Modeling the costs and benefits of dam construction from a multidisciplinary perspective.

  title={Modeling the costs and benefits of dam construction from a multidisciplinary perspective.},
  author={Philip Hofmeister Brown and Desir{\'e}e D. Tullos and Bryan Tilt and Darrin Magee and Aaron T. Wolf},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  volume={90 Suppl 3},
Although the benefits of dam construction are numerous, particularly in the context of climate change and growing global demand for electricity, recent experience has shown that many dams have serious negative environmental, human, and political consequences. Despite an extensive literature documenting the benefits and costs of dams from a single disciplinary perspective, few studies have simultaneously evaluated the distribution of biophysical, socio-economic, and geopolitical implications of… CONTINUE READING
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