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  • [node:844 link]
    145–page report published by Transformation Resource Centre, Lesotho, June 2006.
  • No Second Loan on LHWP Until Critical Data Is In
    The World Bank voted May 21, 1998 on a loan for the second dam in the LHWP. International Rivers sent this letter to urge the Bank to wait until all data on the controversial project is in, May 20, 1998.
  • [node:1391 link]
    This letter from International Rivers and Environmental Defense urges the Bank to ensure that social and environmental problems from the first dam are resolved before approving a loan for the second dam, March 7, 1997.
  • Massacre at LHWP
    This letter from International Rivers and the Environmental Defense Fund urges the World Bank to investigate the police massacre of workers at the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, September 26, 1996.

Affected People / Social Issues

  • [node:1379 link]
    Dam–affected people protested on Sept. 21, 2005 to call attention to their impoverished situation since the project flooded their lands. Read this press release on the march, September 21, 2005.
  • [node:960 link]
    This critique analyzes 13 years of resettlement, compensation, and development programs associated with the Lesotho Highlands Water Project and shows how they have failed to prevent impoverishment. (PDF)
  • [node:1362 link]
    Over 2000 LHWP–affected people protested inadequate compensation and unfulfilled promises of development in Lesotho last Monday, November 18. It was the first time that LHWP–affected people have staged such a large and coordinated protest.
  • [node:1351 link]
    By Transformation Resource Centre, March 8, 2000.
  • [node:1402 link]
    This letter from International Rivers and EDF to World Bank describes outstanding social concerns that continue to go unanswered, April 28, 1999.
  • [node:1392 link]
    This letter from EDF and International Rivers to the World Bank requests immediate action on urgent compensation problems at LHWP, November 5, 1998.
  • Highlands Church Action Groups Work in the Areas Affected by Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP)
    By Mathato Khits’ane of the Highlands Church Action Group (HCAG), March 1997.
  • [node:1547 link]
    February 10, 1997.
  • [node:1548 link]
    September 26, 1996.
  • From Here to Eternity: Promises Versus Reality on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
    By Scott Coverdale and Lori Pottinger, August 28, 1996.

Technical Aspects

  • [node:1454 link]
    This review examines the LHWP against the guidelines of the World Commission on Dams, April 10, 2001.
  • [node:1065 link]
    This report by Steve Rothert describes how demand management and water conservation could delay large water projects planned for Southern Africa by years, and save money. “An increase in regional water efficiency of only 20% in urban and agricultural water use would save more water than the combined use of Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland and Zimbabwe,” the report notes. It was submitted to [node:348 link] in November 1999.