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Cover for Community-based water law and water resource management reform in developing countries: rationale, contents and key messages.

Water resources management reform in developing countries has tended to overlook community-based water laws, which govern self-help water development and management by large proportions, if not the majority, of citizens: rural, small-scale water users, including poor women and men. In an attempt to ...

Author(s)
Koppen, B. van; Giordano, M.; Butterworth, J.; Mapedza, E.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community-based water law and water resource management reform in developing countries.

The fifteen chapters of this book analyse the living community-based water laws in Africa, Latin America and Asia and critically examine the interface between community-based water laws, formal water laws and a variety of other key institutional ingredients of on-going water resources management...

Author(s)
Koppen, B. van; Giordano, M.; Butterworth, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Dispossession at the interface of community-based water law and permit systems.

This chapter challenges the assumption that permit systems are the best legal device to address the challenges of water scarcity in the 21st century, as widely held in the global trend of water law revisions. It analyses the origins of permit systems and their dual obligations and entitlement...

Author(s)
Koppen, B. van
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legal pluralism and the politics of inclusion: recognition and contestation of local water rights in the Andes.

In the Andean countries water has become a source of intense conflicts. Powerful water-interest groups intervene in local water systems and claim a substantive share of existing water rights, neglecting local agreements. These groups are often supported by neo-liberal water reform and privatization ...

Author(s)
Boelens, R.; Bustamante, R.; Vos, H. de
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water rights and rules, and management in spate irrigation systems in Eritrea, Yemen and Pakistan.

Spate irrigation is a system of harvesting and managing flood water. In spate irrigation, flood water is emitted from wadis (ephemeral streams) and diverted to fields using earthen or concrete structures. By nature, flood water is unpredictable in occurrence, timing and volume, which puts special...

Author(s)
Mehari, A.; Steenbergen, F. van; Schultz, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Issues in reforming informal water economies of low-income countries: examples from India and elsewhere.

The past decade has witnessed a growing sense of urgency in reforming water sectors in developing countries like India faced with acute water scarcity. India, like many other developing countries, is still focused on building water infrastructure and services, and making these sustainable in all...

Author(s)
Tushaar Shah
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Understanding legal pluralism in water and land rights: lessons from Africa and Asia.

Water rights, like the underlying resource itself, are fluid and changing; they necessarily connect people and they can derive from many sources. Much of the property rights literature has focused on rights to land but, as water rights are now receiving increasing attention from scholars and policy ...

Author(s)
Meinzen-Dick, R.; Nkonya, L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community priorities for water rights: some conjectures on assumptions, principles and programmes.

Increasing policy support for community participation in natural resources management has been challenged by questions about the feasibility, risks and results of such approaches. The application of participatory approaches for improving basin-scale water governance should be considered in light of ...

Author(s)
Bruns, B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Local institutions for wetland management in Ethiopia: sustainability and state intervention.

Locally developed institutions that include rules and regulations, common values and mechanisms of conflict resolution are increasingly regarded as adaptive solutions to resource management problems at the grass-roots level. Since they are rooted in community social capital rather than in external, ...

Author(s)
Dixon, A. B.; Wood, A. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Indigenous systems of conflict resolution in Oromia, Ethiopia.

This chapter describes the role of the gadaa system, an institution developed for guiding the social, political, economic and religious life of the Oromo people in Ethiopia and for managing resources such as water, as well as its contribution in conflict resolution among individuals and...

Author(s)
Endossa, D. C.; Awulachew, S. B.; Namara, R. E.; Babel, M. S.; Gupta, A. D.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter

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