Evaluation of water services in Cubijies parish, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador




Palabras clave:

Environmental engineering, identification, evaluation, water services, cubijíes (parish).


Water services in Cubijí­es parish were evaluated base on stakeholders or users knowledge. The methodology included the identification and the social evaluation; the water services were identified through the consultation to principal actors of the parish, to subsequently evaluate the potential of aquatic ecosystems and vegetable coverage in the provision of water services by means of descriptive statistic. In addition, the existence of factors that modify perception of the capacity of studied ecosystems were determined using non-parametric tests. As a result, the interaction between proposed ecosystems in the provision of water services was recognized, aquatic forest had a predominant role in the supplying of provisioning services; also the factors which changed the perception of the capacity of ecosystems were: level of education, gender and community, social factors had the highest incidence in the scores issued by beneficiaries. It is concluded that water resource has a notorious incidence within the local economy and welfare, therefore inhabitants recognize the existence and importance of water services and related them to the proposed ecosystems. 

Biografía del autor/a

Eliana Soraya Sánchez-Moreano

Ingeniera en Biotecnología Ambiental, Investigadora Independiente, Ecuador.

Sandra Fabiola Heredia-Moyano, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Ingeniera Química, Maestría en Química, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.

Alex Vinicio Gavilanes-Montoya, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba,

Tecnólogo en Medios Didácticos Musicales, Profesor de Educación Musical Nivel Técnico Superior, Ingeniero Ambiental, Doctor in the Field of Forestry, Magister en Economía y Administración Agrícola, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.


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Cómo citar

Sánchez-Moreano, E. S., Heredia-Moyano, S. F., & Gavilanes-Montoya, A. V. (2021). Evaluation of water services in Cubijies parish, Chimborazo Province, Ecuador. Dominio De Las Ciencias, 7(1), 1135–1153. https://doi.org/10.23857/dc.v7i1.1768



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