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Analyses the structure of the decision making process for water resource and energy development planning, and the planning, implementation and governance and assets when a large dam is selected as the best development option.
* 'This thorough analysis of the social impacts of large dams...serves as an extension of the report on the World Commission on Dams...[and] while criticizing the past and current practices Scudder has positive practical recommendations' Journal of the American Water Resources Association * 'A valuable reminder of the dangers of destroying sustainable rural societies largely to support unsustainable cities or large dam industries' Nature * 'For policy makers responsible for global water and energy planning...[and] a rich resource for researchers' Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development * 'The author is the undisputed world leader in this subject... The treatment is authoritative and magisterial' Robert Goodland * 'Scudder has stepped out of his role as one of the World Commission on Dams' chorus to provide a solo performance that none could control or predict' Kader Kamal * The definitive text on large dams - the world's single most controversial, divisive and expensive development issue - essential reading
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