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For those interested in the hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and sediments of the Amazon Basin, Brazil’s XII National Meeting of Sediments Engineering was the place to be from November 28 – December 2, 2016. The meeting, appropriately named “Amazônia: a nova fronteira para a geração de energia e seus impactos nas descargas sólidas dos rios” (Amazon: […]
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The Amazon Dams Network studies social-ecological effects of hydroelectric dams across the Amazon.
The ADN aims to foster learning from previous experiences of dam implementation in the US and elsewhere, through systemic and adaptive management approaches.
In the US, the ADN is hosted in the Tropical Conservation and Development Program in the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. It also partners with the USGS Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).
In Brazil, ADN leaders are at the Amazonian Universities Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR) and Federal University of Tocantins (UFT).
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.
The geographical focus includes the Tocantins, Madeira and Xingu River watersheds in the Amazon, and the Colorado River watershed in the US, specifically focusing on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).
The ADN initial group of participants includes researchers from diverse fields, representatives from governmental and non-governmental institutions, and underrepresented social groups from the US, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
Daniel Rondinelli Roquetti shared a link to the group: Rede Barragens Amazonicas/Amazon Dams Network.Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 11:46am Sucena Shkrada Resk shared a link to the group: Rede Barragens Amazonicas/Amazon Dams Network.Monday, January 16th, 2017 at 8:28am Trey Crouch shared a link to the group: Rede Barragens Amazonicas/Amazon Dams Network.Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 1:33am
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