|Institution:||University of Cape Town|
|Keywords:||Environmental and Geographical Science|
|Full text PDF:||http://hdl.handle.net/11180/7159|
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.