Cambodia’s Sambor Dam Plans Cause Controversy as Public Left in the Dark

Monday, March 6, 2017
The Cambodian government has signaled its commitment to the Sambor Dam, but little information has been made available.

Pak Beng Hydropower Project construction to begin early 2017

Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Pak Beng Hydropower Project is located in the upper reaches of the Mekong River in Pak Beng district, Oudomxay Province. It is one of the five mainstream Mekong projects in the northern territory of Laos, the Deputy Minister of Energy and Mining, Mr Viraphon Viravong said yesterday.


Thursday, May 12, 2016
A Guide for Communities to Be Impacted by the Inga 3 DamThe Inga 3 project involves the planned construction of a dam and a 4,800 MW hydroelectric plant at Inga Falls on the mighty Congo River, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Inga 3 will force more than 10,000 people to leave their homes, and many more people are likely to be impacted economically. This guide is intended for the communities who risk being displaced, whether physically (losing access to land or home) or economically (losing assets or access to resources for income and livelihood) by the construction and operation of the I

PR - Mekong Villagers To Appeal Xayaburi Court Case Decision

Friday, December 25, 2015
Thailand’s Administrative Court today found that state agencies involved in the destructive Xayaburi Dam, under construction on the Mekong River, have complied with Thai law by disclosing basic information about the project on their websites. The case was brought by Thai villagers who will be impacted by the Xayaburi Dam, against five state agencies for their role in signing an agreement to purchase 95% of the power from the controversial project.

Mekong Villagers In Fight For Their Rights | The Bangkok Post

Saturday, November 28, 2015
The Administrative Court will today begin hearing a ground-breaking lawsuit regarding the transboundary impacts of the Xayaburi dam, located on the Mekong River in Laos -- how it will affect communities and livelihoods in Thailand. The case was filed by 37 villagers from the Network of Thai People in Eight Provinces, who have been engaged in a legal battle over the project since 2012.

Save the Mekong Statement Calling for Cancellation of The Don Sahong Dam

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The Save the Mekong Coalition urges Mekong governments to take immediate action to cancel the Don Sahong Dam before construction begins at the end of November.

How Hydroelectric Power May Undermine Brazil's Pledge to Slash Greenhouse Gases | Vice News

Dam construction on the Teles Pires, a major tributary of the Tapajós River (2013)
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Brazil's new pledge to slash its national carbon footprint by 43% by 2030 sounds like exactly the kind of aggressive commitment that environmentalists have been clamoring for ahead of December's United Nations talks in Paris to reach an international climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol. It's far more ambitious than the Obama administration's plan to reduce US emissions by 26-28% by 2025, never mind Beijing's goal of "peaking" Chinese emissions by 2030. Unveiling the pledge at the UN on Sunday, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said her country was "contributing decisively" to the glob

International community speaks out against planned Don Sahong Dam on Mekong River

Rainforest Rescue presents a petition to the Lao Embassy in Washington DC, with more than 85,000 signatures calling for the protection of the Mekong River and cancellation of the Don Sahong Dam.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Our petition “The Mekong River means life: stop the Don Sahong Dam” expresses grave concern over the planned hydropower project and its potential impact on the environment, livelihoods and food security in the Mekong region.

Is the Grand Inga Too Big to Build?

Monday, May 18, 2015
On invitation by ESI Africa, International Rivers' Africa Programme Director, Rudo Sanyanga, examines worldwide large-scale hydro power project and Africa's Grand Inga Dam.(This opinon piece was originally published in ESI Africa Vol 1pgs 72-74) The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has plans to build the world’s largest hydropower project, the Grand Inga at the Inga Falls, on the Congo River, some 50km upstream of the mouth of the Congo on the Atlantic coast. The Inga rapids and waterfalls give the Congo River a huge hydropower potential, which has been targeted by developers since the ear

China Blocks Destructive Yangtze Dam

Thursday, May 7, 2015
From April 2015 World Rivers ReviewChina’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has blocked construction on a controversial megadam that would have flooded the last free-flowing section of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, the Financial Times reported in April. The Xiaonanhai Dam would have destroyed rare habitat for endangered fish species, including dozens that are found nowhere else in the world. The stretch of river to be flooded was protected by a national nature reserve, as it is the final remaining spawning ground for many native fish. The boundaries of the nature reserve were


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