Impacts of The Three Gorges Dam Case Study

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Social Development (health and happiness of people) -

Advantages: 

  • New settlements being built - will have better housing and sanitation.
  • 100 million people living downriver - protected from flooding

Dis-advantages:

  • 1.3 million people relocated - valley they live on, will be flooded
  • People forced to move from homes - move to more expensive housing

Economic Development (wealth and income of the area and

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