Edgardo Latrubesse has a PhD in Geological Sciences was recently honored as T.W. Rivers Distinguished Professor in International Affairs at East Carolina University-USA and Corresponding Member of the National Council of Research of Argentina, CONICET. At UT Austin he is the head (PI) of the four major research laboratories and head of the international research program “Large Rivers: long term basin evolution, morphodynamics and global change” a global program aimed at large rivers throughout the world. His research interest includes geo-scientific contributions to multidisciplinary research on the Quaternary paleogeography of the tropics, hydro-geomorphology of large rivers, human impacts and global change. Edgardo is considered the most field experienced geomorphologist researchers tropical South America, and is recognized for developing field expeditions in some of the most remote and wild areas of the continent. He was member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geomorphologist-IAG (2001–2005) and leader of the International Geosciences Program IGCP 582-Tropical Rivers: hydro-physical processes, impacts, hazards and management project. He is currently chair of the Tropical Rivers working group of IAG.