Mapuche outraged by Statkraft dam plans

FivasChile, Frontsak, Vannkraft

The Chilean indigenous people Mapuche find themselves, yet again amidst major transnational companies deciding over their heads on their land. As a newly planned dam would submerge spiritual sites the Mapuche have answered with heavy protest to the project, while Statkraft maintains that they have the right to build a dam in the area.

Comments on the draft Water Resources Sector Strategy

FivasInternasjonale aktører, Vannkraft, Verdensbanken

Oslo, June 7th, 2002 FIVAS hereby presents some comments on the draft Water Resources Sector Strategy, which was released for public comments in April this year. The undersigned also participated on behalf of FIVAS in the NGO consultation held on May 29th in Washington. FIVAS has already endorsed the exhaustive critique written by Patrick McCully of International Rivers Network (IRN) and submitted on May 27th. Therefore, we will only briefly outline our major concerns here (section A). However, we find it important to also give some comments on how the public consultation on the draft strategy has been carried out (section B).