Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River

This episode of The Green Flame podcast focuses on the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, just downstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls.

Max Wilbert interviews Monga, who has lived by the Zambezi River and is active in environmental issues and factors that impact on underprivilidged people in Zambia, and Marie-Louise Killet, a member of the group “Save the Zambezi River” which is opposing the Batoka Gorge project. The third guest is Rebecca Wildbear, a river and soul guide, who helps people tune into the mysteries of life and live with earth communities, dreams and their own wild nature.


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One thought on “Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River”

  1. This is a candidate for worst dam idea ever — right up there with the recently completed one that Turkey built on the Euphrates. Opponents charged that the hydro power isn’t needed, and that it was built solely to keep Kurdish fighters from being able to cross the river.

    It submerged what would have been a World Heritage site, including an ancient “Silk Road” dam, a village inhabited for thousands of years, and caves thought to have housed humans, 15,000 years ago.

    Turkey denies that it was built to keep political opponents from crossing the river, but facts are facts: The project’s review and approval came through the national security agency, rather than either of the agencies concerned with electricity or agriculture.

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