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News New WWF Report: "Seven Sins of Dam Building" released on the occasion of World Water Day

Today is World Water Day, and on this occasion WWF launches a new report criticizing dam projects worldwide that continue to violate fundamental sustainability criteria.

In the WWF report, “Seven Sins of Dam Building,” numerous dam projects planned or under construction are given a failing review by the conservation organization. Aside from the internationally controversial Belo Monte (Brazil) and Xayaburi (Laos) dams, European projects, such as in Austria (Kaunertal) and Montenegro (Moraca), are also on the list. WWF calls for a better use of existing EU and international standards when planning dams to ensure their sustainability.

Contact information ANGELA KLAUSCHEN | Senior Water Policy Officer | WWF International - Mediterranean Programme | Via Po 25c, 00198 Rome, Italy (email: )
Phone: +39 06 84497335 | Mobile: +39 3452972856 | Skype: aklauschen |
News type Inbrief
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Source of information WWF
Keyword(s) dams
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News date 22/03/2013
Working language(s) ENGLISH