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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Philippe Floch (2005): Water User Associations as Means of preventing and Dealing with Conflict.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The extension of the Uda Walawe Irrigation Scheme, located in southern Sri Lanka, will have multiple impacts, both on the environment and the existing users of the Irrigation Scheme. The study focused both on the hydrological setup and the institutional arrangements to assess the impacts of water resource development on competition and conflict. Moreover, indigenous mechanism of conflict resolution were analyzed. The important role of water user associations as facilitators was examined intensively, revealing that an active involvement of farmers into the elected bodies is a key to reduce the vulnerability to local environmental conflicts. Excluding users from these groups therefore impacts on rural livelihood by exposing the community to exaggerated competition and conflict while on the other hand reducing the productivity of water.

Beurteilende(r): Loiskandl Willibald

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