Travel Information

Below is some important information regarding the meeting agenda, travel and other issues to ensure your safe and smooth travel to Mexico. 1. What to do when you arrive at Guadalajara AirportOnce you exit your flight, please look for our airport greeters. They will be wearing Rivers for Life 3 badges. They will help you board buses to take you to the meeting site at Temacapulin (about 2 hours away). If you have not given us your flight details, please do so immediately. IMPORTANT: IF YOU DON'T SEE ANYONE WITH A SIGN "RIOS PARA LA VIDA 3/RIVERS FOR LIFE 3" AT INTERNATIONAL ARRIV

Sigourney Weaver Narrates Google Earth Tour of Belo Monte Dam

Sheyla Juruna Explains Why the Juruna People are Opposed to the Belo Monte Dam Complex
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tour graphically shows impacts of Belo Monte and 60 other dams planned for Amazon Download the Google Earth Tour (Courtesy of the Internet Archive) Sign the petition to stop the monstrous Belo Monte Dam now! International Rivers has partnered with Amazon Watch and actors Sigourney Weaver and Dira Paes to produce a new Google Earth tour and video called “Defending the Rivers of the Amazon.” In an English-language version available above, and a Portuguese-language version available here, the actors take us on a journey through the Xingu Basin to reveal what would be lost if the Belo Monte

New Report: Resettlement in Action

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The $62 billion South-North Water Transfer Project is the biggest engineering scheme in Chinese history. About 330,000 people are currently being relocated for the expansion of the Danjiangkou reservoir, which marks the beginning of the transfer project's Middle Route. International Rivers has published an eyewitness report on China's biggest ongoing resettlement project. The report finds that the Chinese government has learned lessons from the experience with the Three Gorges Dam, but that serious problems remain. Download the report in English and ChinesePhotos of Danjiangkou dam and rese

Floods in Pakistan: Lend a Hand and Learn a Lesson

Exodus in Punjab.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Exodus in Punjab. Action Aid The floods that are currently ravaging Pakistan have created a human tragedy beyond imagination. At least 1,600 people have lost their lives, 20 million people have been affected, and 4 million people have been left homeless. Many families have lost their whole existence – their homes, fields, crops and cattle – overnight, with no safety net to fall back on. The floods have also washed away schools, health centers, roads and bridges. Pakistan's civil society and international aid agencies are doing their utmost to bring relief to the victims of this traged

Indigenous Tribes Unite in Opposition to Belo Monte Dam

Kayapó Chief Raoni speaking with tribal leaders over the Belo Monte Dam
Thursday, August 12, 2010
In a strong display of unity, indigenous leaders from across Brazil met this week at the Terra Livre Regional Encampment in Altamira, Pará, to express their opposition to the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River. Over 500 indigenous people from 27 different tribes gathered by the banks of the Xingu River to discuss strategies to stop the mega-dam, which the project consortium is hoping to begin to build in September.   The most controversial dam project facing Brazil today, Belo Monte is a struggle about the future of Amazonia. The Brazilian government has plans to build more than 60 large

La Batalla por las Represas en la Patagonia

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Hidroeléctricas frente a ambientalistas POR CLAUDIO PIZARRO Publicado en The Clinic, 5 Agosto, 2010 Las aguas en la Patagonia están más que divididas. La carretera Austral, por estos días, está tapizada de carteles a favor y en contra de las centrales hidroeléctricas. Hidroaysén y Energía Austral, las grandes transnacionales detrás de los megaproyectos energéticos, han desarrollado un intenso proceso de intervención en la zona. También la campaña Patagonia Sin Represas que agrupa a más de 5o organizaciones, entre ellas Greenpeace,la Fundación Pumalin y el vicariato de Aysén. Pe

Mekong and Salween Communities Rally: "Save Our Rivers"

Community Forum in Chiang Khong, Thailand
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Community Forum in Chiang Khong, Thailand Over 200 Thai and Burmese community and civil society representatives rallied together at a public forum in Chiang Khong, northern Thailand last weekend and called on decision-makers to protect the Mekong and Salween river basins from extensive plans for destructive hydropower development. At the forum, fishers, women's groups and youth representatives highlighted how the rich ecosystems of the Mekong and Salween rivers and the tributaries provide them with fish, irrigation, transportation, water supply and drinking water, as well as being cent

Agenda de Ríos para la Vida 3

Descargar el programa del encuentro (PDF)Descargar la guía para los facilitadores y expositores (PDF) Descargar la lista de los facilitadores y expositores (PDF) Baje el actual Borrador del Horario del Encuentro (PDF)Baje el actual Borrador del Plan de Sesiones (PDF)

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Nuevo presidente de Chile enfrenta difícil elección sobre represas

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Publicado en Eco-Américas Julio 2010 El gobierno de centroderecha del nuevo presidente chileno Sebastián Piñera está acercándose a su primera gran decisión ambiental: si debe aprobar HidroAysén, un controvertido proyecto de US$7,000 millones para construir cinco represas hidroeléctricas sobre dos ríos de la Patagonia chilena. HidroAysén, patrocinada conjuntamente por dos empresas energéticas, la italiana Endesa y la chilena Colbún, debe presentar un segundo adéndum a su declaración de impacto ambiental antes de que se expida una resolución final. La presentación del adéndum, p


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