Protect the World’s Deltas

Protect the World’s Deltas

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The rich delta ecosystem and the services it provides, storm protection, nutrient and pollution removal and carbon storage, are being destroyed. Worldwide deltas are on course to drown, starved of sediment by dams and dikes, and fragmented by economic development.

Rising seas compound the sediment crisis…

Read Full Article, Nature

Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams, y Peter Bosshard, Policy Director, International Rivers (05-24-2014)
At a time when coastal areas are already battered by climate change, life-giving deltas are being sacrificed to dam building…

Relief for a Parched Delta, The New York Times (04-17-2013)
Thanks to dams that throttled the Colorado and diverted its water to fuel the rise of the American West, the river has effectively ended at the Mexican border. The Colorado delta, once a lush network of freshwater and marine wetlands and meandering river channels and a haven for fish, migrating birds and other wildlife, is largely a parched wasteland…

DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility; From Felt Soul Media
DamNation is a feature documentary, shown this week at SXSW in Austin, Tx. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature…

World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River, NBC news, (08-27-2014)
River Reborn: Elwha Flows Wild and Free Once Again..

Elwha, The Grand Experiment (11-12-2012)

A UN Report On Sand Mining: “Sand, Rarer Than One Thinks”
The United Nations, under its environmental programe and agency UNEP, released a report about sand mining, entitled: “Sand, rarer than one thinks”

Let’s Talk About Sand: Denis Delestrac At TEDxBarcelona
Denis Delestrac latest feature documentary, “Sand Wars” is an epic eco-thriller that takes the audience around the globe to unveil a new gold rush and a disturbing fact: we are running out of sand! In this TEDxBarcelona talk, he explains us where sand comes from and where it ends up…

Sand Wars, An Investigation Documentary, By Denis Delestrac

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