• News
  • Most Recent Working Papers
  • Key Dates

Friday, 03 February 2017 10:50
Feb. 13-May 15 2015   Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment ( CCSI )  free online course on Oil/Gas and Mining Governance and sust. development More information Read more...
Thursday, 02 February 2017 15:49
Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries: MOOCs from AMBS The Alliance Manchester Business School launched a sequence of two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries, taught by  the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research’s Professor Dale Whittington and Dr. Duncan Thomas. Continuous enrollment (i.e., students can enroll at any time). For more information, visit: Read more...
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 07:24
ANNOUNCEMENT: Two Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries On January 29th 2017 the Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester (UK) will launch a sequence of two Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries, taught by Professor Dale Whittington and Dr Duncan Thomas. Are these MOOCs free to take?Both MOOCs will be free of charge for all learners who enroll. There 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

2015

Abstract:

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.

See the paper...

 

LACEEP's XIX Workshop

Jul 23/15

LACEEP's XIX Workshop (Mexico)

Jul 24/15

LACEEP’s XIX Workshop (Mexico)