Rivers Unite Us! 25th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers Highlights

Rivers Unite Us! 25th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers Highlights

On March 14th for the 25th annual International Day of Action for Rivers, people all over the world gathered to protect and celebrate rivers.  The International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life was adopted by the participants of the first international meeting of People Affected by Dams in March 1997…

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Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project

Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project

By International Rivers originally published in The People’s Map of Global China Nam Ou River, Lao People’s Democratic Republic The Nam Ou River Cascade Hydropower Project comprises seven dams, with a combined generating capacity of 1.27 GW. The cascade includes two phases. Phase One has been fully operational since October 2016 and Phase Two since…

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Inga 3: Too High a Cost for both South Africa and the DRC (French & English)

Inga 3: Too High a Cost for both South Africa and the DRC (French & English)

By: Aqeelah Hassen, Africa Program On Thursday the 17th of February International Rivers with partners Womin, Femmes Solidaires (FESO) and Coalition des Organisations de la Société Civile pour le Suivi des Réformes et de l’Action Publique (CORAP) launched the Inga too High a Cost report in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.  The report assesses the…

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Join us in celebrating World Water Day!

Join us in celebrating World Water Day!

Today on World Water Day, we celebrate the essential importance of clean water to our lives.  Water is essential to all life. Today, we continue advocating for freshwater and raising awareness for those who fight for the rights of rivers, protection of riverine and indigenous community rights, and access to clean, undammed, undiverted free-flowing rivers….

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Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

Dorado catfish: the Amazon fish with the world’s longest freshwater migration

The Dorado catfish travels almost 7,200 miles up and down the Amazon River. Its life cycle relies on the free flow of this freshwater ecosystem.  Versão em português linkada aqui (Portuguese version) One of the three goliath catfish in the Amazon River, the Dorado catfish (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii) is leathery with a metallic coloration. Fishermen and…

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Honoring Women River Defenders

Honoring Women River Defenders

All over the world, women play a critical leadership and community role in providing, managing and safeguarding water resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions about water. Years of experience have shown us that dams and other water infrastructure impact communities in gendered ways. Hydropower dam projects often exacerbate…

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PRESS RELEASE: Klamath Dam Removal Process Enters Home Stretch: Environmental Review Confirms the Benefits of Dam Removal

PRESS RELEASE: Klamath Dam Removal Process Enters Home Stretch: Environmental Review Confirms the Benefits of Dam Removal

Karuk Tribe • Yurok Tribe • American Rivers • Trout Unlimited • Institute for Fisheries Resources • California Trout • Sustainable Northwest • Salmon River Restoration Council • Native Fish Society • Northern California Council, Flyfishers International • Friends of the Shasta River • Save California Salmon • Mount Shasta Ecology Center • American Whitewater…

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New Leadership at International Rivers

New Leadership at International Rivers

The Board of International Rivers is excited to announce the appointment of two interim Co-Executive Directors, Isabella Winkler and Josh Klemm. Isabella has helped lead nonprofits in fundraising, strategy, management, and operations functions for the past fifteen years. She joined International Rivers in 2021 as Development Director.  “It’s an incredible honor and privilege to be…

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A ticking time bomb: Tomorrow’s hearing can decide the fate of companies responsible for dangerously built dam that threatens more than 3,400 families in Ecuador.

A ticking time bomb: Tomorrow’s hearing can decide the fate of companies responsible for dangerously built dam that threatens more than 3,400 families in Ecuador.

Powered by Canadian, Ecuadorian, Spanish and Swiss investors, the São José del Tambo dam (Hidrotambo S.A.) is considered a rudimentary and dangerously built hydro project and has been threatening the lives and livelihoods of over 140 communities along Dulcepamba River. On February 1st, an appeals hearing will be held in the Provincial Court of Tungurahua…

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