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Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 16 January 2017

Meeting the Munduruku, sharing the lessons of Belo Monte

Beneath a thatched-roof hut along the Tapajós River, Munduruku people from communities across this region of pristine Amazon rainforest gathered for...read more

Freshwater Sources | 20 December 2016

World Bank divests from Eco Oro Minerals and mining project in Colombian Páramo

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private lending arm of the World Bank – has decided to divest from Canadian mining company Eco Oro Minerals. The company’s Angostura gold mining project is located in the Santurbán Páramo, a protected ecosystem that provides water to millions.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 28 October 2016

Belo Monte: Fueling Our Fight for Justice

By María José Veramendi Villa Even as the turbines of the Belo Monte Dam have begun turning, the fight for justice continues. The ongoing operation...read more

Freshwater Sources | 26 October 2016

Civil society urges World Bank to withdraw funding from Colombian mining project

Organizations argue that the International Finance Corporation invested in a gold mine without taking into account potential environmental impacts, thereby failing to comply with its own investment standards.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources | 19 July 2016

Six Colombian Wetlands of Global Importance

Colombia is blessed with sweeping mountaintops, rich jungles, and rivers that curve through the heart of it all. The country has three mountain...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 5 May 2016

Brazil inaugurated Belo Monte: There’s nothing to celebrate!

The Brazilian government grandly inaugurated the Belo Monte Dam, which sits on the Xingu River in the midst of the Amazon. As an organization that...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 27 April 2016

Photo Essay: Life in the shadow of Belo Monte

By Anna Miller, AIDA writer Deep in the Amazon in north Brazil, the world’s third largest dam towers over a once lush jungle landscape. In its far-...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 21 April 2016

New law banning mining in Colombia’s páramos could draw its first lawsuit

The new law that bans mining in Colombia’s páramos took years to materialize, and was the product of multiple activist campaigns, lawsuits, and...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining, Toxic Pollution | 21 April 2016

Colombian court bans oil, gas and mining operations in paramos

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against a controversial legal loophole permitting oil, gas and mining operations in the country’s paramos...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 March 2016

Water in Mexico: a human right, bottled

Mexico consumes 12 percent of the global volume of bottled water, highlighting the failures of the country’s water supply system and the violation of...read more

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