International Rivers

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International Rivers mission "is to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them." [1] One of the cofounders of the network was Mark Dubois.

Foundation Funders (2006) [2]

2006 Funding

  • Grants $1,515,670
  • Contributions $166,041
  • Fund for International Rivers $80,000
  • Other income $29,706
  • Total income $1,791,417


Accessed September 2008: [3]

  • Martha Belcher (Chair) - Vice President for Sustainable Business Practices, Sungevity
  • Andre Carothers - Senior Fellow, Rockwood Leadership Program
  • Robert Hass - Poet; Professor of English, University of California at Berkeley
  • Marcia McNally - Associate Adjunct Professor, University of California at Berkeley, Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning; Partner, Community Development by Design
  • Carlos E. Mejia - Vice President, Youth Leadership Institute
  • Milan Momirov - Entrepreneur and investor
  • Deborah Moore - Executive Director, Green Schools Initiative
  • Cymie Payne - Director, Global Commons Project; Associate Director, California Center for Environmental Law and Policy, University of California at Berkeley, School of Law
  • David N. Pellow - Professor and Martindale Chair of Sociology, University of Minnesota
  • Lori Udall - Program Director, Sacharuna Foundation
  • Meeta Vyas - Partner, SRV International; Board Member, MIT South Asian Alumni; Advisory Board Member, South Asian Women's Leadership Forum

International Advisory Board

Accessed September 2008: [4]

US Advisory Board

Accessed September 2008: [5]

  • Dan Beard - Chief Administrative Officer, US House of Representatives
  • Patricia W. Chang - Former President and CEO, Women’s Foundation of California
  • Gigi Coe - Board President, The Bay School of San Francisco
  • Peter Coyote - Actor and writer
  • Christina L. Desser - Fellow, Tomales Bay Institute
  • Huey D. Johnson - Founder and President, Resource Renewal Institute
  • Barbara Rose Johnston - Center for Political Ecology; Professor, Michigan State University
  • Dorka Keehn - Commissioner, Commission of the Status of Women for the City and County of San Francisco; Chair, San Francisco’s Justice and Courage Domestic Violence Panel
  • Lauren Klein Hayes - WELL Network
  • Nion McEvoy - Chairman and CEO, Chronicle Books
  • Sylvia McLaughlin - Conservationist; Co-founder and former president and board member of Save the Bay
  • Juliette Majot - Activist; non-profit consultant; former Executive Director, International Rivers
  • Mutombo Mpanya - Professor of international environmental studies; Director of the Science and Humanities Integration Project, Sonoma State
  • Mayumi Oda - Artist; Co-founder, INOCHI and Plutonium Free Future organizations
  • Drummond Pike - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tides Network
  • Brian Smith - Partner, Heller Ehrman LLP
  • Gary Snyder - Poet; Professor Emeritus, University of California at Davis
  • Paul Strasburg - Activist, farmer. Former Chair, International Rivers Board of Directors
  • Lara Truppelli - Chair, Ocean Beach Vision Council, City and County of San Francisco; Co-founder and proprietor, San Francisco's Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant and Park Chalet Garden Restaurant



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Mission, International Rivers, accessed September 23, 2008.
  2. 2006 Annual Report, International Rivers, accessed September 23, 2008.
  3. Board, International Rivers, accessed September 23, 2008.
  4. Board, International Rivers, accessed September 23, 2008.
  5. Board, International Rivers, accessed September 23, 2008.