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Eugene Simonov

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Eugene Simonov
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Eugene Simonov is the international coordinator of the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition.

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Eugene Simonov is the international coordinator of the Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB), which unites local communities and activists to protect transboundary rivers of the Eurasian continent. His work also focuses on the protection of freshwater ecosystems under the World Heritage Convention and other international mechanisms and on assisting civil society organization (CSO)-led environmental assessments in major river basins. He is currently overseeing PhD research at UNSW Canberra on the CSO-led river conservation through the lens of new globalization processes and geopolitical competition.

Ukraine War Environmental Consequences Work Group | 2022

Alexei Ovchinnikov speaks with Eugene Simonov, coordinator of UWEC Work Group’s team of experts, co-founder of the Green Silk Road Network, and foreign agent of the Russian Federation, about the Ukraine war’s direct and indirect impacts and future restoration plans.

Feature | May 2013

Eugene Simonov, winner of the Whitley Award, donated by The Shears Foundation, is working to keep rivers wild and free in Russia, Mongolia, China, and around the world. Narrated by Hugh Bonneville.

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