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Multiple-use Water Conflicts

By: Seifu Kebede, Taye Alemayehu, Asefa Kumsa and Frank van Steenbergen

In the last five years, the development of small scale private irrigation has caught on in Ethiopia. Small, high-value horticultural plots are ‘popping’ up in many parts of the country. Often the new vegetable gardens use water from rural drinking water systems, converting these – by stealth – into so-called  ‘multiple use systems’.  This does not come without conflict. Read this blog post for examples.

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