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Chronic Problems at Yacyretá Dam

Tuesday, July 13, 2004
International Rivers Network Press ReleaseINTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK INVESTIGATION CONFIRMS CHRONIC PROBLEMS AT YACYRETÁ DAMA new report issued by the Inter-American Development Bank's Independent Investigation Mechanism has confirmed chronic and serious problems with the Yacyretá Hydroelectric Project, financed in large part by the IDB and the World Bank. The report, completed in May, but only just made public, also cites numerous violations of IDB policy in non-enforcement of regulations on resettlement and environmental mitigation questions.The IDB has loaned a total of $977 million

Águas sem barragens

Wednesday, January 1, 2003
Campanha interestadual contra a implantação de barragens na bacia Araguaia-Tocantins

Brazilian Consortium to Build Amazon Dam

Monday, December 10, 2007
SAO PAULO, Brazil -A Brazilian consortium won an auction Monday to build and operate a major dam in the Amazon rain forest following a bidding process disrupted by protesters who claim the project will displace thousands and harm the environment.Consorcio Madeira Energetica, a group that includes participation by big construction company Norberto Odebrecht SA, beat out two other consortiums with participation by Spain's Endesa SA (nyse: ELE - news - people ) and Franco-Belgian utility Suez.Brazil's government expects it will cost $5.3 billion to build the Santo Antonio dam on the Madeira River

Bacia do Araguaia – Tocantins

Xavante indigenous meeting on threats to Araguaia River
Os rios Araguaia e Tocantins, drenando um total de 767.000 km², fluem do planalto central do Brasil rumo ao norte, para o canal sul do rio Amazonas, a montante de Belém. Existem duas ameaças principais ao sistema do Araguaia–Tocantins, que, se analisadas juntas, poderiam significar a morte do rio e de sua vida aquática. A primeira é o plano do governo brasileiro de construir 80 hidrelétricas na bacia – 12 grandes hidrelétricas no canal principal do rio Tocantins (quatro já estão em operação), sete no rio Araguaia (ainda livre de represas), e mais 14 grandes barragens e 47 ba

International Rivers Board Member, Robert Hass, Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Wednesday, April 9, 2008
International Rivers heartily congratulates our board member Robert Hass for winning the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. The prestigious prize was given for his recent collection, Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. Hass served two years as the U.S. poet laureate and has taught at the University of California, Berkeley since 1989. Read an interview with Hass in the Berkeleyan featuring two of the poems from Time and Materials, one of which (reproduced below) concerns a dam in Thailand. Ezra Pound's Proposition Beauty is sexual, and sexuality Is the fertility of the

Guardiões dos rios

Saturday, January 1, 2000
Guia para ativistas

Ruined Rivers, Damaged Lives

Ruined Rivers, Damaged Lives Cover
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Impacts of the Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project on Downstream Communities in Lao PDR This report, commissioned by FIVAS, a Norwegian advocacy group, exposes the mounting social and environmental toll of the Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Project in the decade since it was completed. The Theun-Hinboun Power Company (THPC) is co-owned by Statkraft, a Thai power company and the Lao government. Ruined Rivers, Damaged Lives Cover The FIVAS investigation details increasingly severe flooding along the Hai and Hinboun Rivers over the last nine years largely due to water releases from the project.

Temporary Injunction Halts Mexico’s La Parota Dam

Thursday, September 20, 2007
Judge’s Decision Could Lead to Cancellation of Project(Guerrero, Mexico) Lawyers for opponents of Mexico’s proposed La Parota Dam filed a $10,000 judicial bond yesterday ensuring that all construction on the massive dam ceases immediately. The bond is part of a temporary injunction ordered by Mexican federal judge Lidia Larumbe on September 11 in support of a constitutional challenge against the project filed on behalf of local residents. Local campesinos and indigenous people vehemently oppose the 531-foot-high dam on the Papagayo River in Guerrero State. If built, the dam would displace

Social and Environmental Implications of Resource Development in Vietnam: The Case of the Hoa Binh Reservoir

Sunday, March 1, 1992
Hoa Binh Dam is of national importance as the country's principal source of electrical energy, but it has also resulted in massive social and environmental impacts at a more local level. A field study of one commune indicates the extent of disruption of local livelihoods caused by the dam. Displaced farmers are having to adapt to new agro-ecological conditions and a constrained resource situation, as well as the changes brought about by the restructuring of the rural economy that is part of the country's economic reform program. Unsustainable patterns of resource use result, with implications

Primer Encuentro Nacional de Afectados por Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos

Sunday, October 3, 2004
Declaracion del Primer Encuentro Nacional de Afectados por Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos realizado en Aguascaliente, Guerrero. 3 de octubre de 2004. Mas de 500 representantes de ejidos y comunidades y miembros de 100 organizaciones sociales, ambientales y de derechos humanos reafirmaron la conformacion del Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por las Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos (MAPDER). Bajar documento


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