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Managing irrigation systems in the italian Alps. The role of the community

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  • Giangiacomo Bravo

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    (Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Economics, University of Brescia)

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    Irrigation systems represent an important part of the traditional economy of the Valle d'Aosta. The transition to a modern economy has partially reduced their importance, however, more than 200 farmers-managed systems still exist in the valley. In this paper nine cases are studied using the IAD framework, and a special focus is directed toward the social elements affecting the performances of the systems. The action of the regional administration appears also to be a crucial factor to consider in the analysis, but further inquiries in this direction are still needed.

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    Paper provided by University of Brescia, Department of Social Studies in its series Departmental Working Papers with number bravo-19990401-1.

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    Keywords: irrigation systems; regional administration;

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