International Rivers is devoted to protecting rivers and communities on an international scale, from the Amazon to the Zambezi. Through research, activism and outreach, International Rivers takes on powerful governments and industries that bulldoze their way through communities with destructive river development projects. However, we can not succeed without you.
Here are some ways you can get involved in the global movement for rivers and rights:
- There are dozens of things you can do to protect rivers and watersheds, from reducing water consumption to writing letters to decision-makers to joining efforts to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness. Here are 20 ways to protect rivers and rights to get you started.
- All over the world, people are fighting to protect their rivers and communities from new dams, demanding compensation for problems caused by old dams, and proposing truly sustainable solutions to their water and energy needs. Your help is critical for their struggles to succeed.
- When things are heating up in watersheds around the world, we’ll send you updates on how you can help. By joining our voices with other River People around the world, we have a better chance of making change and protecting rivers and the communities who depend on them.
- We and our partners host all sorts of events, including community education, talks at universities, celebrations and protests. Find an event near you and join in, or host your own and let us know about it!
- Every year, river lovers from dam–affected communities and environmental and human rights groups hold events to celebrate healthy rivers and weigh in on unjust development projects such as large dams. Whether it’s educating people about threats to your watershed, demonstrating against destructive dams or celebrating free–flowing rivers, we encourage you to get involved.
- Volunteers and interns are vital to helping accomplish International Rivers’s work. Past projects have included organizing a local protest, doing research for a report on dams in Central America, and helping out with mailings. If you have a few hours a day or a few hours a month to volunteer, find out how you can get involved.
- By joining International Rivers, you add your voice to thousands of people around the world working to halt and reverse the destruction of the Earth’s rivers. International Rivers depends on the generous support of foundations and individuals like you.