Rivers without Boundaries

Goldman Prize Winner Calls for Scrapping Nenskra Hydro Project

International solidarity is demonstrated by Macedonian conservationists who dedicates her victory over Boskov Most  Hydro to the fight against destructive hydropower in Georgia. Ana Colovic Lesoska, Executive Director of Ekosvest, CEEBankwatch’s member group in Macedonia, has led a multi-year campaign to cut off international funding for two large hydropower plants …

World Bank: Nenskra hydropower project is a major liability

Successive international analyses have cast serious doubts over the financial viability of the planned Nenskra plant. While the Georgian government keeps the project’s contract confidential, a leaked World Bank report offers a scathing account of the fiscal implications of this hydropower development. Community members, experts and civil society groups have …

Day of Action for Rivers in Georgia: Namakhvani Hydro Construction Halted

Photos by By Mariam Nikuradze     Georgian Government has been slow at learning lessons from the failure of Nenskra Hydro, which construction ignited protest of Svan minority population. As Korean K-Water is struggling to get out of the Nenskra project it owns, Turkish ENKA and Norwegian “Clean Energy” initiated similarly …

Public Consultations on the AIIB’s “Draft Water Sector Strategy” Have a Lot of Room for Improvement. So does the “Strategy”.

On December 10, 2019 eighteen civil society organizations from 12 countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas submitted to the AIIB initial comments with a hope to start meaningful consultations on key environmental and social issues specific to river basin management and water infrastructure development. Full text below. Submission …