A new report on the effectiveness of large dams (Ansar et al) gained a lot of international press recently. The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and its partners are working extensively around water and energy related issues and large dams feature prominently in our work particularly in the Mekong.
The new report asked the question “Should we build more large dams”. In celebration of World Water Day (March 22), we asked this to a number of different thought leaders to stimulate discussion and dialogue around this issue.
See below for brief excerpts from each of our respondents.
Akosombo Dam, Ghana. Photo: Camilla Zanzanaini/Bioversity International