The Socio-Economic Impacts of Aged-Dam Removal: A Review

Perera, Duminda and North, Taylor, (2021). The Socio-Economic Impacts of Aged-Dam Removal: A Review. Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 9(10), 62-78

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    Author Perera, Duminda
    North, Taylor
    Title The Socio-Economic Impacts of Aged-Dam Removal: A Review
    Appearing in Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection
    Volume 9
    Issue No. 10
    Publication Date 2021-10-22
    Place of Publication Wuhan
    Publisher Scientific Research
    Start page 62
    End page 78
    Language eng
    Abstract Water storage dams worldwide are ageing, and many will reach the end of their designed lifespan by the middle of the 21st century. Some of these dams will likely need to be removed. While dam construction impacts have been widely discussed, dam removal impacts on society and the economy need to be synthesized and considered in the ageing dams’ decision-making process. This paper summarizes dam removal impacts on the local economy and industry, culture, history and heritage, property value, recreation, aesthetics, and disaster avoidance from identified studies worldwide. It demonstrates that these impacts may vary depending on geography and between developed and developing countries. It concludes that dam removal should consider the cost, environmental, and the socio-economic impacts while including all stakeholders who could be positively and negatively impacted by dam removal.
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.4236/gep.2021.910005
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