International Rivers seeks a world in which rivers and the life they support are valued, and where all people have a voice in decisions affecting their lives and livelihoods.
International Rivers‘ mission is to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them.
International Rivers opposes destructive dams and the development model they advance, and encourages just and sustainable ways of meeting people’s needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods.
International Rivers is devoted to protecting rivers and communities on an international scale, from the Amazon to the Zambezi. Through research, activism and outreach, International Rivers takes on powerful governments and industries that bulldoze their way through communities with destructive river development projects. However, we can not succeed without you.
Here are some ways you can get involved in the global movement for rivers and rights:
Be The Change
There are dozens of things you can do to protect rivers and watersheds, from reducing water consumption to writing letters to decision-makers to joining efforts to remove dams that have outlived their usefulness. Here are 20 ways to protect rivers and rights to get you started.
All over the world, people are fighting to protect their rivers and communities from new dams, demanding compensation for problems caused by old dams, and proposing truly sustainable solutions to their water and energy needs. Your help is critical for their struggles to succeed.
Join Our NewsStream
When things are heating up in watersheds around the world, we’ll send you updates on how you can help. By joining our voices with other River People around the world, we have a better chance of making change and protecting rivers and the communities who depend on them.
Attend An Event
We and our partners host all sorts of events, including community education, talks at universities, celebrations and protests. Find an event near you and join in, or host your own and let us know about it!
Organize An Event For The March 14th International Day Of Action For Rivers
Every year, river lovers from dam–affected communities and environmental and human rights groups hold events to celebrate healthy rivers and weigh in on unjust development projects such as large dams. Whether it’s educating people about threats to your watershed, demonstrating against destructive dams or celebrating free–flowing rivers, we encourage you to get involved.
Volunteer With International Rivers
Volunteers and interns are vital to helping accomplish International Rivers’s work. Past projects have included organizing a local protest, doing research for a report on dams in Central America, and helping out with mailings. If you have a few hours a day or a few hours a month to volunteer, find out how you can get involved.
Become A Supporting Member Of International Rivers
By joining International Rivers, you add your voice to thousands of people around the world working to halt and reverse the destruction of the Earth’s rivers. International Rivers depends on the generous support of foundations and individuals like you.
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Why support Us
International Rivers works around the world to protect rivers and defends the rights of people who depend on them. Your donations ensure that we can rapidly respond to the needs of communities on the ground who are defending their rivers and human rights. By donating, you give the gift of healthy, free-flowing rivers to future generations.