The blueprint is provided by nature or, to be more precise, beavers with their stream fortresses. Dams. They allow the controlled irrigation of agricultural land and produce drinking water - but, above all, they prevent flooding. They are the reason for some of the biggest relocation exercises in history. In today‘s energy-hungry times, dams with their turbines are becoming increasingly important for generating electricity. Great Inventions looks at controlled irrigation, sunken cities and hydropower.