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|dc.description.abstract||Like in many low moor regions in East Germany, long-standing intensive arable farming -enabled by complex melioration - has caused soil deterioration and high water runoff in the?Schraden?. More than ten years of economic and political transformation has worsened thesituation and even added new problems. The visible consequences are drought periods in thesummer, waterlogged plots in the spring and worn-down water management facilities thatoperate in an uncoordinated or even unauthorised way.It is here argued that the reallocation of property rights on melioration systems, together withineffective co-ordination mechanisms, have impeded appropriate land use. Transformationrelatedproblems like the discontinuity of land property rights, the unclear legal situationregarding melioration plants built in socialist times, and highly-fragmented land ownershiphave not been effectively dealt with by the newly-established Water Association and WaterAdministration, respectively. Profoundly heterogeneous water-user interests and thecomplexity of ecosystem relations have contributed to the persistence of the problems.This analysis is based on regional planning material as well as on qualitative, semi-structuredinterviews with local stakeholders, representatives of the administration and politicians at alllevels of government.||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aCEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences |x9||en_US|
|dc.title||Economic and ecological transformation processes in East German water management regimes : the role of property rights and governance structures||en_US|
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