International Rivers and Human Rights Advocacy

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Please join the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Environmental Law Society, and Ecology Law Quarterly for an exciting event featuring Peter Bosshard, Policy Director at International Rivers.

River Happy Hour and Game Night

Friday, March 14, 2014
On March 14th for the International Day of Action for Rivers, hundreds of communities around the world will hold events to celebrate their rivers, oppose destructive river development projects, and educate others about the importance of healthy, vibrant rivers. International Rivers will celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers with visits to local consulates in San Francisco and by holding a River Happy Hour and Game Night for our supporters! Join us from 4:30 – 6:30pm on March 14th for one last event in the David Brower Center before we move down the street to our new home.

Join Us to Protect World Heritage Sites Under Threat

Friday, March 14, 2014
In honor of the March 14th International Day of Action for Rivers, our Bay Area staff and local partners will march in San Francisco with a simple message – protect UNESCO World Heritage sites that are threatened by large dams. Beginning at noon, we will march to the consulates of Peru, the Philippines and Colombia – all of whom have representatives on the World Heritage Committee, which will meet this year from June 15 – 25 in Qatar. We will present a letter asking the respective representatives to protect these areas and support endangered designation for these sites.

Damocracy Screening at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Saturday, January 11, 2014
Damocracy, a short documentary by filmmaker Todd Southgate, highlights the similarities between dam struggles on different sides of the planet – Turkey and Brazil. Indigenous protestors organize against the Belo Monte Dam Photo by Brent Millikan/International Rivers Activists have been working to stop the Ilisu Dam in Turkey, which would flood the 10,000-year-old town of Hasankeyf in the mountains of upper Mesopotamia. In Brazil, indigenous communities and other people who would be affected by dams are campaigning to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the mighty Xingu River, a tributary of the Amaz

Take Action: Power 4 People!

Thursday, September 26, 2013
International Rivers is partnering with groups around the world to organize a Power 4 People international day of action on October 12, 2013. Find out how you can get involved and demand that the World Bank and other institutions stop funding dirty energy projects and invest in clean local energy for all.

The Happiest Place on Earth? The Story of Culture and Rivers in Bhutan

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 pm Speaking program at 7:00 pm Home of Leslie and Jacques Leslie, Mill Valley, California “Bhutan is the no-hunting, no-fishing, no-billboards, no-smoking, no-genetically-modified organisms, no-plastic-bags, no-stoplights, no-mountaineering exception to the world as we know it. The country is poor and seeks development, but only on its terms — not at the expense of its profoundly reverent but vulnerable Buddhist culture and its fragile, achingly beautiful mountain terrain.” - Jacques Leslie Learn about the state of the world's rivers – and International Rivers campaigns

Wild Waters: A Paddler's Guide to International Rivers

Kayaks in Portugal
Thursday, October 3, 2013
6:00 – 8:30 pm Speaking program at 7:00 pm Home of Deborah Moore & Adam Dawson, Berkeley, California* When you think of rivers, do you picture yourself paddling your kayak downstream through white waters?Can you hear the rush of the current as you make your way down nature’s freeway towards your camping destination?Are you a water adventure seeker?If you answered yes to any of those questions, this discussion is for you! Join us as we welcome white water and adventure travel leaders who will share stories of paddling rivers around the world and spark a conversation about engaging riv

Member-Exclusive Happy Hour

Join us on Sept 12!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Every year International Rivers’ staff comes together – from Brazil, India, Africa, and Southeast Asia – to re-energize our efforts and plan the next year's agenda for change. Join us and get to know our team as we connect through our passion for healthy rivers. We’ll answer your questions in person about the struggle to protect rivers and human rights. Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:00 – 7:00pm East Bay Spice Company 2134 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA BART: Downtown Berkeley Parking: 1 block away at Oxford Garage Drinks & light hors d'oeuvres will be served RSVP by email: ev

Journeys: Stories of Aha! Moments

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Each of us who works to change the world is on a journey. And each of these journeys begins with a moment of discovery that, in time, becomes a story. "Journeys" is about bringing our stories to life – a special opportunity to hear from the Bay Area's leading change-makers and social entrepreneurs, reliving and retelling their Aha! moments. We'll hear how each was shaped by their discoveries and how those discoveries, in turn, are shaping the world. And along the way, we'll explore how stories work, sip some tea, and share our own journeys. When: Thursday June 20, Doors at 6:30, Program at

Report Back on Protests in Borneo

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
You're invited to a report-back from the frontlines of dam fighting in Sarawak. On May 22nd, over 300 indigenous leaders from across Malaysian Borneo gathered outside the Congress of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) – the biennial meeting of dam industry leaders – in Kuching, Sarawak. On May 22, 2013, over 300 indigenous people gathered for a first-of-its-kind protest in Sarawak, Borneo against destructive hydro dams. Photo courtesy of SAVE-Rivers Protestors demand that the 12 mega-dams planned in the middle of Sarawak's rainforests never be built. This was the first indigen


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