2008 - Day of Action for Rivers

In 2008, communities around the world organized to honor the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life. Tens of thousands of people took more than 100 actions in more than 35 countries!

Actions were carried out by groups large and small where major dams are being or have been built and ranged from protests, mass demonstrations and rallies to informative discussions, conferences, exhibitions and petition-writing, to celebrations both spiritual and secular where rivers and water were honored and enjoyed.

Many of these meetings and demonstrations in Africa and Latin America, for example, concentrated on the concept of water as a human right, as well as on the imperative need to resist further privatization of this resource. The variety of events also extended to the United States, where community members joined together to clean the Sacramento River and to South and Southeast Asia, where community members celebrated rivers with prayer and ethnic music and dance.

If you participated in the 11th annual International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life, and don't see your event or images represented here, please send us details and photos at dayofaction@internationalrivers.org.

For descriptions of 2008 actions and contact information, choose a region below:

Africa | Europe | Mesoamerica | North America | South America | South Asia | Southeast Asia

Day of Action 2008 event in Rondônia by MAB
Day of Action for Rivers 2008 event in Rondônia by MAB

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