Successfully Governing the Commons: Principles of Social Organization in an Andean Irrigation System

TitleSuccessfully Governing the Commons: Principles of Social Organization in an Andean Irrigation System
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTrawick P
JournalHuman Ecology
Volume29
Issue1
Pagination1-25
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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Huaynacotas Community Irrigation System in Peru

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The Huaynacotas community is located in the province of La Union, Department of Arequipa, in the southern highlands of Peru.  The associated canal network spans elevations from 3,100 to 4,100 meters and encompasses a geographical area of 410 ha that consists of crops that are irrigated intensively (maize and other staples) and those that are rain-fed (potatoes and tubers).  The case study involves a three and a half year snapshot in time before 2001and catalogues an action situation involving...
09 Aug 2016