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Dam Safety : Working to Ensure the Safety of Dams and Downstream Communities (English)

The safe planning, design, and management of the world’s dams contributes to securing water for people and production, while safeguarding life, property, and the environment. The Bank work with clients to build capacity, embed good international practice to assure safe operations, reduce the risk of failure, and provide water for human needs. The World Bank’s environmental and social framework aims to better manage project environmental and social risks and improve development outcomes. It emphasizes the corresponding responsibility of borrowers to avoid or minimize such risks and impacts.

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Dam Safety : Working to Ensure the Safety of Dams and Downstream Communities (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/476801614146792712/Dam-Safety-Working-to-Ensure-the-Safety-of-Dams-and-Downstream-Communities