Water Management in the Trans-Himalaya Rain Shadow of Lo-menthang: The Kghyamba System Steers Irrigation Practice for Lhoba People

This case study unravels the example of how a customary institution is embedded in the social and physical uniqueness of a community of indigenous peoples. It demonstrates the value of recognizing and safeguarding the customary institutions and knowledge of indigenous peoples.

This case study presents the facts—how the knowledge system and customary institutions of indigenous peoples are value-driven and evidence-based, and how these are instrumental in maintaining social order and environmental sustainability, and combating climate change through adaptation measures.

This case study is based on an anthropological field work conducted by the author in 2004, 2009 and 2019.

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