The Amazon Dams Program, which is in its initial stages of development, builds on UF’s Center for Latin American Studies and Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD) thirty plus years of experience and excellence in research and collaboration in the Amazon region. The program emerged from training and research initiatives supported by the Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative (ACLI) Program, and from the recently formed Brazilian research group “Água, Floresta e Gente” (Water, Forests, and People), registered with CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico–Brazilian Scientific Agency). The Program will be initially developed in a partnership between University of Florida and three Amazonian Universities: Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Federal University of Tocantins (UFT) and State University of Mato Grosso (UNEMAT).

Amazon Dams Network

Contact Information

University of Florida
Dr. Anthony Oliver-Smith:
Dr. Simone Athayde:
Dr. Stephanie Bohlman:

In Brazil
Dr. Elineide Marques (UFT):
Dr. Carolina Doria (UNIR):
Dr. Rosane Seluchinesk (UNEMAT):