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Negotiating Water Rights - Bryan Randolph Bruns

Negotiating Water Rights

By: Bryan Randolph Bruns (Editor), Ruth Meinzen-Dick (Editor)

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Published: 1st June 2000
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This book presents a thorough exploration of water rights in the context of growing water scarcity and competition. It uses case studies from across the globe to identify: *the range of water rights and basis for claims on the resource. *local experiences in negotiating water rights and opportunities to empower farmers in water resource management. The book reviews conceptual framework which can help to better manage and understand conflicts over scarce water. Cases are presented from Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Spain and New Mexico. The book concludes with a chapter on implications for research and action. This volume recognizes the growing demands on a scarce and essential resource and argues that only negotiated approaches which involve the water users themselves can ensure equitable, efficient and acceptable outcomes. - This book will be of interest to professionals involved in water resource management, food policy, rural development, irrigation management and property law/property rights as well as agricultural economists and social activists.

List of Tablesp. 12
List of Figuresp. 13
List of Mapsp. 14
Forewordp. 15
Prefacep. 17
Acknowledgementsp. 20
Negotiating Water Rights: Introductionp. 23
Water Rights in the State of Nature: Emergent Expectations in an Indonesian Settlementp. 56
Gendered Water and Land Rights in Rice Valley Improvement, Burkina Fasop. 83
Negotiating Seasonal Water Allocation Rules in Kirindi Oya, Sri Lankap. 112
Negotiation with an Under-informed Bureaucracy: Water Rights on System Tanks in Biharp. 137
Water Rights and Legal Pluralism: Some Basics of a Legal Anthropological Approachp. 162
Negotiating Access and Rights: Disputes Over Rights to an Irrigation Water Source in Nepalp. 200
Water Property Rights and Resistance to Demand Management in Northwestern Spainp. 222
Public, Private, and Shared Water: Groundwater Markets and Access in Pakistanp. 245
Nature's Bounty or Scarce Commodity: Competition and Consensus Over Groundwater Use in Rural Bangladeshp. 269
Farmers, Factories and the Dynamics of Water Allocation in West Javap. 292
Negotiation of Water Allocation among Irrigators' Associations in Bali, Indonesiap. 315
Acequias and Water Rights Adjudications in Northern New Mexicop. 337
Negotiating Water Rights: Implications for Research and Actionp. 353
About the Editors and Contributing Authorsp. 381
Indexp. 388
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ISBN: 9781853394843
ISBN-10: 185339484X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5