Overview and Introduction
Extract from Bob Brown's book Lake Pedder 1986.
Essay by Chris Viney.
Bob Brown's list of eight reasons.
Extract from Robert Rankin's book Beyond the Horizon.
Valuable article with some memorable quotes.
Lake and River Restoration Worldwide
Worldwide, there is a great deal of lake and river restoration and dam decommisioning activity and proposed activity. In the United States alone, where there are an estimated 75,000 dams, aging dams are being dismantled at the rate of 40 per year, with over 430 dams removed since 1999.
The most notable recent lake and river restoration and dam decommisioning campaign is that concerning the Klamath River in Oregon and California. For streamed video of a lecture on this campaign, see Dam Removal on the Klamath River.
The sites listed below document the rationale for, and the scope and success of, lake and river restoration and dam decommissioning activity worldwide.
Through research, education and advocacy, International Rivers works to halt destructive river infrastructure projects, address the legacies of existing projects, improve development policies and practices, and promote water and energy solutions for a just and sustainable world.
International Rivers dam decommissioning page
CDRI is an online repository for documents about proposed and completed dam removal projects across the United States of America. The goal of CDRI is to collect documents from government agencies, consulting firms, universities, and non-profit organizations so that those making decisions about dam removal can access all the information in one place.
Like the United States, Europe has a strong dam decommissioning and river restoration movement
Rivernet's dam decommissioning page
American Rivers is a leading United States conservation organization and is focussed on healthy rivers. American Rivers protects and restores America's rivers for the benefit of people, wildlife, and nature. Founded in 1973, it has more than 65,000 members and supporters and works in five key program areas including River Restoration.
American Rivers – list of dams removed and slated for removal in the United States of America
A coalition of more than 140 national, state and local conservation and recreation groups in the United States of America that care about rivers and work hard to protect them from harmful hydropower dams
American Whitewater restores rivers dewatered by hydropower dams, eliminates water degradation, improves public land management and protects public access to rivers for responsible recreational use.
The Snowy River Alliance is the peak body for the community and groups supporting the restoration of environmental flows to the Snowy River in New South Wales and Victoria (Australia)
The World Commission on Dams (WCD) was an independent, international, multi-stakeholder process which addressed the controversial issues associated with large dams.
The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) provides a framework and guide to restore, protect and preserve the water resources of central and southern Florida, including the Everglades. It covers 16 counties over an 18,000-square-mile area. The Plan was approved in the Federal Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2000. It includes more than 60 elements, will take more than 30 years to construct and the current estimate in Oct 2007 US Dollars is $9.5 billion for projects. See also the Wikipedia article.
Hydro Power and Global Warming
As people search for answers to carbon pollution and global warming, the argument that maintaining and even expanding Tasmania's hydro-electric generation capacity can make a valuable contribution is being offered. For a refutation see Chris Harries' article They should have dammed the Franklin after all? in the Tasmanian Times September 2009.
Submissions and Reports
Commonwealth Government's Lake Pedder Enquiry Report The Future of Lake Pedder' was first printed in an interim format for the Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra. This book, which includes that report was published by the Lake Pedder Action Committees throughout Australia in September 1973.
Edited by Chris Sharples.
Tabled 26 June 1995
Pedder 2000 submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment and Heritage Inquiry into the proposal to restore Lake Pedder.
Submission and Supplementary Submission to Lake Pedder Inquiry by Dr Andrew Blakers, Senior Research Fellow, Engineering Department, The Australian National University.
Dr Andrew Blakers' Analysis (1995).
Community organisation that believes the conflict over forestry has divided Tasmania for too long, and that a win-win solution is possible. Our Common Ground is committed to having all sections of the Tasmanian community work to find a resolution. This includes the timber industry, environment movement and government.
Scott Millwood – Whatever Happened to Brenda Hean?
Organisation dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Tasmania's National Parks.
Representative body for Tasmania's environment movement (LPRC is a member).
Two websites featuring personal photos of Lake Pedder.
Steven Ridd's new web site, advocating the conservation of wildlife and native habitat.
A project to promote the ecological restoration of the planet's degraded ecosystems as the essential over-riding and uniting task for the peoples and nations of the world in the 21st Century.
Reflections: Campaign Newsletter
Newsletter April 2006
Issue 10 December 2004
Issue 9 April 2002 (warning – large file! – 8.5 MB)
Issue 8 March 2000
Issue 7 May 1999
Issue 6 April 1998
Issue 5 July 1997
Issue 4 June 1996
Issue 3 August 1995
Issue 2 January 1995
Issue 1 September 1994
Brenda Hean and Max Price Memorial Service, held 8 September 2007 at Scots Memorial Uniting Church, Hobart, Tasmania – Order of Service.
7 September 2007 The Mercury (Tasmania)
"Pedder riddle remembered"
9 September 2007 The Sunday Tasmanian
"$100,000 Lure - Bid to solve vanished plane mystery" PAGE 1
"$100,000 Lure - Bid to solve vanished plane mystery" PAGE 2
9 September 2007 The Sunday Tasmanian
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 1
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 2
"Darkness over Lady of the Lake" PAGE 3