World Rivers Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 - February 2005: Focus on Asia

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Laos: Major gaps in information in the EIA for the proposed Nam Theun 2 Dam. Page 1

Commentary: Think globally, act responsibly; a message from International Rivers’s outgoing executive director. Page 2

China: Environmental officials suspend part of Three Gorges and a large dam upstream of it. Page 3

Africa: Dam-affected people from the Zambezi River valley speak out. Page 4

Colombia: The ongoing quest for reparations by the Embera people, whose lives have been changed by Urra Dam. Page 5

Laos: Will ambitious plans to restore livelihoods for people affected by Theun-Hinboun work? Page 6

Nepal: Bringing water, heat and light to rural villages in the Himalayas. Page 8

Chile: A slew of dam plans for Patagonia have activists on edge. Page 10

Decommissioning: Plans to tear down the obsolete Matilija Dam in California are approved. Page 11

News Briefs: News and notes from around the world. Page 12