9781842779613

Poverty and Water Explorations of the Reciprocal Relationship

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    9781842779613

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    1842779613

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-15
  • Publisher: ZED BOOKS
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Summary

Rarely has such a contentious and complex issue emerged in twenty-first century development as that of water. In this book, co-editors David Hemson, Kassin Kulindwa, Haakon Lein, and Adolfo Mascarenhas use a global spread of case studies to illustrate that water is not simply an issue of physical scarcity, but rather a complex and politically-driven issue with profound future implications, both in the developing world and outside it. The book argues that for the international community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, governments must step in to protect the rights of the poor. Here, the links between poverty and access to clean water are explored with an eye to political reform that can end the exploitative policies of big business and help to shape a more equitable world for all.

Author Biography

David Hemson is a researcher who works within an emancipatory and developmental paradigm.



Kassim Kulindwa is a senior research fellow and lecturer in economics at the Economic Research Bureau at the University of Dar es Salaam. 



Haakon Lein is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. 



Adolfo Mascarenhas, was the first Tanzania Director of the Bureau of Resource Assessment and Land Use Planning (BRALUP). He is also the founder and director of the Institute of Resource Assessment at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Table of Contents

Water and Poverty: the inextricable link
Water for All: From Firm Promises to 'New Realism'?
It takes two to Tango: Steps towards Change in the Water Sector?
The Link between Poverty and Water Supply: The Nigerian Example
Water, Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty in Bangladesh
Opportunities for Reforming the Irrigation Sector: The Case of the Fish-Sundays Scheme of the Eastern Cape
Rural Water Supply Projects Appraisal and Poverty Eradication in Tanzania
Easing the Burden on Women? Water, Cholera and Poverty in South Africa
Water Pricing, Inequality and Economic Welfare: How can the New South African Water Policy Support Well-being of the Urban Poor?
Conclusion: Water for the Poor Pays--Adolfo Mascarenhas Water and Poverty: the inextricable link
Water for All: From Firm Promises to 'New Realism'?
It takes two to Tango: Steps towards Change in the Water Sector?
The Link between Poverty and Water Supply: The Nigerian Example
Water, Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty in Bangladesh
Opportunities for Reforming the Irrigation Sector: The Case of the Fish-Sundays Scheme of the Eastern Cape
Rural Water Supply Projects Appraisal and Poverty Eradication in Tanzania
Easing the Burden on Women? Water, Cholera and Poverty in South Africa
Water Pricing, Inequality and Economic Welfare: How can the New South African Water Policy Support Well-being of the Urban Poor?
Conclusion: Water for the Poor Pays
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