Fair shares for all from the common pool. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8116: Improving management of common pool resources in rainwater harvesting systems.

Common pool resources (CPR) management systems must prioritise the needs of the poor. A knowledge base in Tanzania seeks to do just that by identifying aspects of institutional, regulatory and tenure systems for equitable access to runoff and related CPR in rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems. It includes information on agreed arrangements for tenure and management of CPR in target areas and guidelines for use by District Councils, wards, villages and communities in making CPR management plans. These plans therefore protect the interests of the poor while ensuring optimum and sustainable benefits to the communities using RWH systems. The knowledge base is in use by village communities, water users, District Councils and NGOs in the target areas of Tanzania.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (12 pp.) taken from the CD.


NRSP14, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 83.

Published 1 January 2007