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International Rivers Network protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. IRN opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourages better ways of meeting people’s needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods. DonateNow

Before the Deluge:
Coping with Floods in a Changing Climate
Before the Deluge  
Just in time for hurricane season: IRN’s second annual "Dams, Rivers & People" report explains the failure of dams and levees to stop rising flood damages and describes better ways to tackle flood management. It also surveys the world of rivers and dams in 2006 and hotspots for 2007.

Temporary Injunction Halts Mexico’s La Parota Dam (9-20-07)

Villages Flooded, Livelihoods Destroyed in the Narmada Valley (7-18-07)

Indigenous Peoples Say "No" to Xingu Dams (6-03-07)

Protest Opens Global Dams Conference (5-29-07)

NGOs to China: Don’t Repeat the West’s Mistakes in Africa (5-14-07)

Four Percent of Global Warming Due to Dams, Says New Research (5-09-07)

Burma’s Salween Dams Threaten Half a Million Lives Downstream (5-08-07)

World Bank Ignores Inconvenient Truths in Approving Bujagali Dam (4-26-07)


World Rivers Review
World Rivers Review  

The June 2007 issue of IRN’s quarterly magazine takes an in-depth look at the diverse, magnificent Mekong. In addition to stories on key dam projects, the issue includes interviews with local activists, analysis of decentralized energy solutions for Thailand, and a map of dam threats in the basin.


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