Greetings! Welcome to the Dam and Reservoir Impact and Information Archive. Herein you'll find information on dams, water diversions, impoundments, and hydroelectric projects and their impacts around the world.
This archive will eventually include social, economic, political, ecological, geological, etc. information gleaned from a variety of sources, including refereed journals, "grey" literature, and magazine and newsletter articles.
Information is organized by geographic area, by project, and by impact type, and by whether it is at this site, or at another link.
We also have an some activist's information packages :
The newsgroup soc.culture.nepal used to carry frequent references to Nepal's now cancelled Arun3 cascade dam project. They may have info on the new huge Pancheshwar project.
Yonder be a big mess: construction zone...
Groundwater Recharge US Bureau of Reclamation Cornell Law Library BC Department of Environment Finland's Vuotos Reservoir Greece Peru Paraguay-Argentina Salmon Page Australia's Lake Pedder Lessons from the Russian and California Experience Narmada + Tehri
***under construction: let the reader beware! ;)*****
Sources Freshwater Institute + Can J. Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences D. Rosenberg, R.A. Bodaly, and P.J. Usher's excellent paper -> Environmental Impact of Large-Scale Hydroelectric Projects: Is Anybody Listening? Books & Articles "Cadillac Desert" Sean McCutcheon on James Bay Boyce Richardson's work (film and book) Ali Kazimi's films Michael Poslun's "Journey of the Odeyak" Drew Bodaly's "Floodtide" Goldmith and Hildyard's "Environmental and Social Impacts Earthscan + Energy Proble and Probe International's publications. IRN's films + publications. Pat McCully's book. David Suzuki Institute & Foundation's book. Book on KCP (Talonbooks) Seismic Problems Downstream impacts Upstream impacts The Frazer, Salmon and KCP Phytoplankton impacts Rudd, Kelly, Reid & Hecky's greenhouse gas revelations Impact on fish stocks Habitat fragmentation: Roads and Power Lines Yegang Wu & colleagues' "Environmental Impacts of the Three Gorges Project" (in Mandarin) Carrier-Cheslatta Nation & the Kemano projects The Sami and Vuotos The Adivasis and Narmada The Himba The Scandinavian and Canadian Experience with Mercury Cree of Northern Quebec Cree of Northern Manitoba Burma's Peoples and the Salween projects. True economic costs of dams The Effects of the Bennett Dam on the Mackenzie Delta & Estuary Mississippi Delta Problems Other film on James Bay Other film on Narmada CBC film on Norther MB Cree Anoxia and Eutrophication in the North America, Europe, and Asia Chad Day & Frank Quinn's book. Changes to Species Composition and Decrease Species Richness Salinification of Water Tables and Irrigated Farmland Aswan High Dam Innu Nation & Churchill Falls and Muskrat 2 projects Lake Volta Narmada Bachao Andolan Dams on the Danube Three-Gorges Lessons from Estuarine Oceanography SE Asian Dams: Salween Projects Nepal: Arun 3 Tibetan Projects Laotian Projects Indonesian and Malaysian Projects Thailand: Vietnam: The Aluminum Connection: the work of Jennifer Gitlitz Food Stocks Depleted/ Loss of Arable Lands Water Conservation A word on fishers Forest losses Info. from the World Bank ***under construction***************
North Wind Information Services, Inc., is offering the James Bay Publication Series. This collection of peer-reviewed technical papers covers four series:
For more information contact:
Carol Karamessines, Editor-in-Chief North Wind Information Services, Inc. C.p. 38, succ. place du Parc Montreal, Quebec Canada H2W 2M9
More projects will be added as time and equipment permits. There is a lot of more information in hard copy form. If you want to add to this archive, have comments, or want information on a project you don't see mentioned, please send email to:
Donations to this project can be sent to:
Dam-Reservoir Working Group,
Rm. 326 Unicentre,
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Any cheques should be made out to "Coalition to Preserve James Bay".