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Field Visit Report on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Blue Nile, site of Grand Renaissance Dam
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Blue Nile, site of Grand Renaissance Dam The Grand Renaissance Dam is the largest engineering project ever attempted in Ethiopia. The project was launched in April 2011, and construction has begun at the remote, rugged site about 40 km from the border with Sudan. The project has been shrouded in high secrecy. Nearly two years after its launch, the government has yet to produce an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the project, and thus very little is known about its impacts. One major concern is the project’s potential to alter the flow of the Nile and affect neighboring countri

Nepal and India: River Treaties and MoUs

Monday, July 2, 2012
Access documents outlining Nepal-India river treaties and MoUs between Nepal and hydropower developers from India.

Lohit River Basin Study

Monday, July 2, 2012
Study of potential impacts of six hydro electric projects proposed for the Lohit River basin.

Cumulative Impact Assessment of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Basins

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This cumulative impact assessment by the Wildlife Institute of India was prepared in response to proposed hydro electric projects on the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers.

Sharavathi River Basin Study

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This cumulative impacts assessment of projects along the Sharavathi River Basin diagnoses ecological effects and highlights a need for adopting higher environmental management standards.

Bichom River Basin Report

Monday, July 2, 2012
The Basin Study for Bichom Basin in Arunachal Pradesh assesses the impacts of ten hydroelectric projects being developed within the Bichom river basin.

Towards Restoring Flows into the Earth’s Arteries

Monday, June 11, 2012
A Primer on Environmental Flows"We have been taking all the flows from our rivers. Dams have regulated and fragmented the flows – often irreplaceably. More and more dams are still being planned to block the last flow and extract it for human use alone. Before it is too late we must act together to save the world's lifelines. Rivers need their flow back, to live and ensure the survival of all other beings including humans. These flows which are called the environmental flows, or the flows required by the river as an ecosystem and its connecting ecosystem to perform their evolutionary and ec

An Assessment of Dams in NE India Seeking Carbon Credits from Clean Development Mechanism

Feburary 2012 An Assessment of Dams in India's North East seeking Carbon Credits from Clean Development Mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate ChangeThe following report, prepared by the Citizens Concern for Dams and Development with support and coordination from International Rivers, critiques the social and environmental impacts of mega dams in India's North East region, which are promoted as environmentally and socially friendly. Additionally the report explores the false claims of dam building companies that dams can contribute to the mitigation of climate change, particularly

Trans-boundary River Basins in South Asia: Options for Conflict Resolution

Transboundary rivers - here the flooding Kosi - are a soruce of conflict or cooperation
Transboundary rivers - here the flooding Kosi - are a soruce of conflict or cooperation South Asian trans-boundary issues are inextricably linked to regional geopolitics since the main trans-national river systems are circum-Himalayan and involve countries that are unequal in size and power and have been involved in wars in the last six decades. The main river systems, the Indus, the Ganges and the Brahmaputra are all connected to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. The Indus basin connects China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, while the Brahmaputra and the Ganga connect China, Bh


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