The Hoover Dam
This website is a project for the 2001
Philosophy of Structures class at McGill University. My name is Diana Biggs, student
number 9927041, and the topic for my project is dams. In particular,
I will focus on the social and environmental impacts of large dams.
Throughout the last century, many large dams were built worldwide and only today
are the implications really being understood. The infrastructures and ecosystems of the
regions in which these dams were created were severely damaged/destroyed, reaking havoc
on the people, animals, and vegetation who called these places home.
Included on this website are case studies of the Aswan Dam in Egypt
and the Three Gorges dam which is currently under construction on the Yangtze river in China. As well, I have included a brief overview of
dams and a page on environmental concerns.