The role of dams is changing dramatically with the world striving towards ‘zero carbon’, renewables integrating with hydropower, the climate becoming less predictable and food security being challenged. Today dams are being built, they are being re-operationalised and they are being knocked down.
This seminar series explores the findings of the FutureDAMS Research Consortium and draws on the experience of leading researchers to give their perspective on the technics and politics that shape decisions about dams and major water management infrastructure. FutureDAMS research has contributed to technical advances in assessing the costs and benefits of dams but has also revealed the limited ability of scientific analysis to guide the political actors who take decisions about selecting, designing and managing major investments in dams and water management.
The fortnightly seminars will connect you to world-leading theory and practice; we encourage you to be active participants and to send in your questions and thoughts in advance.
5th October, 15:00 – 16:30 UK
Integrating water-energy-food-environment planning for climate adaptation and resilience
19th October, 15:00 – 16:30 UK | REGISTER
John Matthews, Executive Director, AGWA
Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of Environment and Production Technology Division, IFPRI
Julien Harou, Chair in Water Engineering, University of Manchester
Chair: James Dalton, Director IUCN water programme
2nd November, 15:00 – 16:30 UK | REGISTER
- Joao Costa, Head of Sustainability, International Hydropower Association
- Mathaios Panteli, Assistant Professor, University of Cyprus
Chair: Judith Plummer Braeckman, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership