La investigación del agua en Chile: revisión y perspectivas críticas

Raphael Cantillana

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Although Chile has some of the most arid regions on the planet, it was the first country in the world to privatize its water resources. The combination of these two phenomena turns it into an exceptional case for the use and management of water research. Thereby, a growing interest in this multidisciplinary field has been lately reflected by an increase in its scientific production. This production has contributed to describe, on the one hand, the Chilean water policy and the neoliberal logics that underlie it, while it has also focused on environmental conflicts and indigenous practices. This paper reviews the literature in this field of knowledge, proposing a historical balance and discussing the main topics researched, to end with a reflection on the new challenges for research in this dynamic field of study: the water, a physical reality never separated from the sociocultural fabric.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)81-126
Number of pages46
JournalTecnologia y Ciencias del Agua
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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