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Drought in Pasorapa

To find out more about Pasorapa go to Droughts are About…

This muddy artificial lake presents a hazard for cattle and other animals - you can just see a cow which has become stuck in the mud in this image. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) A local farmers tries to rescue his cow, which got stuck in mud while looking for water. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) An empty resevoir with a view of the parched surrounding landscape. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) A cattle carcass, dead from hunger and thirst. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) This articifical lake or resevoir, designed to collect water, is completely dried up. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) A young maize crop failing due to drought. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Cultivatred maize crops failing due to drought. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Don Deterlino Hinojosa, a resident of Pasorapa, explaining the loss of his harvest. (Photo by Leny Olivera) A cow being treated for dehydration due to lack of water. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) Cattle in search of water. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) Vultures pick at the carcass of a dead cow in a dried up river bed, killed by lack of water. (Photo from the Pasorapa mayor's office) Maize crops dying due to drought. (Photo by Leny Olivera)

Flooding in Quillacollo

To find out more about Quillacollo go to Floods are About…

Children play in the shade of a water truck. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Rear view of Maria Arroyo's collapsed home. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Maria Arroyo's home, in the area where chicha is made - this is one of the family's sources of income. (Photo by Leny Olivera) At Maria Arroyo's house, in the area for making chicha. Maria Arroyo's destroyed house. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Maria Arroyo's destroyed house. (Photo by Leny Olivera) The interior of a flooded home. (Photo by Leny Olivera) A house destroyed by floodwater in Barrio Providencia. (Photo by Leny Olivera) A destroyed and abandoned house in Barrio Providencia. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Maria Arroyo's house seen from the back, where the floodwater weakened the foundations. (Photo by Leny Olivera) Maria Arroyo's house.A football pitch close to the flooded River Rocha. (Photo by Leny Olivera)

Glacier Loss in Khapi and Chacaltaya

To find out more about Khapi go to Melting Glaciers are About…

The almost-flat football pitch in Khapi which also serves as the gathering spot for community assemblies. The younger generation are likely to move into the cities as they witness their ancestors means of subsistence being quickly jeopardized by glacial loss. The Illimani glacier as seen from the community of Khapi. Don Alivio of Khapi talks about the dire prospects for the survival of the community in the face of the loss of their water source - and of their spiritual guardian. Farming lands on the green slopes in Khapi, below Mount Illimani. View from the site of Chacaltaya, another mountain peak where severe glacier loss also has implications for local communities - including in the capital, La Paz. The famous abandoned ski lodge at Chacaltaya. These rocks and scree are all that is left of the former ski slope at Chacaltaya. The peaks of Mount Illimani are showing through the melting ice. Mount Illimani with the city of La Paz in the foreground.