Independent Expert Raises Concerns About Dam Standards

June 15, 2005 (Source: ECA Watch) — An independent dam expert has raised concerns about lax standards for new and existing dams in a letter to the OECD. As environmental campaigners up efforts to convince ECAs to precondition hydro power project finance on compliance with the World Commission on Dams (WCD) 2000 report standards, an ex-member of the WCD has written to the OECD secretariat supporting WCD safeguards over those of the World Bank.