By Waltina Scheumann,Oliver Hensengerth

The international fee on Dams (WCD) document (2000) “Dams and improvement: a brand new Framework for Decision-Making” set a landmark within the ongoing controversy over huge dams. Now that greater than ten years have handed, one has to gain that the WCD norms subject. despite the fact that, their genuine likelihood of turning into applied will depend on even if their center values, strategic priorities and directions are authorized via nationwide decision-makers and are translated into authentic guidelines and practices. The book’s significant situation is whether or not the large hydropower states have more suitable their criteria for setting and resettlement, and no matter if overseas criteria are utilized or exist in simple terms on paper.


The introductory and synthesis chapters current the methodological process and talk about the findings. different chapters research alterations in dam regulations within the immense hydropower states Brazil, China, India and Turkey; the position of non-governmental agencies in advocating opposed to the Turkish Ilisu Dam undertaking at the Tigris River; the techniques of overseas Rivers and international flora and fauna Fund for Nature within the worldwide hydropower video game; the guidelines of the German govt and its positioning within the dam debate, and the engagement of chinese language actors in development the Bui Dam (Ghana) and the Kamchay Dam (Cambodia).

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