This project is funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). CONICET provides funding for the establishment and functioning of the network of river basins and institutions. TNC provides funding, as well as technical and logistic support, to establish the Laboratorio de Ecosistemas Fluviales de la Patagonia (Lab EcoFluvial) within the Coordinating Institution (CENPAT-CONICET). TNC has also provided the funding to hire professional staff qualified in GIS and Ecological modelling. Capacities generated by this lab, specialized in ecosystem-level freshwater research, will be shared through the structure and activities of the network.