Water governance and river basin management: comparative experiences from Nigeria and Tanzania

Authors Franks, T.; Bdliya, H.; Mbuya, L.
Year of Publication 2011
Type of Publication Journal Article
Journal International Journal of River Basin Management
Volume 9
Issue 2
Pagination 93-101
Open Access No


The paper compares and contrasts approaches to river basin management in Nigeria and Tanzania. Working from a water governance perspective, the paper discusses the resource base in each catchment, looking separately at both material (physical) and non-material (infrastructural) resources. It then goes on to describe how these resources are drawn on to develop mechanisms for water governance and basin management. Significant changes have taken place in both basins over the recent past and are still continuing. The paper analyses these changes in terms of outcomes for the people in the basins and for ecosystems.