Michael Simon

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International Rivers
Job title:
Director of Programs
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:16
The global COVID-19 crisis has shed a light on the deep seated inequities in the way our rivers and the people who depend on them are treated. Throughout critical river basins such as the Amazon and the Mekong, dam-building and destructive development has continued with little regulation or oversight.
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:17
The questions on everyone’s minds are: How will we weather this pandemic? As we are all concerned for family and friends, we wonder when will our lives return to some sort of normal. When will it end?
Date: Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:46
The future of our waterways is uncertain as ever. As climate change escalates the frequency and scale of extreme weather events, wreaking havoc on some of our world’s most vital and life-sustaining ecosystems already threatened by profit-driven destructive development – the rivers that give these places life are often the first places where the harm is most acutely felt.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 14:33
As we look forward to a new chapter at international Rivers, we take a moment to celebrate the skill, commitment and bravery of our staff -- and we celebrate the extraordinary new directions our work is taking.
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 11:54
Last week, a coalition of activists, scientists and dam-affected peoples delivered a powerful message to the World Hydropower Congress: Stop greenwashing hydropower.
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 09:34
This week, as Vietnamese environmental activist Nguy Thi Khanh is honored with a Goldman Environmental Prize, we reflect on her long and inspiring career.