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Authoritative report by the World Commission on Dams providing the first comprehensive global and independent review of the performance and impacts of dams, and presenting a new framework for water and energy resources development. The Commission presents evidence of exactly why nations decide to build dams and how dams can affect human, plant and animal life, for better or for worse. Also included is an agenda of seven strategic priorities and corresponding criteria and guidelines for future decision-making.
Water, development and large dams; global review - performance of large dams; global review - planning and institutional arrangements; global review - options for water and energy development; enhancing human development; strategic priorities - a new policy framework; criteria and guidelines; an agenda for change.
.."a sizable, diverse report, rich with figures, specific examples, and detailed descriptions. It is a resource for understanding the full scope of impacts that management decisions can have and for fitting individual decisions into an international context." -- Environmental Practice