International Rivers Network dba International Rivers

Rating: 4.98 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Environment, Water

Location: 2150 Allston Way Suite 300 Berkeley CA 94704 USA

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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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 and the environment is put before economic greed and is the leading expert on these issues.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff and volunteers are highly dedicated and experts on the subject.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save some of the world's most precious waterways and stop forced displacement of people by dams.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

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.

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Fighting globalization, imperialism and colonialism.

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They had more support from the International Community.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Rating: 5 stars  

39 people found this review helpful

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 great lakes region in eastern Africa. Please identify for us funding organizations that can support us. You are simply the BEST.

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allover the world-Mekong River, China dam, In Brazil

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I would promote values of the International Rivers- Conserving the world's great Rivers and protecting them fro human destruction. We have River Nile and I could do a lot

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their prompt feedback and effective communication

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Anderson in Cambodia

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Could save most rivers and ensure that the livelihoods of the poor are preserved

Ways to make it better...

I was able to participate physically

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Outreach is limited, and they need real manpower deployed around the world to collect information and inform them timely on case by case basis

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They have a huge work before them and challenges, which they need to address. i am willing to partner with them if I ever had a chance at all.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

39 people found this review helpful

International Rivers is an amazing force for protecting and revitalizing the world's rivers and the cultures and and traditions that flow with them. They have done so much around the globe to link water and human rights that they should be recognized for this important work every day of the year. Without water there is no life. With sustainable rivers and strong cultural traditions we all thrive!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the lives of people threatened by large hydro electric dams

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue the great work they are already doing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they link the fate of ecosystems to the future of humankind

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgeable, professional, and committed

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the way we all think about rivers, water, and the possibilities for a transformed and thriving global community

Ways to make it better...

I had known about this organization ten years earlier

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a well-funded hydroelectric power industry and a world hell bent on developing in ways that required more energy every day

One thing I'd also say is that...

I'd like to see other environmental and human rights groups do what International Rivers has done as far as making the links between ecosystems and human rights

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

39 people found this review helpful

It was a great experience to go through the postings on International Rivers.I got good teaching resource material here.I have advised my students to be a part of this group and share their experiance. Extraordinary!!!!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

motivating my students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it more interactive.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The new findings related to great rivers of the world

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If there was facility to chat with members online

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

36 people found this review helpful

I think its great in what you do for our waterways as water is a source of life for plants and animals and humans. We have to keep them clear and clean and every little bit helps. I could not see this planet with out the water it would be a desert with no life at all. We have to do everything in the world to keep it clean and safe. I want to thank you for all that you have done so far, and keep up the good work.

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I have seen it all in all they have posted on the internet.

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I couldn't do it any better they are doing just fine.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that they want to do something to save our water ways

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

haven't

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get more done to save the water ways

Ways to make it better...

I got even more involved

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The people that just don't care if they pollute the water ways

One thing I'd also say is that...

to live we need water not just to drink but to grow plants and water animals . Its the most important thing in life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

30 people found this review helpful

While a river near yuo may be flowing fine, rivers around the world are suffering at an alarming rate! Dams in China and Tibet, pollution and runoff in Central and South AMerican and Droughts secondayr to climate cahnge world wide. Rivers are the arteries fo the earth and when they are not flowing properly illness will occur. International Rivers is on the forefront of providign advocay, edcationa nd support concerning our world water ways. Their web page and action emails call people to act not just for themselves but for others, usually the disenfracnchised and poor. Internaitonal Rivers role will continue to increse as global warming effects the climate and the worlds energy crisis calls for more hydorecletric power. They need all the support they can get to pursue their mission of protecting these vital habits for all animal, plants, and people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

education and political activism

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-7-01

Rating: 5 stars  

27 people found this review helpful

Your Service is excellent. I am also a reader of World Rivers Review. In Vol. 20, No. 3, 2005 on page 9 P. McCully said that 48 dam failures have killed more than 10 peoples outside of China. I have found that more than 18,000 people have been killed by some 60 dam failures outside of China in the past 50 years.

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World River Review or the emails

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World River Review will be finished and published earlier

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

26 people found this review helpful

"International Rivers" is a perfect choice for a green choice awards - this group protects WATER the very essential element, in any way possible, and also environment of people living close to rivers.. I find the work of this organization very important for our lives... and also this organization is very transparent about its activities... they have my trust and biggest support!!!!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save Patagonia

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

24 people found this review helpful

This is great worlwide organization covering issues such as the effects of dams on rivers which many other groups are not doing. They work around the world in Developing nations as well as industrial nations. They have very good information and wage advocacy campaigns to save these important resources.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Creating sustainable alternatives to damming for water needs.

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Send more emails

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hearing about so many great rivers around the world.

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Got more emails.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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