No other infrastructure has attracted more criticism than large reservoir-based hydropower and multi-purpose dams. Their detrimental social and ecological effects make them especially contentious, with opponents and proponents often unable to reach compromise solutions. In December 2000, the World Commission on Dams (WCD) proposed a new framework for decision-making in its report of the same name (WCD 2000), and this has become a landmark for sustainable practices.
|Title of host publication||Evolution of Dam Policies|
|Subtitle of host publication||Evidence from the Big Hydropower States|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|