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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

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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