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Dams and Development Project


The development and management of water and energy resources address the full range of options and are attained through institutionalised participatory and transparent decision-making processes to achieve sustainable outcomes that benefit all.


Promote improved decision-making, planning and management of dams and their alternatives building on the World Commission on Dams core values and strategic priorities and other relevant reference materials through promoting multistakeholder dialogue at national, regional and global levels and producing non-prescriptive tools to help decision-makers.

Last Publications
Proceedings of the 5th Dams Development Forum Meeting
Final report of Phase 2
Confluence no 10
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Dams and Development:
relevant practices for improved decision-making
compendium cover
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