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: Albania : Lawsuit against hydropower
project on the Vjosa has been filed Dam
project on Europe's last wild river was intended
to be realised without adequate environmental assessment
or civic participation
: Chile : Five rivers, two in Patagonia,
have just been spared from large dams
Chilean energy company Endesa cited "local
opposition" as a major reason why they pulled
out of the projects.
: Brazilian government cancels mega-dam on
the Amazon's Tapajós River
Source: (International Rivers and AmazonWatch).
Federal Environmental Agency (IBAMA) announced the
of licensing for the polemic São Luiz do
Tapajós mega-dam, the largest
hydroelectric project planned for the Amazon. More
World Bank Suspends Support for
Inga 3 Dam in the Congo (IR)
IR : On July 25, the World Bank suspended its support
for the giant Inga 3 Dam in the Democratic Republic
of Congo. What the World Bank once hailed as a ?transformational
project? for the region has become the latest cautionary
tale of the enormous pitfalls of mega-dams.
: Successfull regionanl Big Jump Day in Europe.
Over 160 events has been organised to protest for
: To day: March 14'th : International Day of
action for Rivers
Berta Càceres (Goldman Prize Winner) mudered
- © International Rivers
read the letter to the president of Hondouras sent
by the Goldman Foundation and cosigned by 50 international
Participate in the online action : Tell Dam Builders
to Pull Out of Agua Zarca Dam en Honduras