Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781842779620 Published March 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842779613 Published March 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Poverty and Water

Explorations of the Reciprocal Relationship

Edited by David Hemson, Kassim Kulindwa, Haakon Lein, and Adolfo Mascarenhas

Poverty and Water

Edited by David Hemson, Kassim Kulindwa, Haakon Lein, and Adolfo Mascarenhas

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224 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875 | © 2008  
Paper $44.95 ISBN: 9781842779620 Published March 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781842779613 Published March 2008 For sale in North and South America only
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.
Contents
1: Water and Poverty; the inextricable link - Kassim Kulindwa & Haakon Lein
2: Water for All: From Firm Promises to 'New Realism'? - David Hemson
3: It takes two to Tango - Steps towards Change in the Water Sector? - Jaqui Goldin
4: The Link between Poverty and Water Supply: The Nigerian Example - Ayodele Aderinwale & Olumide A. Ajayi
5: Water, Agricultural Development and Rural Poverty in Bangladesh - Haakon Lein
6: Opportunities for Reforming the Irrigation Sector: The Case of the Fish-Sundays Scheme of the Eastern Cape - Beatrice I. Conradie
7: Rural Water Supply Projects Appraisal and Poverty Eradication in Tanzania - Kassim Kulindwa
8: Easing the Burden on Women? Water, Cholera and Poverty in South Africa - David Hemson
9: Water Pricing, Inequality and Economic Welfare: How can the New South African Water Policy Support Well-being of the Urban Poor? - Carl-Erik Schulz
10: Conclusion: Water for the Poor Pays - Adolfo Mascarenhas
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