This first day of the workshop was devoted to the introduction of the research programs at the partner Universities and introductions of the backgrounds and research interests of workshop participants. Shared interests identified there were the basis for the group work on the second day. The second day started with activities to explore grounds rules, barriers to cooperation, and development of a memorandum of understanding. In the afternoon, small groups worked on some topics of shared interests. The groups were asked to explore the following questions:
- Re-introduce in more detail the work and research interests of the group.
- What are the main research questions of this line of research?
- What are the methodologies and approaches being used to answer these research questions?
- What are the main research gaps related to the over-arching theme?
The five topical groups included: Hydrology/sedimentology/geomorphology; Forest Ecology; Fish and Fisheries; Development; and Social. The groups presented their results at the end of the workshop.