2018 Impact Statement


In 2018 we supported an increasingly interconnected and resilient movement to protect rivers. 
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Our Vision for Our Water Future

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Latest News

Nearly 100 women from more than 30 countries took center stage at our inaugural Women & Rivers Congress in Nagarkot, Nepal this past March. It was a transformative, ground-breaking event. Read our eyewitness report!
As we look forward to a new chapter at international Rivers, we take a moment to celebrate the skill, commitment and bravery of our staff -- and we celebrate the extraordinary new...
Over 250 organizations around the world joined forces to stand up for their rivers before the launch of last week's World Hydropower Congress. Read their remarkable statement.
This post is less farewell than tribute. I am winding down my tenure as executive director of International Rivers this month. But my heart will not be wandering far from the mission,...

In The Media

One year after the devastating collapse of saddle dam D of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower project in southern Laos, none of the entities backing and profiting from the project have been...
On the occasion of the visit of African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), International Rivers calls on the institution to...
Last month, the New York Times ran a piece of propaganda and misinformation masquerading as news. The piece was entitled “Employment on Hydropower Project in Laos Delivers Better Lives,”...
“The Mekong River is a river of life, not a commercial river” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mr. Niwat Roykaew, founder of the Rak Chiang Khong Group in northern Thailand, has shared a letter...