Rivers Unite Us! Highlights of the 26th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers

Rivers Unite Us! Highlights of the 26th Anniversary Day of Action for Rivers

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers On March 14th for the 26th 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…

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Calling for bold and inclusive Water Action for rivers and rights at the UN Water Conference

Calling for bold and inclusive Water Action for rivers and rights at the UN Water Conference

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers At last month’s UN Water Conference on March 22-24, International Rivers joined Indigenous leaders, civil society partners, and high-level public and private sector stakeholders to discuss key water-related issues and produce ambitious inclusive, and intersectional commitments and approaches that serve all.   About the UN Water Conference…

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Pak Lay and Luang Prabang dam Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Who benefits?

Pak Lay and Luang Prabang dam Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Who benefits?

By Pianporn Deetes and Gary Lee As media attention focused on the dissolution of the parliament to prepare for the upcoming national election, news that a Power Purchase Agreement with Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) was signed for the Pak Lay dam slipped by without making much of a ripple. Gulf Energy, a Thai…

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WATCH: International Rivers’ Monti Aguirre speaks about protecting rivers and human rights at UN Water Conference 

WATCH: International Rivers’ Monti Aguirre speaks about protecting rivers and human rights at UN Water Conference 

Monti Aguirre, International Rivers’ Latin America Program Director spoke at the Informal Special Event – Reducing inequalities – implementing Human Rights about the harmful impacts dams have on human rights especially the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Watch here on International Rivers’ YouTube channel Read her full statement: “I am grateful to the organizers of this…

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On World Water Day, new briefing paper calls on banks and financiers to prohibit harmful financing to free-flowing rivers

On World Water Day, new briefing paper calls on banks and financiers to prohibit harmful financing to free-flowing rivers

International Rivers, Friends of the Earth US, and Rivers without Boundaries co-published a new briefing paper, called, “Protecting biodiversity from harmful financing: Free flowing rivers.” Published on World Water Day, the briefing paper explains why it is important for banks and financiers to prohibit direct and indirect financing to harmful activities which negatively impact or alter free-flowing…

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Centering Rights of Rivers and human rights at the UN Water Conference

Centering Rights of Rivers and human rights at the UN Water Conference

By Bonnie Barclay, Global Communications Manager for International Rivers International Rivers joins coalition and local partners at the 2023 UN Water Conference this week in New York City. This year’s conference is the “Midterm Comprehensive Review of the implementation of the UN Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018 – 2028”, marking the midpoint…

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Free-flowing Salween River needs protection

Free-flowing Salween River needs protection

Originally posted in the Bangkok Post By Pianporn (Pai) Deetes, Thailand and Myanmar Campaigns Director of International Rivers This morning at Sob Moei — the confluence of the Moei and the Salween rivers on the Thailand-Myanmar border — indigenous peoples and their supporters are attending a spiritual ceremony to express their collective stance to protect…

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International Rivers falará da Conferência da ONU sobre as águas no próximo Encontro FBOMS

International Rivers falará da Conferência da ONU sobre as águas no próximo Encontro FBOMS

Evento mensal do Fórum Brasileiro de ONGs e Movimentos Sociais para o Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento acontecerá na segunda-feira (13) e abordará tema de águas, sustentabilidade e direitos. Na próxima segunda-feira (13), às 19h, a International Rivers participará do encontro mensal do Fórum Brasileiro de ONGs e Movimentos Sociais para o Meio Ambiente e Desenvolvimento…

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Hear from participants of International Rivers’ Women and Rivers Leadership Accelerator Program

Hear from participants of International Rivers’ Women and Rivers Leadership Accelerator Program

In recognition of the critical role women play in shaping water solutions and the support needed to grow their impact, International Rivers partnered with Women’s Earth Alliance and launched the first Women and Rivers Accelerator Program in 2022 to strengthen the global movement of women river defenders. The first accelerator brought together 23 women river…

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These women are using their voices and leadership to help save the planet

These women are using their voices and leadership to help save the planet

International Rivers’ 2023 IWD Week List with some of the inspirational women Environmentalists you should know and follow Join International Rivers in celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth and #InternationalWomensDay this week. Women play critical leadership roles in providing, managing and safeguarding water and other natural resources. Yet too often, governments ignore women’s lives and perspectives when making decisions…

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Mapping Community Protocols with Himba Leaders – Part Two

Mapping Community Protocols with Himba Leaders – Part Two

By Aqeelah Hassen, Africa Program Communications and Campaigner International Rivers, Natural Justice, Himba community committee members and two researchers from the Kunene region convened in Windhoek, Namibia for the second Community Protocol workshop last August.   The workshop started with a recap of the purpose of the Community Protocol and then focused on preparing committee members…

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