Dams and reservoirs, societies and environment in the 21st century : proceedings of the International Symposium on Dams in the Societies of the 21st Century, ICOLD-SPANCOLD, 18 June 2006, Barcelona, Spain. Vol. 1-2

Taylor & Francis

Water resources stored by dams and reservoirs play an essential role in water resource management, hydropower and flood control. Where there is an extensive network of dam infrastructures, dams have made a major contribution to economic and social development, providing considerable storage capacity per capita.