Alternative World Water Forum

Former President Alan Garcia signed in June 2010 a Peru-Brazil hydropower agreement, in which some new river daming megaprojects are planned, including the Marañon, displacing large numbers of local population. Alan García declared the construction of 20 hydroelectric power plants in the Maranon River of national and social interest, just   Read More ...

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Canal Costa de Oro, also known as “Canal Centenario”, is one of the most ambitious and strategic water management projects of the Government of Nayarit, Mexico. It will connect the rivers flowing in the state (Santiago, San Pedro, Acaponeta and their tributaries) for providing irrigation to the crops in the   Read More ...

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International Activist meet in Baghdad to Discuss Legal Strategies to Protect the Tigris River Baghdad, Iraq—Once the cradle of civilizations and agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes. For the past 20 years upstream dams in the Euphrates have reduced Iraq’s water income. Now   Read More ...

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We, civil society organizations and social movements from Mesopotamia have come together because our rivers and lakes remain to be in significant danger of being dried up completely to the point of desertification if Turkey and Iran complete the construction of hundreds of the dams, particularly the Ilisu Dam. This   Read More ...

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Despite being in the path of this huge project, the people have very little information about the dam and the impacts it will bring to their lives. The situation is the same everywhere in Africa where poor communities are relocated to make way for huge infrastructure projects Africa’s poorest nation,   Read More ...

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We ended our occupation of the Belo Monte dam and came to dialogue with the government. We did not make a deal with you. We accept the meeting in Brasilia because the more we said we would not leave there, the more police you sent to the construction site. And   Read More ...

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Damocracy is a documentary that debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world will lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are built, Belo Monte dam in Brazil and   Read More ...

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    International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International have teamed up to create a state-of-the-art Google Earth 3-D tour and video narrated by Nigerian activist Nnimmo Basse, winner of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award. The production was launched today at the COP17 climate meeting in Durban. The video   Read More ...

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