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To Dam or Not to Dam

Synopsis
Focuses on the findings of the World Commission on Dams, launched by Nelson Mandela in November 2000. Visits three countries to investigate the effects of the dams built there. In Brazil and Thailand local people were found not to have been consulted, and not to have benefited from the dams, which destroyed their livelihoods. Norway, by contrast, has been successfully building dams with minimal adverse effects for the last hundred years. This seems to be due to a combination of full accountability on decisions made, public participation in policy-making and innovative solutions to the threat of environmental degradation.
Series
Earth Report, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. min.
Year of production
2000
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £30.00 (+VAT inc. p&p) UK education
Notes
Broadcast on BBC World from 13/11/00.
Subjects
Development studies; Environmental science
Keywords
dams; environmental issues

Production Company

Name

Television Trust for the Environment

Notes
Now known as TVE

Sponsor

Name

BBC World Service

Distributor

Name

TVE

Email
General email: tve@tve.org.uk.Sales and outreach: distribution@tve.org.uk
Web
http://tve.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+ 91 (11) 26 410 684
Address
46 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ
Notes
TVE works with partners globally to produce films on environment and development issues, as well as health and human rights. Most of the 600 films are available for sale on DVD for educational use. Previously known as Television Trust for the Environment.

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