Abstract for: Conflict dynamics in a dam construction project: A case study

Interface conflict is identified as a major problem in dam construction projects. Proper management of conflict can determine success or failure of a project. Thus, it is crucial to identify the causes of interface conflict in projects to avoid such problems. Qualitative data gathered from case studies and interviews conducted in Nepal have been used to develop and test a system dynamic model of interface conflict in a dam construction project. Three viable policies to avoid and minimize interface conflict in the construction stage of a dam project have been tested. Public participation, adequate compensation and resettlement and information sharing with the affected people have the potential to reduce conflict during the construction phase.