Letter in Science: Appeal to Factor Cultural Cost in Dam Development

Family to be relocated by the Renaissance Dam on the Nile in Ethiopia © J.C. Veilleux 2012 In response to recent discourse in Science's Magazine that discuss economic, biodiversity, and political impacts of wide-spread and large-scale dam development on the world's most iconic tropical rivers: the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong in article by Winemiller et. al Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong in January 2016 and feature article by Erik Stokstad Power Play on the Nile in February 2016: in March 2016, Dr. Elizabeth Anderson and I published a letter in Science to appeal readers and researchers to more seriously consider the cultural costs of development. In our l

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