All FutureDAMS journal articles, working papers, pre-prints and briefings are available below. Wherever possible, we make our research open access, but if you’re unable to download a paper, please contact us.


Journal Articles

DateAuthor(s)Title/Summary JournalOpen AccessDownload
01/2022Schulz and SkinnerHydropower benefit-sharing and resettlement: A conceptual reviewEnergy Research & Social ScienceYesDownload
01/2022Akpoti, Higginbottom, Foster, Adhikari and ZwartMapping land suitability for informal, small-scale irrigation development using spatial modelling and machine learning in the Upper East Region, GhanaScience of The Total EnvironmentNoDownload
11/2021DyeUneven convergence in India’s development cooperation: the case of concessional finance to AfricaThird World QuarterlyNoDownload
09/2021Basheer, Nechifor, Calzadilla, Siddig, Etichia, Whittington, Hulme & Harou Collaborative management of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam increases economic benefits and resilienceNature CommuicationsYesDownload
09/2021Dye, Schindler and RwehumbizaThe political rationality of state capitalism in Tanzania: Territorial transformation and the entrepreneurial individualArea Development and PolicyNoDownload
08/2021Akpoti, Higginbottom, Foster, Adhikari and ZwartMapping land suitability for informal, small-scale irrigation development using spatial modelling and machine learning in the Upper East Region, GhanaScience of the Total EnvironmentNoDownload
07/2021Acreman, Smith, Charters, Tickner, Opperman, Acreman, Edwards, Sayers and ChivavaEvidence for the effectiveness of nature-based solutions to water issues in AfricaEnvironmental Research LettersYesDownload
05/2021Gonzalez, Matrosov, Obuobie, Mul, Pettinotti, Gebrechorkos, Sheffield, Bottacin-Busolin, Dalton, Smith and HarouQuantifying Cooperation Benefits for New Dams in Transboundary Water Systems Without Formal Operating RulesFrontiers in Environmental Science (Water and Wastewater Management)YesDownload
04/2021Gebrechorkos, Pan, Lin, Pritchard, Forsythe, Fowler and SheffieldModelling hydrological droughts and floods in the Volta Basin, West Africa EGU General AssemblyYesDownload
01/2021Higginbottom, Adhikari, Dimova, Redicker and FosterPerformance of large-scale irrigation projects in sub-Saharan AfricaNature SustainabilityYesDownload
10/2020Wheeler, Jeuland, Hall, Zagona & WhittingtonUnderstanding and managing new risks on the Nile with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance DamNature CommunicationsYesDownload
10/2020Schulz and AdamsIn search of the good dam: contemporary views on dam planning in Latin AmericaSustainability ScienceYesDownload
10/2020Hurford, McCartney, Harou, Dalton, Smith and OdadaBalancing services from built and natural assets via river basin trade off analysisEcosystem ServicesYesDownload
09/2020Basheer, Wheeler, Elagib, Zagona, Abdo and HarouFilling Africa’s Largest Hydropower Dam Should Consider Engineering RealitiesOne EarthNoDownload
10/2020Hurford, Harou, Bonzanigo, Ray, Karki, Bharati, ChinnasamyEfficient and robust hydropower system design under uncertainty - A demonstration in NepalRenewable and Sustainable Energy ReviewsYesDownload
07/2020Gonzalez, Tomlinson, Harou, et al.Spatial and sectoral benefit distribution in water-energy system designApplied EnergyYesDownload
06/2020Geressu, Siderius, Harou, Kashaigili, Pettinotti, ConwayAssessing river basin development given water-energy-food-environment interdependenciesEarth's FutureYesDownload
05/2020Forsythe, Pritchard, and FowlerApplying the climatic water balance to the Volta basin as an accounting framework to aid policy makers in understanding climate pressures on the water-energy-food (W-E-F) nexusEGU General Assembly 2020YesDownload
05/2020Etichia, Martinez, Harou and PanteliAssessment of soft and hard linking approaches of integrated water-energy simulationEGU General Assembly 2020YesDownload
04/2020Markkanen, Plummer Braeckman & SouvannasengMapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in low and lower-middle income countriesGreen FinanceYesDownload
03/2020DyeIdeology matters: Political machinations, modernism, and myopia in Rwanda's electricity boomEnergy Research & Social ScienceNoDownload
03/2020Harou, Matthews, Smith et al. Water at COP25: Resilience enables climate change adaptation through better planning, governance and financeProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water ManagementYesDownload
02/2020Khadem, Rougé and HarouWhat do economic water storage valuations reveal about optimal vs. historical water management?Water Resources and EconomicsYesDownload
01/2020Patel, Shakya and RaiClimate finance for hydropower - Incentivising the low carbon transitionIIEDYesDownload
01/2020Tomlinson, Arnott and HarouA water resource simulator in PythonEnvironmental Modelling & SoftwareYesDownload
12/2019Erfani, Pachos and HarouDecision-Dependent Uncertainty in Adaptive Real-Options Water Resource PlanningAdvances in Water ResourcesNoDownload
12/2019HarouTowards a national water resources planning framework in EnglandProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water ManagementYesDownload
12/2019Knox, Tomlinson, Harou, Meier, Rosenberg, Lund and RheinheimerAn open-source data manager for network modelsEnvironmental Modelling & SoftwareYesDownload
10/2019Machingura, Nyamwanza, Hulme and StuartClimate information services, integrated knowledge systems and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentSustainable EarthYesDownload
09/2019Zhou, Panteli, Wang and MancarellaQuantifying the System-Level Resilience of Thermal Power Generation to Extreme Temperatures and Water ScarcityIEEE Systems JournalNoDownload
09/2019VosperBuilding a UK climate impacts and risk assessment communityWeatherYesDownload
08/2019DyeContinuity or Change in the Infrastructure Turn? Reform of the Technicians’ Realm in a World Bank DamEuropean Journal of Development ResearchNoDownload
08/2019Geressu and HarouReservoir system expansion scheduling under conflicting interestsEnvironmental Modelling & SoftwareYesDownload
08/2019Martínez Ceseña, Panteli, Mutale, Mancarella, Tomlinson and HarouIntegrated Energy-Water Model for Interdependent Storage, Run-of-River and Pump HydropowerIEEEYesDownload
07/2019Schultz and AdamsDebating dams: The World Commission on Dams 20 years onWIREs WaterNoDownload
06/2019Martínez Ceseña, Good, Panteli, Mutale and MancarellaFlexibility in Sustainable Electricity Systems: Multivector and Multisector Nexus PerspectivesIEEENoDownload
03/2019Nechifor and WinningGlobal crop output and irrigation water requirements under a changing climateHeliyonYesDownload
11/2018Boyd, Calel, Chapman, Dessai, Dima-West, Fowler, James, Maraun, Martius, Senior, Sobel, Stainforth, Tett, Trenberth, van den Hurk, Watkins, Wilby and ZenghelisStorylines: an alternative approach to representing uncertainty in physical aspects of climate
Climatic ChangeYesDownload
10/2018Khadem, Rougé, Harou, Hansen, Medellin-Azuara and LundEstimating the Economic Value of Interannual Reservoir Storage in Water Resource SystemsWater Resources ResearchYesDownload
06/2018Erfani, Pachos and HarouReal-Options Water Supply Planning: Multistage Scenario Trees for Adaptive and Flexible Capacity Expansion Under Probabilistic Climate Change UncertaintyWater Resources ResearchYesDownload
05/2018Knox, Meier, Yoon and HarouA python framework for multi-agent simulation of networked resource systemsEnvironmental Modelling & SoftwareYesDownload
02/2018Narasimhan, Gilbert and ElsenbroichAn Integrated Model to Assess the Impacts of Dams in Transboundary River BasinsUniversity of SurreyYesDownload

Open access working papers

Number/DateAuthor(s)Title/Summary Download
017/2021SaklaniAnti-dam struggles and the technopolitics of hydropower: the case of Arun-III in NepalDownload
016/2021DyeMeeting Africa’s Latest Dam Builders: The Indian Ex-Im Bank, ‘Entrepreneurial’ Companies and the Outcomes of South-South CooperationDownload
15/2021Lavers, Terrefe and GebresenbetPowering development: the political economy of electricity generation in the EPRDF’s EthiopiaDownload
14/2021DyeUneven convergence in development? The case of India’s lines of credit to AfricaDownload
13/2021DyeStructural reform and the politics of electricity crises in Ghana: tidying whilst the house is on fire?Download
12/2021Plummer Braeckman and MarkkanenPerceptions of risk in relation to large hydropower projects: a finance perspectiveDownload
11/2020Markkanen, Plummer Braeckman and SeegaAn analytical framework for understanding risk and risk mitigation in the context of financing large hydropower projects in low- and lower-middle income countriesDownload
10/2020Vaughan and GebremichaelResettlement of Gumuz communities around Ethiopia's Blue Nile damDownload
09/2020Whittington and SmithThe ex-ante economic analysis of investments in large dams: a brief historyDownload
08/2020Chemouni and DyeThe contradictions of an aspiring developmental state: energy boom and bureaucratic independence in RwandaDownload
07/2020Plummer Braeckman, Markkanen and SouvannasengMapping the evolving complexity of large hydropower project finance in low and lower-middle income countriesDownload
06/2019DyeWhat holds back dam building? The role of Brazil in the stagnation of dams in TanzaniaDownload
05/2019DyeDam building by the illiberal modernisers: ideology and changing rationales in Rwanda and TanzaniaDownload
04/2019Hay, Skinner and NortonDam-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: A Literature ReviewDownload
03/2019Markkanen and Plummer BraeckmanFinancing sustainable hydropower projects in emerging markets: an introduction to concepts and terminologyDownload
02/2019Darko et alThe context and politics of decision making on large dams in Ghana: an overviewDownload
01/2019Lavers and DyeTheorising the political economy of dams: towards a research agendaDownload

Policy resources

01/2021Hulme and DyeEngaging stakeholders in water-energy-food-environment systems assessment and planning: A FutureDAMS guideA guide to considering development options across water, energy, food and environment systems with a broad range of stakeholders
07/2020DyeRwanda's Electricity Boom and the Danger of Too Much PowerThe Policy Practice Working Paper with policy conclusions for donors and governments in Africa regarding expnasion of the power sector
01/2020Patel, Shakya and RaiClimate finance for hydropower. Incentivising the low-carbon transitionIIED's Issue Paper on climate funding for sustainable hydropower projects to support the transition to a low-carbon future
12/2019Patel, Shakya and RaiHow climate finance can help repurpose hydropowerIIED's Briefing on how policy can enable the shift to clean energy by mobilising climate funds for hydropower projects
17/2018SkinnerGender considerations in the
restoration of livelihoods: resettlement from hydropower