This news on the role of a dam executive in the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres caught my eye this week. Great to see progress being made in the case, though the fact that 60% of the environmental activist who were killed last in 2015 were killed in Latin America should really give pause for thought. There is a long way to go yet. As the quote from BBC journalist Evan Davis on bankers eloquently points out, sometimes when industries have a bad reputation it’s justified
My colleagues are just starting out on a big research project on the next generation of dams. Lets hope they can help improve their human rights record, along with their sustainability.