We aim to quantify current and potential environmental impacts of dams on river basins in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia (Java and Sumatra), one of the most hazard-prone areas in the region.
Geomorphology and Hydrology of Large Rivers - Edgardo Latrubesse
Led by Professor Edgardo Latrubesse, who has worked on many of the largest rivers in the world, the team’s research focus includes Quaternary, geomorphology, hydrology of large rivers, impacts of human activities on large fluvial systems and tropical biomes, paleogeography of large rivers and plains, and hydro-geo-scientific contributions to multidisciplinary environmental research and global change.
Southeast Asian Rivers: Assessment and Modelling of Sediment transport in the Irrawaddy and Sarawak Rivers
Global studies have ascertained that Southeast Asian have sediment loads one to two orders of magnitude greater than rivers draining other mountainous areas of the world.
The Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) is one of the lesser known large rivers in the world and the second largest river of Southeast Asia in water discharge, after the Mekong. It still has a natural regime because regulation by dams is incipient.
In 2014 and 2015, the Structural Geology group at EOS conducted seismic reflection acquisition in Nepal across the Main Frontal Thrust to constrain its geometry and kinematics.