Región y sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3925
GIMENEZ CASALDUERO, María y PALERM VIQUEIRA, Jacinta. Organizaciones tradicionales de gestión del agua: importancia de su reconocimiento legal para su pervivencia. El caso de España. Región y sociedad [online]. 2007, vol.19, n.38, pp.3-24. ISSN 1870-3925.
Spanish irrigation organizations are well-known for their self-governance and efficacy a result of their autonomous operation and the effectiveness of their resolutions, as well as the recognition of the State, as argued in this essay that also explains their historical background. Legal recognition of collective management institutions, organized around self-government formulas, is fundamental to ensure their continuity, autonomy and efficacy.
Palabras llave : irrigation; social organization; irrigation communities; water user association; water law; self-management; self-governance.