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Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt

Dalia M. Gouda


From the 1980s onward, billions of dollars were poured into irrigation improvement programs in Egypt. These aimed at improving local Nile water management through the introduction of more water-efficient technology and by placing management of the improved systems in the hands of local water user associations. The central premise of most of these programs was that the functioning of such associations could rely on the revival of traditional forms of social capital—social networks, norms, and trust—for their success. This book shows how the far-reaching social changes wrought at the village lev ... More

Keywords: Egypt, irrigation, the Nile, water management, water efficiency, water user association, social relationships

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9789774167638
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774167638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dalia M. Gouda, author