Emily Jovais

International Rivers
Job title:
Grants Coordinator
Organizing Voices for Justice
Personal bio:
With a passion for environmental and social justice, I hope to support grassroots efforts and ensure that communities have the power to decide their future.
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 20:45
While I’m not a scientist, the idea of helping rivers stay rivers is an easy one for me to support. That's why I'm donating to International Rivers in honor of #GivingTuesday.
Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 15:46
Last spring, award-winning filmmaker and National Geographic Freshwater Hero, Pete McBride, set out to explore one of the only protected rivers in the South Pacific—Fiji’s Upper Navua. What he discovered was not only one of the most beautiful rivers on Earth— a “mini-tropical Grand Canyon”— but a unique conservation story that has helped communities and changed lives in the Fijian Highlands of Viti Levu.
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 14:41
Date: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 15:49
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 after receiving its 35th ratifying signature from Vietnam.
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 17:27
The dam removal movement in the US is gaining speed. Seeing century-old dams blown up with dynamite and activists painting massive murals on their concrete faces in the film DamNation left me feeling empowered and thankful to environmental pioneers who came before me.
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014 - 18:41
It’s not every day we celebrate a victory as significant and hard-won as today’s triumph in the eight-year campaign to protect Chilean Patagonia the destructive HidroAysén dam project!
Date: Friday, June 6, 2014 - 09:57
Guest Blog by Patrick J. Lynch writing from the annual River Rally conference, hosted jointly by Waterkeeper Alliance and River Network. Read his reflections from the conference.
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 15:08
No other energy project has galvanized Chileans to action like HidroAysén – a proposal to build five megadams on the pristine Baker and Pascua rivers in Patagonia. It has triggered numerous debates and changes within Chile, and the final decision on the project, which will be made on June 10, will continue to have far-reaching consequences beyond the dams themselves.
Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:30
After less than two weeks in office, the new administration of President Michelle Bachelet set an important precedent last week – no more business as usual.
Date: Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:52
Denise, Monoj, Sheikh, Haidy, Nadeem, Pedro, Johanna, Qurat, Lindu – these are the names of some of the partners who I had the privilege of connecting with in preparation for the 17th annual International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14. 
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 11:26
Guest blog by Fionella Simbi, International Day of Action for Rivers Intern, South Africa. 
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 11:23
Tomorrow is the International Day of Action for Rivers! Many events have already taken place and many more will continue throughout the weekend! So far, you’ve told us about over 80 actions planned in 36 countries – four of which are participating for the first time.  
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014 - 13:07
As we reflect on important people in our lives today, it's also a time to recognize all the different kinds of love around us. Growing up, I've always loved the outdoors and being in nature. For me, sitting in the sunshine or in a forest has always been the best medicine for a heavy heart or a clouded mind.
Date: Monday, February 3, 2014 - 17:46
I'm so happy to announce great news in our campaign to protect Patagonia from the destructive HidroAysén project! After two years of waiting, the Comité de Ministros announced its highly-anticipated decision on January 30 to NOT rule on appeals to HidroAysén’s environmental approval until more studies are done.
Date: Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:50
“Now is the time, now at last is the time. We have the people behind us; we have the majorities in parliament and in the regional counsels. The political, social, and economic conditions are right. We have the willpower and we are united. Today in Chile a clear majority of people want the changes we are proposing.
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 09:48
On November 17, Chileans will choose their next President – and arguably the country’s energy future as well.


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