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The politics of negotiation and implementation: a reciprocal water access agreement in the Himalayan foothills, India

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In this paper, we examine the on-the-ground realities of upstream-downstream negotiations and transactions over ecosystem services. We explore the engagement, negotiation, implementation, and postimplementation phases of a “reciprocal water access” (RWA) agreement between village communities and municipal water users at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India. We aim to highlight how external actors drove the payments for ecosystem services agenda through a series of facilitation and r...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.5751/ES-08462-210237

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Smith School
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Publisher:
Resilience Alliance Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecology and Society Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
37
Publication date:
2016-05-05
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ISSN:
1708-3087
URN:
uuid:6dd6d81d-ec1e-43a5-836b-282925218cb4
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624993
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pubs:624993

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