Sokoine University of Agriculture

Exploring watershed conservation and water governance along Pangani River Basin, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Lalika, M. C. S.
dc.contributor.author Meire, P.
dc.contributor.author Ngaga, Y. M.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-24T07:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-24T07:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3480
dc.description Land Use Policy, 2015; 48 (2015): 351–361 en_US
dc.description.abstract tWater scarcity is among the contemporary problems of our time across the globe. The problem is wors-ened by policy failures to enforce water governance and watershed conservation. Consequently, it hascurtailed the capacity of watersheds to release hydrological services, water in particular. We carried outthis study to explore approaches for watershed conservation and investigate water governance challengesin Pangani River Basin, Tanzania. We collected data by using structured questionnaires and meetings withdifferent actors in the study area. We found that retaining riparian vegetation is the appropriate strategyfor watershed conservation and sustainable water flow. Water governance challenges include ineffectiveand uncoordinated water governing institutional structures; and untrustworthy financial management.We feel that building the capacity of water users association could bring about positive outcomes forboth watershed conservation and water governance. We recommend that strategies and policies aimedat improving the flow of hydrological services should also focus on improving the welfare of the localcommunities, who are the primary beneficiaries of water from watersheds. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher 2015 Elsevier Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Water abstraction en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem services en_US
dc.subject Riparian vegetation en_US
dc.subject Catchment forest en_US
dc.subject Water association en_US
dc.title Exploring watershed conservation and water governance along Pangani River Basin, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.06.010 en_US


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