Why do people build dams? See International Commission on Large Dams
PowerPoint showing Hydrological changes resulting from Dam construction
- To examine the costs and benefits of dams and reservoirs as part of multi-purpose schemes.
Case Study: Costs and benefits of a multi-purpose scheme – The Three Gorges Dam, Yangtze River, China.
Pros & Cons of Dams – Highlights some purposes of dams and the problems that can result.
Info on the dam from Internationalrivers.org
Info from African water.org
Problems of the dam from phys.org
National Geographic – China’s Three Gorges Dam, by the Numbers
See below for videos relating to the dam and reservoir.
Other Dam case studies of interest
Exam style question
Evaluate the use of a named dam as part of a located multi-purpose scheme. [10 Marks]