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Lesotho Campaign Articles

General Limiting Offsets in the Climate Treaty Editorial on failures of LHWP by Korinna Horta and Lori Pottinger, Los Angeles Times, September 21, 2005. Stealing from the World Bank - an Eyewitness Account By Korinna Horta and Lori Pottinger. Christian Science Monitor, January 27, 1999. Affected Peoples / Social Issues: Public Hearings on Belo Monte Dam - Democracy or Hypocrisy? The family faced the danger of being swallowed up by the giant Mohale dam of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. December 09, 2002. Open Season on Patagonia's Rivers Ta

Review of the Epupa Dam Feasibility Study

A review by outside experts of the 1997 Epupa Dam Feasibility Study, coordinated by International Rivers and Earthlife Africa –– Namibia. Read International Rivers’s press release (Jan. 21, 1998) on this review. Reviews and Background of Reviewers CDM Auditing Process Cheats the Climate, by Sid Harring Large Hydro Carbon Credits Banned from European Climate Exchange, by Steve Rivkin Outcomes of CDM Executive Board Meeting, by Jamal Gore A Year of Rivers, Water and Rights, by Kate Snaddon Brazil: Don't Shove Belo Monte Down Our Throats!, by Peter Willing US Companies Favori

Epupa Campaign Materials

ArticlesEpupa Meeting Postponed Again Article from The Namibian, November 1, 1999. Lula's Own Hollywood Version of Belo Monte Read letters to editor of The Namibian call for better energy solutions, July 14, 1999. Good Energy Alternatives, Bad Economics May Doom Epupa Dam World Rivers Review, April 1998. Alternatives to Namibian Dam, Water Pipeline Proposed World Rivers Review, December 1997. Namibian Government Clings to Epupa Dam Despite Opposition, Alternatives World Rivers Review, June 1997 New Site Recommended for Epupa Dam World Rivers Review, December 1996. There Will Be No D

Background on Epupa Falls

Namibia’s Kunene River valley is the ancestral home of 12,000 Himba people, a semi–nomadic people who have lived there for more than 500 years, tending their flocks and making their sacred fires (okuruwo). After surviving drought, war, genocide and other disasters, the most serious threat to their existence is the proposed Epupa Dam. The dam would flood their remote oasis; bring roads, construction camps and development into their midst; introduce diseases common to the still waters of reservoirs, and potentially end the Himba way of life forever. Evicted from the area, they will also lose

Urrá I Dam

Monday, October 22, 2007
The Urrá Dam (340MW) hydroelectric project with a reservoir of 7,400 hectares is located over the Sinú River in the Department oc Cordoba, Colombia. The project cost was US$800 million ($200 million more than estimated cost) and 40% of the financing came fro the Colombian government and 60% from international loans, including Canadian agency Export Development Corporation, Nordbanken from Sweden, and the Nordic Investment Bank. Swedish construction company Skanska, which received guarantees from EKA built the project in association with colombian company Conciviles. The environmental licenc

Bujagali Campaign Project Economics

Can Huge Dams Solve our Economic Problems?A view from Save Bujagali Crusade, March 16, 2000. Nonexistent node nid: 488. International Rivers Letter to the IFC, April 04, 2001. Nonexistent node nid: 587. Does the Bujagali dam make economic sense? A new International Rivers report analyzes the key contract of the Bujagali project, the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), and shows that it is fundamentally flawed. Nonexistent node nid: 587. , the Nonexistent node nid: 466. , and the Nonexistent node nid: 467. , November 20, 2002. Nonexistent node nid: 465. The economic analysis justifying the

Bujagali Campaign Materials

International Rivers’s Bujagali Campaign campaign material LettersSave Mabira Crusade Backgrounder A backgrounder from Save Mabira Crusade on the unpopular government decision of giving away of Mabira forest to an Indian investor for sugar cane growing, April 13, 2007. NGOs highlight urgent concerns on Bujagali in letter to World Bank, as Ugandan government fast-tracks the project, November 2, 2006.Guilty as the Getaway Driver? Thailand and the Xayaburi Dam On September 27, 2004, the community resettled for the proposed Bujagali Dam submitted the following letter of grievance, signed by

Alternatives to Large Dams in India: Easy and Cheap Options

Rainwater harvesting has improved harvests for this Indian family.
Rainwater harvesting has improved harvests for this Indian family. Credit: Patrick McCully The bulk of the aid and investment money for water and energy development in India is spent on building large new generating plants and industrial-scale irrigation projects. This generally does nothing to improve poor people’s access to modern energy services, safe water and basic sanitation. It is also not the most sustainable or affordable way to address the growing demand for electricity and water services in the country. The construction of more large generating plants to feed the centralized gri

The Curitiba Declaration

Friday, March 14, 1997
Affirming the Right to Life and Livelihood of People Affected by Dams Approved at the “First International Meeting of People Affected by Dams” Curitiba, Brazil March 14, 1997 We, the people from 20 countries gathered in Curitiba, Brazil, representing organizations of dam–affected people and of opponents of destructive dams, have shared our experiences of the losses we have suffered and the threats we face because of dams. Although our experiences reflect our diverse cultural, social, political and environmental realities, our struggles are one. Our struggles are one because eve

Patagonia: Wild Refuge Under Attack

Two of Chile's wild and pristine rivers, the Baker and the Pascua, are under attack. These rivers are lifelines for Chilean Patagonia. But huge Chilean and European companies want to dam them for no more than 50 years of electricity. To serve Chile’s biggest cities and its mammoth copper industry, these rivers would be destroyed for electricity to be sent thousands of kilometers north through transmission lines that would create one of the world's longest clearcuts—much of it through untouched temperate rainforests of a type found nowhere else on the planet outside Patagonia.


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