This article presents the results of comprehensive inventories made of water-related conflict and cooperation occurring in five districts in Africa, Asia and Latin America between 1997 and 2007. Following a description of the conceptual and methodological framework developed for undertaking these inventories, the article documents the extent, nature and intensity of water-related conflict and cooperation in the five districts. The article concludes by identifying three challenges relating to the magnitude, complexity and invisibility of local-level conflict and cooperation about water, which efforts to improve local water governance would have to address.
Challenges of local water governance: the extent, nature and intensity of local water-related conflict and cooperation
Helle Munk Ravnborg, Rocio Bustamante, Abdoulaye Cissé, Signe M. Cold-Ravnkilde, Vladimir Cossio, Moussa Djiré, Mikkel Funder, Ligia I. Gómez, Phuong Le, Carol Mweemba, Imasiku Nyambe, Tania Paz, Huong Pham, Roberto Rivas, Thomas Skielboe, Nguyen T. B. Yen; Challenges of local water governance: the extent, nature and intensity of local water-related conflict and cooperation. Water Policy 1 April 2012; 14 (2): 336–357. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wp.2011.097
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