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Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2020

Take Action: For Water, Against Destructive Dams

For Maria and the other women of Ixquisis, the river is a special place. There, they meet and wash clothes, talk about their families, their to-do...read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights | 5 March 2020

Fact Sheet: Mayan women in defense of their rivers

The women of the microregion of Ixquisis, Guatemala, defend their rivers and their territory from dams financed by the Inter-American Development Bank Group.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 10 February 2020

Preserving the legacy of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Heart of the World

Rising abruptly from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta reaches 5,775 meters (18,946 ft.) at its highest points, the peaks...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Public Participation, Toxic Pollution | 27 January 2020

Learning from Mendoza, Argentina: “Water is not negotiable

When citizens are aware of the importance of nature and the scale of the dangers it faces, they will not yield.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 9 August 2019

Coal or life: Walking where a stream once ran

Although the Bruno is one of few streams in Colombia’s driest department and one of the scarce sources of fresh water for communities living there, its channel was diverted to facilitate mining.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining | 2 August 2019

Infographic: Lakes Poopó and Uru Uru, at-risk Bolivian wetlands

Our infographic outlines the risks facings Bolivia's lakes Poopó and Uru Uru, which together represent a vital water source for the indigenous and traditional communities.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 30 July 2019

Communities request international support to save Bolivia’s Poopó and Uru Uru lakes

They call on the Ramsar Convention to visit the lakes and make recommendations for their preservation. The lakes are at grave risk from mining, river diversion and the climate crisis.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 22 July 2019

What we must do to preserve the planet’s biodiversity and natural heritage

Our air, water, and food depend on biodiversity—the varied forms of life on our planet and the interaction between them. Caring for this natural heritage is now more important than ever.read more

Climate Change, Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 20 May 2019

Is the UN finally turning against fracking?

It is crucial that the international community as a whole commits to developing only truly sustainable energy projects. Fracking is not one.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 13 May 2019

The False Promises of Hydropower

How dams fail to deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals A Joint Statement by Civil Society Organizations on...read more

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