Press Conference Announcement

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DATE: Friday, March 20

TIME: 12:00-13:00pm

LOCATION: Kasımpaşa Room 4-5/Press Conference Room 2

SUBJECT: Dams and the Global Water Divide

"At World Water Forum 5 Expect a Flood of Risk" - International Rivers Warns. Expect increased global warming, earthquakes, poverty, and debt if world leaders push big dams at the Fifth World Water Forum. Read the press statement by Peter Bosshard.


Peter Bosshard, International Rivers, USA, was closely involved with the World Commission on Dams, and has coordinated campaigns to stop destructive projects in many countries.

Ikal Angelei, Friends of Lake Turkana, Kenya, works to stop plans to build the Gibe 3 Dam in Ethiopia.

Ercan Ayboga, Save Hasankeyf Initiative, Turkey, works to stop Turkey's Ilisu Dam.

Pianporn Deetes, Living Rivers Siam, supports the rights of local communities over their rivers and opposes threats to rivers and riverine ecosystems in Thailand, the Mekong and the Salween River Basins.

Based on five continents, International Rivers is an international environmental and human rights organization. For over two decades, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them.

Media contacts: 

Peter Bosshard in Turkey at 531-725-94-38,
Antonia Juhasz in the U.S. at 1-415-846-5447,

More information: 

Read more about International Rivers at World Water Forum 5.