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

Rivers for Recovery – Sign the Call!

International Rivers, Rivers without Boundaries and other partners are seeking your support in a global call for a just and green recovery at  www.Rivers4Recovery.org.  This global action focuses on calling out and confronting efforts to use the post-COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery to push for  more destructive dams and prop up …

SMALL HYDRO: THE FALSE SOLUTION FOR THE GREEN REVOLUTION

SHORT SOBERING REPORT Since the Report by World Commission on Dams (Nov. 2000) for 20 years there has been relative consensus that large hydro is associated with excessive social and environmental impacts and should be given no green ticket into sustainable future. Somehow it was simultaneously stipulated that “small hydro …

Two months after Uzbekistan dam collapse: is there a hope to avoid the next one?

The tragic failure of the Sardoba dam has sparked fresh debate around water conflicts and the need for cooperation between countries in Central Asia At 5.55 am on May 1, after five days of severe storms, a dam wall at the Sardoba reservoir in the region of Sirdaryo, Uzbekistan, collapsed …

Russian hydropower construction spreads COVID-19 in Karelia

We warned in vain that hydropower construction should be halted to prevent massive outbreak of COVID-19 at Beloporozhskaya hydroelectric station. A large outbreak of coronavirus was detected in Karelia, at the construction site of the Beloporozhskaya hydropower station, with number of COVID-positive patients hospitalized from the construction site coming to …