Dams and Development:

World Commission on Dams
Knowledge Base Archive

When the World Commission on Dams (WCD) produced its final report in 2000, it published all of the components of the knowledge base (cases studies, thematic reviews, consultations, submissions etc.) on its website. With the passage of time, it has become increasingly difficult to locate these documents online as both the WCD site at dams.org and its successor at Dams and Development (UNEP) have closed.

This archive site presents all of the final knowledge base documents in downloadable pdf format, as extracted from the official WCD CD-ROM that was circulated when the commission completed its work and disbanded.


Social considerations

Options assessments

Institutional and planning considerations

Environmental consequences

Economic approaches