World Rivers Review, Vol. 21, No. 3 - June 2006

Thursday, June 1, 2006

What's Inside:

India: An eye-witness account from the Narmada dams protest village in Delhi. Page 1

Commentary: All we are saying is give the WCD a chance. Page 2

Africa Hydro: NGOs shouldn't have to fight to be included in major events such as a recent meeting of Africa's ministers to discuss the continent's hydropower potential. Page 3

Europe: A brief history of rivers and dams and river-activism in Europe. Page 4

Dam Decommissioning: Weighing the complexities of the proposal to remove the dam in the Hetch Hetchy valley. Page 5

Dam Safety: Recent natural disasters reveal numerous unsafe dams in the US – and opportunties to decommission obsolete structures. Page 6

Amazon: Grand plans for damming the Amazon would have massive impacts. Page 8

China:  Scenes from the Min River, where planned dams will drown ancient historical structures, and places of great natural beauty. Page 10

Biodiversity: A scientist explains the impacts of dams on migrating fish and other animals. Page 12