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By Asit K. Biswas (auth.), Cecilia Tortajada, Dogan Altinbilek, Asit K. Biswas (eds.)

One of the main debatable problems with the water zone in recent times has been the affects of enormous dams. Proponents have claimed that such constructions are necessary to meet the expanding water calls for of the realm and that their total societal merits a ways outweight the prices. against this, the rivals declare that social and environmental expenses of enormous dams a long way exceed their advantages, and that the period of development of enormous dams is over. a tremendous cause as to why there is not any consensus at the total merits of huge dams is simply because target, authoritative and entire reviews in their affects, specifically ten or extra years after their building, are conspicuous via their absence. This e-book debates impartially, comprehensively and objectively, the confident and adverse affects of enormous dams in accordance with proof, figures and authoritative analyses. those in-depth case experiences are anticipated to advertise a fit and balanced debate at the wishes, affects and relevance of huge dams, with case stories from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin the US.

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