Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them

12 essential podcasts about rivers and the people who protect them

Rivers Podcast

International Rivers, with the help of partners from all over the world, compiled 12 essential podcasts to learn about indigenous movements, environmental rights, and, of course, rivers:

Find out more: 12 Rivers and People Podcasts

Our Rivers, Our Water Future

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global movement to ensure river-dependent communities’ voices are heard and their rights are respected.

Our Approach

Rivers are the arteries of the earth, supporting the highest rate of biodiversity compared to any other ecosystem and providing for the livelihoods of millions of local, indigenous and traditional peoples. Rivers are also under extreme threat, with less than 10% of the world’s river basins protected.

International Rivers strengthens movements of communities and civil society at the forefront of defending rivers by:

  • Undertaking investigative research to generate robust data and evidence to inform policies and campaigns.
  • Remaining independent and fearless in campaigning to expose and resist destructive projects.
  • Developing a vision that protects rivers and the communities that depend upon them. 

See how we work ›

Our Impact

0 Number of community groups, movements, and civil society organizations we have partnered with to provide campaign and advocacy support.
0 Destructive river projects delayed or stopped, resulting in millions of people retaining access to their traditional lands and livelihoods.
$ 0 B Funds (USD) channeled away from investment in destructive projects, toward sustainable and just alternatives.
Explore Our Priority Areas

Latest News

Women and Rivers’ Defender Spotlight: Zerin Ahmed

Women and Rivers’ Defender Spotlight: Zerin Ahmed

by Connecting to riverine communities gave direction to her career  Globally, young activists have increasingly taken a stand to call for social change. Zerin Ahmed is one. The 25-year-old activist and educator is based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, from where she promotes environmental education and human rights in light of the sustainable development…

Read More
See More News