Critics of the project, including the Berkeley, California-based International Rivers
Network, suggest that the certificate of approval issued by the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) fails to adequately address these concerns.
Our guests are finding that river travel is one of the most affordable and fun ways to experience all that this beautiful country has to offer," said Brian Stevenson, international rivers
expert and founder of Dancing Water Expeditions.
According to the International Rivers
Network [1847 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, www.
That is the message of the International Rivers
Network, the Environmental Defense Fund and other environmental groups as they called on the World Bank in September to debar companies accused of bribing the former head of a major and controversial Bank-funded dam project in Southern Africa [see "Making the Earth Rumble: The Lesotho-South African Water Connection," Multinational Monitor, May 1996].
There is a rapidly growing global movement for living rivers," said International Rivers
Network (IRN) Director Juliette Majot.
The meeting was organized by the Brazilian Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) with help from the International Rivers
Network and an international committee including India's Save the Narmada Movement (NBA), the Biobio Action Group from Chile (GABB) and the France-based European Rivers Network.
Network (IRN) has been a long-time supporter of the Narmada Bachao Andolan.
This is phenomenal," says International Rivers
Network Executive Director Owen Lammers.
Namibia, Botswana and Angola are participating in UN-brokered talks on planning for future water needs in the Okavango Basin--and the Berkeley-based International Rivers
Network is trying to come up with alternative water solutions for Namibia.
Minister of Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Councils Mofid Shehab reiterated that international laws governing international rivers
prohibit any of the countries through which the river passes from any act that would hamper navigation, affect its water or threaten the interests of other countries.
urged the AfDB to not fund the construction of Gibe III saying it will reduce food security of up to half a million poor farmers, herders and fishers in southwest Ethiopia and northern Kenya.
Just one year after the World Commission on Dams report described a better way to plan for energy needs, it is deeply frustrating that the World Bank would choose to support another environmentally destructive, economically risky dam that is likely to fail its development goals," says Lori Pottinger of the International Rivers