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Anicut Systems in Sri Lanka: The Case of Upper Walawe River Basin

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dc.contributor.author Molle, François
dc.contributor.author Jayakody, Priyantha
dc.contributor.author de Silva, Shyamalie
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-09T19:33:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-09T19:33:26Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4818
dc.description.abstract "This exploratory study was designed to capture the main features of agrarian change in the upper part of the basin that depends mostly on anicuts. These anicuts amount to 59 percent of the total basin anicuts in terms of numbers, but to only 43 percent in terms of irrigated area. They are generally very old and obviously, many changes have occurred during this time. The study does not allow the reconstitution of all past transformations but offers some insight on recent changes: changes in population pressure over resources and changes in hydrology, crop choice, livelihoods and collective action. The analysis is based on exploratory surveys carried out by the authors and by students of the University of Sabaragamuwa and is not a detailed or in-depth investigation of agricultural systems in the Upper Walawe basin. However, it provides a useful outline of the situation in this part of the basin." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IWMI Working Paper, no. 61 en_US
dc.subject river basins en_US
dc.subject agrarian reform en_US
dc.subject collective action en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.title Anicut Systems in Sri Lanka: The Case of Upper Walawe River Basin en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US

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