Author: Sharlene L. Gomes and Leon M. Hermans
Abstract: Urbanization creates challenges for water management in an evolving socio-economic context. This is particularly relevant in transitioning peri-urban areas like Khulna, Bangladesh where competing demands have put pressure on local groundwater resources. Users are unable to sufficiently meet their needs through existing institutions. These institutions provide the rules for service provision and act as guidelines for actors to resolve their water related issues. However, the evolving peri-urban context can produce fragmented institutional arrangements...read more
Citation: Gomes, S. L. and Hermans, L. M.: Institutions in transitioning peri-urban communities: spatial differences in groundwater access, Proc. IAHS, 373, 125-129, https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-373-125-2016, 2016.