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Alice Tianbo Zhang


Alice Tianbo Zhang is the lead author of the GDAT report. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sustainable Development at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.

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November 19, 2018 Reports Climate Change

Power of the River: Introducing the Global Dam Tracker (GDAT)

Dams are a major source of electricity globally, with hydropower generating 16 percent of the world’s total electricity and 71 percent of all renewable electricity in 2016. Many developing countries possess great untapped hydropower potential. Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, is estimated to have tapped less than 8 percent of its hydropower potential.