Irikkefe V. Dafe: River Ethiope

River Ethiope
Friday, March 1, 2013
The River Ethiope is found in the Delta State of Nigeria. The River originates from a community called Umuaja and flows through several others before joining the sea at Sapele. The River is shared by four local government councils namely Ukwuani, Ethiope East, Okpe and Sapele with an estimated population of 1.7 million people. The river is about 50km long. River Ethiope Irikkefe V. Dafe The River Ethiope is a river of outstanding beauty. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is home to a great biodiversity of plants and animals. The river provides ecosystem services such as flood

Toriqul Isalm: Jalangi and Chandana Rivers

Friday, March 1, 2013
Today I will tell a story of how a bread earner (trans-boundary) river has started to die because of the inane and malicious activities of its own populace. Jalangi and Chandana are two daughters of the Ganges River which originate from the Maldaho in India's West Bengal. At the dawn of their birth they were committed to their mother nature to fulfill their journey and meld with Ocean. The siblings were decorated by green nature even they were much intimated. In the course of time, to keep their commitments, the siblings had to go their own way - that’s why they separate their paths to fulf

Ralph Price: River Globetrotter

Epupa Falls on the Kunene River in Namibia
Friday, March 1, 2013
Bumpy Ride on the River Exeter Ralph Price All my life I have been both a globetrotter and river user, so feel as if rivers are an essential part of my existence, and I am passionate about them. Indeed, I see them as the veins of the planet, and it pains me to see people destroy them with such disregard. I don’t have a particular river in mind, but my nearest rivers at the moment are The Tyne, and The Wear and it would be impossible to imagine the cities of Newcastle and Durham without them. Indeed they just wouldn’t have the same form, and be much poorer for that. One of my first river

International Rivers Wins Prestigious MacArthur Award

Thursday, February 28, 2013
International Rivers is one of only 13 nonprofit organizations around the world to win this year’s MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award recognizes exceptional grantees who have demonstrated creativity and impact. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sees this sizable one-time grant as an investment in International Rivers' long-term effectiveness.

Google Earth Layer Shows History of Water and Dams in the Indus Basin

Monday, February 25, 2013
The new, interactive Google Earth KML "Water, Dams, and the Indus River" contains stories about water in the Indus River Basin-- what has been done with water, where it goes, who decides what to do next, and how conflict and cooperation have shaped life on the river.

Our Movement in 3, 6 or 23 Minutes

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Want to know more about International Rivers – a 2013 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions – and how you can make a difference in the struggle to protect our planet's most valuable resources, its rivers? We hope you can take 3, 6 or 23 minutes to learn about the communities we work with and the creative and effective ways we bring about change across the globe.

Blerina Ago, Osumi's Canyon

Monday, February 18, 2013
Rafting joins groups of people with different backgrounds, without recognizing differences of race, sex, age or religion, who all play to have a common achievement.

Susan Munroe: The Río Baker

Ivan, one of the members of Club Naútico Escualo, drops a class two waterfall on the Río Cochrane, a tributary of the endangered Río Baker
Friday, February 15, 2013
The mighty, wild Río Baker Weston Boyles I am underwater. My eyes bulge against the silver-blue-churning underside of the Gonzalez Rapid. Bubbles escape from my clenched mouth. My heartbeat roars in my ears, and I struggle against the kayak that holds me upside down. I’m panicking – is this really how I’m going to die? This was my introduction to the most voluminous river in Chile: the Río Baker. Turquoise and silver, wide and flat in places and wild in others, the Baker flows through Aysén, Chile’s remote eleventh region, from Lago General Carrera and Puerto Bertrand all the way

Dipti Bhatnagar and Daniel Ribeiro: A River Love Story (Video)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Activists Daniel Ribeiro and Dipti Bhatnagar tell us their river love story. Learn more about our work and the Narmada and the Zambezi. In honor of the 2013 International Day of Action for Rivers, please tell us the story of you and your river through prose, poetry or artwork, in an email or by mail. We would love to receive short videos or audio recordings of your stories. Send submissions to

Jennie Dallas: The Klip River

Cleaning up the Klip River
Friday, February 8, 2013
We in Johannesburg, South Africa, live in an urban environment. As river racing canoeists, we desperately search for rivers to enjoy but our choices and options are limited. Within reach for regular weekend races is the Klip River in Meyerton, 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg.


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