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Opposition to Large Dams
Opposition to Dams
The people’s movement against large dams is comprised of thousands of environmental and human rights groups on all the world’s continents except Antarctica. This movement is not just anti–dam; it advocates for more sustainable, equitable and efficient technologies and management practices for rivers, and more transparent and democratic decision–making processes for river projects. Struggles which started with the aim of improving resettlement or stopping a specific dam have matured into movements advocating an entirely different model of development. Transparent decision–making is now seen by many dam opponents as being as important as the decisions themselves.
International Anti–Dam Movement
Rivers for Life Proceedings: A report on Proceedings from the Second International Meeting of Dam–Affected People and their Allies, held in Thailand in 2003.