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Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa's Hydropower Shortfalls

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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

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Rivers Vietnam and Cambodia urged Laos to halt its controversial…

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

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Texas' state water infrastructure was a frequent topic of discussion…
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United Nations Urges Ethiopia to Suspend Gibe III Dam Construction

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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

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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

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