Water resource management for local development : governance, institutions and policies

Hassan Rashid, Backeberg Gerhard, Farolfi Stefano, Karar Eiman, Perret Sylvain, Pietersen Kevin, Turton Anthony. 2004. Water resource management for local development : governance, institutions and policies. Irene : DTT, 677 p. International Workshop on Water Resource Management for Local Development, Loskop Dam, Afrique du Sud, 8 November 2004/11 November 2004.

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Abstract : During the last 20 years, in-depth reforms and new policies in the water sector have been taking place in many emerging and developing countries, in Africa and worldwide, based on principles of resource allocation and institutional development. Such reforms involve the decentralization of water management, integrated management at river basin level, setting-up new agents and institutions at local levels, and the development of alternative environmental, social, economic and policy frameworks and tools. Such changes often take place within the context of increasing resource scarcity, increasing competition between diverse users, rapid urbanization processes, marginalization of rural and peri-urban areas, and pervasive poverty, food insecurity and inequality. New governance over water resources and its allocation is currently being shaped. New organisations are being established, and new institutions are arising, determining the rules of the game. The core idea of the workshop is to create an opportunity for exchange, discussion, and knowledge and experience sharing between research teams, and policy and development agents. The emphasis is on water management for local sustainable development, through proper and sound governance, institutions and policies. The focus is rural development, although interactions between urban, peri-urban and rural water uses will also be address. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Ressource en eau, Gestion des eaux, Utilisation de l'eau, Affectation de ressources, Recherche, Politique de développement, Durabilité, Développement régional, Gestion des ressources, Association d'agriculteurs

Mots-clés complémentaires : Association d'usagers de l'eau

Classification Agris : E10 - Agricultural economics and policies
A01 - Agriculture - General aspects

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Editeurs scientifiques et affiliations

  • Hassan Rashid, CEEPA (ZAF)
  • Backeberg Gerhard, WRC [Water Research Commission] (ZAF)
  • Farolfi Stefano, CIRAD-TERA-REV (ZAF) ORCID: 0000-0003-4712-2497
  • Karar Eiman, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (ZAF)
  • Perret Sylvain, CIRAD-TERA-REV (ZAF) ORCID: 0000-0002-8411-3656
  • Pietersen Kevin, WRC [Water Research Commission] (ZAF)
  • Turton Anthony, University of Pretoria (ZAF)

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