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
Date Written: March 18, 2014
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
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