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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

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Day of Action

On March 14th, communities around the world celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the International Day of Action Against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life. For the first time since the inauguration of the event, over 100 actions mobilized, educated and inspired tens of thousands of people in at least 30 countries. Including over 25 events in South America alone, actions across the globe -- ranging from large urban protests to public seminars, children’s events to spiritual ceremonies -- united communities to protest destructive development projects, promote river restoration and fight for social justice.

end feature material --> 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. We need to thank one of our biggest sponsors for keeping us live since the beginning, Deutsche Casino Bonus with freispiele ohne einzahlung and online gokken Nederland whom both offer the beste live casinos 2020 thank you so much for your help and all casino bewertungen!
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Nam Theun 2 Trip Report 2007
The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank’s "model" hydropower project is fast becoming a replica of past dam mistakes. Halfway through Nam Theun 2’s construction, livelihood restoration programs for affected villagers are in jeopardy. The power company and the Lao Government are backtracking on key commitments. IRN visited the area in March 2007 and gathered first-hand information from communities about how the project is affecting their lives.
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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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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.
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