificación de media a buena en la escala propuesta (1 a 5, identificando debilidades y fortalezas con relación a los factores considerados, lo que permite plantear algunas estrategias de  sostenibilidad y competitividad del Recurso Hídrico en los sistemas productivos agrícolas de la microcuenca.

  17. Salud materna indígena en mujeres Nasa y Misak del Cauca, Colombia: tensiones, subordinación y diálogo intercultural entre dos sistemas médicos

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    Paula Tatiana Castillo-Santana

    Full Text Available Resumen En este texto se pretende avanzar en la comprensión de los elementos que configuran la relación entre madres Nasa y Misak del Cauca y los servicios de salud materna tradicional y occidental, desde un abordaje cualitativo que armonizó el modelo de construcción de sentido y la teoría fundamentada. Se identificó la forma cómo cada sistema médico define la salud, la enfermedad y la maternidad, que está reflejada en las prácticas y cuidados, siendo el parto el momento de mayores tensiones. Se han identificado patrones de relacionamiento entre los dos agentes del sistema médico. El sistema médico tradicional con bajo desarrollo propio y pérdida progresiva de valores culturales, así como el sistema médico occidental con la ausencia de servicios de salud apropiados culturalmente, dejan a las madres en un espacio de incertidumbre en el que no es posible realizar las prácticas tradicionales, ni acceder a los servicios propuestos por el sistema médico occidental.

  18. La comunicación y la información en Gobiernos locales: persistencia de prácticas difusionistas de comunicación en organizaciones gubernamentales del Valle del Cauca (Colombia

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    Ana María López

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta resultados de una investigación sobre el ejercicio comunicativo dentro de diez alcaldías del Valle de Cauca a través de una metodología de diagnóstico centrada en la aplicación del Modelo de Comunicación Pública, Organizacional e Informativa para Entidades del Estado que considera elementos del Modelo Estándar de Control Interno. Se asume la comunicación pública como aquella que se da en el escenario de lo público y que desde el ámbito gubernamental propicia acceso, interlocución, visibilidad, participación y deliberación de la ciudadanía en pro de generar confianza en el Estado. Se encuentra que, aunque en estas entidades persisten prácticas difusionistas de comunicación, también se ha cambiado su percepción y requerimiento. Esto se percibe en la diferenciación que los funcionarios públicos hacen entre comunicación e información, quienes conciben la primera como una necesidad interna para mejorar el ambiente laboral; y la segunda, como requisito indispensable para relacionarse con los ciudadanos.

  19. El paro de corteros de caña en el Valle del Cauca - Colombia: Una acción colectiva de cara al modelo económico

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    Gloria Inés Montoya Duque

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un análisis del paro de corteros de caña de azúcar en el Valle del Cauca, como acción colectiva que muestra un conflicto laboral en el marco del modelo económico adoptado. Es un trabajo investigativo realizado a partir de fuentes documentales y otros estudios. El paro de corteros evidencia una reivindicación de los derechos laborales, un conflicto de clase, a su vez se patentizan alternativas de cara a la exclusión e inequidad. Igualmente, están cuestionando el modelo de Estado, el ejercicio del poder y los efectos de la crisis económica bajo el neoliberalismo. Uno de los principales desafíos de las acciones colectivas es su continuidad, ampliar los espacios públicos y la construcción de una ciudadanía activa e impulsadora de cambios para nuestras sociedades.

  20. De caciques hereditarios a alcaldes y mandones electos. Legitimidad del poder local en los pueblos de indios constituidos con una base étnica, en el valle del río Cauca (1675-1800

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    Héctor Manuel Cuevas Arenas

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    Full Text Available El autor analiza el cambio de la herencia hacia la elección y el consenso local —vistos éstos como elementos legitimadores de acceso al poder—, en pueblos de indios del valle del río Cauca durante el segundo tercio del siglo XVIII. Para ello se analizaron los motivos de sus pleitos y su procesamiento, junto a los lenguajes de autoridad en los documentos concernientes a los indios. Asimismo, se revisaron las cuentas de tributos. Ante la presión de las deudas tributarias, de un entorno de migraciones indias y de la reacomodación de lealtades y fidelidades con el fin de la encomienda, los pueblos estudiados adoptaron un sistema de gobierno local más flexible que no comprometiera tantos recursos familiares y locales, como el de alcaldes y mandones electos, para afrontar un contexto cambiante en lo económico y político. Con ello se completó la trasformación de identidades étnicas diferenciadas a las generadas por la categoría social y jurídica de “indio”. La información se procesó con aportes metodológicos del análisis del discurso, la etnohistoria y el enfoque cualitativo.

  1. Gestión logística en la prestación de servicios de hospitalización domiciliaria en el Valle del Cauca: caracterización y diagnóstico

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    Elena Valentina Gutiérrez

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el primer diagnóstico de la gestión logística de las instituciones habilitadas por el Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social para la prestación de servicios de hospitalización domiciliaria (HHC en el Valle del Cauca, Colombia. El objetivo es caracterizar cómo los proveedores de HHC toman las decisiones logísticas asociadas con el proceso de prestación del servicio, e identificar oportunidades de mejoramiento e investigación. El diagnóstico se construyó mediante la aplicación de una encuesta semiestructurada que evaluó 6 ejes de trabajo y el grado de madurez de los procesos de servicio. Los resultados muestran que se requiere una gestión más integral de las decisiones logísticas, apoyada en el conocimiento del perfil epidemiológico y demográfico de la población atendida.

  2. Análisis cualitativo del deterioro de la calidad del agua y la infección por Helicobacter pylori en una comunidad de alto riesgo de cáncer de estómago (Cauca, Colombia

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    Claudia Patricia Acosta

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio aborda aspectos de la salud ambiental de la población rural de Timbío (Cauca, Colombia con relación al deterioro de la calidad del agua. La información se obtuvo mediante métodos de investigación participativa, relacionadas al manejo y uso del agua, fuentes de contaminación y percepción de la calidad del agua y su relación con la infección por Helicobacter pylori. Los resultados forman parte del análisis cualitativo de una primera fase de caracterización de la problemática hídrica y sanitaria y su relación con enfermedades infecciosas emergentes y soluciones comunes, llevada a cabo entre noviembre de 2013 y agosto de 2014. Los resultados de esta investigación se discuten desde un enfoque ecosistémico de la salud humana, que reconoce la complejidad de los conflictos ambientales relacionados con el recurso hídrico y su impacto en la salud de las poblaciones. A través de la metodología empleada, este estudio permitió conocer y visualizar los problemas prioritarios y las causas frecuentes de la contaminación del recurso hídrico, para postular algunas soluciones a través de una agenda compartida con los actores sociales.

  3. Estudio de las características del drenaje de un suelo orgánico del páramo de las papas, Cauca Study of characteristics of drainage conditions in an organic soil at paramo de las papas

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    Tafur Hermann Harold

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    Full Text Available En la hacienda Los Andes, ubicada en el municipio de San Sebastián, departamento del Cauca, Colombia (2.700 m.s.n.m., se adelantó un estudio acerca de las características hidráulicas de sus suelos, determinados por un alto contenido de materia orgánica (suelos orgánicos. Se encontró que a pesar de la alta porosidad que puede presentar un suelo orgánico, su permeabilidad no necesariamente, responde directamente a esta característica, porque está dominada esencialmente por microporos. El mal drenaje de estos suelos (encharcamiento, está determinado por la alta capacidad de almacenamiento de agua de su vegetación natural, el musgo, el cual a su vez tiene baja transmisibilidad. Se describen los procesos mediante los cuales los agricultores adecuan los suelos para el uso agrícola.A study about the hydraulic characteristics of the organic soil in a farm located at Paramo de Las Papas (2700 m.a.s.l., Colombia, was carried out. It was found that permeability is not directly related with the high porosity of this type of soils. The present water logging is determined by the high water holding capacity of the surface vegetation, that is constitued by moss species, material that have a low transmisibility. In this paper, the proccess by which farmers reclaim the soils for cultivation, is described too.

  4. Capacidad de generación de empleo en el cuidado de infantes en el valle del cauca, colombia: un ejemplo a partir de los nuevos yacimientos de empleo1

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    Luis Fernando Aguado Quintero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Empleando el enfoque de los Nuevos Yacimientos de Empleo (NYE en el artículo se realiza una valoración en términos del potencial de empleo generado en la actividad cuidado de infantes (menores entre 0 y 4 años en el Valle del Cauca, a través de dos alternativas; a número de empleos potenciales generados mediante empleadas en el hogar, o en centros de cuidado (guarderías infantiles y b número de empleos potenciales generados para personal docente en instituciones externas al hogar especializadas en educación inicial y cuidado infantil. Los cálculos, teniendo presente sólo la población de infantes cuyos madres o padres manifiestan una demanda insatisfecha para su cuidado, arrojan un potencial de creación de 25.356 empleos nuevos para trabajadoras en el hogar o en instituciones de cuidado infantil y un total de 4.057 plazas para docentes en centros de educación inicial y cuidado infantil.

  5. Caracterización espectral y mineralógica de los suelos del valle del río Cauca por espectroscopía visible e infrarroja (400 - 2.500 nm

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    Bastidas Obando Ernesto

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Las librerías espectrales se utilizan para identificar diferentes
    tipos de suelo a partir de análisis espectrales que caracterizan su
    composición mineralógica y química. Los objetivos del presente
    trabajo consistieron en determinar si existen diferencias en el
    perfil espectral de los suelos del valle geográfico del río Cauca
    a nivel de subgrupo taxonómico; y cuantificar en sus perfiles
    espectrales la abundancia de minerales arcillosos. Por medio
    de un análisis de conglomerados se seleccionaron las muestras
    más homogéneas de cada subgrupo taxonómico para construir
    el perfil espectral de cada uno de ellos. El modelo linear spectral
    unmixing se utilizó para determinar las concentraciones de
    minerales arcillosos. A nivel de subgrupo taxonómico se observaron
    diferencias en la magnitud de los perfiles espectrales, así
    como en sus longitudes de onda a los 1.400, 1.900 y 2.200 nm.
    El modelo utilizado permite caracterizar de manera objetiva las
    concentraciones de minerales arcillosos de cada suelo a partir
    de su perfil espectral.

  6. Formación política de la Organización Regional Indígena del Valle del Cauca para la participación en los escenarios del postconflicto en Colombia

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    Carlos Andrés Tobar Tovar

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo describimos las posturas que tienen los líderes de la Organización Regional Indígena del Valle del Cauca (ORIVAC sobre su participación en los procesos de deliberación sobre la paz. En ese sentido, nos hemos centrado en la descripción de la experiencia etnográfica resultante de un proceso de reflexión sobre las expectativas que genera el fin del conflicto con la guerrilla de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP en los territorios habitados por indígenas. En ese orden de ideas, el artículo evidencia las condiciones que hicieron posible el encuentro con la ORIVAC abordando los desafíos asociados con las demandas económicas y culturales que se encuentran en la base de las demandas de reconocimiento político.

  7. El paro de corteros de caña en el Valle del Cauca - Colombia: Una acción colectiva de cara al modelo económico

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    Gloria Inés Montoya Duque

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un análisis del paro de corteros de caña de azúcar en el Valle del Cauca, como acción colectiva que muestra un conflicto laboral en el marco del modelo económico adoptado. Es un trabajo investigativo realizado a partir de fuentes documentales y otros estudios. El paro de corteros evidencia una reivindicación de los derechos laborales, un conflicto de clase, a su vez se patentizan alternativas de cara a la exclusión e inequidad. Igualmente, están cuestionando el modelo de Estado, el ejercicio del poder y los efectos de la crisis económica bajo el neoliberalismo. Uno de los principales desafíos de las acciones colectivas es su continuidad, ampliar los espacios públicos y la construcción de una ciudadanía activa e impulsadora de cambios para nuestras sociedades.

  8. ¿De la especulación a la endogeneidad del crecimiento?: anotaciones críticas sobre economía aurífera y desarrollo regional en el departamento del cauca

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    Raúl Hernando Cortés Landázury

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bajo el reciente auge mercantil de la minería y los recursos naturales, la planeación del desarrollo regional y el sistema de incentivos secto - riales se ha apurado a reposicionar los territorios marginados a través de jalonamientos del renglón primario, la acumulación de capital, las aglomeraciones productivas y la difusión del cambio tecnológico. El presente trabajo analiza los efectos de la coyuntura mundial sobre la estructura y la dinámica de la economía caucana reconsiderando las restricciones geográficas e institucionales del distrito minero de El Tambo-Buenos Aires a la luz de la llamada “maldición de los recursos naturales”. Las conclusiones, entre otras, encuentran que el auge del oro alrededor de la noción de “distrito minero” en el occidente del departamento del Cauca parece debatirse en tres tipos de proble - mas. El primero, articulado a los choques del mercado mundial, el segundo es un problema de dislocación de lo regional frente al local, y en último lugar, el problema del nivel de desarrollo que evoca una tradición minera del siglo XIX cifrada en la expoliación ecológica, captura de rentas a ultranza y un esquema de sojuzgación política legitimada por el clientelismo y el azar cortoplacista.

  9. ¿De la especulación a la endogeneidad del crecimiento?: anotaciones críticas sobre economía aurífera y Desarrollo regional en el Departamento Del cauca

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    Raúl Hernando Cortés Landázury

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Bajo el reciente auge mercantil de la minería y los recursos naturales, la planeación del desarrollo regional y el sistema de incentivos sectoriales se ha apurado a reposicionar los territorios marginados a través de jalonamientos del renglón primario, la acumulación de capital, las aglomeraciones productivas y la difusión del cambio tecnológico. El presente trabajo analiza los efectos de la coyuntura mundial sobre la estructura y la dinámica de la economía caucana reconsiderando las restricciones geográficas e institucionales del distrito minero de El Tambo-Buenos Aires a la luz de la llamada "maldición de los recursos naturales". Las conclusiones, entre otras, encuentran que el auge del oro alrededor de la noción de "distrito minero" en el occidente del departamento del Cauca parece debatirse en tres tipos de problemas. El primero, articulado a los choques del mercado mundial, el segundo es un problema de dislocación de lo regional frente al local, y en último lugar, el problema del nivel de desarrollo que evoca una tradición minera del siglo XIX cifrada en la expoliación ecológica, captura de rentas a ultranza y un esquema de sojuzgación política legitimada por el clientelismo y el azar cortoplacista.

  10. Mayor frecuencia de giardiosis en niños con raquitismo comparada con niños sanos de la población de Suárez, Cauca, Colombia

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    Oscar L. Sierra

    1998-12-01

    Full Text Available Se examinaron huevos, quistes y trofozoítos de parásitos intestinales en heces de 332 niños sanos y 70 niños con raquitismo descrito como un trastorno heredado debido a malabsorción de calcio por resistencia a la vitamina D en Suárez, departamento del Cauca. La frecuencia total de parasitosis fue de 65,9% y la de poliparasitismo de 10,9%. Se encontraron frecuencias elevadas de giardiosis y poliparasitismo en niños con raquitismo (17,l y 18,6% comparado con niños sanos (9,O y 9,3% y dichas diferencias fueron estadísticamente significativas. La vereda de La Toma, en donde se ha hallado el mayor número de raquíticos, pareció conferir un riesgo incrementado para ascariosis, pero, independiente del raquitismo. Se discuten algunos mecanismos para explicar la mayor frecuencia de parasitosis en los niños raquíticos. La incrementada frecuencia de parasitosis intestinales patógenas puede contribuir a disminuir la absorción intestinal de calcio en los niños raquíticos.

  11. Los niños del Cauca II. Receptor de la vitamina D con secuencia normal en un foco de pacientes con raquitismo dependiente de la vitamina D, tipo II

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    Luis Fernando García-Ramirez

    1993-12-01

    Full Text Available El Raquitismo Dependiente de Vitamina D, tipo II (RDVD II, es una enfermedad de herencia autosómica recesiva que se caracteriza por resistencia generalizada a la 1,25-dihidroxivitamina D, originada en alteraciones que comprometen la función del receptor para la vitamina D (RVD. El clonaje y caracterización del cDNA del RVD ha permitido el estudio de su secuencia en pacientes con RDVD II y el hallazgo de diversas mutaciones puntuales que explican el cuadro clínico. En este estudio, hemos utilizado las técnicas de PCR y clonación, para secuenciar el RVD de dos pacientes pertenecientes a un foco descrito previamente en el departamento del Cauca (Colombia, cuyas manifestaciones clínicas y de laboratorio son compatibles con RDVD II. La secuencia del RVD de nuestros pacientes fue normal, sugiriendo una alteración a nivel postranscripcional o postraduccional relacionada con la función del receptor, en lo que podría corresponder a una nueva variante de resistencia a la vitamina D.

  12. DEPENDENCE OF THE MUNICIPALITIES OF MINAS GERAIS IN RELATION TO FPM

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    Wellington de Oliveira Massardi

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This research sought to demonstrate the level of dependence of Minas Gerais municipalities on the Municipalities Participation Fund (FPM. To achieve this goal we demonstrated the representativeness of FPM in the financing structure of municipalities, measured by dividing the revenue from FPM and the municipal current revenue. It was found that the level of dependence of the vast majority of municipalities is higher than 50%, ie, the FPM resources represent the main source of municipal funding, especially for those with less than 20,000 inhabitants. Regarding geographical location, it was found that the regions of Zona da Mata and Vale do Rio Doce have the highest concentration of municipalities that have high dependence on FPM. The average population in these municipalities is 3,202 inhabitants, which leads to the conclusion that the dependence of FPM is directly related to the size of the municipality.

  13. Alfred pilot wetland to treat municipal lagoon effluent - case study

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    Crolla, A.; Kinsley, C.

    2002-01-01

    A constructed wetland demonstration system has been built to polish the municipal lagoon effluent from the village of Alfred. The treatment lagoons have an annual discharge in the spring and have currently reached maximum capacity; inhibiting further population growth or expansion of the local agri-food industries. The demonstration wetland system is designed to treat 15% of the municipal lagoon influent, that is, 155 m 3 /day or 23,250 m 3 /year. A three year monitoring program (2000-2002) was put in place to evaluate the wetland as a cost effective means to treat municipal lagoon wastewater for the village of Alfred. The 2000 and 2001 monitoring seasons have been completed, and the 2002 monitoring season will operate between June and October 2002. At the completion of the three year monitoring program the Alfred wetland system will be evaluated for its ability to polish the municipal lagoon effluent to meet the Spring/Summer/Fall discharge criteria, set by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), for the receiving water body (Azatica Brook). As phosphorus is the most difficult element to remove down to MOE guidelines, the Alfred research wetland includes slag phosphorus adsorption filters and a vegetated filter as phosphorus polishing systems. Once the wetland system is approved by the MOE, the village of Alfred will be able to increase its capacity for municipal wastewater treatment. Constructed wetlands are still considered innovative systems in Ontario and government ministries (MOE, OMAFRA) are insisting upon 3-4 years of monitoring data for each constructed wetland system established. There is a clear need for monitoring data to be gathered on established systems, and for this data to be evaluated with the goal of developing reliable design guidelines. Ultimately this should result in having constructed wetlands recognised as viable wastewater treatment options in Ontario. With fewer grant programs for rural municipalities, cost effective systems such

  14. Leaching from municipal solid waste incineration residues

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    Hyks, J.

    2008-02-15

    Leaching of pollutants from Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) residues has been investigated combining a range of laboratory leaching experiments with geochemical modeling. Special attention was paid to assessing the applicability of laboratory data for subsequent modeling with respect to presumed full-scale conditions; both sample pretreatment and actual influence of leaching conditions on the results of laboratory experiments were considered. It was shown that sample pretreatment may have large impact on leaching test data. In particular, a significant fraction of Pb was shown mobile during the washing of residues with water. In addition, drying of residues (i.e. slow oxidation) prior to leaching experiments increased the leaching of Cr significantly. Significant differences regarding the leaching behavior of individual elements with respect to (non)equilibrium conditions in column percolation experiments were observed in the study. As a result, three groups of elements were identified based on the predominant leaching control and the influence of (non)equilibrium on the results of the laboratory column experiments: I. Predominantly availability-controlled elements (e.g. Na, K, Cl) II. Solubility-controlled elements (e.g. Ca, S, Si, Al, Ba, and Zn) III. Complexation-controlled elements (e.g. Cu and Ni) With respect to the above groups it was suggested that results of laboratory column experiments can, with consideration, be used to estimate full-scale leaching of elements from Group I and II. However, in order to avoid large underestimations in the assessment of leaching from Group III, it is imperative to describe the time-dependent transport of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in the tested system or to minimize the physical non-equilibrium during laboratory experiments (e.g. bigger column, slower flow velocity). Forward geochemical modeling was applied to simulate long-term release of elements from a MSWI air-pollution-control residue. Leaching of a

  15. Advanced characterisation of municipal solid waste ashes

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    Skytte Pedersen, Randi

    2002-12-15

    This report deals with characterisation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) ashes from the Danish power plant Maebjergvaerket, Holstebro. MSW has been used as a fuel since the mid 1960's and since then, the MSW incineration plants have experienced operational problems due to deposit formation and corrosion. Inorganic elements tightly or loosely bound in the waste are the main cause of these problems. The tightly bound elements will mainly stay on the grate during combustion, whereas the loosely bound elements are volatilised and recondensed elsewhere in the furnace. Many of the heavy metals form volatile chlorides during the incineration, and the fly ash fraction thus show enrichment in these elements. Presence of chlorides and heavy metals in deposits may cause severe corrosion due to formation of low-melting eutectics. Chlorine gas in the flue gas is also of major concern with respect to corrosion, due to formation of volatile chlorides when chlorine comes in contact with the tube material. Four different ash fractions (bottom ash, super heater ash, economiser ash and fly ash) taken from Maebjergvaerket have been analysed with respect to particle sizes, structures, shapes and composition. The applied methods were scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analyses (EDX) and mapping, which were used in order to determine sizes, chemical composition and structure of the particles. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) was used to provide information about crystallography and mineral phases. Chemical analysis was also performed along with a particle size distribution for the fine-grained fractions (economiser and fly ash). The amount of silicates consisting of Ca, Al and Si, were found to decrease through the furnace, whereas the amount of alkali (Na, K) chlorides and heavy metals (Pb, Zn) increased. The bonding in the waste before incineration is the direct cause of this, since silicates are tightly bound and chlorides are loosely bound. There was a

  16. Electricity production from municipal solid waste in Brazil.

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    Nordi, Guilherme Henrique; Palacios-Bereche, Reynaldo; Gallego, Antonio Garrido; Nebra, Silvia Azucena

    2017-07-01

    Brazil has an increasing production of municipal solid waste that, allied to the current waste management system, makes the search for alternatives of energy recovery essential. Thus, this work aims to study the incineration of municipal solid waste and the electricity production through steam cycles evaluating the influence of municipal solid waste composition. Several scenarios were studied, in which it was assumed that some fractions of municipal solid waste were removed previously. The municipal solid waste generated in Santo André city, São Paulo State, Brazil, was adopted for this study. Simulation results showed that the removal of organic matter and inert components impacts advantageously on the cycle performance, improving their parameters in some cases; in addition, there is the possibility of reusing the separated fractions. The separation of some recyclables, as plastic material, showed disadvantages by the reduction in the electricity generation potential owing to the high calorific value of plastics. Despite the high energy content of them, there are other possible considerations on this subject, because some plastics have a better recovery potential by recycling.

  17. Analysis of Japanese Municipalities With Geopark, MAB, and GIAHS Certification

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    Ryo Kohsaka

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed the discussions of Japanese municipalities in their process for obtaining certifications for the Geoparks by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, the Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB by the UNESCO, and the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO of the United Nations. The official records at the municipality diet were analyzed in a quantitative manner from 2011 to 2013. As the first step, we analyzed the eight municipalities of Noto and Sado for the GIAHS, the cities Itoigawa and Hakusan for the Geopark, and Katsuyama Yamanouchi village from Nagano for the MAB. As individual examples, we analyzed City of Suzu with GIAHS, Itoigawa (Geopark, and Yamanouchi town (MAB with the text-mining approach. For the GIAHS, it was clear that the larger municipalities with city status tended to discuss certification issues more frequently than the smaller towns and villages. Terms such as conservation and certification tended to be used with GIAHS at the Suzu City. The term brand was used with GIAHS and MAB but not for the Geopark. The findings using quantitative methods are at initial stage for analysis of municipality strategies and require further future research.

  18. Removal of Alkylphenols from Industrial and Municipal Wastewater

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    J. Derco

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available The results of the study of removal of nonylphenol, octylphenol and their ethoxylates from real industrial and municipal wastewater are presented. Industrial wastewater was pre-treated by coagulation with FeCl3 and adsorption on zeolite, before discharging into municipal sewer system. Their removal efficiencies in primary sedimentation tank of municipal WWTP were very low. From the practical point of view, the highest and the most significant removal efficiencies within the whole WWTP were observed for nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates. Dominancy of abiotic mechanisms of alkylphenols removal follows from adsorption measurements. Activated sludge cultivated in lab-scale extended aeration tank accounted for relatively high adsorption affinity to these substances. Activated sludge sampled from municipal wastewater treatment plant (MWWTP receiving industrial wastewater containing alkylphenols accounted for very low adsorption affinity to these pollutants. Significantly higher removal efficiency of octylphenol ethoxylates was observed with the O3/granular active carbon (GAC process compared to the ozonation process alone. Lower toxicity impact of intermediates and products of ozonation treatment on Vibrio fischeri was measured in comparison to the O3/GAC process. Actually, the municipal WWTP effluent discharge concentration values complies with EQS values, including nonylphenols.

  19. Neural Networks Modelling of Municipal Real Estate Market Rent Rates

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    Muczyński Andrzej

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of research on the application of neural networks modelling of municipal real estate market rent rates. The test procedure was based on selected networks trained on the local real estate market data and transformation of the detected dependencies – through established models – to estimate the potential market rent rates of municipal premises. On this basis, the assessment of the adequacy of the actual market rent rates of municipal properties was made. Empirical research was conducted on the local real estate market of the city of Olsztyn in Poland. In order to describe the phenomenon of market rent rates formation an unidirectional three-layer network and a network of radial base was selected. Analyses showed a relatively low degree of convergence of the actual municipal rent rents with potential market rent rates. This degree was strongly varied depending on the type of business ran on the property and its’ social and economic impact. The applied research methodology and the obtained results can be used in order to rationalize municipal property management, including the activation of rental policy.

  20. Partnerships for development: municipal solid waste management in Kasese, Uganda.

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    Christensen, David; Drysdale, David; Hansen, Kenneth; Vanhille, Josefine; Wolf, Andreas

    2014-11-01

    Municipal solid waste management systems of many developing countries are commonly constrained by factors such as limited financial resources and poor governance, making it a difficult proposition to break with complex, entrenched and unsustainable technologies and systems. This article highlights strategic partnerships as a way to affect a distributed agency among several sets of stakeholders to break so-called path dependencies, which occur when such unsustainable pathways arise, stabilize and become self-reinforcing over time. Experiences from a North-South collaborative effort provide some lessons in such partnership building: In Uganda and Denmark, respectively, the World Wildlife Fund and the network organization access2innovation have mobilized stakeholders around improving the municipal solid waste management system in Kasese District. Through a municipal solid waste management system characterization and mapping exercise, some emergent lessons and guiding principles in partnership building point to both pitfalls and opportunities for designing sustainable pathways. First, socio-technical lock-in effects in the municipal solid waste management system can stand in the way of partnerships based on introducing biogas or incineration technologies. However, opportunities in the municipal solid waste management system can exist within other areas, and synergies can be sought with interlinking systems, such as those represented with sanitation. © The Author(s) 2014.