Dam Watch International (DWI) is an evolving international alliance network of hydro-impacted communities, researchers, activists, artists, advocates, and social justice and environmental organizations.
In November 2019, Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities hosted Ki Ta Ski Naw: Our Land, an international conference in Treaty 1 territory (so called Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada). This gathering brought together over 200 Indigenous and allied community members, researchers, artists, activists, and advocates from around the world for a weekend of teaching, sharing, and connecting. From the conversations and presentations came the knowledge that the impacts of hydro-electric dam development are prevalent in communities on all continents, yet communities are often operating independently from one another in the same fight against the corporations. Therefore, in the months since Ki Ta Ski Naw, DWI has emerged as a network of networks, aiming to provide a central place for greater resource sharing, story documenting, and connection building among anti-dam networks. Official vision statement and goals coming soon.
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