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Common Property Management of Water in Botswana

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dc.contributor.author Fortmann, Louise en_US
dc.contributor.author Roe, Emery M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:16:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:16:02Z
dc.date.issued 1985 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-05-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008-05-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4353
dc.description.abstract "This is a study of the use and management of small dams built under the Botswana Ministry of Agriculture's 1974 dam policy. The Ministry's previous strategy of building large dams (without prior consultation with local residents) was felt to have encouraged overstocking, overgrazing, and improper dam maintenance. The 1974 policy of constructing smaller dams to be managed by groups who before construction agreed to stock limitations and management requirements was to prevent this. The groups would have the right to use the dam if they abided by the conditions of the initial agreement. By 1980 this policy was considered a failure; the dams, overstocked and overgrazed; and group management, nonexistent. Much of this alleged failure was laid at the doorstep of people meeting their water sources as if they were open-access ones, free for all to abuse. The case study will show otherwise." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Document No. 0578I/1002I en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject dams en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject grazing en_US
dc.subject institutional analysis en_US
dc.subject Oakerson framework en_US
dc.title Common Property Management of Water in Botswana en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.country Botswana en_US
dc.subject.sector Grazing en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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