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Equity and Transparency: General Principles of the Success of Collective River and Ground Water Management in Valencia, Southeast Spain

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  21st Century Watershed Technology: Improving Water Quality and Environment Conference Proceedings, 21-24 February 2010, Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica  701P0210cd.(doi:10.13031/2013.29430)
Authors:   Mar Ortega, Paul Trawick, Guillermo Palau-Salvador
Keywords:   Irrigation, organizational principles, self-governance, institutions, groundwater, recycled waste-water

This research focuses on nine irrigation communities situated in Valencia (Spain), where farmers have been working together for over a thousand years in order to create successful institutions for self-governance with regards to using scarce water from the Turia River.

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