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Author Tilt, Bryan, 1974-

Title Dams and Development in China : the Moral Economy of Water and Power
Published New York : Columbia University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (281 pages)
Series Contemporary Asia in the World
Contemporary Asia in the world.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Abbreviations; 1. The Moral Economy of Water and Power; 2. Crisis and Opportunity: Water Resources and Dams in Contemporary China; 3. The Lancang River: Coping with Resettlement and Agricultural Change; 4. The Nu River: Anticipating Development and Displacement; 5. Experts, Assessments, and Models: The Science of Decision Making; 6. People in the Way: Resettlement in Policy and Practice; 7. A Broader Confluence: Conservation Initiatives and China's Global Dam Industry; Conclusion: The Moral Economy Revisited; List of Chinese Terms; Notes
Summary China is home to half of the world's large dams and adds dozens more each year. The benefits are considerable: dams deliver hydropower, provide reliable irrigation water, protect people and farmland against flooding, and produce hydroelectricity in a nation with a seeimingly insatiable appetite for energy. As hydropower responds to a larger share of energy demand, dams may also help to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels, welcome news in a country where air and water pollution have become dire and greenhouse gas emissions are the highest in the world. Yet the advantages of dams come at a
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Subject Dams -- Social aspects -- China -- Yunan Xian.
Economic development -- Social aspects -- China.
Energy policy -- China.
Hydroelectric power plants -- China.
Watershed management -- China.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 023153826X (electronic bk.)
9780231538268 (electronic bk.)