March 30, 2021 We stand with our partners and friends in Myanmar. We mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn the brutal violence and unimaginable terror they are facing. We applaud their incredible courage. We urge the international and business community to take immediate action to support the brave people of Myanmar in their…Read More
Protecting rivers and defending the rights of the communities that depend on them
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Please join for this weeklong event! On Wednesday, April 21st at 5:20pm CT, International Rivers’ Latin America Program Coordinator Monti Aguirre will be on a…Monday, April 19, 2021 - Friday, April 23, 2021 Online
5pm CET (Paris time) Join us and partner organizations to learn about the mobilization to protect the Balkan Rivers. Keynote speaker: Monti Aguirre, Latin America…Saturday, April 24, 2021 5:00 pm Virtual
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.
By Emily Conrad, Dulcepamba River, Ecuador On the western slope of the Andes in Ecuador, 140 campesino and indigenous communities have been resisting activities of the hydroelectric company, Hidrotambo S.A., since 2004. Complicit government agencies have allowed the company to monopolize the water in the ~500 square kilometer Dulcepamba River basin, decimate the River’s aquatic life, destroy private property, criminalize community leaders,…Read More