Monday, March 1, 2010

Day of Action for Rivers on 14 March

The international Day of Action for Rivers is on 14 March. Twenty-three actions in fourteen countries have been organized so far. That's pretty good - it is time for more action to protect our rivers. A couple of examples.
"The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), is working hard again for the restoration of the Indus River by demanding decommission of its existing dams.
Based in the Hunter Valley of Australia, the No Tillegra Dam Group have planned a meaningful, symbolic action. They have arranged a "Walk for the Williams River," where participants will walk the length of the river from the top of the proposed Tillegra Dam site to Nobby's Head at Newcastle.
No activites for this country. We have had a number fo activites around our rivers recently, whether the gathering for the manawatu river, russel norman's canoeing down our polluted rivers, the various damn dam ideas and irrigation scheme proposals. It would be great to coordinate with these world events, it would strengthen all people who participate and raise awareness of the issues around protecting our rivers.

Hat tip Intercontinental cry

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