|The aim of DDP was improving
decision-making, planning and management of dams and their alternatives.
Main efforts of the Project focused on the strengthening of policy, legal and regulatory
frameworks to ensure that environmental and social issues are duly accounted
for in order to attain sustainable outcomes. The following practical
non-prescriptive tools to help decision-makers have been developed in accordance
with the main objectives of Phase
of policy/normative frameworks concerning dams planning and management
|A database of summary information
on existing policies, laws, criteria and guidelines concerning dams’
planning and management that have been adopted or issued by governments
and international organizations. It is intended as an information and research tool aiming at decision-makers and managers at country
and regional level. Visitors can review the summary contents of the database
that is organized according to the 13-stakeholder groups structure adopted
by DDP and access more detailed information linking directly to its sources.
The site is interactive allowing for users to input information that will
be incorporated into the database once cleared by the site moderator.
|An information tool for decision-makers and managers providing worldwide examples of integration
of key issues concerning the planning and management of dams and their alternatives
into national policy/legal/regulatory frameworks and international guidelines. It covers nine issues that were prioritized by the Dams and Development Forum members as key in decision-making on dams and their alternatives. The Compendium provides relevant examples of good practices that may help decision-makers, practitioners and others in finding solution to local problems related to environmental and social impacts of dams.
and Lessons Learnt Database
|A comprehensive information
tool aiming at improving dams decision-making, planning and management at
local level by enhancing the access to and flow of information on good and
relevant practices. This is an interactive online web based system that
allows for reviewing the submitted examples and adding others to the database.
It is intended that through a partnership approach with other relevant organizations
a wide range of similar databases focusing on specific fields dealing with
water resources and energy dam related issues, will be made accessible trough
this site to worldwide audiences.