IWMI Research Report – 36

Institutional Change and Shared Management of Water Resources in Large Canal Systems: Results of an Action Research Program in Pakistan.


Bandaragoda, D. J. 1999. Institutional change and shared management of water resources in large canal systems: results of an action research program in Pakistan. Colombo, Sri Lanka: International Water Management Institute (IWMI) v, 33p. (IWMI Research Report 36) [doi: 10.3910/2009.042]



Demonstrates the viability of farmers organizations for managing parts of the water resource system to achieve efficient and equitable use of water in a hierarchical society such as Pakistan. Suggests a successful conceptual and methodological framework for taking a bottom-up approach to the formation of water users associations and identifies possible constraints on its wider application.


ISBN 92-9090-387-2

ISSN 1026-0862