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Title (Primary) Neglected values of major water engineering projects: ecosystem services, social impacts, and economic valuation
Title (Secondary) Society - Water - Technology : a critical appraisal of major water engineering projects
Author Hansjürgens, B.; Droste, N.; Tockner, K.;
Publisher Hüttl, R.F.; Bens, O.; Bismuth, C.; Hoechstetter, S.;
Journal Water Resources Development and Management
Year 2016
Department OEKON;
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T34;
Keywords Major water engineering projects; Dams; Ecosystem services; Social impacts; Economic valuation; Ecological trade-offs; Distributional impacts; World Commission on Dams; Benefits; Costs
UFZ wide themes RU6
UFZ inventory Halle, Bibliothek, 00502344, 15-0701
Abstract Major water infrastructure projects like dams can provide substantial benefits such as food and drinking water security, hydropower generation, and flood control. But these benefits may come at a (too) high cost of large scale ecological alterations or adverse social impacts such as involuntary resettlements. If these costs are neglected, an investment decision will hardly be efficient. In this chapter, we will stress the necessity to make these “neglected values” visible and demonstrate how this can be achieved through economic valuation.
ID 16777
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=16777
Hansjürgens, B., Droste, N., Tockner, K. (2016):
Neglected values of major water engineering projects: ecosystem services, social impacts, and economic valuation
In: Hüttl, R.F., Bens, O., Bismuth, C., Hoechstetter, S. (eds.)
Society - Water - Technology : a critical appraisal of major water engineering projects
Water Resources Development and Management
Springer, Cham [u.a.], p. 65 - 79