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dc.contributor.authorLatrubesse, Edgardo M.
dc.contributor.authorArima, Eugenio Y.
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorPark, Edward
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Victor R.
dc.contributor.authord’Horta, Fernando M.
dc.contributor.authorWight, Charles
dc.contributor.authorWittmann, Florian
dc.contributor.authorZuanon, Jansen
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Paul A.
dc.contributor.authorRibas, Camila C.
dc.contributor.authorNorgaard, Richard B.
dc.contributor.authorFilizola, Naziano
dc.contributor.authorAnsar, Atif
dc.contributor.authorFlyvbjerg, Bent
dc.contributor.authorStevaux, Jose C.
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-02T00:57:45Z
dc.date.available2017-11-02T00:57:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-14
dc.identifier.citationDamming the rivers of the Amazon basin 2017, 546 (7658):363 Natureen
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.issn1476-4687
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nature22333
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/625952
dc.description.abstractMore 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.
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF [FESD-1338694, EAR-1147954, DDRI-1558446]; NASA [NAG5-6120]; National Geographic Society-Research and Exploration Grant [8855-10]; LLILAS-Mellon; Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development-CNPq; CAPES Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUPen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature22333en
dc.rights© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjectEcosystem ecologyen
dc.subjectLimnologyen
dc.subjectEnvironmental impacten
dc.titleDamming the rivers of the Amazon basinen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona, Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciencesen
dc.identifier.journalNatureen
dc.description.note6 month embargo; Published online 14 June 2017en
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dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten
refterms.dateFOA2017-12-15T00:00:00Z
html.description.abstractMore 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.


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