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China’s River Chiefs - An “Ingenious” Approach to Water Governance in China? China has long struggled to develop an effective system of governance for its increasingly stretched water resources. In the past, it was said that “nine...
World Water Week is an annual conference convened in Sweden by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Over nearly three decades, World Water Week has become a key event to...
Sichuan provincial government tears down illegal hydropower plant that threatened UNESCO site

 Dujiangyan community members celebrating the demolition of the Shengxing power station. 
The...
International Rivers' advocacy training in DRC aimed at strengthening the movement of civil society partners and community groups to effectively advocate for the protection of rivers,...

In The Media

The contentious Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong. Laos should give greater consideration of how hydropower affects communities living in and around dam sites and reservoirs. File photo Bangkok Pos...
Today, a coalition of organizations submitted an amicus brief to the Constitutional Court of Colombia calling for recognition of the rights of the Anchicayá River, which flows through the...
Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee took the decision to officially inscribe Lake Turkana as a World Heritage site “in danger” because of severe impacts caused by the Gibe 3 Dam,...
In January, the World Bank announced in a statement that the Nam Theun 2 Environmental and Social and Project (ESP) had closed on 31 December 2017. The ESP, a component of the USD 1.3...