FutureDAMs researchers Pon Souvannaseng and David Hulme are convening a panel at the Development Studies Association Conference. The panel will also include papers from FutureDAMS researchers. The conference runs from 19-21st June at the Open University in Milton Keynes.

The panel will take placeĀ at 3:30p.m. on Wednesday 19th June in the Christodoulou Meeting Room East, Room 11.

Abstract:

This innovative paper panel, convened by the FutureDAMS consortium, will bring together biophysical and social scientific research to analyse the global phenomenon of hydro-infrastructure expansion and examine how it can be made more environmentally, socially and economically just and sustainable.

 

Papers:

The legacy of the World Commission on Dams as a science-policy interface

Christopher Schulz (University of Cambridge) & Bill Adams (University of Cambridge)

 

Desecuritising Himalayan river basins: the contribution of multi-stakeholder dialogues

Douglas Hill (University of Otago)

 

When a dam failed: political ecology of Xepian-Xenamnoy dam bust in Laos

Soyeun Kim (Sogang University)

 

Dams, migration, and agricultural productivity: evidence from Ghana

Roshan Adhikari (University of Manchester), Ralitza Dimova (University of Manchester), Timothy Foster (University of Manchester) & Thomas Higginbottom (University of Manchester)

 

The politics of dams: a framework

Barnaby Dye (University of Manchester) & Tom Lavers (University of Manchester)

 

Blaming the weather, blaming the people

Vanessa Boanada Fuchs (University of St.Gallen)

 

Global discourses and local impacts; hydropower governance in Darjeeling Himalayas

Rinchen Lama (University of Reading)

 

Understanding China’s hydropower development under the institutionalized governance process of policy coevolution – a case study of Nuozhadu mega-dam in China

Yan Zhang (University of Cambridge)

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