Planned Dams in Vietnam

Sunday, July 1, 2001
This report, prepared in 2001, gives a brief overview of dams likely to move forward in Vietnam. 1. SON LA Project description: Capacity: 3,600-MW, consists of 10 turbines (360-MW each). Dam height 177 m. Reservoir surface area will be 44,043 hectares, and the reservoir volume will be 25 billion m³. The dam is being proposed to control floods and irrigate downstream areas, including midlands and Red River delta. Location: Da River, in It Ong commune, Muong La district, Son La province (North Vietnam) Status: The feasibility study was completed by Electricity of Vietnam. Sweco an

European Investment Bank Fails Africa and Laos

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Download Raising the Bar on Big Dams PDF (700 KB)This report, commissioned by CEE Bankwatch Network and written by International Rivers, details how large dams financed by the EIB have damaged communities and the environment and failed to bring promised development benefits. "Raising the bar on big dams: Making the case for dam policy reform at the European Investment Bank" provides case studies of six controversial dam projects with EIB financial involvement - five in Africa, and one, Nam Theun 2, in Laos. The report highlights the EIB's lack of policies that would prevent it from funding des

IRN technical review of Mekong Secretariat 1994 Mekong mainstream dam plan

Friday, March 31, 1995
This technical review of the Mekong Secretariat's "Mekong Mainstream Run of River Hydropower" report, dated 1994, identifies serious shortcomings of the report, including a flawed methodology, misrepresentation of project impacts, and inadequate economic and technical analysis, leading to unsupported conclusions and unjustified recommendations.

From Commitment to Implementation: The Report of the World Commission on Dams After Five Years

Tuesday, November 1, 2005
This International Rivers Report that was published in 2005, five years after the World Commission on Dams report was published. International Rivers takes stock of how the different interest groups have responded to its findings and recommendations, and presents perspectives on how the WCD framework can be implemented in the future.

Carta de ONGs al Presidente de Mexico Licenciado Vicente Fox Quesada

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Licenciado Vicente Fox Quesada Presidente de Mexico Fax 0052-55- 55 20 71 25 Señor Presidente, Las organizaciones de derechos humanos, ambientales y comunitarias abajo firmantes nos dirigimos a usted como Jefe de Estado para expresar nuestra gran preocupación por las irregularidades del proceso y violaciones de derechos humanos que se están dando lugar para impulsar la aprobación del Proyecto Hidroeléctrico La Parota en el Estado de Guerrero. Las acciones de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) en la búsqueda de la aprobación del proyecto se han realizado sin transpar

Peticion ante el Tribunal Latinoamericano del Agua

Sunday, March 6, 2005
Petición presentada por el Consejo de Ejidos y Comunidades Opositores a la Presa La Parota ante el Tribunal Latinoamericano del Agua estableciendo la falta de consulta de parte de la Comisión Federal de Electricidad para la realización del proyecto; y la violencia asociada con este. En este documento también se resumen los impactos sociales y ambientales que generaría el proyecto. Bajar documento

Dams, Rivers & Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams (Hindi translation)

The Hindi Version of the International Rivers Action Guide "Dams, Rivers and Rights"
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The Hindi Version of the International Rivers Action Guide "Dams, Rivers and Rights" Published in New Delhi by South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People Dams, Rivers and Rights is the perfect tool for anyone threatened by dam construction. It tells the stories of people affected by dams and the stories of people who fight for their rights and their rivers. The guide shares lessons and ideas from the growing international anti-dam movement and outlines successful struggles against destructive dams. It tells stories of people all over the world who say no to dams and who demand "Don

Shattered Lives and Broken Promises

Monday, October 15, 2007
The Unresolved Legacy of the World Bank's National Drainage Program in Pakistan - an Eyewitness Account The World Bank's Inspection Panel (IP) issued its investigation report for the Bank-funded Pakistan National Drainage Program in 2006. The IP report found that Bank management had violated six of the Bank's safeguard policies in the NDP project, contributing to the loss of lives and livelihoods in Pakistan's southern Sindh province. In response to the findings of the IP investigation, Bank management outlined measures they would take to address the policy violations and prob

Fizzy Science: Loosening the Hydro Industry's Grip on Reservoir Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research

Wednesday, November 1, 2006
The pages of a respected climate change journal are not a place one would expect to find a bad-tempered exchange over the merits of iconic soft drinks. Yet such a disagreement -- over the rates at which Coca-Cola and Brazilian guaraná lose their fizz -- was recently covered in the normally decorous pages of Climatic Change. While the immediate topic seems inconsequential to say the least, the larger context is of major importance -- do tropical hydropower reservoirs cause greenhouse gas emissions to match those from fossil fuel plants? Download the full report


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