Waterland Research Institute

The Waterland Research Institute for Water and Land Resources, Inc., known internationally as the Waterland Research Institute, is a non-profit, inter-disciplinary, research, education, and conservation organization. Initiated as a project in 1997 and formally incorporated in 1998, its current foci are principally in the five areas of aquatic ecology, environmental conservation, forestry, agriculture, and engineering. The Waterland Research Institute’s primary concern and arena of activity is the Paraguay River Basin in South America, with particular emphasis on the Pantanal region and Upper Paraguay River Basin of Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay. The Institute also carries out research, education, and conservation activities in the Delaware River Basin in the United States. The Waterland Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

The mission of the Waterland Research Institute is five-fold:

In addition to its basic and applied research function, the Waterland Research Institute conducts international conferences, symposia and fact-finding tours, publishes original papers, and coordinates a variety of educational initiatives. Institute staff are frequent guest presenters at international conferences. The Waterland Research Institute also serves as the main secretariat office in the United States for the World Conference on Preservation and Sustainable Development in the Pantanal. One of the Institute's goals is to build strategic partnerships between governments, business and industry, and civil society in order to make the Pantanal a twenty-first century model for sustainable development. The Waterland Research Institute has offices both in the United States and in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Select Projects

World Conference on Preservation and Sustainable Development in the Pantanal

Pantanal Fact-Finding Tour

Publication: The Pantanal of Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay

Special Seminar on Wetlands, State of the World Forum 2000

International Conference on Agriculture and the Environment in the Paraguay River Basin

So the River Flows ~ Voices from the Delaware




USA Headquarters

    Waterland Research Institute
    P.O. Box 1008
    Gouldsboro, PA 18424  USA
    (570) 842-0315
    Fax: 842-5415
    Director:  Dr. Frederick A. Swarts

Brazil Office

    Instituto de Pesquisa do Pantanal
    Caixa Postal 74
    Jardim, MS  Brasil
    (067) 269-1430
    Fax: 209-1125
    Executive Director: Hideo Oyamada
    Director: Dr. Cesar Zaduski

Waterland Research Institute -- Brazilian research center

Waterland Research Institute's Pantanal Field Research Station in Brazil