Water competition, variability and river basin governance: A critical analysis of the Great Ruaha River, Tanzania.


This chapter analyses historical irrigation and river basin developments and narratives to demonstrate particular dimensions of water competition in the Great Ruaha River basin in southern Tanzania. While exploring the broad narrative of growth in water demand, we explore further dimensions arising from a highly variable inter-/intra-annual water availability, which affects the distribution of water and impacts of this growth curve, as informed by a sub-Saharan environment.


In: F. Molle and P. Wester (Editors), River Basin Trajectories: Societies, Environments and Development. ISBN 978-1845935382. Chapter 8, pp. 171-195, CABI: Wallingford, UK.

Published 1 January 2009