IIRSA projects related to Paraguay-Paraná Hidrovia

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
IIRSA priority projects which are linked with the Hidrovia.

Projetos do eixo Hidrovia Paraguai-Paraná IIRSA

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Projetos da IIRSA relacionados com a Hidrovia Paraguai-Paraná

Proyectos del eje Hidrovía Paraguay-Paraná IIRSA

Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Definición de nuevos proyectos de IIRSA relacionados con la hidrovía Paraguay-Paraná

Damming Nigeria's Wetlands People: Communities Work Together to Restore Lives And Livelihoods

Flooding in Nigeria's HJKY basin is a serious problem.
June 2008 World Rivers Review: Legacy Issue In Nigeria, floodplains and wetlands are rich sources of livelihood for millions of people. These wetlands communities have been losing ground for many years, however. Nigeria's most important wetlands, the Hadejia-Nguru Wetlands, have shrunk by as much as two-thirds in the past 30-40 years because of diversions from dams, irrigation developments and drought. Fisheries, farming and wildlife are all impacted by these hydrological changes. The Hadejia-Jama'are-Komadugu-Yobe basin - home to an estimated 25 million people - is a semi-arid to arid sub-cat

Fighting for South Korea's Rivers

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
March 2008 World Rivers Review Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM) has launched a letter-writing campaign to protest the proposed "Great Korea Canal Project," a huge river engineering scheme that would devastate wetlands in South Korea. According to KFEM, "This set of proposed canals would pave over every wetland, mountain, and riverbed in its path. Korea and the world have already lost too many precious wetlands and rivers." Newly elected President Lee Myung-bak is pushing for construction of the $16.8 billion canal project as a way to boos

Águas sem barragens

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

Araguaia & Tocantins Rivers

Xavante indigenous meeting on threats to Araguaia River
The Araguaia and Tocantins rivers flow from the central plateau northward to the southern channel of the Amazon just upstream from Belém. Along the river live 11 distinct indigenous ethnic groups, totaling more than 14,000 people. The basin is also especially rich in fish species. The Brazilian government plans to construct 80 dams in the basin – 12 large dams on the mainstem of the Tocantins (4 already built), 7 on the Araguaia (which is still undammed), and 14 other large dams and dozens of smaller dams on upstream tributaries.

Paraguay-Paraná Hidrovia

Pantanal wetlands site planned for barge port, Mato Grosso
The hidrovia is a plan by the five countries of the La Plata Basin to convert the Paraguay and Paraná rivers into an industrial shipping channel. The original studies for this project were resoundingly rejected as a result of independent technical critiques, organized by the Rios Vivos Coalition, which not only disseminated technical objections to the project, but also helped organize a broad–based coalition of environmental, social, and indigenous organizations to discuss alternatives to the hidrovia with local communities throughout the region.
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