Lost in Development ’ s Shadow : The Downstream Human Consequences of Dams

@inproceedings{Richter2010LostID,
  title={Lost in Development ’ s Shadow : The Downstream Human Consequences of Dams},
  author={Brian D. Richter and Sandra L Postel and Carmen Revenga and Thayer Scudder and Bernhard Lehner},
  year={2010}
}
The World Commission on Dams (WCD) report documented a number of social and environmental problems observed in dam development projects. The WCD gave particular emphasis to the challenges of properly resettling populations physically displaced by dams, and estimated the total number of people directly displaced at 40-80 million. Less attention has been given, however, to populations living downstream of dams whose livelihoods have been affected by dam-induced alterations of river flows. By… CONTINUE READING