7199. Better decision-making about large dams with a view to sustainable development

Upon request of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the NCEA has analysed trends in the context of large dam proposals and their implications for the effectiveness of the current dam planning and asssessment systems.  

Advisory reports and other documents

11 Nov 2016: Other
DSU Letter to FMO Stakeholder Consultation Hydropower
22 Dec 2016: Advisory review
Advice on better decision-making about large dams
01 Jun 2017: Advisory review
2nd edition Advice on better decision-making about large dams

Significant details

Based on its analysis, the NCEA has developed options for donors to help improve the quality of these processes, so that these may contribute more to sustainable development. DGIS has also requested the NCEA to submit views to a public consultation done by development bank FMO on this topic. The NCEA has based its analysis of this dynamical topic on input from international experts and on literature. After publication of the first version, the NCEA decided that some parts of the advice were unnecessarily suggestive and needed rewording without changing the nature of the advice. To that end, a second edition of the advice has been published. Users are therefore requested to refer the second edition, as it is clearer.

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Cyrille Arnould
Johannes Geert Grijsen
Joerg Hartmann, PhD
Deepa Joshi
Arnoud Keizer
Jan-Joost Kessler
Jean Roger Mercier
Robert Robelus, MSc
Jamie Skinner

Technical secretary: Sibout Nooteboom

Further details

Last modified: 19 Mar 2019