Toward a Social and Environmental History of the Building of Cahora Bassa Dam

@article{Isaacman2000TowardAS,
  title={Toward a Social and Environmental History of the Building of Cahora Bassa Dam},
  author={A. Isaacman and C. Sneddon},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={597 - 632}
}
This paper examines the intertwined social and environmental histories of the Cahora Bassa dam constructed on the Lower Zambesi River in Mozambique. A basic premise of this historical analysis is that social and ecological sustainability are necessarily linked. We trace the transformations wrought by Cahora Bassa and the devastating effects on peasant communities inundated by the dam's reservoir, on down-river communities and on the ecosystems of the Lower Zambesi. The grandiose aims of the… Expand
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