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Local institutional adaptation for sustainable water management under increasing climatic variability and change: a case in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-22T13:23:19Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-22T13:23:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-02-02 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/11687
dc.description.abstract The study aims to explore institutional adaptation for sustainable water resources management at the local level in the context of increasing climate-related challenges in Zimbabwe using the case of a semiarid area in the mid-Zambezi Valley, north of the country. Inspired by the critical institutionalism approach, the study uses qualitative methods (i.e. key informant interviews, semi-structured interviews, community workshops and documentary review) to understand the role of different formal and informal water-related institutions vis-a vis responding to climate-related challenges in the case study area, and how the identified institutions can improve their efforts in the context of national water and environmental policy and regulation frameworks. Thematic analysis was used for data analysis. The study found that climatic challenges in the case study area, as in most of rural Africa, have raised the stakes in local water management with respect to regulating access to and balancing competing interests in, and demands for, water. It ultimately argues for the embracing of complexity thinking and flexibility in local water management as well as clear coordination of institutions across scales in the face of increasing climate-related challenges. The study adds to case studies and evidence-based analyses focused on institutional alternatives for climate adaptation vis-??-vis water resources management in water-stressed rural African communities. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject WATER MANAGEMENT en
dc.subject ZIMBABWE en
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE en
dc.subject SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Local institutional adaptation for sustainable water management under increasing climatic variability and change: a case in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume February en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup Economic Perfomance and Development en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10192 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9142 en
dc.bibliographictitle Nyamwanza, A.M. (2018) Local institutional adaptation for sustainable water management under increasing climatic variability and change: a case in the mid-Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. <i>International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management</i>. February:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Nyamwanza, A.M. en


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