International Rivers presents...

Lights! Camera! Action!A film festival celebrating rivers and rights On Friday March 13 - the eve of the International Day of Action for Rivers - join International Rivers at the Gaia Arts Center in Berkeley, California for a special screening of films that celebrate rivers and shine a spotlight on the global movement to protect them. When: Friday March 13, 2009. Doors open at 6pm; films start at 7pm Where: Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley Tickets are only $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit International Rivers' work to protect rivers and human rights around the world.

Report Launch "Mountains of Concrete"

Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, January 12, 2009 from 2.30pm to 4pm India International Centre (Annex), Conference Hall-3 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003, India Shripad Dharmadhikary of Manthan Adhyayan Kendra will present his study on dam building in the Himalayas: "Mountains of Concrete: Dam Building in the Himalayas". It discusses the linkages between climate change and dam-building in the Himalayas, and comprehensively analyses the impacts of the dam building spree on the region's people, ecosystems, and economy. The report has been published by International Rivers. Ratan Bhandari from Water & Energy U

Challenging Corporate Control of Water

Join our friends with Food and Water watch for a public discussion on challenging corporate control of water. Access to water is a fundamental human right. As part of an ongoing effort to stimulate public dialogue toward protecting our common heritage and shared resources, a coalition of Bay Area-based organizations will convene a public discussion, at which several global experts will discuss the need for public, community-centered water policy for the Twenty-first Century. Speakers will include: Maude Barlow, Blue Planet Project, Special Advisor to the United NationsWenonah Hauter, Ex

Energy at What Cost? - Dam Building in the Himalayas

The Himalayas store a vast amount of water, and with their high slopes, the fast-moving rivers present a huge potential for generating hydropower. India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan have initiated massive plans to build several hundred dams. Shripad Dharmadhikary, the author of the forthcoming International Rivers report on Dam Building in the Himalayas, has analyzed the new spree of dam building in the Himalayas and will present his findings at the Conference on Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia, on December 1- 3 in Islamabad, Pakistan. The conference is organized by the Susta

Film and panel: Flow -- For the Love of Water

Flow movie poster
When: Sunday, November 16, 3:30pm Where: Castro Theater, San Francisco Flow movie poster Director: Irene Salina Country/Year: US, 2007 Running Time: 93 mins Format: 35mm Language: English Panel discussion following film Panelists: Ritu Primlani, Thimmakka; Amit Srivastava, India Resource Center; Patrick McCully, International Rivers; Prof. Ashok Gadgil, UC Berkeley India, Bolivia, Canada, France, South Africa, and the United States -- different countries, same problem: the world's primary resource is being hijacked by corporate greed. In this inspiring and visually stunning film, Sa

It's a pre-Moving Party!

After 17 years of being housed at our current office at 1847 Berkeley Way we really need to move to a bigger space. Our programs have grown and short of installing double-decker desks, we won't be able to accommodate our future growth. Fortunately, a new home is being built for us in the heart of downtown Berkeley -- the David Brower Center -- a state-of-the-art green building. We'd like to invite you to a sneak-peek-party. Join us: Thursday, September 25, 2008 GAIA Arts Center 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins promptly at 7:15 pm Come get a roofto

Community Guide to Environmental Health

Community Guide to Environmental Health
Community Guide to Environmental Health Join Hesperian for the book release party of A Community Guide to Environmental Health. Please join us as authors of and contributors to the book share stories of its development, activities from its chapters, and plans for its distribution among communities in the Global South and worldwide. Where: Alumni House, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, California When: Thursday, June 12th. 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Ilisu Dam Documentary

A documentary about the controversial Ilisu Dam in Turkey will be shown in Cologne (September 3), Berlin (September 4), Hamburg (September 18), Bremen (September 19) and Munich (October 8). Check the Stop Ilisu website for the event details. The trailer of the documentary (in German language) is available on YouTube.

Thursday, May 8 in San Francisco

On Thursday, May 8 from 12:00–1:30 PM join International Rivers for a lunchtime fundraiser at: The Commonwealth Club 595 Market Street, Second Floor San Francisco, California There is no charge to attend the lunch. Seating is limited so RSVP today! Please reserve your seat by contacting us at: Tel: 510 848 1155 ext. 301 Email: karolo@internationalrivers.org A request for financial support will be made at the event. Program will feature: The Great Carbon Trade Swindle International Rivers’ work has revealed that billions of dollars in fake credits are being generated und

International Day of Action Celebration

International Rivers hosted its own event in Berkeley focused on two spectacular, pristine rivers in Patagonia that are threatened by plans to build major hydro-electric projects. Members of an expedition down the Pascua river shared a slideshow of stunning images and a video of their voyage, and will then had a discussion with local community leaders, environmentalists and activists about affordable energy alternatives to dam-building. Event featured live music with folk singer Dana Lyons and Bay Area Chilean band Los Materos. March 13, 2008 La Peña Cultural Center Berkeley, CA Multimedia


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