News: A fair share of village water

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15/05/2019

A fair share of village water, Economic and Social Research Council, 26 April 2019

Scarce water resources in developing countries are under pressure from climate change, with droughts and extreme weather events particularly impacting rural communities that depend on farming for their survival. Living on this knife edge means that water resources become ever more precious, with a clear potential for conflicts between farmers and other water users.

The Economic and Social Research Council share findings from the project Pathways out of poverty for Burkina Faso's reservoir-dependent communities, which is funded by the ESRC-DFID Development Frontiers Research Fund and explores how water reservoirs could be effectively managed amongst diverse community members across the villages, in a recent article discussing the project and its impact.

Read the article in full here.

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