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Title:Public participation on dam building in South Africa: a case study of the Berg Water Project
Author:Thompson, LisaISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Issue:68
Pages:1-27
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:water management
water shortage
dams
popular participation
action groups
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/article/258705
Abstract:This paper examines the participatory processes which led to the building of the Berg River Dam in South Africa's Western Cape province. The government-led formal participatory processes stand in contrast to the mobilization of environmental activists against the building of the dam. In this case, the creation of formal participatory forums both subverted and neutralized resistance of the environmental movement and civil society against the building of the dam, largely through the mobilization of policy discourses on water 'scarcity'. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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