International Symposium - Water, Forests and People: Toward Integrative Research on Dams, Natural Resources and Society in the Amazon
January 23 - 25, 2012
Gainesville, Florida USA
This international symposium explores three main themes:
1. Dams and River Systems - including hydrology, geomorphology, fish and fisheries.
2. Dams and Social Systems - including political ecology, indigenous peoples and struggles against dams in the Amazon, long-term effects of Dams on social groups in Costa Rica, and socio-economic benefits of electrification.
3. Dams and Climate Change - including land-use and land-cover change, with a focus on the Brazilian Amazon.
PURC Director of Water Studies Dr. Sanford Berg addressed attendees during the Public Utilities and Benchmarking for Water and Energy Sectors session.