Institutions regulate and harmonize water allocation among uses and users. There are several institutions that influence water management the Usangu plains. They can be broadly grouped as informal local level and formal state-based institutions. This fact sheet focuses on the customs and local water user groups on one-hand and water rights and water user entities on the other hand and how they influence water uses and users in the Usangu plains.
Factsheet for RIPARWIN Project, DFID-KAR Project No. R8064, Soil-Water Management Research Group, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, pp 4