Codifying water rights in Afghanistan

Organization: MetaMeta Research

This report is based on observation of Nimruz province’s irrigation and water distribution systems. The contents are derived from interviewing with key stakeholders involved in this regard both from high ranking and low ranking governmental and local people. For acquiring the necessary information, a questionnaire was used, and different aspect of cases was discussed. The discussion matters included water rights and allocations between communities, possibility of conflict and mechanism for resolving them, social structure within communities, water law and codification/registration, and many other subjects. There was a discussion whether codifying water rights would make a positive impact on water rights and allocation or not. Then, conclusion and final outcomes are recorded here. In this context, efforts made to summarize and extract the conclusion from statements of interview, and also direct statements are included here.

For a detailed report on the research's  methodology including questionnaire and field visits, please consult this link.

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