Dam Engineering Essay by The Research Group

Dam Engineering
Examination of the ethical, environmental, social, economic & regulatory issues of dam building around the world. Discusses problems & benefits, examples (focusing on Egypt's Aswan Dam).
# 13229 | 2,475 words | 27 sources | 1997 | US


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"ETHICAL ISSUES OF DAMS
Introduction
With the possible exceptions of enterprises involving nuclear-fission or the incineration of hazardous wastes, no more socioculturally incendiary undertaking can be announced than the intention to construct a dam and reservoir project across a free-flowing stream. The ethical outrage heaped on sponsors of new projects is rivaled by the same antagonists' dyspepsia over sad outcomes at past reservoirs, whose dams' eventual removals with repairs of former conditions have been demanded by friends of the environment.

Explored here are current and past professional standards involving choices between right and wrong (i.e., ethics) that have been breached among politicians, economists, engineers, or..."

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