Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development
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There’s the old saying about never crossing the same river twice, and that’s truer now than ever. Rivers have change ..

Last Saturday, March 22 was World Water Day. This year’s theme was Water and Energy with a focus on addressing inequities ..

After a two-decade lull, a brisk building boom of hydropower mega-dams is underway from China to Brazil. Lured by the promise of ..

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Leerán esto en el gobierno? En @CFE? Las grandes presas no justifican su costo http://t.co/uRVQWkraC5

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

.@UniofOxford study of 245 large #hydro projects in 65 countries from 1934-07 shows 96% avg cost overun & 44% delay > http://t.co/X5b77DdA6y

.@UniofOxford study of 245 large #hydro projects in 65 countries from 1934-07 shows 96% avg cost overun & 44% delay > http://t.co/X5b77DdA6y

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Do massive dams ever make sense? http://t.co/rVbX9VTHZ1 The answer is 'mostly not' See paper in Energy Policy http://t.co/BSbpMk2Xvu

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Oxford study warns developing countries against dam projects; Dams Are Uneconomic http://t.co/ffpWKniTNC

"Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development”. Complete study: http://t.co/7hoj9otUgp

"Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development”. Complete study: http://t.co/7hoj9otUgp

Do massive dams ever make sense? BBC article on the pros & cons: http://t.co/GviOu0UOio (The Oxford study is here: http://t.co/U3eGwjVBNL)

Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development http://t.co/roByF6onot

Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development http://t.co/roByF6onot

Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development http://t.co/roByF6onot

#WorldWaterDay "Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development" Ansar et al http://t.co/rB9mdRqC1K

Should we build more large dams? Interesting new paper is triggering global discussion: http://t.co/jLtGMiHSIG #sustainability #water #dams

Large Dams Cost Twice Original Budget, via @BloombergNews http://t.co/3repeQEjKR Research in Energy Policy http://t.co/WDRAbW8iZx

RT @BahmanKashi: Interesting study on cost over-run and time over-run of large hydro projects. @BlavatnikSchool http://t.co/Ao1PdnUwZ6

This one is for my esteemed editor (not on twitter!) #icanhazpdf http://t.co/RGjDGh11VZ joshua.howgego [at] http://t.co/wLnOwFRwxy

il fallimento di un modello di sviluppo "megaprogetti - megaballe" http://t.co/asi786xUIJ

Study: large hydro projects globally show avg 96% cost overrun, 3x for 1/10 of projects http://t.co/WdZ5DgX88d High risk of costs > benefits

Most budgets "biased below actual costs" RT @ManuelasWeb: True cost of building #dams - Ag/energy impacts considered http://t.co/zs60zDZ5vR

In press: true costs of mega-dams. Mental bias => bad decisions, $ losers. http://t.co/cpJRrqQqDJ @gotoarun @daniel_c_miller @nature_brains

Sabían que 8 de 10 grandes #represas en el mundo exceden tiempo de construcción por planeación muy optimista? #Oxford http://t.co/iUzCGFHwfP

Otro dato de #represas: costos deberían ajustarse en 99% para compensar subestimaciones http://t.co/iUzCGFHwfP

Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development http://t.co/u1RZCwQ5pI

@renewanews @omkunta Dig Deeper! 56% due to approval of large-scale hydropower projects see http://t.co/2QmAnTHdpV

"overwhelming evidence that budgets are systematically biased below actual costs of large #hydropower #dams" http://t.co/VqOZIs0aQh

MT @rishirbhandary -overwhelming evidence budgets systematically biased below actual costs of large #hydropower #dams http://t.co/eOWOMky7Wi

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Should we build more large dams? The actual costs of hydropower megaproject development

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