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This is one of Europe’s last wild rivers. But for how long?
The Vjosa river runs through the forest-covered slopes of Greece’s Pindus mountains to Albania’s Adriatic coast.
Albania’s government has set in motion plans to dam the Vjosa to generate much-needed electricity for one of Europe’s poorest countries, with the intent to build eight dams along the main river.
It’s part of a world hydropower boom, mainly in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and less developed parts of Europe. Some tout hydropower as a reliable, cheap and renewable energy source that helps curb dependence on planet-warming fossil fuels. But some recent studies question hydropower’s value in the fight against global warming. Critics say the benefits of hydropower are overstated — and outweighed by the harm dams can do.
Dams block the natural flow of water and sediment. They also can change the chemistry of the water and cause toxic algae to grow. Rivers are a crucial part of the global water cycle. They act as nature’s arteries, carrying energy and nutrients across vast landscapes, providing water for drinking, food production and industry.
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@s.huber891 Thanks a lot for sharing this! My dad and me have been this year in Albania and we spent almost a week with our kayaks on the Vjosa. We had an incredible time on this very special river. I made a Video about our trip to show people the river and inform about the threat loosing the Vjosa as Europe's last wild river: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99UCGsM82aM&t=635s
@rob.breuseker Very nice what is hown on this video, how claer the water is everybody can see.
@damremovaleurope This is a great message and we share the same thoughts. Free-flowing rivers are critically endangered in Europe and around the world. We need to not only cease the building of new hydropower, but also unchain many of Europe's rivers that are deteriorating and dying. We hope that by removing old, out-of-use river barriers we can start to bring life back to these vibrant habitats. We hope many countries in Europe will join this dam removal movement! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tBtz2uv8fI
@damremovaleurope This is a great message and we share the same thoughts. We rely on rivers for many of our resources and rivers are one of the most productive ecosystems! They are important for our lands, coasts, oceans, and the species that inhabit them. Yet, free-flowing rivers are critically endangered in Europe and around the world. We need to not only cease the building of new hydropower, but also unchain many of Europe's rivers that are deteriorating and dying. We hope that by removing old, out-of-use river barriers we can start to bring life back to these vibrant habitats. We hope many countries in Europe (and across the globe) will join this dam removal movement! #letitflow #damremovaleurope #WorldFishMigrationDay 16 May 2020
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@majesticshannon Thank you so much for this. This madness better stop!
@lara_st77 Like very.🔥🔥🔥😮😮😮🔥🔥😮😮
@orion.prime.athletic 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼the same in Cherkasy!Ukraine!
They trying to destroy water.Our Dneeper river and River Ros’ are drying.Help brothers and sisters, and we can help you !Lets gather together!
@bettina_pohlmann My film for ARTE Re about the Vjosa in Albania "Europas letzter wilder Fluss": https://youtu.be/KT67xuND62s