The River Basin Game Manual. A water dialogue tool.

Abstract

This manual describes how to arrange, budget for, deliver and monitor the River Basin Game, which is a tool for promoting dialogue over water resources. The river basin game is a physical representation of a sub-catchment (or small river basin) with a gradient to show upstream-downstream flow of water. Upstream abstractors/users of water tend to be favoured over downstream abstractors and users of water. This difference often gives rise to inequality in water access for rural people – which can result in conflict. In addition, the game is applied via role-playing to conduct research and to facilitate local decision-making.

Citation

Lankford, B.A. and Sokile, C.S. 2003. The River Basin Game Manual. RIPARWIN Project. (Raising Irrigation Productivity and Releasing Water for Intersectoral Needs). Overseas Development Group, University of East Anglia, UK; Soil Water Management Research (SWMRG), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania; International Water Management Institute (IWMI), South Africa. 12 pp.

The River Basin Game Manual. A water dialogue tool.

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