The world is experiencing a dam building boom. According to research by my guest today, David Hulme, there are plans underway around for the construction of over 3,700 new dams around the world. This explosion in dam building comes after a period in which there was a lull in the construction of new dam projects.
So what accounts for this new interest in dams? Where are these new dams being built? Do dams contribute to sustainable development or do they detract from it?
We discuss these questions and more in this episode.