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From Where Life Flows: The Local Knowledge and Politics of Water in the Andes

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In this interdisciplinary collection, Jacobsen (anthropology and health sciences, U. of Bergen, Norway) and McNeish (senior researcher, Christien Michelsen's Institute, Norway) present ten papers that explore issues arising from the interlocking fields of water management, local knowledge, and political ecology in the Andean region of South America. Topics include water and the sustainable use of biodiversity in Ecuador, water management in ancient Ecuador, pre-Hispanic hydraulic systems on the Ecuadorian coast, the relationship of local knowledge to state development policies, negotiating gender in the Bolivian water sector, and political mobilizations over water scarcity among the Bolivian poor. Also included for comparative purposes is a discussion of local level water management and the progress of civilization in the Ancient Near East. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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While a large number of foreign and state initiated water management systems have failed for various reasons, locally developed water harvesting systems have proven their viability by surviving for hundreds of years. While there has to be some recognition of the geographical limits and some questions asked about the quality of these water supplies, even with these detractors accounted for, these systems often remain superior to those imposed by political and private interests, not only in terms of their reliability, but also in terms of their flexibility and more equitable control. This book offers a closer look at Andean flexible strategies for securing water resources under demanding climactic conditions and during environmental changes. The book identifies a range of initiatives that have been created by and for members of indigenous communities to address challenges, such as traditional structures for collecting run-off and rainwater. It poses the questions: How have these strategi

Product Details

ISBN:
9788251921442
Publisher:
Fagbokforlaget
Subject:
Management
Contributor:
McNeish, John-Andrew
Author:
Jacobsen, Frode
Author:
McNeish, John-Andrew
Subject:
Water-supply
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Environmental Engineering-Water Supply
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
151

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Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Resource Management
Engineering » Environmental Engineering » Water Supply
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Geography » Water and Hydrology

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"Synopsis" by , While a large number of foreign and state initiated water management systems have failed for various reasons, locally developed water harvesting systems have proven their viability by surviving for hundreds of years. While there has to be some recognition of the geographical limits and some questions asked about the quality of these water supplies, even with these detractors accounted for, these systems often remain superior to those imposed by political and private interests, not only in terms of their reliability, but also in terms of their flexibility and more equitable control. This book offers a closer look at Andean flexible strategies for securing water resources under demanding climactic conditions and during environmental changes. The book identifies a range of initiatives that have been created by and for members of indigenous communities to address challenges, such as traditional structures for collecting run-off and rainwater. It poses the questions: How have these strategi
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