AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Anticipation, significance and response to ecosystem impacts of large dams

by Christopher Clarke

Institution: University of Cape Town
Degree: M.Phil.
Year: 2000
Keywords: Environmental and Geographical Science
Record ID: 1418711
Full text PDF: http://uctscholar.uct.ac.za/PDF/103442_Clarke_C.pdf


Bibliography: leaves 21-23. This paper provides a brief overview of the context, scope, methodology and salient findings emerging from a survey of 125 large dams in 52 countries world-wide. This global Cross-Check Survey was one of four key work programme components integral to the world Commission on Dams, initiated in Gland, Switzerland in 1997. In particular the paper gives a brief overview of some of the key issues responsible for significant ecosystem impacts and highlights key responses practices in a variety of different regions and countries world-wide.