Learn more about our work by exploring the audio recordings, videos, and maps featured on this website. We produce a variety of multimedia resources to further our mission of protecting rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. All of our work is licensed under the Creative Commons, so you are free to use and redistribute these materials for educational and nonprofit purposes, with attribution to International Rivers.
A Voice for Rivers
Healthy rivers, the foundation of the world’s most critical ecosystems, are essential to conserving and restoring our environment. Yet with 3,700 large dams are currently planned or under construction around the world, rivers need our protection — they need a voice.
Inga Women Speak
Inga women have been fighting for their rights and to stop the third Inga dam from being built on their river. Their livelihoods and wellbeing are at stake, as many decisions have been made without their voices being heard.
Resettlement Guide for People Affected by Dam Development
When the government gives someone permission to use your land or natural resources, which could result in your resettlement, they must inform you, include you in decision making and compensate you for any losses which were unavoidable.
Community Voices of Lake Turkana
Lake Turkana, in Kenya and Ethiopia, supports the livelihoods of 300,000 people. In this video, we have a chance to listen to their concerns about developments on the Lake as well as the importance of the lake in their lives.
- “Belo Monte: After the Flood” | A Film About Dams in the Amazon.
- Drowning the Land of the Ancestors
- A cascade of development on the Omo
Staying connected is important to us and integral to building effective networks for change. We host monthly webinars to stay engaged with you and tell stories from our dedicated river defenders across the globe. For information on upcoming webinars visit our events page.
2 Years After Lao Dam Collapse: The Call for Justice Persists
On July 23 2018, at least 70 people died or disappeared and over 7000 were displaced when a dam collapsed in southern Laos. Two years later, those affected are yet to see justice. This webinar and panel discussion explores continued efforts within the Mekong region and beyond to hold responsible actors to account. The discussion highlights ongoing concerns regarding the restoration of livelihoods and the future safety of the project, alongside calls for information transparency on the causes of the collapse and effective remedial action.
From Crisis to Opportunity: Covid-19 and the Future of our Rivers
In this webinar which took place on May 19, 2020, Monti Aguirre of our Latin America program, and Pai Deetes of our Southeast Asia program shared stories, current challenges, and emerging wisdom from their work with communities on the ground. We were joined with a reading by the renowned poet and activist Jane Hirshfield, who inspires social change and a deep responsibility to protect our natural world through her art. The speaker panel will be followed by a Q&A with opportunity for participants to share knowledge and experiences, and to contribute to International Rivers’ fundraising efforts.
International Advocacy for Rivers / Waters: 3 Complementary Models Webinar
The health of our freshwater and our waterways are vital signs for the health of our planet. Key organizations operate both locally and internationally to improve the state of our water and waterways. Three of these key organizations are International Rivers, Water Stewardship and the Waterkeepers. Each model of operating is unique but each is complementary. This webinar was organised by the following international and local environmental organisations: Alliance for Water Stewardship, International Rivers, Waterkeeper Alliance, Yarra Riverkeeper Association and the Friends of Merri Creek.