Community-based water law and water resource management reform in developing countries
- Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI, c2007.
- Physical description
- xvii, 280 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
- Comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture series ; 5.
K3496 .C66 2007
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Community-based water law and water resources management reform in developing countries : rationale, contents and key messages / Barbara van Koppen ... [et al.]
- Understanding legal pluralism in water and land rights : lessons from Africa and Asia / Ruth Meinzen-Dick and Leticia Nkonya
- Community priorities for water rights : some conjectures on assumptions, principles and programmes / Bryan Bruns
- Dispossession at the interface of community-based water law and permit systems / Barbara van Koppen
- Issues in reforming informal water economies of low-income countries : examples from India and elsewhere / Tushaar Shah
- Legal pluralism and the politics of inclusion : recognition and contestation of local water rights in the Andes / Rutgerd Boelens, Rocio Bustamante and Hugo de Vos
- Water rights and rules, and management in spate irrigation systems in Eritrea, Yemen and Pakistan / Abraham Mehari, Frank Van Steenbergen and Bart Schultz
- Local institutions for wetland management in Ethiopia : sustainability and state intervention / Alan B. Dixon and Adrian P. Wood
- Indigenous systems of conflict resolution in Oromia, Ethiopia / Desalegn Chemeda Endossa ... [et al.]
- Kenya's new water law : an analysis of the implications of Kenya's Water Act, 2002, for the rural poor / Albert Mumma
- Coping with history and hydrology : how Kenya's settlement and land tenure patterns shape contemporary water rights and gender relations in water / Leah Onyango ... [et al.]
- Irrigation management and poverty dynamics : case study of the Nyando Basin in western Kenya / Brent Swallow, Leah Onyango and Ruth Meinzen-Dick
- If government failed, how are we to succeed? : the importance of history and context in present-day irrigation reform in Malawi / Anne Ferguson and Wapulumuka Mulwafu
- A legal-infrastructural framework for catchment apportionment / Bruce Lankford and Willie Mwaruvanda
- Intersections of law, human rights and water management in Zimbabwe : implications for rural livelihoods / Bill Derman ... [et al.].
- Publisher's Summary
- The lack of sufficient access to clean water is a common problem faced by communities, efforts to alleviate poverty and gender inequality and improve economic growth in developing countries. While reforms have been implemented to manage water resources, these have taken little notice of how people use and manage their water and have had limited effect at the ground level. On the other hand, regulations developed within communities are livelihood-oriented and provide incentives for collective action but they can also be hierarchal, enforcing power and gender inequalities. This book shows how bringing together the strengths of community-based laws rooted in user participation and the formalized legal systems of the public sector, water management regimes will be more able to reach their goals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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- edited by Barbara van Koppen, Mark Giordano and John Butterworth.
- Comprehensive assessment of water management in agriculture ; 5