Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa’s Hydropower Shortfalls

Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

The Stream, January 18: The Xayaburi Dam, Water Rationing, and Argentine Corn

Rivers Vietnam and Cambodia urged Laos to halt its controversial…

The Stream, January 14: Texas Legislators Focus on Water Issues

Texas' state water infrastructure was a frequent topic of discussion…

United Nations Urges Ethiopia to Suspend Gibe III Dam Construction

In June, a committee concluded that the construction of the dam endangered the existence of Lake Turkana, the largest desert lake in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

James Workman: Mandela’s Global Water Ambassador Dies — A Reflection on South African Human Rights Lawyer, Kader Asmal

When Nelson Mandela named South Africa’s first democratic Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry – a futile effort to keep his outspoken, irascible, chain-smoking friend out of trouble – Kader Asmal claimed ignorance about the rudimentary basics of his new portfolio.

The Price of Hydropower Pursuits in Patagonia

In Chile’s Trackless Mountain Wilderness, A Clash Between Pristine Rivers and Hydropower Prospects