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Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety: A Comparative Study

Business & economics


by
Daniel D. Bradlow and Alessandro Palmieri

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 176 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


‘Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety’ was conceived and prepared in response to growing concern over the safety of dams. Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. A dam failure can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human life. For countries with large stocks of dams, the issue of dam safety is critical. The book examines the dam safety regulatory frameworks of 22 countries. It draws comparisons and highlights similarities among the various systems. Most important, it identifies essential elements, desirable features, and emerging trends for dam safety regulatory frameworks. The authors are leading experts in their fields. Daniel Bradlow is professor and director of the International Legal Studies Program at the Washington College of Law at American University and was a consultant to the World Commission on Dams. Alessandro Palmieri is Lead Dam Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Compliance Unit of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice Presidency at the World Bank. Salman Salman is Lead Counsel in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Group of the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency and has published extensively in the area of water law.

‘Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety’ was conceived and prepared in response to growing concern over the safety of dams. Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. A dam failure can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human life. For countries with large stocks of dams, the issue of dam safety is critical. The book examines the dam safety‚Ķ (more)

‘Regulatory Frameworks for Dam Safety’ was conceived and prepared in response to growing concern over the safety of dams. Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. A dam failure can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human life. For countries with large stocks of dams, the issue of dam safety is critical. The book examines the dam safety regulatory frameworks of 22 countries. It draws comparisons and highlights similarities among the various systems. Most important, it identifies essential elements, desirable features, and emerging trends for dam safety regulatory frameworks. The authors are leading experts in their fields. Daniel Bradlow is professor and director of the International Legal Studies Program at the Washington College of Law at American University and was a consultant to the World Commission on Dams. Alessandro Palmieri is Lead Dam Specialist in the Quality Assurance and Compliance Unit of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Vice Presidency at the World Bank. Salman Salman is Lead Counsel in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development and International Law Group of the World Bank’s Legal Vice Presidency and has published extensively in the area of water law.

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