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Water Flow Risks and Stakeholder Impacts on the Choice of a Dam Site

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  • Hasan Bicak

    (Eastern Mediterranean University)

  • Glenn Jenkins

    (HIID Harvard University)

  • Ali Ozdemirag

    (University of Leicester, UK)

Abstract

This study evaluates three alternative locations for building a fresh water dam in the Yesilirmak Valley of North Cyprus. Each of the three sites has different investment costs, water storage capabilities and socio-political repercussions. These kinds of tradeoffs have in recent years characterized much of the worldwide debate surrounding the construction of electricity and irrigation dams. Another issue raised in the paper is the appreciate treatment of the risk and variability associated with the availability of water to fill the dam through time. This paper demonstrates how an integrated financial-economic-stakeholder analysis can provide the inputs needed by decision makers in such a situation to make political and economic choices

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Paper provided by JDI Executive Programs in its series Development Discussion Papers with number 2000-11.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2000
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Handle: RePEc:qed:dpaper:193

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Keywords: United States; North Cyprus; potable water; dam; resettlement; breakeven price; stakeholder impacts;

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  1. Jenkins, G.P., 1998. "Evaluation of Stakeholder Impacts in Cost-Benefit Analysis," Papers 631, Harvard - Institute for International Development.
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