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This volume covers Japan's long water history, from the 7th century until current times and future outlook. It elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood control and clarifies the negative impacts of dams on the natural environment and local societies, as well as extensive efforts made to minimize these. It provides overviews, tables and maps of existing dams to further complete this overview of Japanese dams.

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Dam construction projects in Japan peaked at the dawn of the 21st century, and the focus since then has been on maintaining existing damns, extending their operational life, and accommodating climate change. In this context, the Commission summarizes the roles of dams in the Asian island country throughout its history and into the near future. The report begins with an overview of the people since prehistoric times, and the characteristics of the land and water. Subsequent sections look at the place of dams in water use, environmental and social impacts of dams and responses to these impacts, and the future of dams. More specific topics include hydropower dams that have supported the growth of modern industry, impacts on habitats of living organisms and measures against such impacts, and the sustainable use of dams so they can continue to fulfill their roles reliably in the future. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415494328
Author:
Japan Commission On Large Dams
Publisher:
CRC Press
Editor:
Japan Commission on La, Jcold
Author:
Japanese, Commission On Large D.
Author:
Japan Commission on Large Dams
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dams
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Hydraulics
Subject:
Dams -- Japan -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Dams -- Environmental aspects -- Japan.
Subject:
Civil - Dams & Reservoirs
Subject:
Civil - Flood Control
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.80x7.00x.70 in. 1.35 lbs.

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Engineering » Civil Engineering » Dams and Reservoirs
Engineering » Civil Engineering » Flood Control
Engineering » Engineering » General Engineering
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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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