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 the Amazonian Universities Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR) and Federal University of Tocantins (UFT).
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 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.
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