Mekong Seminar: A River Under Stress

Lao villagers walking on the Mekong River bed during the 2010 drought
Thursday, April 11, 2013
On April 19th, the City College of San Francisco will host a seminar called "The Mekong: A River Under Stress." Scientists from Vietnam will present on the current situation of dam building on the Mekong, the legal protections for the river, and the potential downstream impacts dams like Xayaburi would have on the millions that depend on the river. International Rivers will present on the current status of Xayaburi and civil society actions to protect the river and seek better energy solutions. The seminar will be followed by a screening of "Where Have all the Fish Gone?" and a reception. Atte

Panama Report Back by Task Force on the Americas

May 2011 protest on the Pan-American Highway
Friday, April 26, 2013
In February, participants from the first Task Force on the Americas delegation to Panama visited and took testimony from members of the Ngäbe-Bugle community near the Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam on the Tabasará River. Despite unresolved issues around a lack of consultation with the local indigenous peoples and allegations of human rights abuses, the reservoir created by the dam will likely start flooding fertile agricultural land and destroy the river’s fish and shrimp as early as May or June of this year. Hear from delegation participants at three community report-backs and learn more

Film Screening in Washington DC

Sunday, March 24, 2013
"A River Runs Through Us," International Rivers' film about the movement to protect rivers and rights, has been selected to show at the Environmental Film Festival in the US Capitol on March 24.

Rivers, Dams & Energy: Hydropower in the Context of Climate Change

The Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
Monday, March 11, 2013
Jason Rainey will present at the University of Pretoria's Postgraduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Public Policy and Governance Platform’s Brown Bag seminar on "Rivers, Dams & Energy: Hydropower in the context of Climate Change."

Celebrate Healthy Rivers with Us on March 14

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers with Patagonia, Beyond Searsville Dam, and Tuolumne River Trust. The two events will feature a movie screening and light refreshments, as well as a chance to share your own river story.

Rendezvous for Rivers

Sunday, June 9, 2013
As a global organization with roots in the Bay, International Rivers invites you to our second annual Rendezvous for Rivers, a gathering of local musicians, artists and river people like you coming together to revel and celebrate the people-powered movement for rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. This year, International Rivers will be hosting amazing artists and performers as well as some of the Bay Area's best food truck bites for you to nosh on. Your ticket purchase will not only gain you entry to the exciting Rendezvous for Rivers, but will also get you a membership

2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival: A Climate of Change

Thursday, January 10, 2013
International Rivers is excited about this year's Wild & Scenic Film Festival - January 10-13th in Nevada City. Executive Director Jason Rainey will discuss the status of the world's rivers in the face of the current hydropower boom. He will also attend the premiere of "Streams of Consequence," a film by James Q Martin that examines alternatives to large dam projects in Chilean Patagonia. International Rivers' Board member Jane Baldwin will show her film "Kara Women Speak," a story of indigenous Ethiopian women whose lives depend on the Omo River.

Local Action, Global Impact

Green Camel Bell works with a local partner on pollution of the Zuli River, a tributary of the Yellow River.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Local Action, Global Impact: Holding Governments and Corporations Accountable for Polluting China's Rivers. Join our local partner, Pacific Environment, for this happy hour event featuring a talk by Zhao Zhong, a TIME Hero of the Environment, founder of Green Camel Bell, and now Pacific Environment’s China program coordinator. Zhao Zhong will share stories of successful grassroots strategies that force polluters to clean up their act.

Waking the Green Tiger at the Santa Rosa International Film Festival

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Join us at the 26th Annual Santa Rosa International Film Festival for a screening of Waking the Green Tiger, along with a host of other amazing films from China and Taiwan. This award-winning film tells the story of China's green movement and features archival footage and interviews with the farmers, activists, journalists and government officials who joined together to stop the Tiger Leaping Gorge Dam on the Jinsha River and the dams on the wild and untammed Nu River. When: Saturday, September 22. 6:00 PM Courtyard opens. 8:00 PM film starts.Where: Arlene Francis Center, 99 6th Street, Santa

Endangered Aysén: A Benefit for Ríos to Rivers

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Join us for an evening of film, photography and conversation about the next steps to protect Aysén Patagonia’s landscapes, rivers and culture. This event is a benefit for a RÍOS to RIVERS, an exchange program between Chilean students from Aysén Patagonia’s endangered Río Baker and US students from the Colorado River Basin.


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