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

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Rutten, Marcel; Mwangi, Moses
Date: 2009
Agency: Economy, Environment, Exploitation research group, African Studies Centre, Leiden, Netherlands
Series: African Studies Centre Info Sheet
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5034
Sector: Water Resource & Irrigation
Region: Africa
Subject(s): pastoralism
water management
Maasai (African people)
indigenous institutions
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."

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