Competing for Water: Understanding conflict and cooperation in local water governance

Published on 13 November 2010

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Start Date: 1 April 2007 | End Date: 30 September 2010

Overview

Local water governance conflicts and cooperation will be studied in Namwala District, Zambia, for comparison with similar studies in Nicaragua, Bolivia, Mali and Vietnam. In June 2007 a global workshop was organized with project partners, where generic concepts and methodologies were specified. In August 2007, the Zambian national Working Group will be established to ensure upscaling of findings at national level. An inception workshop will be organized with this Working Group and other strategic key stake holders, followed by a field visit by the Zambian team. IWMI provides backstopping on local and national water policies and laws, and social science research methodologies.

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