Thursday and Friday, November 11-12, 2010
Dams have been characterized as "long-term experiments on rivers," and as affronts to the freedom embodied in flowing rivers. But they also provide needed hydroelectric power to many parts of the world, and serve as important regulators of floods. Dams represent tremendous concentrations of engineering expertise, capital, and political power in the developing world, and they disrupt biological and hydrological processes. This conference brings together diverse experts from a range of academic practices and disciplines to examine the phenomena of dams and the consequences, intended and unintended, that accrue from their construction.
Conference is free and open to the public; Friday lunch provided to those who register by November 9.
Information and registration at http://www.ias.umn.edu/Initiatives/ExperimentsOnRivers.php