Ecological impacts

Our research will demonstrate quantitatively how dams impact downstream ecology and ecosystem services, and demonstrate which types of dam operations and designs can most effectively balance human and environmental needs for water. Development of new ecological indicators will transform how trade-offs around dams are managed and negotiated.

The ecological impacts research is led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology The team includes;

Is the dam-age over? The growth of dam removals in America

By Barnaby Dye and François Edwards This week the BBC featured an article describing the largest-scale project of dam removal to date on the Klamath River in the Western USA. The project involves the gradual disassembling of four out of eight hydroelectric dams. These...