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Let it Rain - A Case Study of Community-based Water Management and Rainwater Harvesting in Bayoudah, Jordan

Kolic, Hana LU and Ellefsen, Astrid LU (2010) MIDM70 20101
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This thesis is a case study on community-based water management and increased access to water through rainwater harvesting in rural Jordan. It also considers how women gain benefits through rainwater harvesting and their participation in community-based water management. Based on a holistic framework that merges community-based water management and water demand management, we examined Bayoudah village where a community-based organisation is allocating revolving loans to villagers to build rainwater harvesting systems. Through a combination of focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews, we discovered that while rainwater harvesting enabled community members, specifically women, to become independent water managers at the... (More)
This thesis is a case study on community-based water management and increased access to water through rainwater harvesting in rural Jordan. It also considers how women gain benefits through rainwater harvesting and their participation in community-based water management. Based on a holistic framework that merges community-based water management and water demand management, we examined Bayoudah village where a community-based organisation is allocating revolving loans to villagers to build rainwater harvesting systems. Through a combination of focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews, we discovered that while rainwater harvesting enabled community members, specifically women, to become independent water managers at the household level, the community-based management in question did not translate into a concrete enhancement of women’s participation. (Less)
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author
Kolic, Hana LU and Ellefsen, Astrid LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM70 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
women, community-based organisation, community-based water management, Rainwater harvesting, water demand management
language
English
id
1607395
date added to LUP
2010-11-09 14:47:01
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2011-01-21 13:49:50
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  abstract     = {This thesis is a case study on community-based water management and increased access to water through rainwater harvesting in rural Jordan. It also considers how women gain benefits through rainwater harvesting and their participation in community-based water management. Based on a holistic framework that merges community-based water management and water demand management, we examined Bayoudah village where a community-based organisation is allocating revolving loans to villagers to build rainwater harvesting systems. Through a combination of focus group discussions and semi-structured interviews, we discovered that while rainwater harvesting enabled community members, specifically women, to become independent water managers at the household level, the community-based management in question did not translate into a concrete enhancement of women’s participation.},
  author       = {Kolic, Hana and Ellefsen, Astrid},
  keyword      = {women,community-based organisation,community-based water management,Rainwater harvesting,water demand management},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Let it Rain - A Case Study of Community-based Water Management and Rainwater Harvesting in Bayoudah, Jordan},
  year         = {2010},
}