Dams for the 21st Century

by Jan A. Veltrop, Harza Engineering Co, Chicago, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management and Urban Water Resources


Water shortages around the world are mounting. Construction of dams, development of groundwater and improvement of irrigation practices are necessary to increase water supplies. Vast quantities of renewable and nonpolluting hydropower remain to be developed. Major constraints on the development of dams and hydropower are identified. Environmental and social impacts need to be addressed. Actions to be implemented by the profession are presented.

Subject Headings: Dams | Hydro power | Water resources | Power plants | Water supply | Groundwater management | Water shortage | Infrastructure construction

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