Dams and development: relevant practices for improved decision making

United Nations Environment Programme (2007)

This is a compilation of relevant practices of dealing with environmental and social issues during the planning, design and management of dams. It is designed as an informative learning tool for decision-makers and technical practitioners. The Compendium covers 9 topics selected by the multistakeholder Dams and Development Forum. It discusses the state of the art regarding dealing with the topics around the world. It shows how they are captured by regulatory frameworks and provides a number of examples illustrating how they have been implemented on the ground.

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