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dc.contributor.authorHuete-Pérez, Jorge A.
Ortega-Hegg, Manuel
Urquhart, Gerald R.
Covich, Alan P.
Vammen, Katherine
Rittmann, Bruce E.
Miranda, Julio C.
Espinoza-Corriols, Sergio
Acevedo, Adolfo
Acosta, María L.
Gómez, Juan P.
Brett, Michael T.
Hanemann, Michael
Härer, Andreas
Incer-Barquero, Jaime
Joyce, Frank J.
Lauer, J. Wesley
Maes, Jean Michel
Tomson, Mason B.
Meyer, Axel
Montenegro-Guillén, Salvador
Whitlow, W. Lindsay
Schnoor, Jerald L.
Alvarez, Pedro J.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-22T16:28:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-22T16:28:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Huete-Pérez, Jorge A., Ortega-Hegg, Manuel, Urquhart, Gerald R., et al.. "Critical Uncertainties and Gaps in the Environmental- and Social-Impact Assessment of the Proposed Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua." BioScience, (2016) Oxford University Press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw064.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/90515
dc.description.abstract The proposed interoceanic canal will connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean, traversing Lake Nicaragua, the major freshwater reservoir in Central America. If completed, the canal would be the largest infrastructure-related excavation project on Earth. In November 2015, the Nicaraguan government approved an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) for the canal. A group of international experts participated in a workshop organized by the Academy of Sciences of Nicaragua to review this ESIA. The group concluded that the ESIA does not meet international standards; essential information is lacking regarding the potential impacts on the lake, freshwater and marine environments, and biodiversity. The ESIA presents an inadequate assessment of natural hazards and socioeconomic disruptions. The panel recommends that work on the canal project be suspended until an appropriate ESIA is completed. The project should be resumed only if it is demonstrated to be economically feasible, environmentally acceptable, and socially beneficial.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.rights This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Critical Uncertainties and Gaps in the Environmental- and Social-Impact Assessment of the Proposed Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle BioScience
dc.subject.keywordNicaragua
interoceanic canal
environmental impacts
social impacts
Lake Nicaragua
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biw064
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