International Rivers regularly publishes and distributes print materials with the purpose of informing and educating the public about issues related to rivers and dams. All of our materials are available for free, and can be downloaded from our website and reprinted without restriction.
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Integrated Resources Planning (IRP) is a public process in which planners work together with other interested parties to identify and prepare energy options that serve the highest possible public good. Our guide introduces the IRP concept, contrasts it with conventional practices of power sector planning, and explains the IRP process step by step.
Healthy rivers strengthen climate resilience, while large dams increase our vulnerability to climate change. Our guide explains how climate resilience can be integrated into natural resource management and planning processes for the water and energy sectors.
Chinese dam builders have come to dominate the world market. Our NGO guide presents the lessons of past experience and informs interested NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America on how they can best influence the projects and policies of Chinese dam builders and advocate for their social and environmental interests.
What is the backstory to modern dam building, and who is getting to tell that story? Read what activists the world over are doing to get the truth out about big dams.
The 3S Rivers Protection Network and International Rivers have launched a report that assesses the various actors operating in the Sesan, Srepok, and Sekong (3S) Rivers Basin with a stake in the development of hydropower and the threat that the scramble to exploit the area’s water resources poses to the region and its people.
A toolkit for educators and community leaders, Climate Change, Rivers and Dams: A Video Exploration includes teaching slides, an infographic, and a lesson plan that features our 3-D Google Earth video, which visualizes what might happen to the world's major rivers when climate change and the current dam-building boom collide. Also available in Spanish and Portuguese.
An in-depth study of the hydrological risks to hydropower dams on the Zambezi River gives an early warning about what Southern Africa could be facing as it contemplates plans for more large hydropower dams in a time of climate change.
The Peruvian Amazon is a treasure trove of biodiversity. Its aquatic ecosystems sustain bountiful fisheries, diverse wildlife, and the livelihoods of tens of thousands of people. White-water rivers flowing from the Andes provide nutrients to the Amazon mainstream. But this naturally wealthy landscape faces an ominous threat.