Thirsting for recognition : a comparative ethnographic case study of water governance and security in the highlands of Kalinga, Philippines

Authors: Bouchard, Karen
Advisor: Michaud, Jean
Abstract: Based on a nine-month ethnographic research conducted in 2015 and 2016 amongst three indigenous communities of the Kalinga highlands, a province and ancestral domain located in the Cordillera Administrative Region of Northern Luzon (Philippines), this comparative academic study examines the local experiences and responses to contemporary threats to safe and sufficient supplies of irrigation water. It further provides a detailed account of the constitution and functions of prevailing customary water governance systems and practices. This study, thus, defends the need to correlate water security to governance, whilst insisting upon the importance of articulating preventive and responsive policies and interventions with local contexts and conditions. Keywords : water governance, water security, customary water governance systems and practices, indigenous knowledge, Kalinga, Philippines.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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