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Document Type(s):Journal Article
Article/Chapter Title:World Commission on Dams Launched
Author(s):International Rivers Network
Date of Publication:1998
Issue:16 February
Annotation:This press release from February 16, 1988 announces the launch of the World Commission on Dams (WCD), a twelve member, international commission established to review the social, economic, and environmental costs and benefits of the world’s dams. It reports that NGOs and dam-opponents marked the launch of the WCD by increasing their demands for a moratorium on large-dam building.
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