The International Day of Action against Dams, for Rivers, Water and Life was inspired and maintained by the participants of the First International Meeting of People Affected by Dams that took place in March, 1997 in Curitiba, Brazil. Representatives from twenty countries decided that the International Day of Action would fall on 14 March, Brazil’s Day of Action against Large Dams. One of the goals for the Day of Action is to build and strengthen regional and international networks within the international anti-dam movement. The aim of the Day is to raise voices in union against destructive water development projects, reclaim the health of rivers and watersheds, and demand for equitable and sustainable management of waterways. Activists of the movement have achieved several real results. In particular, in the United States there have been removed two dams 60 m high, in Sweden there was adopted a law that prohibits to build dams more than 15 m high.