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Comparative analysis of hybridised solutions to water resources management in Burkina Faso, India and Peru

Everard, Mark; Loayza Muro, Raul; Bunclark, Lisa; Taboada, Rossi

Authors

Mark Everard Mark.Everard@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Ecosystem Services

Raul Loayza Muro

Lisa Bunclark

Rossi Taboada



Abstract

Hybridisation of ‘green’ and engineered infrastructure, informed by protecting or restoring catchment processes, can resolve interconnected demands on catchment ecosystems, potentially also reversing historic degradation of socio-ecological systems. Pressures are acute in water-scarce, developing regions with episodic rainfall, exacerbated by historic presumptions favouring engineered management. Comparing conditions, histories and emerging approaches in contrasting regions – the Central Plateau of Burkina Faso, Rajasthan State (India) and Ayacucho Region (Peru) – reveals similar yet distinct approaches reflecting different starting regimes. Transferrable learning about hybridising localised, nature-based solutions and engineered technology informs the necessary transition towards a sustainable approach these and other regions.

Journal Article Type Article
Print ISSN 0790-0627
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-24
APA6 Citation Everard, M., Loayza Muro, R., Bunclark, L., & Taboada, R. (in press). Comparative analysis of hybridised solutions to water resources management in Burkina Faso, India and Peru. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2020.1712192
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2020.1712192
Keywords sustainable water management; nature-based solutions; adaptation; India; Burkina Faso; Peru
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