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NilsDroste

Nils Droste

Principal Investigator | Associate Senior Lecturer

NilsDroste

Neglected Values of Major Water Engineering Projects: Ecosystem Services, Social Impacts, and Economic Valuation

Author

  • Bernd Hansjürgens
  • Nils Droste
  • Klement Tockner

Editor

  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • Oliver Bens
  • Christine Bismuth
  • Sebastian Hoechstetter

Summary, in English

Major water infrastructure projects like dams can provide substantial benefits such as food and drinking water security, hydropower generation, and flood control. But these benefits may come at a (too) high cost of large scale ecological alterations or adverse social impacts such as involuntary resettlements. If these costs are neglected, an investment decision will hardly be efficient. In this chapter, we will stress the necessity to make these “neglected values” visible and demonstrate how this can be achieved through economic valuation.

Publishing year

2016

Language

English

Pages

65-78

Publication/Series

Water Resources Development and Management

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

Springer Open

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1614-810X
  • ISSN: 2198-316X
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-18970-3
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-18971-0