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Manchester aims to build confidence in dam projects

The University of Manchester is to lead an international consortium to investigate the economic, social and environmental impact of dams.

Research Councils UK is to fund the Dams 2.0 project with £7.5 million from the Global Challenges Research Fund, the university announced on 2 August. 

The project aims to prevent dam projects from having a negative impact on poor people, increasing political instability and environmental degradation.

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