The Water keeper Expedition highlights impacts of the proposed tallest Dam in the World on Nepal’s most pristine and only free flowing Karnali River We invited you all to join this special Expedition, river conservationist, journalist and river activist will be on. River only Cost: US$ 900/person, 24th Oct – 4th Nov 2018, 12 days expedition.
On 24th Oct – 4th Nov 2018, the Karnali River Waterkeeper will host a 12 days expedition on the Karnali River in Nepal to highlight the impacts of the proposed development of the world’s tallest dam. Members of Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water, will be joined on the trip by journalists, river advocates, and engaged members of the public. The trip will be led by Megh Ale, who runs Karnali River Waterkeeper and the Nepal River Conservation Trust.
The proposed Upper Karnali Dam has been mired in controversy for years due to funding uncertainties and how its hydroelectricity would be shared between Nepal and India. At one point, the World Bank provided money to study the feasibility of the dam, but has since come under fire for its support. Foreign banks, investors, and engineering firms in Canada, India, and the United States have engaged on-and-off over several years to study and fund the dam.