Environmental Aspect of Success in Dam Engineering Projects

Pouya Amirsayafi


The present paper investigates the effects of dams on environment. First, some of definitions have been provided and then the destructive effects are presented by category. Some environmental challenges and solutions will be discussed. Afterwards, the environmental legislation of dams in Australia and some example solutions are presented, and benefits of dams have also been noted, in order to compare them properly. Finally some solutions regarding reducing environmental effects of dams are suggested.


dams, environment, fish habitat, reservoirs

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