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|Title:||Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin|
|Authors:||Latrubesse, Edgardo Manuel|
Arima, Eugenio Yatsuda
Baker, Victor R.
D'Horta, Fernando Mendonça
Wittmann, Florian Karl
Baker, Paul A.
Ribas, Camila Cherem
Norgaard, Richard B.
Filizola, Naziano Pantoja
Stevaux, José Cândido
Environmental Aspects And Related Phenomena
Electric Power Plant
Conservation Of Natural Resources
|metadata.dc.relation.ispartof:||Volume 546, Número 7658, Pags. 363-369|
|Abstract:||More than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration. The accumulated negative environmental effects of existing dams and proposed dams, if constructed, will trigger massive hydrophysical and biotic disturbances that will affect the Amazon basin's floodplains, estuary and sediment plume. We introduce a Dam Environmental Vulnerability Index to quantify the current and potential impacts of dams in the basin. The scale of foreseeable environmental degradation indicates the need for collective action among nations and states to avoid cumulative, far-reaching impacts. We suggest institutional innovations to assess and avoid the likely impoverishment of Amazon rivers. © 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.|
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