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Damming the Three Gorges -- What the Dam-builders Don't Want You to Know

Damming the Three Gorges -- What the Dam-builders Don't Want You to Know

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A Critique of the Three Gorges Water Control Project Feasibility Study
A Critique of the Three Gorges Water Control Project Feasibility Study

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Published by: ProbeInternational on Nov 16, 2010
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Damming the Three Gorges: WhatDam-Builders Don't Want You To Know
Edited by Grainne Ryder and Margaret Barber  A critique of the Three Gorges Water Control Project Feasibility StudyNine independent experts express their professional outrage at a Canadiangovernment-financed study that recommends building the Three Gorges dam inChina, which would require the forcible relocation of one million people and thedestruction of one of the world's most magnificent canyons. The findingsprompted Probe International to file a formal complaint with the professionalengineering associations against Canadian engineering firms for professionalmisconduct, negligence, and incompetence.To purchase a copy of this book, please visit Amazon.com[1].
We wish to give special thanks to Patricia Adams for her rigorous editorialassistance, and her unflagging enthusiasm for the book.Special thanks also to Lawrence Solomon, for his patience and guidancethroughout preparation of the book, for his expert help with writing and editing,and for his humour when driving a point home.We would like to gratefully acknowledge the following people who so generouslyvolunteered their time to help: Norman Houghton, Marcia Ryan, Erica Simmons,and John Thibodeau for editing and proofreading the numerous drafts of each
chapter; Dave Hubbel for compiling and proofing all the references; Peter Somers, for his help with the terminology.For their professional assistance and encouragement, we are grateful to BaruchBoxer, David Dawdy, Chris Elliott, Peter Goodwin, David Melville, Wu Mei, andZhou Peiyuan.For their legal advice on the professional responsibilities of Canadian engineerswho work on international projects, we wish to express our sincere appreciationto Carolina Gallo, Rick Glofcheski, Harald Mattson, Mark Mattson, and PaulSeitz. Above all we would like to thank the contributors to this book for their time,expertise, and dedication. And finally, Probe International would like to thank its 20,000 individualsupporters, the Beldon Fund, and the Margaret Laurence Fund for their generoussupport, which made the publication of this book possible.
About the contributors
About the Editors
 Gráinne Ryder worked as an engineer in Thailand on village water supplyprojects for three years before joining Probe International in 1987 as a water resources researcher. She headed an international effort to stop the ThreeGorges Project until 1990 when she returned to Thailand to coordinate acampaign against a series of dams on the Mekong River.Margaret Barber joined Probe International in 1990 with a degree in economicsand geography. Her work on the Three Gorges issue has included preparingcases opposing Canadian involvement in the project for submission to the

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