058-i. Advice on ToR: SEA for salt lake Salar de Uyuni - Bolivia

The NCEA advised on Terms of Reference (ToR) for a pilot Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) that serves as 'training-on-the-job' to introduce SEA in Bolivia. The pilot SEA concerns the Salar de Uyuni salt lake, in which natural, mineral and tourism values need to be balanced.

Advisory reports and other documents

24 Dec 2004: Terms of reference
Accompanying letter
Accompanying letter ES
Advice ES
Appendices Advice
Appendices Advice ES
Map ES
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Significant details

Bolivia's Environmental Ministry identified the need to introduce and develop SEA in the country. The NCEA is contributing to this via various activities, among which 'training-on-the-job' via pilot SEAs. The second pilot (after Puerto Busch) was the salt lake Salar de Uyuni, which has unique natural values, valuable mineral resources and a high tourism potential which need to be balanced via strategic plans.

Involvement of the NCEA to this pilot SEA had the following objectives:

  • Assist in developing methodologies which can be more broadly applied and thus support institutionalisation of SEA in Bolivia;
  • Assist in defining the scope of strategic contents in Terms of Reference (ToR) for this SEA;
  • Assist in integrating the consultation with public and private organisations in the ToR.

The NCEA's advice discusses ToR for the SEA process as well as for the report's contents. It also gives recommendations on the institutional capacity needed to undertake this SEA.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Erik Bloem
Willem van Wijngaarden

Chair: Klaas-Jan Beek
Technical secretary: Ineke Steinhauer

Proponent and Component Authority

Ministry for Sustainable Development - Bolivia

Component Authority
Ministry for Sustainable Development - Bolivia

Further details

Country: Bolivia

Last modified: 18 Jun 2019