Waterways, Persons & Rights

La Paz Group

BakerRiver_Chile_Louis-Vest-Flickr_web.jpgThe free-flowing Baker River in Chile’s Patagonia region. Permits for a major hydroelectric project on the waterway were revoked in 2014 amid protests. LOUIS VEST/FLICKR

Dams in Patagonia are the gift that keep on giving, in terms of awakening activism and forcing raised awareness of the value of waterways. I first mentioned my experience in Chile here. I came back to the idea a few more times. Thanks to Jens Benohr and Patrick Lynch for this reminder, and for letting us all know where this seems headed from a legal point of view:

Should Rivers Have Rights? A Growing Movement Says It’s About Time

Inspired by indigenous views of nature, a movement to grant a form of legal “personhood” to rivers is gaining some ground — a key step, advocates say, in reversing centuries of damage inflicted upon the world’s waterways.

San-Pedro-Dam_Carlos-Lastra_web.jpgA Chilean energy company is seeking permits to…

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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