We Are All Chinese

American Gothic by Grant Wood
Saturday, February 2, 2008
China is rapidly expanding its economic and environmental footprint on the planet. Chinese companies are exploring oil fields in Africa, drilling for gas in Burma, building dams in the Mekong region, and cutting down forests in Indonesia. American Gothic by Grant Wood On the latest count, China was building at least 79 large dams overseas. This dam-building spree has a major impact on the world’s rivers and watershed. A new report on Chinese dams in Cambodia shows that four of the six Chinese dams in this country will impact protected areas, including national parks. In a comment in

The Okavango Delta

The Okavango River rises in the Angolan highlands and flows over 1,000 miles, passing through Namibia before entering Botswana and forming the Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is a 15,000–square–kilometer rich and varied habitat for thousands of mammals, birds, fish and other animals. It sustains tens of thousands of delta residents and a growing ecotourism industry. The Okavango River Basin is at a key juncture, with opportunities to promote sound management of its resources and threats posed by water extractions and hydropower development. The Namibian government is considering

International Day of A(u)ction Against Dams on the Madeira River!

Teotônio Rapids, Madeira River
Thursday, December 6, 2007
On Monday, December 10th, the Brazilian government will offer the contract to build a $6 billion dam on the Amazon´s principal tributary to private companies, including Suez, Endesa and Odebrecht, in an auction behind closed doors. But you too can take part in this Day of A(u)ction!Teotônio Rapids, Madeira River Wilson Dias, Agência Brasil The Madeira River dams would threaten the river's unique biodiversity, destroying habitat for the spotted jaguar, giant otter, pink dolphin and countless other mammal species, and would affect the land and livelihoods of thousands of river bank dwellers

WCD in Africa

South African Dam-affected People at a 2004 WCD multistakeholder Meeting
South African Dam-affected People at a 2004 WCD multistakeholder Meeting Since the World Commission on Dams published its final report in 2000, efforts have been made to promote its rights–based approach to water and energy planning across Africa. African NGOs working on dam issues have been instrumental in prompting national multi–stakeholder dialogues on the WCD, and educating local communities on its findings. Below are some highlights from across the continent. Important African contributions were made to the WCD, including a case study on Kariba Dam in Zimbabwe, a case study on the

A Bibliography of Key Scientific Articles and Publications on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dams and Reservoirs

Thursday, November 30, 2006
April, G. et al. (2005) ‘Carbon dioxide and methane emissions and the carbon budget of a 10-year old tropical reservoir (Petit Saut, French Guiana),’ Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19. Bambace, L.A.W. et al. (2006) ‘Mitigation and recovery of methane emissions from tropical hydroelectric dams,’ Energy 32:6. Barros, N. et al. (2011) 'Carbon emission from hydroelectric reservoirs linked to reservoir age and latitude,' Nature Geoscience Letters online. Bastviken, D. et al. (2004) ‘Methane emissions from lakes: Dependence of lake characteristics, two regional assessments, and a global esti

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Primer Encuentro Nacional de Afectados por Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos

Sunday, October 3, 2004
Declaracion del Primer Encuentro Nacional de Afectados por Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos realizado en Aguascaliente, Guerrero. 3 de octubre de 2004. Mas de 500 representantes de ejidos y comunidades y miembros de 100 organizaciones sociales, ambientales y de derechos humanos reafirmaron la conformacion del Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por las Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos (MAPDER). Bajar documento

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dams FAQ

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Frequently Asked Questions: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from DamsQ: What is the contribution of dams to global warming?According to the most detailed estimate available, done by Ivan Lima and colleagues from Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE), the world's large dams emit 104 million metric tonnes of methane annually from reservoir surfaces, turbines, spillways and rivers downstream (1). This implies that dam methane emissions are responsible for at least 4% of the total warming impact of human activities. No one has yet calculated the total climate impact of dams, which would i

Inter-American Development Bank Pipeline: Projects to Watch

Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Proposed Inter-American Development Bank dam projects, and a selection of other proposed energy and water projects. Last updated January 9, 2012. Suriname Development of Renew. Energy, Energy Efficiency and Rural Electrification Environmental Assessment Category: A Type of Loan: No information published Amount: US$4.84 million Status: Approval date: 2012 Project Description: This project will promote the use and development of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) in Suriname. The project will also assess the potential for the use of EE measures, and support policy and regulation


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