Welcome to the Press Center. Here you will find our current press releases and statements, media contacts, and other resources for journalists.

For all other media inquires please reach out to our Deputy Director, Nick Guroff, nguroff@nternationalrivers.org

Spokespeople

Siziwe Mota

Africa Program Directorsmota@internationalrivers.org

Pianporn (Pai) Deetes

Thailand and Myanmar Campaigns Directorpai@internationalrivers.org

Monti Aguirre

Latin America Program Coordinatormonti@internationalrivers.org

Maureen Harris

Director of Programsmharris@internationalrivers.org

Darryl Knudsen

Executive Directordknudsen@internationalrivers.org

Press Releases


Press Release | Report: Rapid gains in giving rivers rights

October 1 2020 | Rulings loom as UNGA meets on biodiversity OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA—A new report by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Earth Law Center, and International Rivers finds that a movement…

Civil Society Organizations Demand Moratorium on Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Configure

August 7, 2020 | More than 60 civil society organizations and networks delivered this Thursday (August 6) to members of the Brazilian Congress, foreign investors and European parliamentarians a letter proposing five emergency measures to contain the deforestation crisis in the Brazilian Amazon. 

South Africa and DRC plan to press ahead with Inga 3 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

June 29, 2020 | The Democratic Republic of Congo has just concluded a week-long conference on the beleaguered Grand Inga Dam Project, restating the commitment from South Africa to purchase 5000MW of electricity from the proposed project. 

Statements


The Mekong needs just energy transitions, not more destructive dams

June 2, 2020 | The Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced that the proposed Sanakham hydropower project in Laos will undergo the MRC’s Prior Consultation process. The proposed Sanakham dam is expensive, unnecessary and risky.

National River Protection Network to FOSPA

February 26, 2020 | More than 60 civil society organizations and networks delivered this Thursday (August 6) to members of the Brazilian Congress, foreign investors and European parliamentarians a letter proposing five emergency measures to contain the deforestation crisis.

Civil Society Organizations Demand Moratorium on Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Configure

December 9, 2020 | On behalf of 276 civil society organizations from around the world, we are calling upon the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) to abandon the certification of destructive hydropower projects as climate-friendly.

Latest News


  • Teesta River campaign: Mingma
    By: Ayesha DSouza, South Asia Program Coordinator & guest writer Melanie Scaife The Teesta River originates in the eastern Himalayas, winding its way through the Indian states of Sikkim and…
  • How to Win Legal Rights for South Asia’s Rivers
    By: Ayesha DSouza, South Asia Program Coordinator & guest writer Sarah Bardeen What is a river? The dictionary defines a river as “a natural stream of water of usually considerable…
  • Speaking up for a silenced river
    By: Ayesha DSouza, South Asia Program Coordinator & guest writer Melanie Scaife Mayalmit Lepcha grew up listening to the sounds of the Rongyoung River, which flows past her village in…
  • PRESS RELEASE | Report: Rapid gains in giving rivers rights
    Rulings loom as UNGA meets on biodiversity OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA—A new report by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, Earth Law Center, and International Rivers finds that a movement…