The Law, Justice, and Development series is offered by the Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank to provide insights into aspects of law and justice that are relevant to the development process. Works in the series present new legal and judicial reform activities related to the World Bank’s work, as well as analyses of domestic and international law. The series is intended to be accessible to a broad audience as well as to legal practitioners.
(Washington, DC: World Bank, 2002-10-31) Bradlow, Daniel D.; Palmieri, Alessandro; Salman, Salman M. A.
This study is a comparative assessment
of the regulatory frameworks applicable to dam safety in 22
countries. It is divided into three parts. The first part is
a description of the dam safety regulatory framework in each
of the 22 countries. The countries were selected based on
the availability of information about their dam safety
regulatory frameworks. The second part of the study is a
comparative analysis of these regulatory frameworks. The
analysis attempts to highlight the main similarities and
differences in the approaches adopted by the countries
discussed in the first part of the study. The third part
offers recommendations on what a regulatory framework for
dam safety should contain. It lists essential elemetns that
should be included in all dam safety regulatory frameworks,
as well as elemetns that would be desirable to include in
such regulatory frameworks. This part also identifies and
discusses a number of emerging trends in dam safety. In tis
connection, this part of the study can be seen as providing
a tool kit that can be used in formulating a regulatory
framework for dam safety. This study has seven appendices.
Appendix iv contains a dam safety statute; appendix V is a
dam safety regulation; and appendix vi is a sample
operations, maintenance, and surveillance manual.