Dam Standards

Fishermen on the Amur-Heilong River, China
Fishermen on the Amur-Heilong River, China
Eugene Simonov

The most comprehensive guidelines for large dams that protect the rights of river-dependent communities were outlined by the World Commission on Dams (WCD) in 2000. International Rivers and organizations worldwide are organizing dialogues, conferences and other events to highlight the progress that has been made and the work that still needs to done to protect rivers and rights.

You can follow these activities on our Dam Standards email list. This list provides information about improving the environmental and social standards for dam building. These updates will include relevant news digests, blog announcements and opportunities to engage in discussion and press advisories.

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