Tag: dams

The impact of dams in floodplains

Every ecosystem, at the end of the day, is governed by the environmental factors that exist there. This, I’ve mentioned time and again. How intricate is this relationship? Take a look! One single dam can alter the geomorphic (or landscape or environmental) factors of the entire floodplain. These […]

Dams: The sediment problem

Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister called Dams the temples of Modern India. This was a time when dams were a novelty, and everything was hunky dory. People could see only benefits and the high points that the dam offered (figuratively and literally). It was “the solution” to […]