Assessing the impacts of large dams

Cecilia Tortajada | Hydropower and Dams, 2009

In terms of water infrastructure, hydropower development is not a major option in most developed countries, because most of the economic sites have already been developed or are in the process of being developed. In developing countries, strong opposition from social and environmental activists has hindered hydropower development, despite their overall benefits to the society as a whole.

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