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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 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...
The global Covid-19 crisis has shed a light on the deep-seated inequities in the way our rivers and the people who depend on them are treated. With the exposure created by this crisis comes...
Senator Kraisak playing music (2015) International Rivers Last week we lost a champion for the Mekong and Salween Rivers, Kraisak Choonhavan, a long time supporter and friend of...
The White Bellied Heron is a critically endangered IUCN red-listed species with only 200 left in the world. Two dam projects proposed in the Himalayan region would wipe out the habitat of...

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On 11 May, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced that the proposed Sanakham hydropower project in Laos will undergo the MRC’s Prior Consultation process.[1] Sanakham is the sixth main...
On 11 May, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) announced that the proposed Sanakham hydropower project in Laos will undergo the MRC’s Prior Consultation process.[1] Sanakham is the sixth...
April 30, 2020 – Today, International Rivers joined 265 civil society groups around the world in calling upon the Chinese government to ensure that COVID-19 related financial relief for...
Document signed by over 100 civil society organizations and endorsed by members of Congress sharply criticizes Bolsonaro government, calls for concrete steps to halt forest destruction...
New report, entitled "Watered Down," shows Chinese corporations dominate hydro industry, fall short of meeting accepted international standards.