Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Human health and dams

Resource/Evaluation type

Report

Subject area

Energy

Summary

Global - January 1999

As dams, large and small, continue to be planned, constructed and operated with the aim of achieving important socio-economic development objectives, their potential to alleviate poverty can, and in many cases will, contribute significantly to the improvement of the human health status. This report is the World Health Organization's submission to the World Commission on Dams (WCD)

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Author and Email

World Health Organization

Owner contact details

World Health Organization
Water, Sanitation and Health
Avenue Appia
Geneva
Switzerland

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