Local approaches for a global water revolution : a case study of communal water management in Ladakh, India

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dc.contributor.advisor Morrison, James H.
dc.creator Boyd, Natalie Denise
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:59Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other TD304 L33 B69 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22385
dc.description v, 137 leaves : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 129-136).
dc.description.abstract The mismanagement of water is one of the most pressing development problems of the day. This research argues that, in some circumstances, an often-neglected form of water management, communal property management, can offer a viable solution to this problem. India has a rich history of traditional water management. Within India, the region of Ladakh was examined as an example of successful communal water management. Drawing from the experience of six communities in Ladakh, the case study method was employed to investigate what institutional characteristics have enabled Ladakh's long-enduring success. Factors that challenge Ladakh's continued success, and how these challenges may be overcome, are identified. The Ladakhi experience shows that communal water management is a viable management regime that can provide insights into how to improve the way in which water is currently managed.
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc TD304.L33
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- India -- Ladākh -- Management -- Case Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Water-supply -- India -- Ladākh Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Natural resources, Communal -- India -- Ladākh -- Management -- Case Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Water resources development -- India -- Ladākh -- Case studies
dc.title Local approaches for a global water revolution : a case study of communal water management in Ladakh, India
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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