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Who Decides? Investigating Decision Making Dynamics of Community Water Projects on Mount Kenya

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Dell'Angelo, Jampel; McCord, Paul; Muriuki, Charles; Evans, Tom
Conference: Commons Amidst Complexity and Change, the Fifteenth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Conf. Date: May 25-29
Date: 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/9939
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
Subject(s): decision making
community participation
water resources
Abstract: "We examine a set of Community Water Projects (CWPs) among four different river basin Water Resource Users Associations (WRUAs) in Kenya where management committees play a central role in water allocation and management. The research involved 95 community water project managers from 20 different CWPs management committees and investigated the internal dynamics of group decision making that are effectively in place. Specifically our research studied the level of coherence between individual decision preferences and group decisions, as well as the factors that influence the final decisions as a result of small group decision making internal dynamics."

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