Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future (Paperback)

Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future By Japan Commission on Large Dams -. Jcold (Editor) Cover Image
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Overview of Japan's long water history, by the Japanese Commission on large dams. Starting from the 7th century, when irrigation ponds were first constructed for paddy cropping, until the beginning of the 21st century. Elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood control. Moreover, tries to clarify the negative impacts of dams on the natural environment and local societies, as well as extensive efforts made to minimize these impacts. Includes appendices with location and characteristics of main dams, administrative organs, river management system and water resources development river systems and facilities to offer the full picture. Richly-illustrated. Intended for dam and water resources professionals.

About the Author

In 1931, three years after the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) was established, Japan joined ICOLD as the Japan National Committee on Large Dams. In 1944, Japan withdrew from ICOLD during the World War II, then rejoined in March 1953. On September 13, 1962, the Japan Commission on Large Dams (JCOLD) was established, and in January 2012, it became a General Incorporated Association.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781138114548
ISBN-10: 1138114545
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2017
Pages: 256
Language: English