Independent Review Reveals Serious Flaws in Sudan’s Merowe Dam

Author: International Rivers Network, Published on: 22 March 2006

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Merowe Dam in Sudan, the largest hydropower project currently under construction in Africa, is of poor quality and does not address many of the project’s potential impacts on the environment... International Rivers Network calls on the companies that are developing the project – China’s CCMD Consortium [including China International Water & Electric (CWE), China National Water Resources & Hydropower Engineering Corp (CWHEC) (also known as Sinohydro)], Alstom, Lahmeyer International and ABB – to suspend project construction until the environmental impacts have been adequately addressed... The main conclusions of the EAWAG review [include concerns about]...Water quality and health...[and] Climate change...

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Related companies: ABB Alstom China International Water & Electric (CWE) Lahmeyer Sinohydro