In November 2000, the World Commission on Dams published its ground-breaking report, Dams and Development, after an unprecedented multi-stakeholder process. Ten years later, Water Alternatives, an independent academic online journal, revisits the WCD and its impacts in a special issue, and explores the question: Is the WCD still relevant?
“Ten years ago the World Commission on Dams signed off with the words "We have told our story. What happens next is up to you". So what did happen? Judging by this special ten-year anniversary issue of Water Alternatives, there is continued interest in the Commission’s recommendations, and the report remains a benchmark. [….]” - Achim Steiner, Former Secretary General of the World Commission on Dams