Hanan Sayoc Irrigation, Quinua District, Peru

Resource System
Watershed and associated topography
Resource Units
Irrigation water

The Hanan Sayoc Irrigation System is located in the Province of Ayacucho in Peru.  The resource appropriated related to the social dilemma is water for irrigation, which originates from the mountaintops and flows down to the fields through canals. The original case spans from 1962 to1974 and catalogues an action situation involving 5,348 people, predominately Quechua speakers. Based on the source document, there is insufficient information on whether this case was deemed to be a success or not. 

This case study is part of the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. A summary of the original CPR coding conducted in the 1980s by Edella Schlager and Shui Yan Tang at Indiana University may be found under the CPR tab under Institutional Analysis.