The Need for a Research Network

Today’s environmental challenges require a multidisciplinary approach that considers the social, economic and cultural dimensions of water management, where interinstitutional partnerships and research networks are essential. The scientific community will not be able to face these challenges alone. Therefore, the creation of links between public authorities, the productive sector and civil society will ensure that research activities are applied and meet the society needs.

Our Mission

Designing a model of integrated management of tropical hydrographic basins, promoting a bridge between scientific knowledge and society. 


  • The initial concept of Tropical Alliance is proposed by Austrade and Trade Investment Queensland (TQI) to promote academic and business exchange between Brazil and Australia.
  • The Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University becomes the leader to develop the Tropical Alliance initiative and to identify Water Resource Management as a priority area.

José Francisco Gonçalves Jr., Ph. D.

President of TWRA Brasil

Stuart Bunn, Ph. D.

General Coordinator of TWRA Australia