The current debate on dams has become dogmatic, sometimes emotional, and counterproductive. There is no single solution which could be valid for a heterogeneous world, in which there is a great variety of climatic, physical, social, economic and environmental conditions, as well as institutional, technical and management capacities. There are also differing institutional and legal frameworks for managing water, and levels of development and available technology. A systematic approach is needed, where the main objectives of water developments are first identified. Solutions should then be case-specific, and these could vary from one location to another, or even at the same location over time.
Rosario Sanchez, Laura Rodriguez and Cecilia Tortajada, 2018, Journal [...]
Edited by World Water Council, 2018, Springer Nature, Singapore, 279 pages
Cecilia Tortajada and Victor Fernandez, Chapter of the book 'Global W [...]