FYI With Best Regards, Ms. Nyanzobe Malimi Executive Director TWESA/Chairperson TAWASANET P.o Box 80099 Dar Es salaam cell: +255-784-809542 OfficeMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 27, 2009View SourceFYI
With Best Regards,Ms. Nyanzobe Malimi
Executive Director TWESA/Chairperson TAWASANET
P.o Box 80099
Dar Es salaam
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Subject: [ANEW] Dams in Africa - Declaration of Broken Promises
Happy World Rivers Day on Sunday!EcoDoc Affrica, in solidarity with the African Rivers Network, is sharing the video "The Declaration of Broken Promises" which highlights the struggles faced by dam-affected communities around Africa and gives clear recommendations on how communities want to participate in decisions affecting their lives. The video also highlights the need to ensure the environmental sustainability of rivers.View the video at http://www.myvideo.co.za/video/dams-in-africa-decl-of-broken-promises
The history of large dams in Africa has been one of broken promises and incalculable losses. This is the story of the dam affected in their own voices. It is based initially on the Southern African Hearings for Communities affected by Large Dams in 1999, and was endorsed and presented by the African Rivers Network with some changes at the African Ministerial Conference on Hydropower and Sustainable Development. This 9 minute video gives life to the Declaration through the use of photographs of Africa dam case studies. This is shared on the anniversary of World Rivers Day (september 2009) in support of wild rivers everywhere and the communities who depend on them. Production and most photographs: Liane Greeff. Narration and music: Roy MacGregor. Other photographs provided by the African Rivers Network and the Environmental Monitoring Group. The original declaration was edited by Steve Rothert and the Southern African Hearings Team based on community presentations, and the African Ministerial Conference was developed by Liane Greeff and Terri Hathaway and the African Rivers Network delegation. This EcoDoc Africa Production was funded by the Global Greengrants Fund.----- Original Message -----From: Kelly PearceTo: kpearce@...Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:59 PMSubject: World Rivers Day is Almost Here -- Latest Sampling of Events!
Below is another update from World Rivers Day
chair Mark Angelo, in the lead up to our fifth annual
World Rivers Day, slated for September 27th, 2009.
Greetings River Advocates,
World Rivers Day is just four days away, and we hope
you will take part in this global celebration of our rivers.
Below is a sampling of events from around the
world that are in the planning stages, with millions of
people expected to participate worldwide.
London, England. The Wandle Piscators will be
celebrating World Rivers day in style, kicking off with
an all-out attack on Himalayan Balsam (an invasive
species), followed by a clean up to remove carpets,
shopping trolleys and other “beasties” from their
beloved Wandle River. Participants will then convene
for a thirst-quenching pub lunch and “fish-in”.
or contact: agrosehodge@...
Spokane, Washington, United States. The 7th
annual Spokane River Clean Up will take place on
September 26. The event focuses on the Great
Spokane River Gorge and Spokane’s University District.
Last year 800 volunteers recovered 8 tons of trash from
the banks and bed of the Spokane River. The Friends
of the Falls Association hosts this event, with support
from the Avista Corp. and other sponsors (and over
30 community partners, including the Spokane
Riverkeeper). Pre-register at www.friendsofthefalls.org.
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. A paddle trip for
canoes and kayaks will combine recreation with
restoration. Local paddlers will clean up the J
acques-Cartier River near Quebec City, as they
travel down this beautiful river.
Sudwala, South Africa. EcoDoc Affrica, in solidarity
with the African Rivers Network, is sharing the video
"The Declaration of Broken Promises" which highlights
the struggles faced by dam-affected communities around
Africa and gives clear recommendations on how
communities want to participate in decisions affecting
their lives. The video also highlights the need to ensure
the environmental sustainability of rivers.. View the video
at www.myvideo.co.za and www.youtube.com.
Search under "declaration of broken promises" or
"ecodoc". Contact liane@...
Tualatin, Oregon, United States. The first annual
Tualatin Riverfront Music Festival will be a “celebration
of the river on the river”. The Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK)
is hosting the event on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 3:00-
7:00 PM at Brown's Ferry Park in Tualatin.
or vicki@... Find out more about
the Tualatin Riverkeepers at www.tualatinriverkeepers.org
Colne River, England. The Colne RiverCare Group
is holding its next clean-up of the river Colne between
University Quays in Colchester and Wivenhoe. This
clean-up will be held in conjunction with the Wivenhoe
Society. If you are interested in volunteering, please
meet at 10.00am at University Quays. For further details
please contact Greg Hall on 01502 714135 or visit
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. The group Save Our
Seahorses is hosting a River Forum and inviting
conservation organizations in the area to help develop
a management and research plan for local rivers.
Watch their video at www.myvideo.co.za and
Ottawa River, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Ottawa Riverkeepers and Nature Conservancy of
Canada are cleaning up an alluvial island -- Kettle Island
-- one of four ecologically-significant alluvial islands in
the Ottawa River. Contact: info@...
Gauley River, West Virginia, United States.
During the run-up to Rivers Day (September 18th
through 20th), the annual Gauleyfest takes place on
the Gauley River. Thousands of paddlers will attend
this event. For a complete schedule,
The Exploits River in Newfoundland, Canada
is one of the top salmon rivers in Atlantic Canada,
and a clean-up is being planned for the river.
Charles River, Massachusetts, United States
The Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA)
is hosting “Champions of the Charles” -- a dinner and
dance to honour Douglas I. Foy (October 2).
Contact: lheffernan@... or visit CRWA's website
In Cameroon, Africa, the organization “Cameroon Gender
and Environment Watch” (CAMGEW) will host a children’s
program on the importance of rivers, followed by a round
table discussion on sustainable river flow in Cameroon,
focusing on the impact of recent river development projects.
Contact the organizers at camgew@...
At Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of northern Canada,
they'll be hosting a fun family day at the Yellowknife River Bridge.
People can take a turn at paddling a canoe or kayak, trying the
"slack line", and kids can play games to win prizes. Contact
cominco@... or visit www.paddlersforparts.ca
On the Caribbean island of Dominica, the Layou Village
Improvement Committee is organizing a fun special event
under the theme “RIVERS ARE MORE THAN WATER!’
The event seeks to educate Dominicans that their health
is directly linked to the health of rivers and the environment.
There will be an ecumenical service, a Blessing of Boats,
Miracle Lake Tours, music, sports, a Crab Race, Mock
Election, and a “Titiwi Eating Competition”.
On the River Danube in Serbia, an international forum
titled “Danube – River of Cooperation” will take place from
September 24th to 27th. The forum will explore the strategic
role of the Danube and its tributaries in cross-border and
regional cooperation in the Middle Danube River Basin.
Contact: forumdanube@... or www.danube-cooperation.com
At Western Washington University, “Salmon Worship:
Is It Wrong?” will take place on September 25th, during the
run-up to World Rivers Day. The event offers music and story
telling as an entertaining fundraiser for the non-profit Liam
Wood Flyfishing and River Guardian School.
or visit www.n-sea.org/index.cfm?pageID=3164
The town of Patillas, Puerto Rico will celebrate World Rivers
Day this year with a mix of educational displays, interpretive
walks, children’s games, and a “fun dip in the river”.
Contact audiaz@... or phone 787-999-2200.
In Brisbane, Australia, the 12th Annual "River Symposium"
will take place September 21st to 24th, 2009
( www..riversymposium.com/). This year's event, which annually
attracts delegates from around the world, will explore the theme
"Rivers From Source to Sea", looking at the many interactions
that take place from tributaries to estuaries and their effects on
the entire watershed (catchment).
In Sydney, Australia, geologist John Byrnes is organizing
a Rivers Day symposium called "Project Past: Seeking the
Great Lost River". John and other guest speakers will
explore the geological evidence that suggests the Nepean River
in the Sydney-Blue Mountains Region may be more than
40 million years old. Contact: john.mail@...
In British Columbia, Canada, more than 75,000 people
will take part in events all across the province as BC Rivers
Day, the event that sparked World Rivers Day, celebrates
its 29th year. A number of events will take place along the
Fraser River, in celebration of the return of millions of
spawning pink salmon!
Fort St. John, BC. The Peace Valley Environment
Association (PVEA) will be presenting a double feature at
the Lido Theatre in Fort St John at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday,
September 27th for World Rivers Day. There will be a
premiere of PVEA's film "A Black Cloud in the Valley" by
Wes Grycki, and an encore presentation of "Keeping the
Peace: the future of a northern watershed" by Karl Mattson.
North Vancouver, BC. Join the North Shore Streamkeepers
in the launch of the Mackay Creek Ecology Community Art
Project. The event will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, from
10 am to 4 pm at Heywood Park, North Vancouver. The event
is very diverse, featuring art displays, costume making, river
restoration projects, live music, and community group displays.
Contact: ecosystem@... or 604-988-7544
Burnaby, BC. The “Spirit of the Fraser” dinner and silent
auction will take place on October 4th, 2009. The event will
raise funds to support the Sustainable Living Leadership
Program (SLLP) giving youth the opportunity to paddle,
raft and walk the 1400-km length of the Fraser River while
learning about sustainability. SLLP graduates rave about
the experience, and are very involved in this fund raising event.
Vernon, BC. At Kin Beach, the City of Vernon, the Regional
District of North Okanagan, and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre
are hosting a fun family event for Rivers Day. Interactive games,
nature interpretive walks, paddling demonstrations, youth-led
art projects, creek clean-ups, and live entertainment will
celebrate the region’s waterways.
Contact: sustainability@... or 250-550-3243
Kamloops, BC. The City of Kamloops is hosting a Rivers Day
event as part of the TD Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up.
There will be fun games and activities planned throughout the
day for the whole family. Various environmental booths will be
on display and Kids can "fish" for prizes, help a local biologist
call a Screech Owl, and challenge themselves with the BC Hydro
Power Smart games. Contact: jgarbutt@...
Fraser River, BC. The Fraser River Discovery
Centre, in partnership with the City of New Westminster and
the Arts Council of New Westminster, is hosting the 6th
Annual “Artists on the River”, Saturday and Sunday
Sept 26 & 27. This year’s theme is “Inspired by the River”.
Over the two- day festival, artists will share with the public
how the river inspires their work. Enjoy art, music, children’s
puppet shows, and interactive booths.
Columbia River, Revelstoke, BC. The North
Columbia Environmental Society will have an interactive
model of the Columbia River Watershed on display for local
students, to demonstrate how different pollutants impact the
life of their river. World River Day will also be celebrated at
Mount Begbie Elementary School with a “Kokanee Fish
Festival”. Another important river – the Illecillewaet – will
also be celebrated. Contact: ncesociety@...
Chilliwack River, Chilliwack, BC. The Chilliwack-Vedder
River Cleanup has been attracting hundreds of participants
for the last several years, doing tremendous work in removing
debris from the river. Participants can enjoy refreshments, a
barbecue, entertainment, educational displays, and a prize
draw following the cleanup. Please pre-register.
Phone 604-316-0997 or visit www.cleanrivers.ca for more details
Bella Coola, BC. During the run-up to Rivers Day (Sept. 20th)
the Coho/Salmon Festival will offer a barbecue, educational
activities, games, and demonstrations relating to watershed
health/planning. Contact: Sandie.MacLaurin@...
Wreck Beach, BC. A “Salmon and Fishy Sandcastle Building
Contest” will celebrate wild sockeye salmon. Pre-register if
you’d like to sculpt or purchase raffle tickets.
Contact: 604-856-9598/Cell: 604-856-9598
Allco Park, Maple Ridge, BC. Celebrate 30 years of the Allco
Fish Hatchery in beautiful Maple Ridge with a FREE family
event full of live entertainment, children's fishing pond and
mini-derby, a barbeque, face painting and Mr. Bubbles,
Tracks Scats & Skulls presentation, local environmental
displays, and much more! Contact: Amanda Balcke at
arms@... or 604-467-6401
In Vancouver, BC, the False Creek Watershed
Society is kicking off “Wild Salmon Month” with a series of
“Lost Stream Walks”, culminating in their very successful
World Rivers Day event “SALMON CELEBRATION
-- Remembering Our History, Celebrating the Living” on
September 27th. Visit: http://www.falsecreekwatershed.org
In Burnaby, BC, the Rivers Institute at BCIT, the British
Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Fish and Wildlife
Program and the City of Burnaby will co-sponsor an event
celebrating the amazing on-going renewal of Still Creek,
a waterway that only a few decades ago was one of the
most polluted in BC. Contact: tsaare@...
In Hope, BC the Hope Mountain Centre will host "The
Greatest Salmon River on Earth" -- a one-day paddle trip
on the Fraser River for canoes and kayaks, exploring the
salmon habitat between Hope and Mission where
millions of salmon reproduce each year.
Visit www.hopemountain.org to pre-register.
At the Coquitlam, Pitt, and Fraser Rivers in BC,
Trails BC and Metro Vancouver Parks are planning a
"Trans Canada Trail Challenge". Contact: southwest@...
On the Thompson River in BC, Kumsheen Rafting Resort will
host an exciting Rivers Day raft adventure, stopping between
rapids to clean up garbage along the banks of the Thompson.
Call 1-800-663-6667, email rafting@... or visit
their Web site at www.kumsheen.com
In McBride, BC the Robson Valley Arts and Culture Council are
planning their first Rivers Day event, "The Sustainable Fraser Festival"
for September 26 & 27. Contact: watercolours@...
The Fort Langley Canoe and Kayak Club is planning an
event on Bedford Channel, and the local CN Station will
have a special display. Contact: bays@...
In Trail, BC the West Kootenay Naturalists and the Columbia
Canoe Club are planning a river clean up.
In Lillooet, BC the Lillooet Naturalist Society and Cayoose
Creek St'at'imc First Nation are working on a restoration
project at the confluence of the Seton and Fraser Rivers.
Contact: Lillooet Naturalist Society at 250-256-0227
To register a British Columbia event, visit the Web site
of the Outdoor Recreation Council of BC (www.orcbc.ca)
and fill in the information for your event. ORC's marketing
campaign for "BC Rivers Day" will lead thousands of people
to visit the site during the run-up to Rivers Day.
As more events are announced around the world we'll
keep you informed!
Visit our new Web site at: www.worldriversday.bcit.ca
to find out more about World Rivers Day, and to register
your own event with us. We can help your promotions via
our Web site, as well as e-mails like this one.
World Rivers Day is based on the incredible success of
BC Rivers Day in British Columbia, Canada over the
past 29 years.
Promoting River Stewardship
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world's
waterways. It highlights the many values of rivers
and strives to increase public awareness and
hopefully encourage the improved stewardship of
rivers around the world. Rivers in every country
face an array of threats, and only our active
involvement will ensure their health in the years
Join the Celebration!
World Rivers Day organizers encourage all of you
to come out and participate. In particular, consider
starting a Rivers Day event of your own, which
might range from a stream cleanup to a community
riverside celebration. And if you create an event, be
sure to tell us about it! We'll keep you posted in
the months ahead as new Rivers Day activities are
World Rivers Day is intended to compliment
the broader efforts of the United Nations
Water For Life Decade. In launching this event, we
also appreciated the support of the United Nations
University through the International Network on Water,
Environment, and Health.
Special thanks to our World Rivers Day sponsors:
Rivers Institute at BCIT
and the visionary commitment of its
founding supporter, Mr. Rudy North
United Nations "Water For Life Decade"
North Growth Foundation
To find out more about water issues, and how
to get involved with World Rivers Day, visit the
Web sites below for more information.
World Rivers Day Web Site:
BC Rivers Day Web Site:
Rivers Institute at BCIT:
United Nations "Water For Life Decade"
Wonder Of Water Web Site:
-- Chair, World Rivers Day
United Nations Water for Life, Canada initiative
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