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The new great walls: a guide to China’s overseas dam industry
The new great walls: a guide to China’s overseas dam industry

1st November 2012

Organisation(s): International Rivers

Topic(s): Hydroelectricity

This is the second edition of International Rivers’ guide to the Chinese overseas dam-building industry. Since the first edition was published in 2008, China’s dam industry has continued to consolidate its position as the global leader in dam construction particularly hydropower dams.

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A risky climate for southern African hydro: assessing hydrological risks and consequences for Zambezi River basin dams
A risky climate for southern African hydro: assessing hydrological risks and consequences for Zambezi River basin dams

1st September 2012

Organisation(s): International Rivers

Topic(s): Hydroelectricity

This report, authored by Dr Richard Beilfuss, assesses hydrological risks for Zambezi River Basin dams. This study provides an early warning about what Southern Africa could be facing as it contemplates plans for more large hydropower dams in a time of climate change.

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3S rivers under threat: understating new threats and challenges from hydropower development to biodiversity and community rights in the 3S River Basin
3S rivers under threat: understating new threats and challenges from hydropower development to biodiversity and community rights in the 3S River Basin

1st April 2012

Organisation(s): International Rivers

Topic(s): Hydroelectricity, Renewables

This report, authored by Mark Grimsditch and co-launched by The 3S Rivers Protection Network and International Rivers, takes stock of the past problems with hydropower development in the Sesan, Srepok, and Sekong (3S) Rivers Basin. It maps out the policies, agendas, and actors shaping the region’s hydropower development, in order to fill information gaps and promote discussion about the future of the 3S rivers and the people who depend on the basin’s resources.

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Protecting rivers and rights: the World Commission on Dams recommendations in action briefing kit
Protecting rivers and rights: the World Commission on Dams recommendations in action briefing kit

1st July 2010

Organisation(s): International Rivers

Topic(s): Hydroelectricity, Renewables

The World Commission on Dams (WCD) resulted in guidelines for large dams to protect the rights of river-dependent communities. Ten years later, International Rivers published this briefing kit that provides concrete examples of where and how the WCD principles have been applied, and what happened when they were ignored.

The briefing kit explores six broad principles covered by the WCD, which encompass basic values of human rights and sustainable development that are essential to minimizing the negative impacts of large dams on people and the planet.

The ‘Energy and Water Options’ section includes examples of hydropower projects.

 

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