Watch this cartoon and educate yourself about the many "benefits" of small hydropower developments:
Dams not only have ecological repercussions, but often social ones as well. The Guardian reports about indigenous people being terrorized due to their oppositions to a planned mega-dam in Guatemala: Green’ dam linked to killings of six indigenous people in Guatemala
On the occasion of this year's World Water Day, the "Big Jump" initiative has introduced the "Save the Blue Heart of Europe" campaign and called for action: Raise your voice in solidarity for some of the last remaining wild rivers of Europe
The Tirana Times published an interview with Ulrich Eichelmann about the Vjosa River, its threats, the alternative idea of a Vjosa National Park and the Save the Blue Heart of Europe campaign. Read the interview here: Protecting Vjosa, Europe’s last wild river
Peter Bosshard, Policy Director at International Rivers, has summarized in a nutshell what is wrong with dams and why they are not climate-neutral. The article in The Huffington Post is well-grounded with links to many studies and sites. Enjoy!
Further militarization of the Ilisu Dam construction site has exacerbated the tension around the highly controversial dam project. In a press release, the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive warns about a potential escalation of the situation including human rights violations and call upon the civil society and policy [...]
In the midst of a Natura 2000 site, two dams have been approved on one the Raul Alb. It one of the last unspoiled rivers in the Carpathians and provides habitat to European otter, crayfish as well [...]