120 river conservationists from 18 countries at the Balkan Rivers Days

 09/30/2015

Participants from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia&Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Netherland, Portugal, France, England, and USA met for 72 hours in Belgrade for free rivers. Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway CollectiveDuring the past weekend, Belgrade became the center of European river conservationists and dam opponents. From September 25th-27th, 120 people from 18 countries discussed how to stop the dam tsunami in the Balkans and in other regions in Europe.

More than 2,700 hydropower plants are projected between Slovenia and Albania. Even national parks and other protected areas are at risk.

Find photos and a video below!

 

 

 

Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Our venue - the KC GRAD. The rather unconventional location created the perfect atmosphere for a networking and idea-creating event. Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Leftover food did not go to waste - it was taken to the refugees at the train station. Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective On the boat: On the last day of the event, participants enjoyed a river boat shuffle on Sava and Danube. Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective
Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective Participants supporting the "Ne da(vi)mo Beograd" initaiative - an opposition to commercial waterfront development. Photo: Anze Osterman/Leeway Collective