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The Growing Movement to Protect Rivers in China
Date Tuesday May 02
Time 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Sierra Club National Headquarters
Yosemite Room, 3rd Floor
85 Second Street
San Francisco
(between Market & Mission)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorVinya Sysamouth
International Rivers Network and the Sierra Club invites you to come and hear Goldman Environmental Prize winner

Yu Xiaogang
Director of Chinese NGO Green Watershed

speaking on

”The Growing Movement to Protect Rivers in China”

Dammed, diverted and polluted, China's rivers are reaching an ecological tipping point. The crisis facing China's rivers is increasingly recognized by the Chinese government and its citizens, yet the government continues to dam China's rivers at an unprecedented pace. Yu Xiaogang is one of the leaders of a growing citizens' movement to protect China's rivers and people from the impacts of dams and other river development projects.

Time
Tuesday May 2, 2006
6:30PM to 8:00PM

Location
Sierra Club National Headquarters
Yosemite Room, 3rd Floor
85 Second Street
San Francisco
(between Market & Mission)

Free of Charge (donations welcome)

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Yu Xiaogang is creating groundbreaking watershed management programs in China and is raising awareness about the destructive impacts of large dams. Yus work on documenting the social impacts of dams has led the Chinese government to mandate social impact assessments in the decision-making process for all proposed major development projects.

Yu has been a key player in the movement to protect the Three Parallel Rivers World Heritage Site in Yunnan Province from the impacts of large dams. The World Heritage Site is the epicenter of Chinese biodiversity, containing virgin forests, 6,000 species of plants and 79 rare or endangered animal species.

For more information, contact
Vinya Sysamouth
International Rivers Network
1847 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
Phone: 510-848-1155
Email: vinya@irn.org
Website: http://www.irn.org

Sponsored By
Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org)
International Rivers Network (http://www.irn.org)
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