Tag: <span>RRR_River-related Risks</span>

River-Killng Russian-Chinese Pulp Mill Project Resurfaced at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

We do have both good and bad news from the Amazar River -the uppermost tributary of the Amur-Heilong, which was blocked by dam for alleged needs of the Amazar Pulp and Saw Mill “Polaris”( 阿玛扎尔林浆一体化项目 ) – being built by Heilongjiang Xingbang International Investment Co。 ( 黑龙江兴邦国际资源投资股份有限公司 ) with support …

To Dam or Not to Dam – that is the Question!!!

New article titled “Freshwater Ecosystems versus Hydropower Development” published in the MDPI journal “Water” shows practical directions for sustainable hydropower planning, suggesting much more tangible and straightforward ways to avoid and reduce dam impacts, than those suggested in “ESG gap analysis tool” developed by International Hydropower Association. Hydropower development inevitably …

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 …

“Test killing” of Tigris River by Turkish Authorities Has Started

The Turkish government has started filling the controversial Ilisu Dam Reservoir on the Tigris River in the Kurdish Southeast of Turkey. Photos shared on social media from the 23rd July 2019 showed how a road along the Tigris River just upstream of the dam has been flooded. New photos from …

Proposals to weaken World Heritage protection confronted by NGOs

Difficult dilemmas are discussed at the 43rd World Heritage Committee session in Baku. The RwB had a chance to introduce the “Heritage Dammed” Report during debate on two World Heritage sites threatened by dams. From July 1 afternoon African countries (which usually vote here in one united block) are challenging …