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Local Control and Management of Our Commons: Stories of Rising to the Challenge

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dc.contributor.author Davidson-Harden, Adam
dc.contributor.author Spronk, Susan
dc.contributor.author McDonald, David
dc.contributor.author Bakker, Karen
dc.contributor.editor Davidson-Harden, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-22T15:02:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-22T15:02:01Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4945
dc.description.abstract "As we seek to better understand what circumstances local alternatives for democratic, equitable and sustainable control of water Commons are working best, water justice activists in the North and South continue to rediscover the wealth of alternatives in the indigenous societies that so-called 'modernization' has effectively neglected, excluded and degraded. We find ourselves marveling at the amazing diversity of culturally-specifi c economic and political traditions around water that both exist and are being created. These living experiments, present in both indigenous and non indigenous societies, help us redefi ne the meaning and practice of the water Commons and of water justice. Toward exploring such positive solutions, this report draws together 21 'tools' or cases of local action that emphasize local control of the water Commons for equitable access and sustainability. This collection is by no means complete. In fact, this is the strength of the alternatives out there: there is a true wealth of them. These tools are meant to provoke discussion and dialogue, and to raise further questions and answers." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Council of Canadians en_US
dc.subject water management en_US
dc.subject participatory management en_US
dc.subject water resources en_US
dc.subject equity en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.title Local Control and Management of Our Commons: Stories of Rising to the Challenge en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Water Resource & Irrigation en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Ottawa, Ontario, Canada en_US

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