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Fighting for Lake Turkana

Fishing boats along Lake Turkana
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Why Kenyan communities are resisting Gibe 3 DamDownload Fighting For Lake Turkana (PDF)Fishing boats along Lake Turkana “The lake is our heart." "We don't want the river to be closed." - Lake Turkana community members Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake, supports 300,000 people and a delicate ecosystem surrounded by otherwise harsh and isolated lands. Ethiopia’s Omo River is Lake Turkana’s most precious source of freshwater, providing up to 90% of the lake’s inflow. The Omo’s contribution allows a delicate stability to the water le

Field Report from Inga, DRC

Friday, May 23, 2008
Visit to Grand Inga Project Site, DRC, April 7-14, 2008Legacy of Inga 1 and 2According to Mr. Simon Malanda, representative of the displaced communities, the Inga site was inhabited by families from six clans who were forced to leave the site in 1920 under Belgian colonial orders. However, the project did not move forward for more than 30 years. In 1954-55, the Belgian authorities undertook a population survey of the site in order to know if people were still living in, or had returned to, the site. Mr. Malanda’s uncle, Mr. Sona Ferdinand, was recruited by the project planners to assist in t

Nam Theun 2 Trip Report and Project Update, February 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
International Rivers' February 2008 Nam Theun 2 report, based on a recent site visit by International Rivers’ staff, shows that shortcomings and delays in programs to compensate villagers and restore their incomes have not been addressed. Furthermore, it is unclear if resettlement infrastructure for more than 6,200 villagers on the Nakai Plateau will be completed on time for reservoir filling to begin in June 2008.

"We Want to Live Together and Die Together"

Submerged Houses in the Narmada Valley during the 2006 Monsoon.
Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Narmada River Valley Trip Report The reservoir of the Sardar Sarovar dam, which is being built on the Narmada River in India, will submerge 245 villages and displace over 43,000 families. Each year, the rains of the monsoon season add more water to the reservoir, permanently submerging villages and towns. This process will continue until the reservoir is full. Submerged Houses in the Narmada Valley during the 2006 Monsoon. Adrienne Fitch-Frankel “We Want to Live Together and Die Together”, a report by Adrienne Fitch-Frankel, investigates the adequacy of resettlement and rehabilitation o
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