vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl vti_timelastmodified:TR|14 Jun 2001 17:41:35 -0000 vti_extenderversion:SR|5.0.2.2634 vti_title:SR|World Commission on Dams:Democratic Means for Sustainable Ends vti_backlinkinfo:VX|archive/epw/epw.may26.sa3b.htm vti_cacheddtm:TX|14 Jun 2001 17:41:35 -0000 vti_filesize:IR|59994 vti_cachedtitle:SR|World Commission on Dams:Democratic Means for Sustainable Ends vti_cachedbase:SX|http://www.epw.org.in/previous vti_cachedbodystyle:SR| vti_cachedlinkinfo:VX|S|../images/rulered.gif H|http://www.narmada.org/archive/epw/epw.may26.sa3b.htm S|../images/rulered.gif K|epw.may26.sa3a.htm S|../images/top.gif H|../contents.htm H|../previous.htm H|../archives.htm H|../subscrip.htm H|../epwinfo.htm H|../sameeksh.htm H|../epwrf.htm H|../advert.htm H|../coming.htm H|mailto:epw@vsnl.com H|../homepage.htm H|../thesite.htm S|../images/rulered.gif vti_cachedsvcrellinks:VX|NSUS|../images/rulered.gif FHHS|archive/epw/epw.may26.sa3b.htm NSUS|../images/rulered.gif NHUS|http://www.epw.org.in/epw.may26.sa3a.htm NSUS|../images/top.gif NHUS|../contents.htm NHUS|../previous.htm NHUS|../archives.htm NHUS|../subscrip.htm NHUS|../epwinfo.htm NHUS|../sameeksh.htm NHUS|../epwrf.htm NHUS|../advert.htm NHUS|../coming.htm NHUS|mailto:epw@vsnl.com NHUS|../homepage.htm NHUS|../thesite.htm NSUS|../images/rulered.gif vti_cachedneedsrewrite:BR|false vti_cachedhasbots:BR|false vti_cachedhastheme:BR|false vti_cachedhasborder:BR|false vti_metatags:VR|Generator HTMLed\\ Version\\ 2.0c Author S\\ Parasuraman\\ ,\r\n\\ Sohini\\ Sengupta Description Dams\\ have\\ been\\ the\\ epitome\\ of\\ modernisation\\ and\\ development\\ cornering\\ a\\ large\\ share\\ of\\ public\\ resources\\ in\\ many\\ countries.\\ It\\ is\\ only\\ fair\\ that\\ dams\\ are\\ opened\\ to\\ public\\ scrutiny\\ and\\ informed\\ debate\\ on\\ performance,\\ benefits\\ and\\ negative\\ impacts.\\ The\\ World\\ Commission\\ on\\ Dams\\ (WCD)\\ created\\ to\\ address\\ the\\ conflicting\\ positions\\ around\\ the\\ dams\\ debate,\\ gathered\\ a\\ wide\\ cross\\ section\\ of\\ information,\\ experiences\\ and\\ perspectives\\ to\\ unfold\\ the\\ dams\\ story\\ to\\ the\\ public\\ arena.\\ Despite\\ the\\ diversity\\ of\\ views\\ represented\\ by\\ the\\ commissioners,\\ the\\ main\\ conclusions\\ of\\ the\\ WCD\\ final\\ report\\ are\\ consensual.\\ What\\ WCD\\ has\\ provided\\ through\\ its\\ intensive\\ consultative\\ process\\ and\\ its\\ final\\ report\\ is\\ an\\ impartial\\ and\\ informed\\ basis\\ for\\ continued\\ dialogue\\ involving\\ all\\ stakeholders.\\ Greater\\ and\\ more\\ constructive\\ engagement\\ in\\ the\\ WCD\\ process\\ provides\\ the\\ opportunity\\ to\\ end\\ acrimonious\\ encounters,\\ restore\\ confidenceĀ of\\ all\\ stakeholders\\ to\\ reach\\ a\\ settlement\\ and\\ reaffirm\\ their\\ commitment\\ and\\ responsibility\\ towards\\ equitable\\ and\\ sustainable\\ development.\\ Keywords Economic\\ and\\ Political\\ Weekly,\\ journal,\\ research,\\ India,\\ special\\ article,\\ vti_charset:SR|windows-1252 vti_generator:SR|HTMLed Version 2.0c