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FRG Organic Agriculture

Case
Organic agriculture in Germany jointly produces food and biodiversity, among others. The question of this case is how the regulation of the organic farming sector affects its expansion and level of innovation.
11 Mar 2020

Furrow irrigation system of the Marakwet escarpment in Kenya

Case
This case was part of a study to determine whether the institutional design principles of Ostrom where, in fact, related to "governance success" by Cox et al.  In that analysis, this case was classified as a success.
09 Aug 2016

Ghatta Muhan Ku Kulo (Tarali Ku Kulo), Thamalangtar Dhap Village Panchayat, Sindhupalchok District, Nepal

Case
This case is part of the original Nepal Irrigation Institutions and Systems (NIIS) database developed in the 1980's by a team of researchers under the direction of Dr. Elinor Ostrom at Indiana University. In addition, this case is also part of a longitudinal study that has repeatedly investigated 19 farmer-managed irrigation systems (FMIS) in the Indrawati River Basin that participated in an innovative intervention designed to improve irrigation performance not only by improving physical...
09 Aug 2016

Global wildlife markets and whale conservation

Case
This case study coincides with a master’s thesis project conducted by Melanie Sturm in 2013-2014. It is an analysis of the relevance for wildlife markets to meet conservation objectives. Markets stand to be instrumental as more natural resources face the risk of overexploitation and/ or under-provision of proper control mechanisms and supporting infrastructure. Granted, market solutions are not a panacea, but there are settings and species for which rights-based management is appropriate, and...
09 Aug 2016

Grazing, Fire, and Australian Rangeland Dynamics, New South Wales, Australia

Case
The ecology of savanna rangelands is the product of a dynamic interaction between grass, shrubs, fire and livestock, and a high variability in rainfall. Humans play an important role in these dynamics by raising livestock who graze, and by suppressing fire. The authors of this case explore the implications of these human activities for the resilience of the Australian rangelands, characterized by two main stable states. The first state is dominated by grasses with scattered trees and shrubs....
09 Aug 2016

Groundwater, Agriculture, and Drinking Water Access in the Tulare Lake Basin

Case
Groundwater extraction and contamination in the Tulare Lake Basin, with focus on agriculture and its impacts on access to drinking water in impacted communities.
11 Mar 2020

Haskovo's Irrigation System C, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Haskovo's Irrigation System D, southern Bulgaria

Case
The Haskovo region is located along the southern border of Bulgaria near both Turkey and Greece. The four study sites contained within the case study are deliberately kept anonymous but are representative of seventeen village case studies conducted in three regions of Bulgaria and were chosen because distorting variables could be excluded in these cases. The Haskovo study sites include smaller irrigation catchment areas and definite numbers of actors and are managed by the water users...
09 Aug 2016

Historical forest common property regime, Slovakia, central Europe

Case
The forestry sector has traditionally been a strong resort in most of Central European countries, as the forest covers approximately 30 – 40 % of the their territories. The management of forest resources is characterized by existence of a long forestry tradition, and dynamic evolution of the forest ownership structure originated in 17th century. These systems have been experiencing a range of disturbances, including change of political regimes, economic conditions and environmental changes that...
09 Aug 2016

Huaynacotas Community Irrigation System in Peru

Case
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

Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

Model
HANDY is a 4-variable thought-experiment model for interaction of humans and nature. The focus is on predicting long-term behavior rather than short-term forecasting. Carrying Capacity is developed as a practical measure for forecasting collapses. A sustainable steady state is shown to be possible in different types of societies but over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature results in a societal collapse.
09 Oct 2016

Information Provision about Algae Biocrude Innovation

Case
This case focuses on information provision by Sapphire Energy that is therefore a part of the innovation feedback system. This information is a public good because this is the information that is available for collective action. Innovation information primarily exists in other forms such as private goods and club goods, but this information cannot be used to inform our common future.  It is the provision of this public good that is the subject of analysis because it provides insight into the...
09 Aug 2016

Institutional Analysis of the Colorado River Delta

Case
The Colorado River delta is significantly degraded due to a history of infrastructure building resulting in changed water flows, the rise of agriculture in the semi-arid American west, increasing urbanization and over-allocation of limited reserves of water. These factors have been explored in details in this case.
09 Aug 2016

Institutional features of fishery catch shares

Case
Catch shares are becoming an increasingly common mechanism to manage fishery harvests.  This case represents an analysis of the general institutional features of catch shares.  
09 Aug 2016

Irrigation water management in the Chancay-Lambayeque Basin, Peru

Case
The resource appropriated from the Chancay-Lambayeque Basin is water for irrigation. There are two groups of farmers. One groups is located upstream the main canal of the system, and the second groups downstream. Upstream users are freeriding from the canal: They do not pay for the infrastructure maintenance, and at the same time they appropriate water without any formal regulation. Downstream farmers are members of an irrigation association and follow their rules. The national water law...
09 Aug 2016