Billion-dollar dams are making water shortages, not solving them
Who are the winners and losers?Michael Reinhard/Corbis/GettyBy Fred PearceDams are supposed to collect water from rivers and redistribute it to alleviate water shortages, right? Not so fast. It turns out that in most cases they actually create water scarcity, especially for people living downstream. Almost a quarter of the global population experiences...
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