2.3 Water Rights, allocation and conflicts at river basin level

Presentations

2.3.1    Water laws and water rights View or Download
2.3.2     Water allocation at basin level View or Download
2.3.4     Water conflicts and conflict resolution mechanisms View or Download

Lecture notes

2.3.1     Water laws and water rights View or Download
2.3.2     Water allocation at basin level: Ethiopian water policy View or Download

Teaching guides

2.3.1     Water laws and water rights View or Download
2.3.2     Water allocation at basin level View or Download
2.3.3     Customary water rights View or Download
2.3.4     Water conflicts and conflict resolution mechanisms View or Download

Required reading

2.3.1     Water laws and water rights 
  • Philippus Wester, Tushaar Shah and Douglas J. Merrey. 2005. “Providing Irrigation Services in Water Scarce Basins: Representation and Support.” Chapter 13 of Irrigation and River Basin Management: Options for Governance and Institutions. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK [14 pp] View or Download
  • Frank Jaspers (April 2011) Lecture Notes “Legal Arrangements for Water Governance”, pages 1 – 14 and pages 35 –55. View or Download
  • Yacob Arsano. 2007. “Predicaments of Ethiopia’s Water Rules”, Chap 4 in Ethiopia and the Nile: Dilemmas of National and Regional Hydropolitics. Zurich: ETH Zurich. View or Download 
2.3.2     Water allocation at basin level
  • Pieter van der Zaag (October 2010) Lecture Notes Principals of IWRM “Chapter 5: Water Allocation: Some General Considerations”, pages 81 -- 96. View or Download
  • Yacob Arsano “Four Approaches of Cooperation in the Nile Basin” in Mulugata Fesiha & Tesfaye Tafesse eds. (2005), Proceedings of the Conference on Management of Water Resources in Ethiopia PP. 181-213 View or Download
2.3.3 Customary water rights 
  • Molle, Francois (2004) ‘Defining water rights: by prescription or negotiation?’ Water Policy 6: 207-227. View or Download
2.3.4     Water conflicts and conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Neda A. Zawahri and Andrea K. Gerlak (2009) “Navigating International River Disputes to Avert Conflict.” International Negotiation 14 (2009) 211–227. View or Download
  • Claudia W. Sadoff and David Grey (2002) “Beyond the river: the benefits of cooperation on international rivers.” Water Policy 4: 389—403. View or Download
  • Desalegn Chemeda Edossa, Mukand Singh Babel, Ashim Das Gupta and Seleshi Bekele Awulachew. 2005. “Indigenous systems of conflict resolution in Oromia, Ethiopia.” International workshop on ‘African Water Laws: Plural Legislative Frameworks for Rural Water Management in Africa’, 26-28 January 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa View or Download
  • Pieter van der Zaag, Frank Jaspers and Joyeeta Gupta (2010) Legislation of transboundary water resources. UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft Lecture Notes. View or Download

Further reading


2.3.1     Water laws and water rights 
  • BRL Ingénierie – DHV – T&A. 2008. Overview and Assessment of the Legal Framework for Water Resources Management in Ethiopia. WORKING PAPER FOR DISCUSSION. INSTITUTIONAL SET UP STUDIES OF THE ETHIOPIAN NILE (ABBAY) BASIN View or Download
2.3.2     Water allocation at basin level
  • Yacob Arsano (2007) Ethiopia and the Nile: Dilemmas of National and Regional Hydropolitics, ETH-Z, Zurich View or Download
2.3.3     Customary water rights 

For tutorial assignment 1:

  • Andrea Bues (2011) ‘Agricultural Foreign Direct Investment and Water Rights: An Institutional Analysis from Ethiopia’, paper presented at the International Conference on Global Land Grabbing, 6-8 April 2011, organised by the Land Deals Politics Initiative in collaboration with the journal of Peasant Studies and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. View or Download

 For tutorial assignment 2:

  • Gemedo-Dalle, J. Isselstein, and B.L. Maass (2006) Indigenous ecological knowledge of Borana pastoralists in southern Ethiopia and current challenges, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology 13, 113–130 View or Download
  • Rahel Deribe (2008) Institutional analysis of water management on communal irrigation systems in Ethiopia: the case of Atsbi Wemberta, Tigray region; and Ada’a Woreda, Oromiya region, MSc thesis, Faculty of Business and Economics, Addis Ababa University (Chapter 4 pp. 68-116 & chapter 7 pp.153-190). View or Download
  • Edossa, D.C., M.S. Babel, A.D. Gupta, and S.B. Awulachew (2005) ‘Indigenous systems of conflict resolution in Oromia, Ethiopia’, paper presented at International workshop on ‘African Water Laws: Plural Legislative Frameworks for Rural Water Management in Africa’, 26-28 January 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa View or Download
  • Elizabeth Watson (2001) Inter Institutional Alliances and Conflicts in Natural Resource Management Preliminary Research Findings from Borana, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Marena Research Project Working Paper No. 4. View or Download
  • Mengistu Woube (1999) “Flooding and sustainable land—water management in the lower Baro-Akobo river basin, Ethiopia.” Applied Geography 19:235-251. View or Download
2.3.4     Water conflicts and conflict resolution mechanisms
  • N. Kliot, D. Shmueli and U. Shamir (2001) “Institutions for management of transboundary water resources: their nature, characteristics and shortcomings.” Water Policy 3: 229—255. View or Download
  • Dale Whittington, Xun Wu and Claudia Sadoff (2005) “Water resources management in the Nile basin: the economic value of cooperation.” Water Policy 7: 227—252. View or Download