Inga 3: Too High a Cost for both South Africa and the DRC

Inga 3: Too High a Cost for both South Africa and the DRC

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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International Hydropower Association’s Greenwashing of Nam Theun 2 Dam’s Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

International Hydropower Association’s Greenwashing of Nam Theun 2 Dam’s Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

by Bruce Shoemaker and Ian G. Baird A newly released article by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), titled “Laos: Hydropower built in consultation with Indigenous communities” by Eduard Wojczynski, holds up the Nam Theun 2 (NT2) hydropower project as a positive example of benefit-sharing for Indigenous communities. The article is presented as a case study…

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Today is a ‘Day of Action for Rivers’

Today is a ‘Day of Action for Rivers’

Two decades of indigenous peoples working to keep the Salween River free-flowing By Pai Deetes, Thailand and Myanmar Campaigns Director of International Rivers Originally published in the Bangkok Post On a sandy beach by the Salween River on the Thai-Myanmar border in March 2006, boats carrying Karen villagers and other ethnic groups such as Karenni,…

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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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Nova publicação da International Rivers: Para proteger a bacia do Tapajós, é necessário apostar em tecnologias biossustentáveis desenvolvidas dentro da região

Nova publicação da International Rivers: Para proteger a bacia do Tapajós, é necessário apostar em tecnologias biossustentáveis desenvolvidas dentro da região

Publicação da International Rivers traz estudos inéditos sobre riqueza socioambiental e de biodiversidade da bacia do Tapajós, como também potenciais ameaças de exploração do território. Press Release in English follows below Contatos  Cecília Garcia, jornalista da equipe da América Latina da International Rivers, cgarcia@internationalrivers.org, Isadora Armani, jornalista da equipe da América Latina da International Rivers, …

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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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