Critique of the ESIA of Allain Duhangan

Monday, December 1, 2003
Comments on the ESIA of The Proposed Allain Duhangan HEP in Kulu district in HP The Allain Duhangan Project (ADP) proposes to divert Allain and Duhangan, two tributaries of Beas river near Manali in Himachal Pradesh in North India for a 192 MW installed capacity hydropower project. The project that the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank intends to fund will lead to destruction of what the ESIA calls “Pristine valley” of Allain and Duhangan. The project would also lead to destruction of habitat of a number of threatened, rare and endangered speci

Analysis of "Bujagali II - Economic and Financial Evaluation Study - Final Reports" by Power Planning Associates

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
The stated purpose of the study by Power Planning Associates, which was commissioned by the World Bank Group, is to evaluate the economic viability of the proposed Bujagali project in Uganda, while taking into account the economic, financial, social, and environmental aspects. International Rivers asked economist Pete Tsournos to analyze the report against a few key questions.

Ríos Silenciados: Ecología y Política de las Grandes Represas

Monday, December 13, 2004
Spanish Version of Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams, launches in Buenos Aires Comprarlo desde la Fundación Proteger en Argentina. During the Tenth Session of the International Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, we celebrate the launch of Ríos Silenciados: Ecología y Política de las Grandes Represas, the much–awaited Spanish version of the acclaimed book Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams, by Patrick McCully. The Spanish version was translated and edited by PROTEGER – Amigos de la

How the World Bank's Energy Framework Sells the Climate and Poor People Short

Friday, September 1, 2006
As the World Bank unveiled its new Investment Framework on Clean Energy and Development at its annual meeting in Singapore in September 2006, a coalition of environment and development organizations charge that the strategy will not be effective at combating climate change and expanding energy access for the poor. The World Bank proposed raising $10 billion for conventional energy technologies such as fossil fuels, while selling renewable sources of energy short. The strategy will do little to slow global climate change or bring energy services to the 1.6 billion people that currently lac

Silenced Rivers: The Ecology and Politics of Large Dams

Thursday, October 4, 2001
“A truly dazzling book” – Arundhati Roy This ground-breaking book explains the history and politics of dam building worldwide and shows why large dams have become the most controversial of technologies. It describes the many technical, safety and economic problems which afflict the technology, the structure of the international dam–building industry, and the role played by international banks and aid agencies in promoting the technology in the South. Silenced Rivers also tells the story of the rapid growth of the international anti–dam movement. It stresses how replacing large dam

Dams, Rivers and Rights

An Action Guide for Communities Affected by DamsAround the world, people are fighting to protect their rivers and their livelihoods from new dams. They are seeking compensation for problems caused by old dams. They are proposing better alternatives for energy, water supply and flood management. All of them are fighting to have their voices heard in decisions that affect their lives. To support their efforts, International Rivers has published “Dams, Rivers and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams”. The guide now exists in 19 languages, including Spanish, Thai, Urdu, Fr

1998 - Day of Action for Rivers

1998 was the first year for the International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life. On March 14, more than 10,000 people worldwide organized events to protest against the destruction of rivers, to educate people about threats to rivers and to promote alternatives. More than 50 actions took place in 24 countries, including Brazil, India, Thailand, Australia, Russia, Japan and the United States. In Brazil, thousands of people camped out to demand reparations for people resettled for the Itaparica Dam. In Hungary, a thousand environmentalists formed a mile-long human chain al

1999 - Day of Action for Rivers

In 1999, thousands of people joined together in solidarity to speak out against dams and for rivers. 56 events were organized in 20 countries for the 1999 Day of Action. Many events were organized to protest against destructive development projects, demand compensation and rehabilitation for people affected by dams and to educate people about threats to their rivers. From Brazil to India and Thailand, people demanded reparations for those forced off their lands for dams. In Japan and Australia, activists held events to educate people about the impacts of dams. People also gathered to celebrate

2000 - Day of Action for Rivers

"Water for Life, not for Death!" is the cry as thousands of activists around the world speak out on March 14 for free–flowing rivers and the communities that depend on them. In 2000, nearly 70 actions took place in 26 countries to demand dam decommissioning, fight for reparations, stop dams, and promote sound river management. From Australia to Uganda, groups worked to spread the word about the impacts of dams and the need for healthy rivers. This year marked the third anniversary of the event, which originated at the First International Meeting of People Affected by Dams held in Curitiba, B

2001 - Day of Action for Rivers

At least 80 actions were taken in 24 countries for the 2001 International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life.


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