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Global Dam Watch is an international collaboration between an expanding group of researchers who are passionate about understanding the costs and benefits of dams to our world

Global Dam Watch is an international collaboration between an expanding group of researchers who are passionate about understanding the costs and benefits of dams to our world

We bring together information about where to find the world’s most comprehensive dam datasets, currently comprising more than 200,000 georeferenced records, and we offer our own curated global compilations.

Global Dam Watch’s central mission is to work across disciplines and scales to gather and share high quality, georeferenced regional and global dam data. Care to participate? Reach out using¬†the form on our Contact page.

Global Dam Watch’s Core Datasets

Our initial core datasets have driven hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, and we are in the process of harmonizing the three datasets to increase their utility.

Stay up to date on our efforts.

Salmon attempting to jump over a low river barrier
Salmon attempting to jump over a low river barrier
Salmon attempting to jump over a low river barrier
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The Global Dam Watch team combines efforts to maintain up-to-date versions of established core datasets. GRanD v1.3 is the first of our planned major updates.

GRanD v1.3 expands on the established GRanD v1.1 by introducing more than 400 reservoirs and dams to the initial dataset. These records, which capture dams built mainly between 2000 and 2016, add more than 600 km3 to global reservoir storage.

Find more details on GRanD v1.3.