• Scientific integration of teams of research (many
of them from in development countries), with tradition and
experience in fluvial research;
• Generation of alternative methods to computational
models that demonstrate low predictability and uncertainties
in relation to climatic signals and hydro-geomorphologic impacts;
• Intercontinental integration of data sets and correlations
from climatic changes between different tropical systems.
A data base will be generated and stored at the East Normal
University of Shanghai as well as a web site for the project;
• Diagnosis of direct and indirect human impacts on
tropical fluvial systems.Detailed assessment of hydro-physical
impacts produced by river engineering and land use changes.
Integration of this result to the socio-economic reality for
• Generation and transfer of river management strategies
for “tropical rivers” to national agencies and
water management organizations for each country;
• Edition of special issues of international peer reviewed
journals such as Geomorphology, River Research, Journal of
South American Earth Science, Brazilian journal of Geomorphology,
Current Science-India, Quaternary International and edition
of international books.