The Valbona River: A Rural Albanian Community’s Struggle for Survival in the Face of Hydropower Plant Construction

“When hiking through the country, if you come across a stream or river, you must always cough before you get to it. This is so you warn the zanat (fairies) of your approach, so you don’t scare them.” This was the stern warning of Pellumb, our 2-meter tall guide, as we stomped wearily through the … Continue reading The Valbona River: A Rural Albanian Community’s Struggle for Survival in the Face of Hydropower Plant Construction