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Title: “Good dredging practices” : the place of traditional eco-livelihood knowledge
Authors: Tamuno, P.B.L.
Smith, Michael D.
Howard, Guy
Keywords: Dredging
Sustainable development
Traditional eco-livelihoods knowledge (TELK)
Good dredging practices (GDP)
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Springer Netherlands
Citation: TAMUNO, P.B.L., SMITH, M.D. and HOWARD, G., 2008. “Good dredging practices” : the place of traditional eco-livelihood knowledge. Water Resources Management, Online First [DOI 10.1007/s11269-008-9331-z]
Abstract: Livelihoods of most residents of rural communities in developing countries are often dependent on surface water resources. The use and management of this vital resource should be as much as possible equitable for sustainable development to be achieved at local levels in these countries. Inland river dredging is a water resources management strategy usually aimed at improving water courses for navigation, land reclamation and or mitigate flood in the dredged catchment. Dredging operations like most development projects have impacts that are often localised, and benefits that could be local, regional or national. “Good dredging practices”, GDP, in industrialised countries have been aimed at balancing national/regional economic benefits, technical feasibility and environmental protection. These practices rely heavily on the quality, and quantity of relevant base-line data available. In most developing countries there is a dearth of baseline data, and most often national/regional economic gains do not necessarily translate into local livelihood benefits. Hence, the basis of GDP should be extended to incorporate local livelihoods priorities, without ignoring the relevance of scientific data when it is available, the issue of technical feasibility, environmental sustainability and economic viability. This approach is relevant to the demand for equitable development in the developing world; could be used in conjunction with traditional eco-livelihoods knowledge (TELK) in developing or determining appropriate approaches for sustainable surface water resources management, as well as reducing environmental conflicts between stakeholders.
Description: This is a journal article. It was published in the journal, Water Resource Management [© Springer Netherlands]. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3663
ISSN: 0920-4741
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