Rivers Beyond Borders: The Global and Local Challenges of River Guardians
In this opening session we discuss what the role of river guardians are, what it means to become a river guardian, and what some of the major global challenges faced by river systems, especially the extractive nature of hydropower and agribusiness.
This event is part of the Guardians of the River online course, offered by Advaya and Guardians Worldwide.
Jennifer Avila #
Jennifer Avila Reyes is a honduran journalist. She is the co-founder and editor in chief of Contracorriente, a news media outlet in Honduras, since 2017. She has previously been a documentary filmmaker and radio broadcaster in Honduras, as well as a fixer and freelance for digital media outlets in Latinamerica and Europe.
Michal Kravčík #
Michal Kravčík is a water management engineer. He graduated from the Civil Engineering Faculty of Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He has worked for 8 years at the Slovak Academy of Sciences. He promotes ecological solutions for integrated river basin management.