September 27, 2020
WWF and Bankwatch are calling for governments to end feed-in tariffs that are driving the small hydropower plant explosion in the Balkans threatening to destroy Europe’s last free-flowing rivers.
January 29, 2020
Rivers are the source of life and also the livelihoods of surrounding communities. Following an almost one-year standoff in nearby Fojnica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, residents of the Kruščica village decided in 2017 to defend the river of the same name
September 14, 2018
Nei Balcani gli ultimi fiumi selvaggi d’Europa sono a rischio a causa dell’industria idroelettrica. Conseguenze ambientali importanti, ritorni economici dubbi e non a vantaggio delle comunità locali hanno dato vita a una campagna di denuncia internazio
July 22, 2018
Представници кампање “Спасимо плаво срце Европе”, која се бори за очување последњих река на којима још нису изграђене бране, предали су Европској банци за обнову и развој петицију са потписима 120 000 људи широм света, којом се тражи да међународне раз
May 8, 2018
The Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe’s most undeveloped regions, is facing a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing rivers and cause major environmental damage. Local residents and conservationists are fighti
May 1, 2018
Lauded as green and environmentally friendly, small-scale hydropower dams are dotted around the West Balkans. But local communities say the impact is disastrous. Source: Green dams ‘hit’ West Balkans biodiversity, locals’ water supply
April 29, 2018
Critics say hydropower plants threaten animal life and people’s access to water Source: ‘Tsunami’ of hydropower dam building threatens Europe’s last wild rivers – campaigners
Ecological integrity assessment of four rivers in Macedonia affected by derivation hydropower schemes based on aquatic macroinvertebrates
December 7, 2017
This study provides an ecological integrity assessment of four rivers in Macedonia affected by small hydropower plants which are perceived as low-impact but can have significant detrimental effects on river ecosystems. The selected plants are financed by international development banks such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
March 28, 2017
This week, activists from across the world are meeting in Tbilisi to share their experiences of resisting hydropower projects and the money that supports them.
March 27, 2017
85 river and dam activists from 40 countries and all continents gather at a time when dams are back in fashion.