Tanowong Bwasao Irrigation

Resource System
Bwasao stream watershed.
Resource Units
Water for irrigation

The case study of Tanowong bwasao irrigation is located in the mountain province of Philippines. The resource appropriated is water for irrigation from Tanowong Traditional Irrigation system. Prior to 1954, the Tanowong people relied on water from two streams to irrigate their rice fields. As the water supply became inadequate to meet their cultivation needs, they decided to dig a 25 kilometer ditch to divert water from a new source, the Bwasao Stream, to their fields. Since the project was completed, Tanowong have enjoyed adequate water for cultivation. The physical boundaries of the resource system correspond to the boundaries of four villages: Tanowong, Kadatayan, Nadatngan, and Madongo

This case was part of the original CPR database developed in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University. The original CPR can be found under the CPR tab in the Institutional Analysis section below.