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000020687 020__ $$a9783642235702
000020687 041__ $$aEnglish
000020687 082__ $$a627.8 TOI
000020687 100__ $$aTortajada, C.
000020687 245__ $$aImpacts of Large Dams: A Global Assessment
000020687 260__ $$c2012
000020687 260__ $$bSpringer
000020687 300__ $$a407 p.
000020687 507__ $$areceived through DG
000020687 520__ $$aOne of the most controversial issues of the water sector in recent years has been the impacts of large dams. Proponents have claimed that such structures are essential to meet the increasing water demands of the world and that their overall societal benefits far outweight the costs. In contrast, the opponents claim that social and environmental costs of large dams far exceed their benefits, and that the era of construction of large dams is over. A major reason as to why there is no consensus on the overall benefits of large dams is because objective, authoritative and comprehensive evaluations of their impacts, especially ten or more years after their construction, are conspicuous by their absence. This book debates impartially, comprehensively and objectively, the positive and negative impacts of large dams based on facts, figures and authoritative analyses. These in-depth case studies are expected to promote a healthy and balanced debate on the needs, impacts and relevance of large dams, with case studies from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America.
000020687 653__ $$aPolitical science
000020687 653__ $$aPublic policy
000020687 653__ $$aCity planning
000020687 653__ $$aUrban development
000020687 653__ $$aEnvironmental
000020687 653__ $$aPublic health
000020687 653__ $$aEnvironmental conservation & protection
000020687 700__ $$aAltinbilek, D.
000020687 700__ $$aBiswas, A. K.
000020687 700__ $$aeds
000020687 8564_ $$uhttp://books.google.com.np/books?id=9x71c7RqfJYC$$y
000020687 921__ $$a-- $$d.
000020687 980__ $$aBOOK