Affected People

Commentary: Yes We Can

Wednesday, June 9, 2010
From June 2010 World Rivers Review When the World Commission on Dams (WCD) issued its groundbreaking report 10 years ago, river-loving people around the world celebrated. We celebrated the findings that corroborated what we had long argued - that while dams may have delivered benefits, these have come with exceedingly high costs, particularly for vulnerable groups and the environment. We honored the millions who lost lands and livelihoods to disastrous dams, and the WCD case studies that bore witness to their struggles. We celebrated the successful conclusion of a grueling but critically

Thousands March in Chile Against Dams in Patagonia

Marchers in the southern Chilean city of Temuco participate in a nation wide day of action against dams in Patagonia
Marchers in the southern Chilean city of Temuco participate in a nation wide day of action against dams in Patagonia This past Saturday, June 5, colleagues in Chile marked the annual International Day for the Environment (el Día Internacional del Medioambiente) with a nationwide day of action. This is the second time in less than a year that a nationwide action has been organized against the development of mega-hydroelectric projects in Patagonia. Thousands came out to march for the protection of Chile’s rivers in cities throughout the country, from the capitol of Santiago to Coyhaique i

Entrevista a Juan Pablo Orrego de Ecosistemas

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
En esta entrevista, realizada en el marco de la Cumbre de los Pueblos "Enlazando Alternativas IV" (Madrid, 14-18 de Mayo de 2010), el ambientalista chileno Juan Pablo Orrego de Ecosistemas explica en tres minutos por qué el megaproyecto de Endesa-Enel en la región de Aysén en la Patagonia Chilena, conocido como HidroAysén, puede tener graves impactos sociambientales en una de las regiones de mayor biodiversidad del mundo.

The Beautiful and The Dammed

Monday, May 31, 2010
The June 2010 edition of Outside Magazine has a feature article by Patrick Symmes on the Patagonia Dam issue called The Beautiful and the Dammed. We've made the article available for download for your reading pleasure, as we believe that it is a great article that captures the importance of the Patagonia dam issue and the global significance of Patagonia's cultural and environmental qualities. You can also visit the Outside Magazine website to see a photo gallery with a collection of great images from Patagonia.You can also view a Scribd version of the article here:The Beautiful and The Dammed

A Timeline of Protecting Rivers and Rights

International Rivers was founded in 1985 by people working for social and environmental justice. We work to address destructive dams and their legacies in over 60 countries. This timeline illustrates key moments in the movement to protect rivers from destructive dams. 1985 First international anti-dam protests disrupt a meeting of the International Commission on Large Dams in Switzerland. International Dams Newsletter – the first journal to document impacts of dams around the world – is created by diverse group of environmental and human rights groups. Results in formation of Internationa

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words: Voices of Affected People

Patagonia Rising: A Story Too Important Not To Tell

Brian Lilla is the director of Patagonia Rising, the documentary-in-progress about the Patagonia dams issue
Brian Lilla is the director of Patagonia Rising, the documentary-in-progress about the Patagonia dams issue It has been an amazing couple of years since the Patagonia Campaign was launched. The amount of talent and dedication coming from the multitudes of people around the world working hard for the protection of Patagonia’s rivers from mega-hydroelectric development is spectacular. In this broad community of river defenders there are a few folks whose work really stands out. The team working on the documentary Patagonia Rising is an example of those whose efforts are really notable

List of Countries that DO NOT Require Visas to Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2010
Information taken from this website: American Samoa Andorra Anguilla Argentina Aruba Australia Austria Azores Islands Bahamas (Commonwealth) Barbados Belgium Belize Bermuda British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Canada * Cayman Islands Chile Christmas Island Cocos Islands Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador * (see below) Estonia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Germany Gibraltar Greece Greenland Guadeloupe Guam Island Hong Kong (People

Chile’s Dam Affected Communities Left in the Dark After Massive Earthquake

Chile's Industry has suffered extreme damage from the February 27 earthquake
Chile is still reeling in the aftermath and the aftershocks of the February 27th 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The main Chilean electrical grid, the SIC (Sistema Interconectado Central), which provides service to approximately 90 percent of the country's industrial and domestic energy users, has been particularly hard hit by the earthquake and the ongoing aftershocks. The new Minister of Energy Ricardo Raineri admitted upon taking office on March 11 that the transmission system in Chile is in a precarious state after the earthquake, and that the operation of the electrical grid system was in e

Interview: The Fine Art of Watershed Protection

Alison Jones at victoria Falls, Zambia.
Monday, March 8, 2010
From March 2010 World Rivers ReviewAlison Jones at victoria Falls, Zambia. © Bonnie Muench Alison Jones has been photographing African and US landscapes for 25 years. Her "No Water, No Life" (NWNL) project combines the powers of photography, science and stakeholder information to document threats to watersheds, including dams, deforestation, climate change, and loss of wetlands and floodplains. We talked to Alison about her work for the world's watersheds. What was the inspiration for No Water No Life? Jones: It sprang from a life-long enjoyment of photographing and being a part of nature. I


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