This paper was printed as Chapter 5 in the
GPM state-of-the-art book Dimensions of Project Management edited by H. ReschkeŠ
& H. Schelle and published by Springer-Verlag in 1990. The book involved
29 authors from 16 countries and was assembled in honor of Roland W. Gutsch's
65th birthday. Roland, a personal friend, was founder and long-time
leader of the International Project Management Association in Europe.
Two Recent Hydro Projects
It seems that water storage schemes are becoming increasingly vulnerable to
environmental concerns. As if to emphasize the points made earlier, the following
newspaper articles are perhaps worth quoting.
From The Indian Express, Bombay, January, 1990.
"The controversial Tehri hydel power project in Uttar Pradesh is likely
to go through, perhaps with some changes to satisfy agitating environmentalists
... . After a marathon five hours of talks ... chaired by the Minister
of State for Environment and Forests, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi, the environmentalists
lost some ground as it was decided to resume work which was suspended earlier
this month ... .
The meeting highlighted the clear divide between the groups for and against
the project, and the technical data and arguments presented by both sides confused
even Mrs. Gandhi ... ."
From The Sunday Spectrum, Calgary, Alberta, March 1990.
"Activity continues at Oldman Dam site ... . There is ... a hub
of frantic construction, even though nearly a week ago three Federal Court of
Appeal justices jerked the province's building Licence and ordered neglected
Clearly, there is still trouble ahead!