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

1st July 2010

Topic(s): Renewables, Hydroelectricity

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

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