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Dams, Rivers and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams

Dams, Rivers and Rights: An Action Guide for Communities Affected by Dams

December 2006
Dam Fighters’s Guide

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Dams, Rivers and Rights is the perfect tool for anyone threatened by dam construction. It tells the stories of people affected by dams and the stories of people who fight for their rights and their rivers. The guide shares lessons and ideas from the growing international anti-dam movement and outlines successful struggles against destructive dams. It tells stories of people all over the world who say no to dams and who demand "Don’t DAMage our lives."

If you are affected by a dam, work to support dam-affected communities or work to protect rivers, this guide is for you. Written in a popular education style, the guide provides general information about dams and their impacts, and gives concrete ideas on how to challenge dams.

To order

Hard copies of the guide are available free of charge to NGOs and affected people’s groups. Send your request to:

By Post:
International Rivers Network
ATTN: Riam Firouz
1847 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94703 USA
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Contact International Rivers Network if you are interested in translating the guide into your language. Contact akschneider@irn.org for further information.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact:

    Ann Kathrin Schneider, International Rivers Network
    E-mail: akschneider@irn.org
    Phone: +1 510-848-1155