Turning the Tide on Large-Scale Hydropower

By: DANIEL HENRYK RASOLT  Posted on

Photo by Daniel Henryk Rasolt.

In Colombia, activists and scientists are boosting mega-dam resistance by showing the cumulative impacts of these destructive projects.  When El Quimbo was constructed, its reservoir flooded 80 square kilometers of forest and fertile agricultural land, displaced around 450 families, and killed the livelihoods of fishermen downstream.

 

https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/turning-the-tide-large-scale-hydropower-colombia/