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Ignoring Another Inconvenient Truth? Challenges in Managing Africa's Water Crisis

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dc.contributor.author Rutten, Marcel
dc.contributor.author Mwangi, Moses
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-15T15:59:37Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-15T15:59:37Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5034
dc.description.abstract "Water is a basic need and an important catalyst for accelerating socio-economic development in semi-arid areas. In southern Kenya people left poverty behind because of developing water sources in a semi-arid setting. However, these improved shallow wells are running dry not becaue of climate change but due to a hydrological drought which resulted from a change in land tenure that triggered the depletion of groundwater resources by export oriented flower farms." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries African Studies Centre Info Sheet en_US
dc.subject pastoralism en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject Maasai (African people) en_US
dc.subject indigenous institutions en_US
dc.title Ignoring Another Inconvenient Truth? Challenges in Managing Africa's Water Crisis en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries Economy, Environment, Exploitation research group, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US


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