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dc.creatorWinemiller, K.O.
dc.creatorMcIntyre, P.B.
dc.creatorCastello, L.
dc.creatorFluet-Chouinard, E.
dc.creatorGiarrizzo, T.
dc.creatorNam, S.
dc.creatorBaird, I.G.
dc.creatorDarwall, W.
dc.creatorLujan, N.K.
dc.creatorHarrison, I.
dc.creatorStiassny, M.L.J.
dc.creatorSilvano, R.A.M.
dc.creatorFitzgerald, D.B.
dc.creatorPelicice, F.M.
dc.creatorAgostinho, A.A.
dc.creatorGomes, L.C.
dc.creatorAlbert, J.S.
dc.creatorBaran, E.
dc.creatorPetrere Jr, M.
dc.creatorZarfl, C.
dc.creatorMulligan, M.
dc.creatorSullivan, J.P.
dc.creatorArantes, C.C.
dc.creatorSousa, L.M.
dc.creatorKoning, A.A.
dc.creatorHoeinghaus, D.J.
dc.creatorSabaj, M.
dc.creatorLundberg, J.G.
dc.creatorArmbruster, J.
dc.creatorThieme, M.L.
dc.creatorPetry, P.
dc.creatorZuanon, J.
dc.creatorTorrente Vilara, G.
dc.creatorSnoeks, J.
dc.creatorOu, C.
dc.creatorRainboth, W.
dc.creatorPavanelli, C.S.
dc.creatorAkama, A.
dc.creatorvan Soesbergen, A.
dc.creatorSáenz, L.
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-02T12:59:11Z
dc.date.available2018-08-02T12:59:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier3915_2016_Winemiller_Balancing.pdf
dc.identifier.citationScience, 351(6269): 128-129
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/465
dc.description.abstractThe worlds most biodiverse river basins (the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong) are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity and critically important fisheries. Powerful new analytical tools and high-resolution environmental data can clarify trade-offs between engineering and environmental goals and can enable governments and funding institutions to compare alternative sites for dam building. Current site-specific assessment protocols largely ignore cumulative impacts on hydrology and ecosystem services as ever more dams are constructed within a watershed. To achieve true sustainability, assessments of new projects must go beyond local impacts by accounting for synergies with existing dams, as well as land cover changes and likely climatic shifts. The authors call for more sophisticated and holistic hydropower planning, including validation of technologies intended to mitigate environmental impacts."
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dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.sourceScience
dc.titleBalancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWinemiller, K.O. et al. (2016). Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong. Science, 351(6269): 128-129
dc.description.versionPeer Review
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystems
cg.contributor.crpAAS
cg.coverage.regionAfrica
cg.coverage.regionAsia
cg.coverage.regionSouth America
cg.description.wfprogramsandthemesResilient Small-Scale Fisheries
cg.identifier.worldfish3915
cg.subject.agrovocbiodiversity
cg.subject.agrovocfisheries
cg.subject.agrovocfreshwater
cg.subject.agrovochydroelectric power
cg.subject.agrovocwatersheds
cg.contributor.affiliationTexas A&M University
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFish
cg.identifier.statusOpen access
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexed
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorBaran, E.
cg.description.themeResilient small-scale fisheries


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