This map highlights the major boom in hydropower dam construction that already counts at least 3,700 large hydropower dams (> 1 MW) under construction or planned. The map and database can serve as a resource supporting prioritization and decision making to reduce the environmental impact of hydropower dam projects.
Zarfl, C., Lumsdon, A. E., Berlekamp J., Tydecks, L., Tockner, K. (2015). A global boom in hydropower dam construction. Aquatic Sciences 77:161-170 DOI: 10.1007/s00027-014-0377-0 (link).
with support provided by: SMART and BioFresh project