Integrating environmental and social impacts into the planning process is indispensable for large-scale projects
PHILIP B. WILLIAMS
An engineer should bring ethical decisionmaking skills as well as technical expertise to a large-scale dam project.
ZHU RULAN, YAO JIANGUO, CHEN DEJI, GUO YU, FANG ZIYUN, ZHAO SHIHUA & CHENG SHOUTAI
This project will provide immense flood control and power generation benefits; any negative impacts can be offset by using extensive studies conducted over the last 70 years.”
This examination of the project reveals a number of deficiencies that argue against its efficacy in developing sustainable modernization
WILLIAM WANLI HUANG
A reasonable and accurate means of estimating the effect of the dam on upstream sedimentation is key to determining the viability of this immense project.
Given the current flood control mechanisms in place on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the project may not offer as much protection against flooding as anticipated.