Tag: <span>Basin management</span>

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 …

Xi Jinping invited the world to “join hands to write a new chapter in global wetlands conservation”

Xi Jinping made an important statement, promising to extend wetland conservation efforts beyond China borders. We hope that pledges made by Chinese leader mean that destruction of Rufiji River delta Ramsar wetlands in Tanzania and prevent damage to Khar Us Lake Ramsar site in Mongolia. Both wetlands are threatened by …

Lake Baikal in times of conflict

by Eugene Simonov UWEC. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent changes in political and economic cooperation between Russia and the world inevitably impact the Russian government’s management of its internationally recognized biodiversity hotspots. Today, Russia has many fewer incentives to follow international laws and procedures in any sphere, nature conservation …

Makhoul Dam in Iraq is threatening two World Heritage properties in one shot

The revived project of a mega-dam on Tigris river threatens to drown Ashur Historic heritage site upstream and to cause major damage to Mesopotamia Marshes nature heritage site downstream. Two river-protection NGOs prepared a report pointing to risks and suggesting alternatives. The Iraqi government is intensifying its efforts to complete …