This is the Final Report of project R8323, which had the goal 'significant improvements are made to the lives and livelihoods of poor men, women and children in Southern Africa'; and the purpose 'more sustainable and equitable water management policy and practice are established in southern African countries'. The report gives the results of three case studies: Customary water law and challenges of current water reforms for rural water utilisation in Tanzania; Traditional institutions and customary law as instruments for management in Zimbabwe; and The interface between customary and formal water legislation in South Africa. Guidelines for policy makers and catchment managers on taking customary law into account in Integrated Water Resources Management are presented. Annexes include summaries of workshops held in South Africa and Dar es Salaam.
Chatham, UK: Natural Resources Institute, 50 pp.