The Resource Impacts of large dams : a global assessment, Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas, editors, (electronic resource)

Impacts of large dams : a global assessment, Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas, editors, (electronic resource)

Label
Impacts of large dams : a global assessment
Title
Impacts of large dams
Title remainder
a global assessment
Statement of responsibility
Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas, editors
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the most controversial issues of the water sector in recent years has been the impacts of large dams. Proponents have claimed that such structures are essential to meet the increasing water demands of the world and that their overall societal benefits far outweight the costs. In contrast, the opponents claim that social and environmental costs of large dams far exceed their benefits, and that the era of construction of large dams is over. A major reason as to why there is no consensus on the overall benefits of large dams is because objective, authoritative and comprehensive evaluations of their impacts, especially ten or more years after their construction, are conspicuous by their absence. This book debates impartially, comprehensively and objectively, the positive and negative impacts of large dams based on facts, figures and authoritative analyses. These in-depth case studies are expected to promote a healthy and balanced debate on the needs, impacts and relevance of large dams, with case studies from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
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0
LC call number
TD195.D35
LC item number
I46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • SpringerLink
  • Tortajada, Cecilia
  • Altinbilek, Dogan
  • Biswas, Asit K
Series statement
Water Resources Development and Management,
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  • Dams
  • Dams
  • Dams
  • Dams
  • Talsperre
  • Auswirkung
  • Umweltschutz
  • Wasserkraftwerk
  • Talsperre
  • Auswirkung
  • Wirtschaft
  • Umweltschutz
  • Landschaftspflege
  • Umweltgefährdung
  • Wasserkraftwerk
Label
Impacts of large dams : a global assessment, Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas, editors, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impacts of Large Dams:A Global Assessment; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Impacts of Large Dams: Issues, Opportunities and Constraints; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Developments During the Post-1950 Period; 1.3 Developments During the Post-1975 Period; 1.4 Controversy During the Post-1985 Period; 1.4.1 Why This Controversy?; 1.5 Vested Interests; 1.6 Complex Issues with No Single Answer; 1.7 Climatic Differences; 1.8 Absence of Post-Construction Assessment of Dams; 1.9 World Commission on Dams; 1.10 Conclusions; References; Chapter 2: Indirect Economic Impacts of Dams
  • 2.1 Introduction2.2 Analytical Framework for the Estimation of Multipliers; 2.2.1 Input-Output (I/O) Models 1; 2.2.2 Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) Models; 2.2.3 Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models; 2.3 Choosing the Right Analytical Tool and the Analytical Models Used in the Case Studies; 2.4 Summary Results of Case Studies; 2.4.1 Multiplier Effects of the Bhakra Dam, India; 2.4.2 Multiplier Effects of the High Aswan Dam, Egypt; 2.4.3 Multiplier Effects of Sobradinho Dam and Cascade of Reservoirs in Brazil; 2.4.4 Value-Added Multipliers: A Comparison of the Case Studies
  • 2.5 ConclusionsReferences; Chapter 3: Resettlement Outcomes of Large Dams; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Theoretical Frameworks of the Resettlement Process; 3.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2 A Policy-Relevant Theoretical Framework of the Resettlement Process; 3.2.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2.2 The Four-Stage Framework; 3.2.2.3 Cernea's Impoverishment Risks and Reconstruction Model; 3.2.3 Combining the Two Analytical Frameworks with Contributions from Other Researchers; 3.3 The Magnitude of Resettlement and Resettlement Outcomes; 3.3.1 The Magnitude of Resettlement; 3.3.2 Resettlement Outcomes
  • 3.4 Why Impoverishing Outcomes Continue3.4.1 Introduction; 3.4.2 The Design of the 50 Dam Survey and the Nature of the Database; 3.4.3 Data Sources and Biases; 3.4.3.1 Data Sources; 3.4.3.2 Data Biases and Significance; 3.4.4 Resettlement Outcomes; 3.4.5 Outcome Changes over Time; 3.4.6 Why Success, Why Failure; 3.4.6.1 Introduction; 3.4.6.2 Capacity; 3.4.6.3 Adequacy of Funding; 3.4.6.4 Political Will; 3.4.6.5 Opportunities; 3.4.6.6 Resettler Participation in Project Planning; 3.4.6.7 Institutional Responsibility for Resettlement
  • 3.4.6.8 Unexpected Events and Resettler Ability to Compete with Host Populations and Immigrants3.4.7 Impoverishment Risks; 3.5 Improving Resettlement Outcomes; 3.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.2 Improving Living Standards; 3.5.3 Participatory Options Assessment; 3.5.4 Resettlers as Project Managers and Owners; 3.5.5 Specific Development Opportunities; 3.5.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.5.2 Irrigation and Associated Multiplier Effects; 3.5.5.3 Rain-Fed Agriculture; 3.5.5.4 The Reservoir Drawdown Area; 3.5.5.5 Reservoir Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture
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1 online resource (xiv, 407 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642235719
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773812752
  • (OCoLC)ocn773812752
Label
Impacts of large dams : a global assessment, Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas, editors, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impacts of Large Dams:A Global Assessment; Copyright Page; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Impacts of Large Dams: Issues, Opportunities and Constraints; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Developments During the Post-1950 Period; 1.3 Developments During the Post-1975 Period; 1.4 Controversy During the Post-1985 Period; 1.4.1 Why This Controversy?; 1.5 Vested Interests; 1.6 Complex Issues with No Single Answer; 1.7 Climatic Differences; 1.8 Absence of Post-Construction Assessment of Dams; 1.9 World Commission on Dams; 1.10 Conclusions; References; Chapter 2: Indirect Economic Impacts of Dams
  • 2.1 Introduction2.2 Analytical Framework for the Estimation of Multipliers; 2.2.1 Input-Output (I/O) Models 1; 2.2.2 Social Accounting Matrices (SAM) Models; 2.2.3 Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models; 2.3 Choosing the Right Analytical Tool and the Analytical Models Used in the Case Studies; 2.4 Summary Results of Case Studies; 2.4.1 Multiplier Effects of the Bhakra Dam, India; 2.4.2 Multiplier Effects of the High Aswan Dam, Egypt; 2.4.3 Multiplier Effects of Sobradinho Dam and Cascade of Reservoirs in Brazil; 2.4.4 Value-Added Multipliers: A Comparison of the Case Studies
  • 2.5 ConclusionsReferences; Chapter 3: Resettlement Outcomes of Large Dams; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Theoretical Frameworks of the Resettlement Process; 3.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2 A Policy-Relevant Theoretical Framework of the Resettlement Process; 3.2.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2.2 The Four-Stage Framework; 3.2.2.3 Cernea's Impoverishment Risks and Reconstruction Model; 3.2.3 Combining the Two Analytical Frameworks with Contributions from Other Researchers; 3.3 The Magnitude of Resettlement and Resettlement Outcomes; 3.3.1 The Magnitude of Resettlement; 3.3.2 Resettlement Outcomes
  • 3.4 Why Impoverishing Outcomes Continue3.4.1 Introduction; 3.4.2 The Design of the 50 Dam Survey and the Nature of the Database; 3.4.3 Data Sources and Biases; 3.4.3.1 Data Sources; 3.4.3.2 Data Biases and Significance; 3.4.4 Resettlement Outcomes; 3.4.5 Outcome Changes over Time; 3.4.6 Why Success, Why Failure; 3.4.6.1 Introduction; 3.4.6.2 Capacity; 3.4.6.3 Adequacy of Funding; 3.4.6.4 Political Will; 3.4.6.5 Opportunities; 3.4.6.6 Resettler Participation in Project Planning; 3.4.6.7 Institutional Responsibility for Resettlement
  • 3.4.6.8 Unexpected Events and Resettler Ability to Compete with Host Populations and Immigrants3.4.7 Impoverishment Risks; 3.5 Improving Resettlement Outcomes; 3.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.2 Improving Living Standards; 3.5.3 Participatory Options Assessment; 3.5.4 Resettlers as Project Managers and Owners; 3.5.5 Specific Development Opportunities; 3.5.5.1 Introduction; 3.5.5.2 Irrigation and Associated Multiplier Effects; 3.5.5.3 Rain-Fed Agriculture; 3.5.5.4 The Reservoir Drawdown Area; 3.5.5.5 Reservoir Capture Fisheries and Aquaculture
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 407 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642235719
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773812752
  • (OCoLC)ocn773812752

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