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A Tradition in Transition Water Management Reforms and Indigenous Spate Irrigation Systems in Eritrea

A TRADITION IN TRANSITION WATER MANAGEMENT REFORMS AND INDIGENOUS SPATE IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN ERITREA

by: Haile, Abraham Mehari
Format: Paperback

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Product description An in-depth assessment of the century-old Wadi Laba indigenous spate irrigation system in Eritrea. This system has relied on earthern and brushwood structures and customary water rules to support subsistence livelihoods of the Wadi Laba communities for many years. This research analyses the effectiveness of the introduction of contemporary water laws and a new headwork which endevour to increase production and standard of living. The lack of success of the new approach, compared with traditional methods of water management are discussed.

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Product Code: 9780415439473
ISBN: 0415439477
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication Date: 2007-07-18
Number of Pages: 211 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1st
Dimension: 6.69 x 0.59 x 9.29 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds