Online Database on Dams in Amazonia
31 July 2010 | News story
Click on interactive maps for a visual display of scientific information in this online database about dams in Amazonia. The website is being developed by CEC member Federico González Brizzio of Argentina.
Containing 60% of the world’s remaining tropical rainforests, the Amazon is an area of immense biodiversity. Amazon rainforest plays a critical role in regulating the climate not only of South America, but parts of North America as well.
CEC member Federico González Brizzio is currently finalizing a website that serves as an online database about dams in Amazonia, and the associated problems of the projects for people and the environment. The website in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) covers five Amazonian countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Perú.