12:00am

Thu March 14, 2013
Rivers

Today on Your Call: What do big dams do to communities and ecosystems?



On today's Your Call, we’ll mark International Day of Action for Rivers by talking about how big dam projects are impacting rivers worldwide.  According to the Berkeley-based group, International Rivers, roughly two-thirds of the world's rivers have suffered harm from the 50,000 large dams that have been built over the past century.  What is this doing to nearby communities, ecosystems, and the planet as a whole?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  Have dams affected rivers near you?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and You.


Guests:

Steve Rothert, director of American Rivers' California Regional Office 


Kate Ross, program associate and Patagonia coordinator with International Rivers 


Christian Poirier, Brazil consultant for Amazon Watch


Resources:


Film: DamNation 


Water Online: 65 Dams Removed To Restore Rivers In 2012


SF Gate: International Rivers gets a MacArthur prize


California CoastKeeper 


The Record Searchlight: McCloud River takes central role in dam-raising proposal 


International Rivers: Rivers in Crisis 


International Rivers: 2013 Actions & Stories


International Rivers: Every River Has a Story -- Tell your River story here!


Amazon Watch: Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam 


Vimeo: Streams of Consequence (trailer) 


American Rivers: American Rivers Opposes Raising Shasta Dam 


American Rivers: Under Attack: The Wild And Scenic Merced River 


Beyond Searsville Dam 


Tuolomne River Trust 


Rios Libres 


YouTube: DAM/AGE: A Film with Arundhati Roy


Friends of River Narmada: THE GREATER COMMON GOOD by Arundhati Roy 


The Guardian: Google's power-hungry data centres


 

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