In October 2013 the NGOs Riverwatch and EuroNatur started the international campaign "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" for better protection of the most pristine and valuable rivers of the Balkan Peninsula against hydropower development with support from several partner NGOs in South Eastern Europe.
Documentary recommendation: The one that got away – Hydropower - is the price too high?
This short documentary explores the special connections between the Mur and the citizens of Graz. Nature conservationists, fishermen, and passionate river lovers join to share stories, create new experiences, and bring to [...]
Find out about Vjosa River’s beauty, its values and threats in this video by Adrian Guri. It features stunning views of the river, impressions of the Vjosa press conference in Tepelenë and interviews with Ulrich Eichelmann (Riverwatch), Kujtim Mersini (PPNEA), Space Shumka (biodiversity expert), Fatos Lubonja (famous Albanian writer) [...]
Vienna, 10.6.2014. In cooperation with the German GEO magazine, a remarkable event will take place along the Vjosa River in Albania from June 13-15. For three [...]
In the latest issue of World Rivers Review published by the American NGO International Rivers you can find an article about the Balkan Rivers. Read about their uniqueness, their [...]
While everywhere else in the world new dams are being constructed, the USA has chosen a different path: in the state of Washington, two dams on the Elwah River have recently been removed. Another 750 dams in all of USA are to follow suit. [...]
The EU is taking legal actions against Austria for granting construction permit for a hydropower plant on the Schwarze Sulm. Specifically, Austria is taken to court for violating the water quality requirements of the Water Framework Directive. Minister Rupprechter and Governor Voves are [...]