A global boom in hydropower dam construction

  title={A global boom in hydropower dam construction},
  author={Christiane Zarfl and Alexander E Lumsdon and J{\"u}rgen Berlekamp and Laura Tydecks and Klement Tockner},
  journal={Aquatic Sciences},
Human population growth, economic development, climate change, and the need to close the electricity access gap have stimulated the search for new sources of renewable energy. In response to this need, major new initiatives in hydropower development are now under way. At least 3,700 major dams, each with a capacity of more than 1 MW, are either planned or under construction, primarily in countries with emerging economies. These dams are predicted to increase the present global hydroelectricity… 
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