Sarah Bardeen

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Job title:
Former Communications Director
Personal bio:
Sarah has worked as a writer, editor and communications consultant for over 15 years. She's written about a wide range of issues over the years, including affordable housing, health equity, sweatshop labor, environmental justice, urban sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. As a music critic, her work has appeared on NPR and in numerous online and print publications.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 13:48
 This op-ed first appeared in the World Policy Blog. 
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 16:36
Last year was a turbulent year for rivers around the world. After a decade of declines in dam building, the hydropower industry has roared back to life with an unprecedented number of dams proposed or under construction.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 16:49
Today, International Rivers is releasing “Designing Low Carbon Electricity Futures for African and Other Developing Economies” in a joint event with Sierra Club and Oxfam America. The paper makes a persuasive case that developing economies could leapfrog over risky, 20th-century energy technologies and build their energy future on clean, reliable, low-impact and cost-efficient energy systems.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 16:42
When Ugandan activist Betty Obbo first came to environmental work, it wasn’t to save rivers. In fact, she’d had absolutely no connection to rivers growing up – an irony for a woman whose career has been defined (at least in part) by her work to save Bujagali Falls on the Nile River.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 13:28
zom·bie dam/ˈzämbē dam/noun1. A proposed dam project that activists successfully halt before it's built, only to see it rise again and again – years later – in different forms.
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 12:51
When photographer Jane Baldwin visited Ethiopia's Omo River in 2004, she didn't know it would turn into a ten-year project that would change her life...and bring her to environmental activism.
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 10:44
Goldman Prize winner and International Rivers parter Myint Zaw outwitted Myanmar's oppressive government to save the Irrawaddy River. Earlier this year, he came to our offices to tell us how he did it.
Date: Friday, August 28, 2015 - 14:31
Indian water expert Latha Anantha has devoted her life to protecting rivers and biodiversity -- and helping children reconnect to the natural world. But in 2014, she faced her biggest challenge yet....
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 14:37
In 2006, farmers from a small village by China’s Jinsha River took seven hydropower surveyors hostage in a brazen attempt to stop the Tiger Leaping Gorge Dam. And the crazy thing is, it worked.
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:04
Through his life's work, the new Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Rajendra Singh has shown that bottom-up approaches are the best way to manage water, droughts and floods.
Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 13:07
It's Africa's longest river, and its delta can be seen from space. But how much do you really know about the mighty Nile?

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