Meet International Rivers

A Force for Rivers and Rights

A Force for Rivers and Rights, a short video by filmmaker Eli Noyes of Alligator Planet, gives a broad introduction to International Rivers' work, and our role in the global movement to protect rivers and rights. First screened at our 25th anniversary celebration, the film features interviews with campaigners and beautiful footage of the rivers and people we work to defend.

Meet Carl Middleton, Mekong Program Director From 2006 - 2011

Monday, January 25, 2010
From 2006 - 2011, Carl Middleton, coordinated International Rivers’ Mekong Program to protect the Mekong River from destructive dams. Carl has traveled throughout the region to get to know our partners and learn from local people about how important the river is to their lives. These experiences have made him more committed than ever to protecting the mighty Mekong River for current and future generations.But the threats to the river are mounting. Regional governments plan to build up to eleven dams on the Mekong mainstream. If these dams are built, they will decimate the river’s fisherie

We All Live Downstream

Thursday, November 1, 2007
Watch a three-minute slideshow that introduces you to a few of the reasons why International Rivers is involved in the movement to protect rivers and human rights.


Monti Aguirre Latin America Program Coordinator Monti works as part of International Rivers’ Latin America program to support local movements for the protection of rivers; to identify new dam projects in Latin America and to examine their economic, social, and environmental impacts; and to design strategies to counteract their effects. She has worked for more than a decade in support of Amazon indigenous peoples’ rights and is co-producer of Amazonia: Voices From the Rainforest, a film on the fight of grassroots groups in the Amazon to defend their lives and their land. She has also be

About International Rivers

Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. We work with an international network of dam-affected people, grassroots organizations, environmentalists, human rights advocates and others who are committed to stopping destructive river projects and promoting better options.
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