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Cover for Impacts of climate change and adaptation in agricultural water management in North China.

Water scarcity is one of the key problems in northern China. Efficient use and management of agricultural water resources is an important challenge in China's agricultural food production under a background of climate change. This chapter addresses issues of impacts of climate change and adaptation ...

Author(s)
Xia Jun; Mo XingGuo; Wang JinXia; Luo XinPing
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643663)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tourism and human rights.

This chapter examines the links between tourism and human rights. The rationale for tourism development in less economically developed countries is to bring economic prosperity and a better standard of living. Frequently, however, the right of freedom to travel for the rich impacts negatively on...

Author(s)
Cole, S.; Eriksson, J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936624)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water rights and water fees in rural Tanzania.

This paper analyses the implementation and impacts of the new water rights and fees system in the Upper Ruaha (Tanzania), which encompasses farmer-managed irrigation through river abstractions, are analysed. The reasons why the Tanzanian government, as advised by the World Bank, suddenly abandoned...

Author(s)
Koppen, B. van; Sokile, C. S.; Lankford, B. A.; Hatibu, N.; Mahoo, H.; Yanda, P. Z.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932923)
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
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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 A legal-infrastructural framework for catchment apportionment.

We propose a water management framework for bringing together formal and informal water rights and irrigation intake design to apportion water in catchments. This framework is based on setting and modifying seasonally applied volumetric and proportional caps for managing irrigation abstractions and ...

Author(s)
Lankford, B.; Mwaruvanda, W.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Institutional context.

This chapter focuses on the institutional context of Integrated Watershed Management. It begins with a discussion of water governance - the broad umbrella that embraces the institutional context - and then moves on to discuss specific elements (conflicts, customary water rights, water laws and...

Author(s)
Gregersen, H. M.; Ffolliott, P. F.; Brooks, K. N.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932817)
Type
Book chapter

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