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Dams and Development

A New Framework for Decision-Making

by The World Commission on Dams

  • 379 Want to read
  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Earthscan Publications Ltd. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dams & reservoirs,
  • Development studies,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Water And Marine Resources Management,
  • Public Policy - General,
  • Rivers,
  • Dams,
  • Technology,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Public Policy - Regional Planning,
  • Natural Resources,
  • Law / Environmental,
  • Environmental Conservation & Protection - General,
  • Nature,
  • Engineering - Hydraulic,
  • Politics - Current Events

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8981530M
    ISBN 101853837970
    ISBN 109781853837975

    Get this from a library! Dams and development in China: the moral economy of water and power. [Bryan Tilt] -- China is home to half of the world's large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland. Hydropower dams and social impacts: a sociological perspective (English) Abstract. Why is the construction of hydropower dams, which generate energy that is renewable and cleaner than oil, coal, or nuclear power, increasingly attacked in the press and assaulted by many critics? The answer, a good part of it, is that the environmental Cited by: Journal. The bi-monthly International Journal on Hydropower & Dams features research papers, case studies, project updates, business and financial news, and policy papers aiming to help advance the state-of-the-art of dam engineering and hydropower development. The Garland Science website is no longer available to access and you have been automatically redirected to INSTRUCTORS. All instructor resources (*see Exceptions) are now available on our Instructor instructor credentials will not grant access to the Hub, but existing and new users may request access student .


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Dams and Development by The World Commission on Dams Download PDF EPUB FB2

A new book, Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power, by Sanjeev Khagram, tells the detailed story." (Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and U.N.

high commissioner for human rights, and currently the executive director of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative, in a speech to the American Sociological Association, Cited by: This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with environmental and social issues during the planning, design and management of dams.

It is designed as an informative learning tool for decision-makers and technical practitioners. The Compendium covers 9 topics selected by the multistakeholder Dams and Development published: 18 May, Dams and Development Paperback – January 1, by Khagram Sanjeev (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating4/5(1).

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 review of the performance and impacts of dams - presents a new framework for water and energy resources development - develops.

Allen F. Isaacman, Regents Professor of History at the University of Minnesota and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Western Cape, is the author of seven books, including the co-authored (with Barbara Isaacman) Dams, Displacement, and the Delusion of Development, winner of the ASA Book Prize (formerly Herskovits Award) and the AHA Dams and Development book Prize in African Cited by: Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making is vital reading on 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.

Dams and Development: Transnational Struggles for Water and Power. Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development. The present paper is a summary of the final report produced by the World Commission on Dams, which was published in November A full copy of the report titled Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision- Making, can be obtained from bookshops or Earthscan Publications Ltd, Pentonville road, London N1 9JN, Size: KB.

ii Dams and Development: A New Framework for Decision-Making As one who authorised the next stage of one of the largest dams in the Southern Hemi-sphere I can argue that nations build large dams for sound reasons.

Dams store, use and divert water for consumption, irrigation, cooling, transportation, construction, mills, power and recreation. Download the WCD Final ReportThe World Commission on Dams issued this report, which contains a comprehensive review of dam building and a framework for planning water and energy projects while protecting people from the negative impacts of such development.

Dams continue to be one of the most controversial topics in the water sector—there has been much debate about the benefits and impacts of dam projects. Dams and Development: A Source of Information, Guidance, and Weblinks Related to Planning and Implementing Dam Projects | Asian Development BankAuthor: Jeremy Bird.

About the book. Description. Dams, People and Development: The Aswan High Dam Case covers the issues concerning Aswan High Dam. Comprised of nine chapters, the book encompasses topics such as engineering, environmental implications, and hazards.

This in-depth study of the region examines the dominant developmentalist narrative that has surrounded the dam, chronicles the continual violence that has accompanied its existence, and gives voice to previously unheard narratives of forced labor, displacement, and historical and contemporary life in the dam’s shadow.

Dams and Development is a highly readable and wide-ranging account of hydropower development in China, providing insights on topics ranging from the relationship between state capitalism and the building of dams, to new data on the effects of resettlement on livelihoods, attitudes and social networks, his reflections as an anthropologist on bringing.

Excellent book about the history of dams and "development" in Mozambique in the colonial and post-colonial eras. The book includes firsthand narratives of those most affected by the dam projects, including those were displaced to other areas/5.

In this book, Sanjeev Khagram traces changes in our ideas of what constitutes appropriate development through the shifting transnational dynamics of big dam construction. Khagram tells the story of a growing, but contentious, world society that features novel and increasingly efficacious norms of appropriate behavior in such areas as human Cited by:   Dams and Development is a highly readable and wide-ranging account of hydropower development in China, providing insights on topics ranging from the relationship between state capitalism and the building of dams, to new data on the effects of resettlement on livelihoods, attitudes and social networks, his reflections as an anthropologist on bringing /5(3).

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This book is a great introduction to the issues surrounding hydropower development in China. Tilt takes a critical but level-headed approach, guiding the reader through the history of dam development in China and around the world and then into the places where dams are changing people's lives in southwest China/5.

Brand new Book. Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century/5(10). Agriculture Handbook Ponds—Planning, Design, Construction Figure 1 Typical embankment and reservoir An embankment pond (fig.

1) is made by building an embankment or dam across a stream or watercourse where the stream valley is depressed enough to permit storing 5 feet or more of water. The land slope may range from gentle to Size: 1MB. Dams, People and Development: The Aswan High Dam Case covers the issues concerning Aswan High Dam.

Comprised of nine chapters, the book encompasses topics such as engineering, environmental implications, and hazards. Chapter 1 talks about the second dam at Aswan, while Chapter 2 deals with the controversies regarding the Edition: 1.

Sanjeev Khagram, Dams and Development. Transnational Struggles for Water and Power. New York, Cornell University Press, “Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this [ ]. ISBN Dams and Development in China  is a succinct and very useful introduction to the complex issue of hydroelectric development in China’s strategic southwestern region.

Geopolitically, the Nu and Lancang rivers, the focus of the book’s case studies, drain through several southeast Asian countries. The debate about dams is a debate about the very meaning, purpose and pathways for achieving development.

Through its Global Review of the performance of dams, the Commission presents an integrated assessment of when, how and why dams succeed or fail in. Dams, Displacement and the Delusion of Development: Cahora Bassa and Its Legacies in Mozambique, - ; Allen F.

Isaacman and Barbara S. Isaacman ; Book; Published by: Ohio University Press; Series: New African Histories. Supported by detailed case studies of real-world dam projects, including the Aswan High Dam in Egypt and the Three Gorges Dam in China, this book examines some of the major issues and impacts associated with dams and hydropower today.

Sidebars, fact boxes, and quotes illuminate the problems and benefits of this type of development. Purchase Dams, Dam Foundations, and Reservoir Sites - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Using the case of the Chixoy Hydroelectric Dam in Guatemala, constructed between andthis book examines the effects of displacement on the former residents of Río Negro, a community forcibly evicted and nearly eliminated by the military and paramilitary.

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Sanjeev Khagram, Dams and Development. Transnational Struggles for Water and Power. New York, Cornell University Press, “Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Of late they have become a lightning rod for challenges to this Continuer la lecture de Books: Dams. Small dams and irrigation schemes also increase malaria risk, but to date no systematic analyses of the cumulative impact exists.

The World Commission on Dams (WCD ) concluded that large dams should be a development opportunity for all, not a privileged few. New ways of conceptualizing and managing water resource systems can help achieve.

By the s, dams became internationally synonymous with modernity and economic development. Pros of dam-building The “Benefits and Concerns about Dams” report, published by the International Commission on Large Dams infound that the single biggest use of water worldwide was agricultural irrigation.

Get this from a library. Dams and development: relevant practices for improved decision-making: a compendium of relevant practices for improved decision-making on dams and their alternatives.

[UNEP Dams and Development Project. Secretariat.; UNEP Dams and Development Project.;] -- This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with. A dam can be a central structure in a multipurpose scheme designed to conserve water resources on a regional basis.

Multipurpose dams can hold special importance in developing countries, where a single dam may bring significant benefits related to hydroelectric power production, agricultural development, and industrial growth.

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A dam is any barrier that holds back water; dams are primarily used to save, manage, and/or prevent the flow of excess water into specific regions. In addition, some dams are used to generate hydropower. This article examines man-made dams but dams can also be created by natural causes like mass wasting events or even animals like the : Amanda Briney.

Book Description. The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice.

Nonetheless, public concern about the impacts of dams on salmon was growing. Inauthor Murray Morgan expressed this concern in a book about the Columbia and dams: “The [salmon life cycle] is centuries old. This may be its last century. The dams men set in place across the Columbia may end the run.

The fish cannot jump over the dams. To meet energy needs, economic developers in South America have proposed hydroelectric dams, with currently built or under construction, in the Amazon basin—the largest and most complex.Get this from a library!

Dams and development: transnational struggles for water and power. [Sanjeev Khagram] -- Big dams built for irrigation, power, water supply, and other purposes were among the most potent symbols of economic development for much of the twentieth century.

Of late they have become a.Yanguoxia, and Bapanxia Multipurpose Dams in Gansu Province, the Zhanxi Reservoir in Hunan Province, and the Three Gorges Project. Background Briefing BeforeChina had no more than 40 small hydroelectric dams and only a handful of large-scale reservoirs.

In the early s, the stage was set for a dramatic development of the country’s File Size: KB.