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water rights

The right to abstract, use and transfer water. It also includes the ownership of water. Usually in the form of a permit, but water rights can have different sources such as custom (established use) or ownership of (riparian) land.

 

Source: FAOLEX
 

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Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

In recent decades, increasing conflicts have occurred between different water users because of issues related to water resource allocation. To better allocate water resources, this study adopts the latest water rights trading model instead of the traditional water resources allocation model and combines it with a two-stage interval-parameter stochastic programming model (TISP).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016

The South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID) board commissioned Stantec Consulting as a partner in developing an irrigation program that could improve delivery efficiency and service. A portion of one of the District's nine divisions ‐ 1,537 ha in Division 9 ‐ was chosen as the site for building, testing, and optimizing a pilot pressure irrigation project.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Ecuador

During the past three decades, the Pisque watershed in Ecuador's Northern Andes has become the country's principal export-roses producing area. Recently, a new boom of local smallholders have established small rose greenhouses and joined the flower-export business.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Mexico

This article analyzes different visions and positions in a conflict between the developer of an open-pit mine in Mexico and project opponents using the echelons of rights analysis framework, distinguishing four layers of dispute: contested resources; contents of rules and regulations; decision-making power; and discourses.

Food Security and Governance Factsheet: Afghanistan
Reports & Research
December 2016
Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, insecurity over land and water rights hampers investments in food production and irrigation. In rural areas, customary tenure systems, partly based on religious law, are the most relevant but suffer from weak recognition and offer little protection to rights holders. The land policy reform is on-going but remains slow.

Reports & Research
October 2016
Afghanistan

“Water is the lifeblood of the people of Afghanistan, not just for living but also for the economy, which has traditionally been dominated by agriculture.” Nearly “80% of Afghanistan’s population derive their livelihood from the agriculture sector.” And, agriculture remains one of Afghanistan’s principal growth sectors.


Legislation
August 2016
Portugal

This Law establishes the third amendment of Law No. 54/2005 regulating the title ownership of water resources. Amendments deal with the ownership of water resources and lay down the requirements to be satisfied in order to use such resources. In addition, it regulates the lake and fluvial public domain which belongs to the state or to the autonomous regions.

Reports & Research
August 2016
South-Eastern Asia
Asia

The Asia and Pacific region has witnessed a remarkable transition in the past 2 decades. From 1990 to 2012, more than 1 billion people in Asia and the Pacific were lifted out of extreme poverty. The region also witnessed rapid economic growth, which is expected to remain stable at a growth rate of about 5.7% for the next 2 years.


Reports & Research
July 2016
Africa

With all the focus on land grabbing and food security, water issues tend to be an afterthought. Foreign investments tend to be concentrated around the main African river basins. Water resources are lifelines for locals, so understanding the legal framework governing investments is critical.

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