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Phone: 1 510 848 1155
2150 Allston Way
Suite 300

Berkeley
California 94704
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Target demographics: people who are working to protect their rivers and communities from destructive big dams.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Visit us on Facebook and share our posts, follow us on Twitter and retweet our tweets, email your friends asking them to participate in our online actions, make a donation, start a local dam-fighting email list.

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, Latin America

Programs: International Rivers combines reforming global policies with campaigning on specific key projects.

In our global policy work, we provide critical analysis for dam opponents and bring the concerns of local communities to the attention of dam funders as part of our efforts to reform their policies and practices.

In our project campaigns, we support grassroots social movements and non-governmental organizations to oppose corporate and government plans for specific destructive dam projects, or to campaign for fair compensation for projects that cannot be stopped or have already been built.

Specific programs include:
-- Building the capacity of local groups and working to stop destructive river projects in Ethiopia, DRC, Brazil, Peru, Chile, China, Laos, Burma and India;
-- Reforming policies and standards of international financial institutions such as the World Bank;
-- Exposing the hydropower industry's efforts to use climate change to promote the false solution of big-dam hydropower;

Mission:
International Rivers protects rivers and defends the rights of communities that depend on them. We work to stop destructive dams and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.

To achieve this mission, International Rivers collaborates with a global network of local communities, social movements, non-governmental organizations and other partners. Through research, education and advocacy, International Rivers works to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects, improve development policies and practices, and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world. The primary focus of our work is in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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02/03/10
Billions of dollars are being invested in building dams throughout the Amazon that will devastate the environment and displace local communities and cause massive emission of green house gases as the vegetation decomposes. International Rivers is at the forefront of ensuring that local communities ... more »
07/22/09
International Rivers is a global authority on river restoration and fighting unjust dam development. I would highly recommend supporting their work in any way possible... more »
05/01/09
its been great reading from you. I highly commend the efforts through positive advocacy and lobbying of the International rivers. Personally I am always encouraged by your noble work. i have started a water governance institute in Uganda and I wish borrow from your leaf to save the rivers of the ... more »
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