News about the Marañón River and the Marañón Waterkeeper.
Last month the Marañón Waterkeeper team took the film Confluir on tour down the Maranon River. With this we were able to show our appreciation to local communities for work they have done protection their river, put this in context of the larger conservation movement of the Marañón and create conversations around the future of [...]
Organise a time and place for your event! Confluir will be available for community screenings on or after 21st April 2018, World Fish Migration Day! Screenings can be organised before this date by special request. If there is a film festival in your hometown or city, consider working with us to enter Confluir into the [...]
Taking the film back to the river. Confluir is an enviro-adventure documentary about the Marañón River, source of the Amazon. It will be released in 2018 and we are taking it back to the communities where it was filmed. Screenings coming to remote Andean communities May-November 2018! Get in touch with us if you would like to join this film festival flotilla, [...]
Another busy year on the Marañón, some news good, some not so. The river still flows free, and resistance to destructive dams continues to grow so we have much to celebrate. Power to Tupen! Dam Updates: Project Lorena Advancing Project Veracruz Advancing with little resistance: Chillia Hydroelectric Project lodges EIA Marañón Conservation Areas Bosques Tropicales Estacionalmente [...]
In April 2017, the Preliminary Environmental Impact Assessment (PEIA) for Project Lorena was approved, giving Amazonas Energía S.A.C. ( subsidiary of Andrade Gutierrez, Brazil) the green-light to move ahead a full EIA study (Resolucíón Directoral No 100 SENACE/DCA). The Lorena Hydroelectric Project is the lowest altitude dam on the Marañón to gain approval so far. The 32m dam, [...]
Update on Dam Projects: The Chilia Hydroelectric Project has advanced to the next stage of development. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) has been submitted and is currently undergoing evaluation by the Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM). The Chilia Project would have a dam wall of 117m, be located at 2200m meters above sea level in [...]
If a large, conspicuous mammal can be left out of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), this calls the entire process into question. Veracruz is a 147m tall dam which planned on the Marañón River. In 2009, Compania Energetica Veracruz S.A.C. published an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Veracruz Dam project which was approved in 2014. We have [...]
In an interview with leading Peruvian news publication Somos, Waterkeeper Alliance President Mr. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. stated "My interest here is to try to generate a rational reaction to the government in terms of rethinking the various dam projects that are to be installed on the river". Just days after these words were spoken, [...]
Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón.
[Versión Español] Press Release: Endesa Renounces its rights to water, cancelling its hydroelectric Projects. Marañón Waterkeeper questions viability of Veracruz Dam on the Marañón. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Benjamin Webb, International Coordinator, Marañón Waterkeeper email@example.com +51 9 51242355 Lima, Peru, Friday, September 02, 2016 –– Endesa Chile, a multinational energy company with US $4.2 billion in 2015 revenues, is [...]