Rivers Without Boundaries Coalition

Rivers Without Boundaries Coalition – Saving Transnational Rivers

(2009; transrivers.org)

Founded as a cooperation agreement between NGOs and experts from Mongolia, China, Russia and USA to work jointly to protect transboundary rivers and solve transboundary problems related to river ecosystems in northeastern Eurasia. Their member organizations and individual members are located and work in those river basins.


  • Develops expertise, training and shared information resources that provide support to coalition members and affected communities.
  • Provides the international community with up to date information on transboundary water issues in northeastern Eurasia.
  • Cooperates with international conservation mechanisms like the Ramsar Convention and the UN Water Convention, etc.
  • Evaluates and recommends amendments to regional, national and international water infrastructure development plans to reduce their future negative impacts.
  • Conducts projects and campaigns to protect river and lake watersheds and prevent negative impacts of specific water infrastructure facilities.


  • Save the Argun River – protecting largest river of the Dauria Steppe
  • Dauria going dry – climate adaptation in river management
  • Rivers of Gold – limiting gold mining impacts on river ecosystems
  • Sino-Russian Hydropower Development
  • Hydropower assessments – basin-wide perspective
  • Mongolian mining ban – overcoming implementation challenge
  • Basin management planning and civil society participation
  • Asian Rivers Spatial Information Service (with WEB GIS)
  • Siberian Rivers Conference


  • A quite extensive library of papers, letters, reports, etc.
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