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Dams be damned: is hydropower holding countries back?

A 2000 report by the World Commission on Dams showed a huge fall in popularity, leading some to declare the era of the dam was over. Almost two decades on and they are enjoying something of a renaissance. Andrew Tunnicliffe speaks with Professor Benjamin Sovacool about the impact dams have on the socioeconomics of a country and why corruption is often rife.

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