Cultural costs of tropical dams

Published on Apr 8, 2016in Science41.04
· DOI :10.1126/science.352.6282.159
Elizabeth P. Anderson5
Estimated H-index: 5
(FIU: Florida International University),
Jennifer C. Veilleux4
Estimated H-index: 4
(FIU: Florida International University)
Recent pieces in Science rightly call for greater examination of the environmental, political, and economic trade-offs of tropical dams. In his Feature news story “Power play on the Nile” (26 February, p. [904][1]), E. Stokstad explores political uncertainties of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance
  • References (3)
  • Citations (5)
Published on Jan 2, 2015in Journal of Intercultural Studies
Mohan Ambikaipaker1
Estimated H-index: 1
Since the 1990s, and currently in state discourses of free-market integration, ruling Southeast Asian elites have deployed the narrative of Asian cultural ascendance – ‘Asian values’ discourse — as an explanation for Southeast Asian developmental exceptionalism. Ruling elites continue to push for a social consensus that mobilizes neoliberal capitalist subject-formation as the proper postcolonial nation-building teleology. However, my reading of the widely performed contemporary plays, Family, an...
Published on Jan 1, 2014
Patricia Álvarez-Loayza1
Estimated H-index: 1
Diana Alvira1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 11 AuthorsErnesto Ruelas Inzunza6
Estimated H-index: 6
Published on Jan 1, 2000
Ian Baird1
Estimated H-index: 1
Natural resource "co-management" is the cooperative and participatory process of regulatory decisionmaking among representatives of user-groups, government agencies and researchers. Between 1993 and 1998, 63 villages in Khong District, Champasak Province, southern Lao PDR, established co-management regulations to sustainably manage and conserve inland aquatic resources, including fisheries, in the Mekong River, streams, backwater wetlands, and rice paddy fields. Local government has endorsed the...
Cited By5
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Nature Geoscience14.48
Jennifer L. Best50
Estimated H-index: 50
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
The world’s big rivers and their floodplains were central to development of civilization and are now home to c. 2.7 billion people. They are economically vital whilst also constituting some of the most diverse habitats on Earth. However, a number of anthropogenic stressors, including large-scale damming, hydrological change, pollution, introduction of non-native species and sediment mining, challenge their integrity and future, as never before. The rapidity and extent of such change is so great ...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Science Advances
Elizabeth P. Anderson5
Estimated H-index: 5
(FIU: Florida International University),
Clinton N. Jenkins25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Duke University)
+ 10 AuthorsHernán Ortega8
Estimated H-index: 8
Andes-to-Amazon river connectivity controls numerous natural and human systems in the greater Amazon. However, it is being rapidly altered by a wave of new hydropower development, the impacts of which have been previously underestimated. We document 142 dams existing or under construction and 160 proposed dams for rivers draining the Andean headwaters of the Amazon. Existing dams have fragmented the tributary networks of six of eight major Andean Amazon river basins. Proposed dams could result i...
Published on Jul 1, 2017in Scientometrics2.77
Jianping LiXiaolei19
Estimated H-index: 19
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Yongjia Xie4
Estimated H-index: 4
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsYuanping Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Research funding is a significant support for the development of scientific research. The inequality of research funding is an intrinsic feature of science, and policy makers have realized the over-concentration of funding allocation. Previous studies have tried to use the Gini coefficient to measure this inequality; however, the phenomena of multiple funding sources and funding subdivision have not been deeply discussed and empirically studied due to limitations on data availability. This paper...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Sue Jackson23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Griffith University)
Abstract Twenty years ago aquatic ecologists Richter et al. (1997) authored a article titled How much water does a river need? to provoke the scientific community to better appreciate the complexity of aquatic ecosystem processes, functions, and interactions in its efforts to give priority of water to river ecosystems. This chapter recasts this question to assist the environmental water management sector—its scientists, policymakers, managers, and supporting nongovernmental organizations—to bett...