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Skanska gives reasons for withdrawing from Ilisu
14 December, 2000

World Commission on Dams launches final report...
14 December, 2000

Placing Risks in perspective
14 December, 2000
Should dams be modified for the probable maximum flood? If benefit-cost ratios, construction accidents and increased occurrence of annual downstream flood losses are taken into consideration, the answer may well be no

Laying down the law for hydro power
14 December, 2000
What does the future hold for hydro power? Using examples from the UK and the European Union, Mark Raymont and Peter Cassidy assess the effects of energy policy on the development of hydroelectric schemes

A milestone… or a millstone
14 December, 2000
No matter how much you think you know about dams, you cannot read the World Commission on Dams’ final report and keep your assumptions intact. This is the belief of the WCD chairman. But will the Commission’s report be a milestone for dams or a millstone around the industry’s neck? Suzanne Pritchard reports

Final curtain for the World Commission on Dams
05 December, 2000
Report from the offical launch of the World Commission on Dams' final report. London, UK, 16 November 2000

A win-win situation
14 November, 2000
The discovery of archeological remains at a dam site may strike fear through a project developer’s heart: delays and project budgets will be at the forefront of his mind. But the effective implementation of cultural heritage management could make this ill-fated find a lucrative way to enrich a country’s coffers. Jamie Skinner explains how

Keeping the faith
15 September, 2000
At the World Hydro Forum members of the industry tried to puzzle their way out of the ethical conundrum which dams worldwide are facing. Suzanne Pritchard reports

Cleaning up hydro’s act
14 August, 2000
With the revelation that hydro reservoirs can produce greenhouse gases, more research is now needed to determine whether hydro is still among the best developmental choices a country can make in order to produce power and reduce global warming. Gemma Newman reports

The final consultation
11 May, 2000
Vietnam was the venue for the World Commission on Dams’ last regional consultation. Here the Commission gives an insight into the discussion which took place

The Ilisu forum
13 April, 2000
The proposed Ilisu dam in Turkey has been the subject of much public debate. Here opponents and proponents of the scheme give their side of the story

Ensuring the sustainability of dams worldwide
15 March, 2000
Increased technical knowledge has helped to minimise the risk of dam failures, says Thomas Vladut. He now believes that increased knowledge about the environmental impacts of dams will ensure the sustainability of projects in a post-WCD world

Earthquake team reports from Turkey and Taiwan
10 February, 2000
Tim Courtney, Colin Taylor and Paul Greening report from Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team visits to Turkey and Taiwan, following the recent large earthquakes

Canadian and Indian co-operation focuses
10 February, 2000
Employees from BC Hydro of Canada have been helping their Indian colleagues to prioritise dam safety and risk analysis. Warren Bell and Niels Nielsen describe the training which provided the foundations for developing new dam safety guidelines in India

Sharing dam experiences
12 January, 2000
In preparation of its final report, the World Commission on Dams heard from dam opponents and proponents when it convened in Cairo recently. As the Commission works towards its deadline of August 2000 it is still urging the dams industry to become involved

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