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Katharina Pistor and Olivier De Schutter

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172783

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172783.001.0001

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Water Scarcity in Morocco

Water Scarcity in Morocco

Voice, Narrative, and Essential Resource Governance

(p.270) Chapter 13 Water Scarcity in Morocco
Governing Access to Essential Resources

John Hursh

Columbia University Press

Hursh takes the analysis of water management to Morocco. The country has a tradition of water scarcity, but climate change, intensive agriculture and an expanding tourism industry have put additional pressure on this essential resource. Government policies tend to favor irrigated agriculture and tourism over other usages as they help fuel economic growth and development. Recent years, however, has seen greater emphasis on social programs that broaden access to water, including to women. Water Use Associations (WUAs) have played a critical role in this regard. Hursh emphasizes that this shift is largely a result of a change in the narrative on water and water management. He suggests that this is an important additional mechanism beyond Voice and Reflexivity.

Keywords:   water governance, voice & reflexivity, elite capture, scarcity

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