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Friday, 29 May 2015 07:52
CALL FOR PAPERS for The 15th Occasional Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics Friday, October 2nd – Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 Deadline for submission: June 5, 2015 UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management and Department of Economics will be hosting the 15th Occasional Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd – October 3rd, 2015 at the UCSB campus. This event provides researchers the opportunity Read more...
Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:54
 LACEEP 10+abstract submission deadline extended / registration details Abstract submission deadline for LACEEP+10 workshop and celebration has been extended to May 25th.  More details on registration process as follows: The Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP) is celebrating its first 10 years of activities and, as part of the celebration we are organizing a workshop to bring together previous and current grantees, policy and decision makers, Read more...
Thursday, 14 May 2015 07:12
ECONOMISTA PARA LA AMAZONIA ANDINA Conservación Estratégica (Conservation Strategy Fund, CSF) es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a la conservación de la diversidad biológica a través de estrategias basadas en el análisis económico. CSF ofrece capacitaciones, análisis y experiencia para mejorar las iniciativas de desarrollo, cuantificar los beneficios que ofrece la naturaleza, y crear incentivos para la conservación. CSF ejecuta proyectos en la región de la Amazonía Read more...

Understanding individual and community-based adaptations to climate change: Factors influencing responses to drought
in Mexican irrigation communities

Authors: Gustavo A. García López and Sergio Villamayor Tomás



This study aims to understand the effectiveness of farmer responses to droughts as mediated by water governance factors and performance. For that purpose, the study relies on an analysis of drought impact and responses in seven Mexican irrigation systems. Data was collected and analyzed at both the community and household level through in-depth interviews and surveys, respectively. The analysis first contextualizes droughts and other climate-related events with regard to the broader spectrum of disturbances that farmers face. Next, an inventory of organization-level and individuallevel responses is followed by an exploratory assessment of the effectiveness of the latter, depending on system-level, individual-level and disturbance-level variables. The results show that farmers face multiple types of social and ecological disturbances, of which drought is the most salient but not necessarily the most important. They also underscore that farmers feel vulnerable to droughts, particularly in organizations where compliance with water allocation rules is lower. Contrary to our expectations, we did not find an association between decentralization and perceived effectiveness of farmer responses. Similarly, we found only a negative association between the dominance of communal land in the systems and effectiveness. On a related note, farmers’ economic resources and the severity of the drought was also more frequently associated with effectiveness than not.

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LACEEP's XIX Workshop

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LACEEP's XIX Workshop (Mexico)

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LACEEP’s XIX Workshop (Mexico)