Community-based water law and water resource management reform in developing countries
AbstractThe 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. Evaluating the interface between community and formal water laws, chapters consider examples from Africa, Latin America and Asia and provide valuable insights for policy makers, managers, researchers and field implementers.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by International Water Management Institute in its series IWMI Books with number 138046 and published in 2007.
Water law; Legislation; Social participation; Water rights; Water resource management; Irrigation management; Policy; Wetlands; Spate irrigation; Land tenure; Water supply; Gender; Water users associations; Environmental Economics and Policy; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Land Economics/Use; Resource /Energy Economics and Policy;
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