Engineering Sustainable Dams

The concept of sustainable infrastructure and an approach to achieving it through the Engineered Sustainable Infrastructure Cycle (ESIC) are explained.

by Rodney Bridle

ESIC optimises the sustainability of infrastructure to meet societies’ needs by iteratively examining the economic and environmental sustainability of alternative infrastructure. Dams meet several of societies’ infrastructure needs and ESIC is used to examine how dams might be engineered to optimise their contribuution to a sustainable future.

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published: Springer Vieweg | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wasser Wirtschaft 10 / 2007 (Oktober 2007), 10|2007
Keywords: Policy Tax Instruments