Amazon Dams Network

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.

  • Integrate, synthesize, and share scientific, government, and citizen knowledge across study sites;
  • Promote knowledge exchange about adaptive management and use of river ecosystem modeling between the US and Brazil;
  • Advance learning, theoretical and methodological approaches in inter- and trans-disciplinary research on social-ecological systems;
  • Provide insights and recommendations for planning, management, monitoring and decision-making in existing and future hydroelectric dam construction projects.