STOP the project hydro-dam Gouina!!!
  • Petitioned OMVS Senegal River Basin Development Authority

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OMVS Senegal River Basin Development Authority

STOP the project hydro-dam Gouina!!!

    1. Ewa Olkuska
    2. Petition by

      Ewa Olkuska

      Copenhagen, Denmark

To :
OMVS (Senegal River Basin Development Authority)
Malian Minister of Energy
Malian Prime Minister
EU Commission of Climate Change
World Bank IDA
UN Climate Change UNFCCC


For the good of all, to support all LIFE, please stop to build the third hydro-power station on the Senegal river in Gouina, Mali!

We all need energy, but it's a great difference for the present and the future of the Earth what kind of source of energy we develop and support.
Atomic, carbon, fuel, gas energy are non-renewable and could destroy every form of Life by an accident or purposely.

Water is a wonderful source of clean energy, but is it a really safe source of Energy???
African rivers play a very important role in daily life Africans, they provide drinking water for people and animals, fertilize soil, enable transport. In the dry season, almost eight months per year - human lives depend on drinking water and fish from rivers.

International Ecologists claim there are myriad problems with large dams in tropical ecosystems. Large dams interfere with the hydrological cycle and nutrient flows through an ecosystem, while restricting or blocking access to breeding and feeding grounds for migratory fish species. Meanwhile areas inundated with water can generate substantial greenhouse gas emissions. Design flaws in some tropical dams, which draw methane from the base of their reservoirs, can exacerbate climate impacts. Finally flooding in the reservoir area can displace communities traditionally dependent on rivers, while creating hardship downstream from reduce fisheries. The big artificial lakes are responsible for malaria, bilharzia, schistosomiasis etc. The dams influenced social-economical-political life, 10% of humanity fall into category of dam-affected people

Africa has the biggest potential in solar and wind energy around the world. New technology allow to build faster and cheaper solar-power station than hydro-power station, for example the 155-megawatt new Nzema Solar-plant in Ghana will cost 305 million Euro to build and will be fully operational in 2015, hydro-power station Gouina 140-megawatt will cost 324 million Euro (maybe more), commissioning in 2017. Both projects start in 2014.

The waterfall Gouina, one of the most beautiful and majestic natural falls around the world should be preserved for the future generation without any harm!
Oceans, lakes, rivers don´t belong to one nation. Big evaporation from artificial lakes in Africa can cause stormy weather in America. Less fresh water in the oceans can cause malting of Greenland and Arctic glaciers.

Fish, hippopotamus, frogs, birds, monkeys, and  more than 10.000 trees will be gone.

For the good of all, to support all life, please stop to build the third hydro-power station on the Senegal river in Gouina, Mali!!!

More Info:

pnmafrica.blogspot.com
http://www.omvs.org/fr/projets/projets.php?mod=8&th=2&fiche=15
https://sites.google.com/site/africanriversnetwork/what-is-new
http://www.internationalrivers.org/
http://www.water-energy-food.org/en/knowledge/topics/view__hydropower.htm l
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-do-dams-hurt-rivers
http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/future-of-hydropower

To:
OMVS Senegal River Basin Development Authority
STOP the project hydro-dam Gouina!!!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Sarah Hubbard CULLOWHEE, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      After reading an article about China resuming construction on the Nu River dams, I tried to find an online petition to sign to stop it. To my sadness, the petitions I found were closed. :( So, I'll sign other dam-blocking petitions! This seems like a VERY worthy cause, especially from the research I've been doing for my World Issues paper. I wish this petition all the best!!!

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    • Anna Boháčová BELá, SLOVAKIA
      • over 1 year ago

      No dam was built without damaging nature and landscape. It can´t be clean energy when it takes so much.

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    • Michèle Dalle LAVAU, FRANCE
      • over 1 year ago

      Water is life !

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    • Richard Matthis KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      The increase in water-borne parasitic illnesses due to the effect of the dam(s) is important enough to completely stop current construction until fixes have been implemented to safeguard the native population's health.

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    • angelique goffin MONTFRIN, FRANCE
      • over 1 year ago

      quand il restera plus rien vous allez detruire quoi d'autre faite de l'energie renouvelable laisser cette eau tranquil penser au gens et au x animaux les pauvre

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