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Symposium: "Current Watershed Management Issues in Brazil"

Fri, April 18, 2014 • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • CLA 1.302E

LLILAS Benson and the Department of Geography and the Environment present a day-long symposium titled "Current Watershed Management Issues in Brazil: An Overview of River and Water Resource Research Needs and Applications.” Participants include faculty from universities in Brazil, Argentina, and the United States, including The University of Texas at Austin. Organizers are Carlos Ramos-Scharrón, Edgardo Latrubesse, and Eugenio Arima.

9:00–9:15  WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

9:15–9:45  Seth Garfield, Department of History, UT Austin
Transforming the Great Equatorial Torrents into Disciplined Energy: The Vargas Regime and the Origins of Developmentalism in the Brazilian Amazon

9:45–10:15  Eugenio Arima, Department of Geography & the Environment, UT Austin
Preventing a Hydrologic Disaster in Amazonia: What Can We Learn from Recent Reductions in Deforestation Rates?

10:15–10:30  BREAK

10:30–11:00  Edivaldo Thomaz, Departamento de Geografia, UNICENTRO–Guarapuava
Agriculture and Soil Erosion on Small Headwater Watersheds in Estado do Paraná, Brazil

11:00–11:30  Celio Bermann, Instituto de Electrotécnica e Energia, Universidade de São Paulo
Brazilian Water Policies: Multiple Uses and Priority for Hydroelectric Power

11:30–1:00  LUNCH BREAK

1:00–1:30  Jorge Abad, Center for Research and Education of the Amazonian Rainforest, University of Pittsburgh
The Amazon River: The Dynamic Political Boundaries of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil

1:30–2:00  José Stevaux, Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras e Artes, Departamento de Geografia, Universidade Estadual de Maringá
Geomorphological and Hydroecological Effects of Dams in the Paraná River, Brasil

2:00–2:30  Carlos G. Ramonell, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Hídricas, Universidad Nacional del Litoral–Argentina
Downstream Effects of Brazilian Dams Along the Paraná River in Argentina

2:30–2:45  BREAK

2:45–3:30  Paulo Petry, The Nature Conservancy
Freshwater Conservation Planning in Brazil: From Small Watershed Restoration to Basin-Scale Infrastructure Development Planning

3:30–4:15  Marcelo García, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois
Belo Monte Hydropower Project Diversion Channel: Rock Stability While Conveying 14,000 m3 s-1

4:15–5:00  OPEN DISCUSSION & CLOSING REMARKS

Sponsored by: LLILAS Benson; Department of Geography & the Environment


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