NSF-CNH-RCN: Amazon Dams Network: Advancing Integrative Research and Adaptive Management of Social-ecological Systems Transformed by Hydroelectric Dams

Amazon Dams Network Workshop:

Exploring the Colorado River Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program

Flagstaff • Arizona • USA • May 15 – 18, 2017

This workshop will promote cross-sectorial dialogue and learning across geographical borders, focusing on integrative research and adaptive management of freshwater systems affected by hydroelectric dams in the Amazon and Colorado River watersheds.  Workshop participants include academic researchers, students, government officers, public defenders, indigenous leaders and electric sector representatives working on dammed river systems in the US, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Our objectives for the first meeting of the NSF-funded network endeavor are: 1) strengthen and build community among the diverse set of people interested in sharing experiences and collaborative learning across disciplines and geographic regions; 2) identify and establish working groups to tackle key questions and issues related to adaptive management of systems affected by hydroelectric dams; and 3) advance on developing timeline and action steps to complete network products, including outlining a set of products for the near and longer-term.


Short Workshop Agenda, English

Short Workshop Agenda, Portuguese

 Workshop Full Program

Programa Final (Português)

 Arrival information & Boat guidelines 


Informações de chegada/ barco


NAU Campus Map/Emergency contact

(only English)

Flagstaff Visitor Guide/Guia Turístico de Flagstaff
(only English)


  • ANEEL – Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency / Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica
  • CAPES – Brazilian Agency for Support and Evaluation of Higher Education / Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior
  • EPE – Brazilian Agency for Energy Research / Empresa de Pesquisa Energética
  • ICS – Institute Climate and Society / Instituto Clima e Sociedade
  • ICV – Instituto Centro de Vida
  • MPE – RO – Rondônia State Public Ministry / Ministério Público Estadual de Rondônia
  • NAU – Northern Arizona University / Universidade do Norte do Arizona
  • SFRC – School of Forest Resources and Conservation / Escola de Recursos Florestais e Conservação
  • TCD/UF – Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida / Programa de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Tropical, Centro de Estudos Latinoamericanos, Universidade da Flórida
  • WIGF – Water Institute Graduate Fellowship / Programa de Pós-graduação do Instituto da Água 

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