Rivers without Boundaries

Indigenous Peoples’ Rights International: Saami People of Norway Stand Strong Against Encroachment of Energy Companies

RwB International Coordinator recently signed an appeal to support Saami People, whose land is being encroached upon by windmills of Statkraft Company. The Company has systemic problem with indigenous people. In the XX century the whole Saami national movement was triggered by Statkraft’s Alta River hydropower project development disregarding traditional …

Bristol Bay Saved from Mining!

Great news for rivers arrived today! The epic battle for Bristol Bay is, likely, over. And Salmon People won it! RwB congratulates all friends who fought this decades-long battle! The Biden administration banned the dumping of mining waste near Bristol Bay, Alaska, issuing a decree that thwarts longstanding plans to …

“Our Common Geopolitical Language” Sounds Scary

People from throughout the world who love Mongolia, its rivers and local communities, are truly concerned with current new push to build hydropower dams on Mongolia’s majestic free-flowing rivers. This piece republished with permission of the author – Peter Fong – is a vivid evidence of such concerns. Way back …

Amur-Heilong featured in the River Culture Book published by UNESCO

UNESCO published in Beijing a richly illustrated socio-ecological saga “River Culture –  Life as a Dance to the Rhythm of the Waters” (available in full and chapter by chapter here ) In 36 chapters spanning 900 pages the book analyses relationship between key ecosystem processes (e.g. periodic flooding) and ethno-cultural …

Call on Chinese Actors to Stop Extinction:  90 Civil Society Groups Call on China to Protect Biodiversity in its Overseas Investments

On December 15, 2022, 90 civil society groups from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the world called on Chinese authorities and actors to protect biodiversity and people in its overseas investments. As China is chairing the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP) currently …

Confronting the risk of new hydropower dams at the Climate COP-27

Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt—On November 15, a global river and human rights coalition at the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP27) called both on governments to avoid including new large hydropower projects in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and financiers to avoid funding projects due to the climate and human …