Category: <span>Amur</span>

Old energy minister gets a new term…in prison

Former Mongolian Energy Minister M.Sonompil was sentenced to four years in prison over the abuse of power on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. M.Sonompil worked as Energy Minister between 2012 and 2016. Those were decisive years when energy development in Mongolia fell victim of corruption and political favors. Instead of pursuing …

How the World Heritage Convention Can Protect Rivers from Destruction by Dams: THE FINAL REPORT

The RwB and World Heritage Watch presents the final complete version of the “Heritage Dammed” Report, dedicated to protection of natural freshwater ecosystems. This colorful report contains contributions from 30 civil society organizations (CSOs), experts and dam-affected communities around the world. The Report documents how water infrastructure plays key role …

"Heritage Dammed” Report Open for Your Comments

Picture: Free-flowing Amur-Heilong River forming Sino-Russian border (Taipinggou National Nature reserve) The "Heritage Dammed" Preliminary Report released by the Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) and World Heritage Watch contains contributions from 25 CSOs, experts and affected communities around the world.  LINK to the Report. THE KEY MESSAGES: – Freshwater …

Bureya Hydropower Reservoir Operations Likely Triggered the Giant Landslide which Russian Army is Ordered to Blast.

The last year ended up with a  massive landslide blocking hydropower reservoir on Bureya River. Since the RwB reported on the issue last year considerable attention of national authorities and international media was drawn to it. Many politicians have participated in crisis-solving making this somewhat reminiscent of parallel  drama of …

Dam of Rocks Suddenly Blocked Bureya River Upstream of Hydropower Reservoir in Eastern Russia

The most interesting aspect from the RwB perspective is that massive new dam 800 meters wide, 400 meters long and 40-160 meters high altering a river with the largest hydropower cascade in Russian Far East was accidentally  discovered by two local hunters around December 14. It is soothing to know …