June 20th, 2015


Big Day at the Esporão

11.00 am/ 6.00 pm – Save the Tua from the Tower

Organization: Herdade do Esporão

Registrations and informations HERE


May 30th, 2015


Descent the Tua River in raft/kayak

10.00 am – River beach in Brunheda

02.30 pm – Demonstration at the Tua

Organization: Clube de Canoagem de Águas Bravas de Portugal,Grupo Tamecanos de Mondim de Basto e Rios Livres – GEOTA
Registrations and informations HERE


May 16th, 2015


“IV Week of Enterpreneurship and Rural Development” at Mirandela

Professional School of Agriculture and Rural Development of Carvalhais/Mirandela

10.00 am – Market of local and regional products

02.30 pm – Conference/Workshop “ What sustainable development model for the Tua Valley and Alto Douro?”
Paulo de Morais
TIAC – Transparência e Integridade Associação Cívica

João Roquette
Quinta dos Murças – Grupo Esporão

João Joanaz de Melo
GEOTA – Platform Save the Tua

Maria do Rosário D’ Araújo
Casa dos Araújos – Turismo Rural

João Pedro Menéres
Quinta do Romeu – Soc. Clemente Menéres

07.00 pm – Degustation of Wines and Olive Oils

Douro and Trás-os-Montes Region

09.30 pm – Movie Session “DamNation”

Organization: Platform Save the Tua, Rios Livres – GEOTA e Escola Profissional de Agricultura e Desenvolvimento Rural de Carvalhais/Mirandela
Informations: HERE


Maio 9th, 2015 


Walking along the Tua railway line: From Castanheiro to Fiolhal (5 km)

Organization: Associação Juvenil Amigos do Cáster
Informations and registration HERE


Maio 2nd, 2015


“II Entrar na Linha” –  08.30 am – Intervention raid between Romeu and Cortiços

Organization: Movimento Cívico pela Linha do Tua
Informations and registrations HERE


March 3rd, 2015


NEPA Journeys- Programme here

Hour: 2.45 pm

Location: Auditório de Ciências Florestais, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

Invited guest: João Joanaz de Melo


January 8th, 2015


Plenary voting of the Petição n.º 274/XII/2.ª – Manifesto pelo Vale do Tua

Hour: 3.00 pm

Location: Portuguese Parliament


June 19th, 2014 


On June 19th, at 05.00 pm, the Platform organized a press conference to raise awareness for this cause, at Fábrica Braço de Prata, in Lisbon.



05.00 pm: Official presentation of the videoclip of the music for the Tua, from various artists

05.15 pm: Press Conference

Invited guests:

– João Joanaz de Melo (Platform Save the Tua)

– Lawyers for the Tua

– João Roquette (Wine producer of Esporão/Quinta dos Murças)

– Mateus Nicolau de Almeida (Wine Producer and oenologist of Muxagat)

– Other institutions members and personalities that support the cause

06.30 pm: Presentation of wines (Assobio e Muxagat)

07.30 pm: DamNation Documentary

10.00 pm: Music concert



March 12th, 2014


Tua Valley: Short-film documentary projection

Hour: 07.00 pm
Location: FNAC, Norte Shopping (Matosinhos)
Organization: PAN

Programme here.

Photos here.



February 21st, 2014 


National Forum of Civil Society NetworksISCTE

On February 20th and 21st, the first edition of the National Forum of Civil Society Networks took place at ISCTE-IUL, under the thematic “The challenges of portuguese civil society face to the social and economic scenario and future development agenda post-2015”, with the purpose of increasing the debate of a cross-section of society.

On the February 21st, at 10.30 am there was a meeting about environmental issues with João Camargo of LPN and Vice-President Of the Platform Save the Tua.

The speech of João Camargo was about the challenges and difficulties of the Platform Save the Tua concerning the National Dam Program, focusing issues such as the uselessness of the Foz Tua dam for the current consumption of energy in Portugal, the irreversible impacts of the dam on all levels, culturally, socially, ecologically and economically and also the presentation of alternatives to the NDP that benefit the Portuguese people.

At the end, there was time for the participants to speak out about the issues discussed.

Photos here.



January 30th, 2014 


The exhibition “O Tua é teu!” inspired a talk/debate/dinner were stories and memories were told and, most important, it was a place to learn how to contribute to the preservation of one of the most beautiful rivers in Portugal!


With Mário Sousa (author of the exhibition), António Manuel (History teacher from Mirandela), João Joanaz de Melo, (spokesperson of the campaign “Save the Tua”) and Agostinho Pereira de Miranda (representing the movement “Lawyers for the Tua”).


More info here.

café 100 Artes



January 25th, 2014 


Meeting at the Tua Valley to clarify the impacts of the dam.

Download of the programme here.

Convite_25 Janeiro



Since January 10th of 2014 to February 6th, 2014


Photography exhibition “O Tua é teu”.

10 photos of Mário Sousa “…the way as i have seen this place, as i felt it, simple photos with much feeling, because i am a passionate by the railways…”

Location and organization : Café 100 Artes, at Rua dos Fanqueiros, 162, 1100-232 Lisbon

More info here.



January 20th, 2014


On the January 20th the Professor João Joanaz de Melo was invited to the program “Olhos nos Olhos, hosted by Medina Carreira, on TVI 24 channel, at 09.30 pm.

Full program here.



December 12th, 2013


On December 12th of 2013, the Platform Save the Tua presented the campaign Save the Tua. The event took place at the Auditorium of the Luso-American Foundation, from 10.00 am until 01.00 pm. See program here under.


The campaign Save the Tua has the purpose of raising public awareness about the economic, environmental and social costs of the dam, showing that there is no reasonable ground to justify the destruction of the Tua Valley, part of the portuguese legacy and identity. On the morning of thursday was presented a plan of activities to mobilise public opinion about all the ecological, financial and social costs of the Foz Tua dam planned by EDP.


On this meeting, was also presented the movement of lawyers named “Lawyers for the Tua”, which have been in charge of the legal representation of the Platform. Among its members we name the former President of the Lawyers Bar Association, Augusto Lopes Cardoso, the lawyers Agostinho Pereira de Miranda and Manuel Magalhães e Silva and the professors Lebre de Freitas, Elizabeth Fernandez and Almeida Ribeiro.




Download of the programme here

Download of the invitation here