ISBN-10:
0415439477
ISBN-13:
9780415439473
Pub. Date:
07/18/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
A Tradition in Transition, Water Management Reforms and Indigenous Spate Irrigation Systems in Eritrea / Edition 1

A Tradition in Transition, Water Management Reforms and Indigenous Spate Irrigation Systems in Eritrea / Edition 1

by Abraham Mehari Haile

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Overview

An in-depth assessment of the century-old Wadi Laba indigenous spate irrigation system in Eritrea. This system has relied on earthern and brushwood structures and customary water rules to support subsistence livelihoods of the Wadi Laba communities for many years. This research analyses the effectiveness of the introduction of contemporary water laws and a new headwork which endevour to increase production and standard of living. The lack of success of the new approach, compared with traditional methods of water management are discussed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415439473
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/18/2007
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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