World Rainforest Movement

Action for rivers and against dams

March 14 is the International Day of Action For Rivers and Against Dams, when several voices raise against destructive water development projects including dams, reclaiming the health of watersheds, and demanding the equitable and sustainable management of rivers.

International Rivers Network (IRN) has been fostering global action in this struggle. This year IRN shared the more than 120 actions planned in at least 45 countries ranging “from festivals, press conferences, kayaking events, river clean-ups, protests, religious gatherings, the launching of campaigns against hydroelectric dams, and more”. A map of these actions can be visited at IRN’s website: