Ending the Flood of Megadams

Bent Flyvbjerg and Atif Ansar, 2014, "Ending the Flood of Megadams," The Wall Street Journal, March 18.

5 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2016

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Atif Ansar

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: March 18, 2014

Abstract

Emerging economies including Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Pakistan have begun to build large hydroelectric dams, after a decade-long lull in construction worldwide. But these projects come in late and over budget, over and over again — and a new survey from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School of 245 large dams built on every continent in the world since 1934 shows just how dismal their track record is.

Keywords: energy policy, energy planning, dams, hydroelectric power, development policy, development planning, management, planning

Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent and Ansar, Atif, Ending the Flood of Megadams (March 18, 2014). Bent Flyvbjerg and Atif Ansar, 2014, "Ending the Flood of Megadams," The Wall Street Journal, March 18. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2723310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2723310

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

Atif Ansar

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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