The ADN mission is to build capacity for the advancement of inter- and transdisciplinary research on the social-ecological impacts of hydroelectric dam construction in the Amazon. The network aims to synthesize and share lessons learned from hydroelectric dam  implementation in the Amazon and the United States focusing on an adaptive management approach within the complex social-ecological systems (SES) theory.

We have been closely following the spread of COVID-19 and considering its impact on the international workshop we have been organizing.  We have heard from some workshop participants that they are concerned about international travel during this challenging situation. In addition, Brazil is currently monitoring travelers arriving from some countries with spread of the disease.  Given the probable but uncertain impacts of the COVID-19 spread on the workshop, the ADN Steering Committee made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming ADN/RBA/RIRA workshop in Porto Velho, Brazil to a later date.  We have not chosen new dates for the workshop, but it will be fall 2020 or later. In preparation for this future meeting, we will continue to promote interaction and knowledge exchange through webinars and other virtual interactions, as well as push ahead on other ADN initiatives.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and we hope you can participate with us in the next activities and opportunities.

Thank you,

ADN/RBA/RIRA Steering Committee

As part of the activities of the upcoming workshop, we are organizing a series of webinars to foster forward-thinking discussions on Governance, Adaptive Management and Alternatives to Hydroelectrics in the Amazon.

The webinars will serve to present alternatives to hydropower and recommendations to improve the process of planning and managing socioenvironmental impacts of such infrastructure projects in the Amazon.

Check out the webinar series page for more information!