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Water Resources Development and Management

Large Dams

Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities and Free Flowing Rivers

Authors: Scudder, Thayer

  • Reflects the current global interest in large dams, including the long-term analysis of their negative impacts 
  • Based on pioneering and unique research highlighting how large dams provided for river basin development 
  • Discusses concerns about the magnitude of the socio-economic and environmental costs of large dams
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About this book

This book highlights the first comparative long-term analysis of the negative impacts of large dams on riverine communities and on free-flowing rivers in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Following the Foreword by Professor Asit K. Biswas, the first section covers the 1956–1973 period, when the author believed that large dams provided an exceptional opportunity for integrated river basin development. In turn, the second section (1976–1997) reflects the author’s increasing concerns about the magnitude of the socio-economic and environmental costs of large dams, while the third (1998–2018) discusses why large dams are in fact not cost-effective in the long term.

About the authors

Prof. Thayer Scudder is an Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the California Institute of Technology, USA. He is a leading World authority on dams and is the former Commissioner of the World Commission on Dams. His research interests are in the area of socioeconomic impacts of large dams, regional development, and community-based natural resource management.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction of the Book

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 1-26

  • 1956–1973: I Believe Large Dams Provide an Exceptional Opportunity for Integrated River Basin Development

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 27-96

  • The International Research Activities of the Institute for Development Anthropology and Increasing Concerns About the Socio-Economic and Environmental Costs of Large Dams for Free Flowing Rivers and Riverine Communities: 1976–1995

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 97-215

  • My Increasing Disillusionment with the Planning, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Large Dams, Especially as Illustrated by The World Bank—The Largest and Most Influential Financier of Large Dams

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 217-247

  • Summary

    Scudder, Thayer

    Pages 249-253

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2550-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2549-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large Dams
Book Subtitle
Long Term Impacts on Riverine Communities and Free Flowing Rivers
Authors
Series Title
Water Resources Development and Management
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2550-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2550-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2549-6
Series ISSN
1614-810X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 284
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
Topics