2018 Impact Statement


In 2018 we supported an increasingly interconnected and resilient movement to protect rivers. 
Read about out our progress toward our strategic goals in 2018

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Our Vision for Our Water Future

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Field trip to Brazil's Rio Tocantins, June 2018 Brent Millikan, International Rivers We know that to succeed we need a resilient, interconnected movement working together for the shared protection of our rivers. That’s why in 2018...
Freshwater biodiversity has been called the "ultimate conservation challenge" due to its complex interweaving of upstream and downstream river ecosystems and communities1. While freshwater...
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...
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...

In The Media

Fishery in the Mekong River could be affected by the navigation project This article originally appeared in The Nation. Mekong’s future remains uncertain as Thailand lights fuse on rapids...
International Rivers. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakland, CA: International Rivers is pleased to announce a new partnership with the UK-based Arcadia Fund – a charitable fund of Lisbet...
The Congo River International Rivers On October 16, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government announced a 14 billion USD joint and exclusive development agreement with a...
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...