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World Rivers Review

The June issue shines a spotlight on creative and courageous campaigns to protect the world's rivers, with excellent first-hand reporting from dam hotspots around the world.

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In a great victory for international water law and transboundary water governance, the 1997 UN Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UNWC) finally entered into force as of August 17, 90 days...
What role can and should renewables play in the DR Congo, in light of an international push for megadams on the Congo River? Notes from a field visit to DRC.
In my line of work, you never want to say “I told you so.” Nothing good can come from being right about the damage from poorly planned dams like Ethiopia's Gibe III. Learn about our recent...
China bank of the Amur River in late fall facing Russia WikiCommons The Amur River is the last free-flowing major river in Asia located along the border of eastern Russia and northern...

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Today, International Rivers launched “The State of the World's Rivers,” a first-of-its-kind database that illustrates how dams have helped impoverish the health of the world's river basins....
Despite the completion of lower cascade of six hydropower dams on the Lancang River (Upper Mekong) in 2014, little is known about the environmental impacts of the Lancang Dams....
A new report entitled "No Consent to Proceed: Indigenous Peoples' Rights Violations at the Proposed Baram Dam in Sarawak" is being launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The report is based...
Controversial efforts in China to construct a dam on the free-flowing Nu River recently got a quiet boost. In a little-noticed July decision made public last week, a corporate statement...

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