Rivers for life

Akgün Ilhan, Turkish Review, 1 November 2013, In association with the member organizations of the Damocracy movement, Doga Derneği (Turkey partner of BirdLife International) held an international conference in İstanbul on May 18, 2013, focusing on the socio-ecological impacts of large dams. [Read More…]  Read More →

Right to water: From peoples’ rights to rivers’ rights

The world has been facing a severe water crisis. One out three people in the world does not have enough water for meeting his/her basic needs such as drinking and cleaning. [Read More…]  Read More →

International Rivers Conference exposes global impact of dam industry

Source: Doga Dernegi, 19 May 2013, Dam-affected communities and international conservation organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa come together today at the International Rivers Conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to debunk the myth of mega-dams as ‘clean’ energy. [Read More…]  Read More →

International activists block Ilisu Dam construction site

Source: Doğa Dernegi, 23 May 2013, Representatives of dam-affected communities and international organizations from South America, the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Africa today blocked the entrance to the construction site of the Ilisu dam in southeast Turkey demanding an end to the controversial development that would sink an ancient city dating back to the Bronze Age. [Read More…]  Read More →