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Main Title Dams and development : a new framework for decision-making : the report of the World Commission on Dams.
CORP Author World Commission on Dams.
Publisher Earthscan,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 45487858
ISBN 1853837970; 9781853837975; 1853837989; 9781853837982
Subjects Dams. ; Dams--Environmental aspects. ; Barrages. ; Développement conomique et social. ; Ecosystèmes. ; Ressources énergétiques. ; Waterbouwkunde. ; Dammen (waterbouw) ; Watergebruik. ; Rivieren. ; Dammbau.--(DE-588)4010974-4
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EJAM  TC540.W67 2000 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 03/23/2001 STATUS
Collation xxxvii, 404 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
"November 2000." Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-343) and index.
Contents Notes
"By the year 2000, the world had built more than 45,000 large dams to irrigate crops, generate power, control floods in wet times and store water in dry times. Yet, in the last century, large dams also disrupted the ecology of half the world's rivers, displaced tens of millions of people from their homes and left nations burdened with debt. Their impacts have inevitably generated growing controversy and conflicts. Resolving their role in meeting water and energy needs is vital for the future and illustrates the complex development challenges that face our societies." "The Report of the World Commission on Dams: is the product of an unprecedented global public policy effort to bring governments, the private sector and civil society together in one process; provides the first comprehensive global and independent reivew of the performance and impacts of dams; presents a new framework for water and energy resources development; and develops an agenda of seven strategic priorities and corresponding criteria and guidelines for future decision-making." "Challenging our assumptions, the Commission sets before us the hard, rigorous and clear-eyed evidence of exactly why nations decide to build dams and how dams can affect human, plant and animal life, for better or for worse. Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making is about the future of dams as well as the changing development context where new voices, choices and options leave little room for a business-as-usual scenario."--Jacket.