The two major research objectives are 1) to analyse how local institutions regulating water usage emerge at the intersection of local norms and global ideas of justice, gender equality and sustainability and 2) to determine under what conditions community-based water management is successful, using a variety of social and economic indicators. To achieve these goals, we conduct extensive comparative field research in three localities within the Kunene Region – Fransfontein, Otwani and Okangwati – in northwest Namibia. Additionally, the results are supplemented by a fourth field study that focuses on the emergence of global models of water governance and their influences on water management policies and practices in Namibia.
Institut für Ethnologie
Prof. Dr. Michael Schnegg
Tel.: +49 40 42838-7915 E-Mail: michael.schnegg"AT"uni-hamburg.de
2010 bis 2016