Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

River Protection Crisis and the World Heritage System

The RwB Guide to the 43rd WH Committee Session, 2019 The 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee is opening today in Baku, Azerbaijan. This is an overview of most pressing river and dam related issues planned for review or voiced by NGOs. The 6th International NGO Forum on World …

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 …

Lake Baikal vs Dams and Pipelines: View from UK

  by Anson Mackay 22 April 2019 Mongolia is hoping a massive dam on its largest river could provide much needed power and water for the country’s booming mining industry. However, environmental groups are concerned that the hydroelectric power plant and a related pipeline project will do immeasurable environmental damage …

On the Day of Action for Rivers Greenpeace and the RwB Call on UNESCO for Action

To:  Director, UNESCO World Heritage Center CC: IUCN World Heritage Department. RwB presents an NGO address on  dams threatening World Heritage 2018 World Heritage Committee session , Bahrain . See Do Dams Damage World Heritage ?   The  Greenpeace Russia and Rivers without Boundaries International Coalition (RwB) have serious concerns about …