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Liçenca Prévia Hidrelétricas rio Madeira

Monday, July 9, 2007
Texto da liçencia outorgada pelo Ibama para as hidrelétricas Santo Antônio e Jirau.

Bujagali Campaign: Other Resources

Friday, October 12, 2007
International Rivers and the Bujagali Dam Project The Bujagali campaign was the topic of a case study by the Harvard Business School. Order the case study. Harnessing the power of the Nile –– Power for the people? UN-IRIN, March 2003. Nonexistent node nid: 597. Bujagali Dam is being revived by the government of Uganda. This article reviews the big problems that persist with the Bujagali Dam Project, The Sunrise, April 26, 2005. Nonexistent node nid: 533. By Cindy Schreiber, Columbia University Graduate Program in Journalism. Article from, May, 2002. Bujagal

Energy Solutions for Uganda

Uganda clearly needs power, but questions remain as to whether its single-minded focus on large dams is the most appropriate approach for the poor, indebted nation. Although less than 10% of the Ugandan population has access to electricity, most citizens could not afford the costly power from the nation's newest dam, Bujagali, even if they were offered free connections to the national grid. In addition, climate change is expected to make large hydro more risky in East Africa, and Uganda is already dependent on two large dams for meeting nearly all of its energy needs. Local activists have bee

Restoring the Klamath: What we're learning from the largest dam removal project in history

Monday, May 11, 2020
Photo above from Komo News. Caption and credit: FILE - In the May 30, 2013, file photo, Jene McCovey, an elder with the Yurok Tribe, speaks to a group of about 50 people, mostly from the Klamath River Tribes, about the push to restore a fishery on the Klamath River, and remove four dams. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Benjamin Brink, File) After decades of controversy and campaigning by Indigenous and environmental groups, the largest dam removal project to date world-wide is moving forward in far-northern California and southern Oregon of the United States. Four large hydropower dams on the Klama

International Rivers' Strategic Plan 2018-2022

Monday, October 2, 2017
Our Rivers, Our Water Future: 2018-2022 Strategic Plan Water is essential for life on earth. But for too long, river and water defenders – people who’ve dedicated their lives to protecting our most precious resource – have labored in obscurity, starved of resources, and often facing persecution for their courageous work. As a result, our waterways have been polluted, neglected and fragmented, transformed from vibrant, connected ecosystems that support humans and wildlife alike to stagnant dead zones. Healthy rivers feed our most vulnerable people, sustain some of our most diverse ecos

Murdered for Their Rivers: A Roster of Fallen Dam Fighters

Two of the over four hundred indigenous Maya-Achi people massacred during the construction of Chixoy Dam in Guatemala.
Monday, June 20, 2016
The stories come to us one at a time. A woman’s body found in a trash heap. Two protesters shot during a demonstration. A man who just stepped out for milk gunned down by masked assailants on a motorcycle. These are not just stories, however. They are people who hail from communities where the struggle for natural resources is taking a bloody and desperate turn. These people are environmental defenders, and they are our colleagues, our collaborators, our friends. And the message is clear: In many countries, if you dare to stand up to dam builders, loggers and mining companies, you and your f

Introducing International Rivers' Next Executive Director

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Kate Horner IISD Reporting Service We’re thrilled to announce that after an extended search process, we have hired International Rivers’ next Executive Director: Kate Horner. Kate Horner is a longtime environmental campaigner with a brilliant track record who combines strategic thinking with effective organizational management and fundraising. Since 2012, she has been Director of Forest Campaigns for the Washington DC-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). At EIA, Kate has built a dynamic, cohesive, and truly global team while leading strategic campaigns to save the world’s for

Media Kit on Xayaburi Dam Lawsuit

Monday, January 25, 2016
In August 2012, 37 plaintiffs made up of villagers living in eight provinces along the Mekong in Thailand from Chiang Rai to Ubon filed a lawsuit against five government bodies, including the National Energy Policy Council, the Thai Cabinet, and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for their role in the Xayaburi Dam. In 2011, EGAT signed an agreement with with the Xayaburi Power Company Ltd to purchase 95% of the electricity from the Xayaburi Dam, currently under construction in Laos. The lawsuit claims that approval of the project’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is ill

Will the World Heritage Committee Stand Up for Lake Turkana?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Lake Turkana, a World Heritage Site and source of livelihood for 300,000 people, is gravely threatened by dam building and plantations on Ethiopia's Omo River. As the World Heritage Committee meets for its annual session, it needs to take important steps to protect the world's largest desert lake.

Amazonian Tribe Brings an Epic Battle for Indigenous Rights to the United Nations

Indigenous gathering at the Tapajos River
Monday, June 22, 2015
After fighting destructive Amazon dams at home for many years, indigenous leader Ademir Kaba Munduruku brought his people’s struggle to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 24. At an event organized by International Rivers, Amazon Watch and France Libertés, Ademir Kaba denounced the Brazilian government’s escalating abuses of indigenous rights in its rush to build an unprecedented series of hydroelectric dams across the Amazon.


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