Jan 24: International Rivers – China’s “Dam Rush”

BCD Speaker Series Presents:

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 @ 7 pm

Location: 宝源川院 in Liangmaqiao at Maizidianjie 6

RSVP: http://bcdinternationalrivers.eventbrite.com

International Rivers, an international environmental NGO, has been working for the past 30 years to protect rivers around the world, including in China.

Grace Mang, the China Program Director for International Rivers, will answer some interesting questions at this BCD about China’s river development plans relating to hydropower such as:

What part will China’s South West Rivers’ play in China’s energy development?

What sort of environmental and social impacts will there be?

How does this impact on downstream countries and what is the impact so far?

What can be done?

She will begin her story where the mighty Mekong, Brahmaputra, Salween and Yangtze rivers start their flow; explore the plans of Chinese energy planners and dam builders for China’s rivers, and outline the environmental and social impacts .

Come join us and find out about China’s dam plan for the mighty Mekong and the impact on on China’s southwestern peoples and what does it really means to install so many dams?