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Reflections on evolving water management institutions and institutional bricolage: a case of irrigation schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero districts, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Mosha, D. B.
dc.contributor.author Vedeld, P.
dc.contributor.author Kajembe, G. C.
dc.contributor.author Tarimo, A. K. P. R.
dc.contributor.author Katani, J. Z.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-23T05:45:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-23T05:45:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Mosha, D.B., Vedeld, P., Kajembe, G.C., Tarimo, A.K.P.R.and Katani, J.Z. (2016). Reflections on evolving water management institutions and institutional bricolage: a case of irrigation schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero districts, Tanzania. Water Policy, 1-18. Doi:10.2166/wp.2015.020. en_US
dc.identifier.other doi: 10.2166/wp.2015.020
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/2567
dc.description Water policy, 2016; 18: 143-160 en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past 40þ years, evolution of water institutions responsible for allocation and distribution of water has been enormous. This paper analyzes the evolution of both formal and informal water management institutions and how they affect today’s processes of allocating and distributing water in farmer-managed irrigation schemes (FMISs). It also assesses how farmers translate and modify introduced formal institutions in the rights of the existing informal institution while trying to solve water management challenges based on the local conditions. In-depth and focus group data for the study were collected using a checklist of questions administered to 40 informants, one group discussion per village in Itunundu, Mboliboli, Mkula and Magombera villages, Tanzania. The basic argument of this paper is that water institutions have changed over time. Drawing from study findings, the evolution process of water institutions might be understood as an outcome of the government efforts to address emerging challenges with respect to increasing water demand and multi-use. However, institutional evolution is accompanied by some negatives outcomes, as they weaken social norms and threaten sound water management. The experiences from the irrigation schemes highlight the need to include locally evolved institutions while re-crafting formal institutions. Such interventions may well have significant outcomes for efficient, equity and power relations among water users. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher IWA en_US
dc.subject Evolution en_US
dc.subject Institutions en_US
dc.subject Irrigation schemes en_US
dc.subject Water management en_US
dc.title Reflections on evolving water management institutions and institutional bricolage: a case of irrigation schemes in Iringa Rural and Kilombero districts, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://iwaponline.com/wp/article-abstract/18/1/143/20230/Reflections-on-evolving-water-management?redirectedFrom=fulltext en_US


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