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Webinar: Water Rights and Water Conflicts

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Whereas land rights in most countries are systematically recorded, water rights are not. This makes them more open to capture and abuse by powerful interests. This webinar organized by the Spate Irrigation Network Foundation, EPSRO and UNESCO-IHE explores the link between water rights in various situations and the practice of monopolizing the use of water. Based on the Codification of Water Rights Research in Afghanistan, supported by NWO, it discusses the added value of registering water rights in the same way as land rights are being recorded - with special emphasis on flood based farming systems.

More info: thewaterchannel.tv/webinars/414-webinar-water-rights-and-water-conflicts
Produced by: Spate Irrigation Network Foundation
Year: 2016
Language: English
Region: Global

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#2 Roland Oosterbaan 2016-09-19 13:59
Comment 2. In many countries, including some muslim countries, water rigths are attached to those who develop the water resources. Thus, upstream water abstraction is legally justified, whatever the effects on downstream water users. The installation of deep wells is equally permitted whatever the effcts on karez water users. In other words: the influential and rich persons win. What they do is not called theft but rather "modern technology".
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#1 Roland Oosterbaan 2016-09-19 13:49
Unfortunately, there are still many countries where, apart from water rights, land rights are not recorded either, or they are recorded to benefit the happy few, not the traditional land users. Land grabbing is, since colonial times, still an ongoing practice often involving powerful multinationals and "cooperative" local politicians.
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