On June 23 mudflows from the Devdoraki glacier again hit the Dariali gorge and washed away a road and infrastructure connected to two hydropower projects planned in the north of Georgia. The destruction included the water intake for the 19 megawatt Larsi hydropower plant and the derivation pipes for the Dariali hydropower plant.
While likely not the cause, the EBRD-financed Dariali hydropower plant is being constructed without proper assessment or mitigation of known geological risks. The construction must be halted to avoid further damage.
As activists pointed out at a consultation meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia’s hydropower sector has plenty of lessons to be learned by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Yesterday in Tbilisi, during a public consultation on the good governance policies of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, an unexpected thing happened.
The construction and operation of the Dariali HPP will cause the degradation of ecological and cultural values of the Dariali Gorge ecosystem and increase risk of natural disasters, in case the project is implemented
Today, March 14 marks the 15th annual celebration of the international Day of Action for Rivers. Theme for 2012 International Day of Action Against Dams and For Rivers, Water and Life is “Keep Our Rivers Free!”.
Today communities worldwide address authorities and decision makers to support protection of rivers through policy and legislation improvement. Association Green Alternative joins the international day of action reminding